Proceedings 2005

Welcome to the Proceedings of NACSW’s 55th Annual Convention and Training Conference

Grand Rapids, Michigan • October 27-30, 2005

Below you will find a conference proceedings comprised of a sampling of materials presented during workshops and poster sessions during its Convention 2005 in Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 27-30, 2005.

The papers in these proceedings are varying length, structure, and styles. Except for some very basic formatting, submissions did not undergo a formal editing process. Our hope is that the following collection of papers will be of value to current NACSW members and friends by extending the impact and reach of the materials presented at Convention 2005, especially to those who were not able to attend the convention.

Papers in this proceeding are arranged according to the 6 convention tracks used to organize the program at Convention 2005. To access any paper, simply click on the title of the presentation you are interested in viewing.

Social Work Direct Practice

Toward The Empowerment Of Latina Women: Living With Domestic Violence • Patricia Broderick

Helping Rural Communities Identify Resources For The Terminally Ill • J. P. Burnham; Lea Drawdy; Elizabeth Pierson

Treating Traumatized Children: Seeds To Blossoms • Nola M. Carew

The Importance Of Play Therapy • Arthur M. Daglow

Values Clarification As A Therapeutic Process • Andrew W. Edwards

Prayerful Meditation And Breath Relaxation Through Spiritual –Oriented Music Contemplation: A A Relevant Tool For Social Workers And Educators • Wilfred Gallant

The Biopsychosocial Stress Of Infertility: Grappling With The Ethical And Moral Concerns Vis-À-Vis Assisted Reproductive Technologies • Peter E. Grinion

Stewardship And Spirituality: Preventing Revictimization In Foster Care • Pamela Jordan

Faith And Rebellion:  Protective Factors And Risk Factors For The Adolescent Children Of Religiously Observant Mexican-American Immigrants In Suburban Chicago • Michael Kelly

Neighbor To Neighbor: Using Faith As A Strength In Moving Toward Self-Sufficiency • Terri Lautner-Uebelhor; Dawn Baumgart

Love As A Tool: The Legacy Of St. Francis

Appendices • Dada M. Maglajlic’

Engendering Spirituality In Recovery • Corrine Muldoon Mckinney

The Impact Of Marital Infidelity On The Offended Partner: Gender Differences In A Religious Population • Harmon Meldrim

Ethical Issues In Spiritual Assessment • Linda Openshaw; Cynthia Harr

Engaging The Clery In Addressing Partner Violence In Families And Communities • David Skiff, Susan Horwitz, Michelle Larussa-Trott, Lizette Santiago, And Joan Pearson

Successful Family Reunification: Looking At The Decision-Making Process • Elizabeth Peffer Talbot

Faith of the Social Worker

Anxiety: Our Vulnerability And Resiliency As Christian Helping Professionals • Marci Brown-Gilpin

Exploring How Social Work Administrators Integrate Spirituality In The Workplace • Rick Chamiec-Case; Michael E. Sherr

Community Organizing and Development

Blocks Of Excellence: A Sustainable Methodology For Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families, And Healthy Children • Kristie K. Abruzzo; Andrietta Gaston

Building Community: Utilizing Historical Models • Robert R. Barr

Effective Case Management/Pastoral Care Of Those Who Suffer From A Mental Illness And/Or Personality Disorder • Steve Bloem

Underground Youth Development Through Coffeehouse/Dance Club Outreach: Analysis Of An Underground Youth Coffeehouse • Christi Carpenter Gallagher; Edward Rilliet Gallagher

Most At Risk: Children Of Prisoners • Tomi Lee Grover

Funkify Your Future • Ginger Sinsabaugh-Macdonald

Building Church-School Mentoring Partnerships: Benefits, Challenges, And Powerful Results • Drew Peirce; Scott Waller

Social Work Education

The Intimacy Of Teaching Race Relations Ii • Janice Adams

Spirituality And The Call To Service Among College Students • Dexter R. Freeman

Administration and Policy

Faith Makes A Difference: The Influence Of Faith In Human Service Programs • Beryl Hugen; Fred De Jong; Rachel Venema; Shandra Andrews

A Study Of The Effects Of Values And Economics On The Provision Of Social Welfare Services In Post-Communist Romania: An Examination Of The Role Of Faith-Based Programs • Marcia R. Lampen

A Journey Of Integrating Faith Into Practice • Angela Moellering; Gloria Whitcraft

Looking At Evaluation Of Your Faith-Based Intervention/ Program: What’s The Big Deal? • Jennifer Payne

Leading Employees Through Crisis • Bob Vandepol

Social Justice and Advocacy

Restorative Justice • David Fritz

Social Justice And Social Services Within The Catholic Church • Maureen V. Himchak