Proceedings 2006

Welcome to the Proceedings of NACSW’s 56th Annual Convention and Training Conference

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania • October 26-29, 2006

Below you will find a conference proceedings comprised of a sampling of materials presented during workshops and poster sessions during its Convention 2006 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 26-29, 2006.

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 2006 especially to those who were not able to attend the convention.

Papers in this proceeding are arranged according to 5 of the 6 convention tracks used to organize the program at Convention 2006. To access any paper, simply click on the title of the presentation you are interested in viewing.

Social Work Direct Practice          

Self-Care Of The Professional: Managing Compassion Fatigue And Burnout In One’s Practice • Lanny Endicott

The Creative Inner Voice: The Personal Benefits Of Journal Writing For Ministry And Health Care Professionals • Dorothea Epple

Working With Suicide Survivors: Opportunities And Challenges • Peter E. Grinion

Human Rights Perspective In Preference  For End Of Life Decisions • Maureen V. Himchak

Eclectic Disaster Social Work Practice: Spiritual Supports For Evacuees • Carl D. Holland

A Study Of Prevention Programs For Suicide In Later Life In Social Work Practice • Joon Ki Park, Sang Hak Ro

Resolution Of Spiritual Resistance Through Joining • Elissa Lin Rathe

Vibrational Medicine • M Dilaurio

Community Organizing And Development

Functional Accountability In Public Policy Decision-Making:  An Emerging Phenomenon For Faith Leaders In The United States • Pamela A. Bridgeman

Accompanying Democracy In El Salvador The Land Of The Savior • John G. Cosgrove

Community Change Through Collaboration • Lanny Endicott

The Practice Of Child Welfare In Russia • Lanny Endicott

Social Workers Assisting The Church: A Lesson In Hurricane Katrina • Julia Pizzuto-Pomaco

Sub-Saharan Africa And Extreme Poverty • Kellie Roe

An Assault On The Soul: An International Plaque In The 21st Century • Elizabeth Peffer Talbot

Social Work Education

The Art Of Teaching Social Work: Reflections On My Journey In Higher Education • Tracy Boyer

Social Work For Social Justice: Strengthening Social Work Practice Through The Integration Of Catholic Social Teaching • Mary Ann Brenden

If You Build It They Will Come: Implementing A Marketing Strategy For Program Growth • Nelson L. Henning, Esther Lanham

The New Iconoclast: Addressing A Current Ideological Challenge In Social Work Education • Ava L. Pickard

Administration And Policy

Before You Say “I Do” • Emily Boecking, Amanda King, And Gina Orosz

Preventing Workplace Violence • Gary Deckert

Integrating Spirituality, Religion And Belief Into Clinical Research • Nancy A. Wintering

Faith-Based Organizations

Housing The Homeless: A Model Of Church – Agency Partnership • Karen Hosler Kispert, Allegra Irons-Cressman

The Esther Model: A Theorectical Approach To Faith-Based Social Service Programming • Darnell L. Moore