Proceedings 2007

Welcome to the Proceedings of NACSW’s 57th Annual Convention and Training Conference

Dallas, Texas • March 8-11, 2007

Below you will find a conference proceedings comprised of a sampling of materials presented during workshops and poster sessions during its Convention 2007 in Dallas, Texas on March 8-11, 2007.

The papers and PowerPoint presentations 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 and outlines will be of value to current NACSW members and friends by extending the impact and reach of the materials presented at Convention 2007 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 2007. To access any paper, simply click on the title of the presentation you are interested in viewing.

Social Work Direct Practice          

The Affect Of Father Wounds, Fatherlessness, And The Value Of Fatherneed • Tom Buske

Embracing Motherhood  During Teenage Years: A Ten Week Support Group For Urban Teens • Elizabeth Doot

Motivational Interviewing: Operationalized Agape? • David C. Herrman

The Integrated Helping Assessment Model: “The Eye Of The Eagle” • Robert And Nicole Hewitt

Working With Men – We Are Difficult • Charles H. Hill

Using Marriage Education To Strengthen Military Families: Lessons From The Active Military Life Skills Program • Kim Kotrla And Preston Dyer

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: A Social Worker’s Guide For Prevention And Intervention • Kim Kotrla And Sarah Martin

Human Trafficking And Faith: A Call To Justice And Hope • Murray Lamb

Geriatric Mental Health And The Concept Of In Home Psychotherapy • Charlene Lane

Faith Leader Opinions Regarding Mental Health And Counseling Issues: Results Of A Qualitative Study • Linda Openshaw & Cynthia Harr

Cross-Cultural Sensitivity:
The Samaritan Paradigm
• Albert Reyes

Re-Thinking The Caretaking Relationship In Preventing Elder Mistreatment: Potential Roles For Helping Professionals And Congregations • Michael Sherr & James W. Ellor

Darkness Is My Closest Friend: Using The Psalms Of Lament To Address Grief Issues • Terry L. Smith

Beyond Abortion And Homosexuality: Ethics At Work • Carrie Yocum

Faith of the Social Worker

Developing A Tool To Measure Social Workers’ Integration Of Spirituality In The Workplace • Rick Chamiec-Case

When Church Hurts: Implications For The Social Worker’s Spiritual Well-Being And Self-Care • Staci Jensen-Hart

Community Organizing and Development

Feed My Sheep – Rural Poverty In The Church: Based On Case Studies In Vermont • Alana Atchinson

Social Work Students: Agents Of Community Change • Lanny Endicott, Erin Hardy, Ann Gabayan, & Brittany Oelze

Community And Restorative Justice: Threads Of Tension Between Theory And Practice • Tomi Grover

Combating Human Trafficking • Michael A. Smith

Social Work Education       

Faith-Based Organizations And Social Policies: Budgeting Challenges Ahead • Thomas D. Watts

Teaching Christian Social Work Students About Other Faiths • Alana Atchinson

The Call To Justice: Social Work In Catholic Higher Education • Barbara Shank

Promising Practices of FBOs & Congregations           

Caregiver/Faith Based Organization Coalitions: An Innovative Model For Mental Health Caregiving • Lolita C. Boykin & Gloria J. Thompson

Church Planting In A Government Funded Social Services Program • Roy Snapp-Kolas