Proceedings 2008

Welcome to the Proceedings of NACSW’s 58th Annual Convention and Training Conference

Orlando, Florida • February 7-10, 2008

Below you will find a conference proceedings comprised of a sampling of materials presented during workshops and poster sessions during its Convention 2008 in Orlando, Florida on February 7-10, 2008.

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 2008 especially to those who were not able to attend the convention.

Papers in this proceeding are arranged according to the six convention tracks used to organize the program at Convention 2008. To access any paper, simply click on the title of the presentation you are interested in viewing:

Social Work Direct Practice          

Cognitive And Behavioral Approaches: To Blend Or Not To Blend • David Cecil

Barriers That Hinder HIV Disclosure: New Evidence-Based Practice Approaches To A Chronic And Enduring Problem • Rhonda Hudson

Appropriate Boundaries In Christian Parenting • Sue Laney

Transference And Countertransference From A Modern Psychoanalytic Perspecive • Elissa Lin Rathe

Divine Intervention: Integrating Spirituality Into Addiction Services • Katti Sneed

One Family Under God: A Theological Reflection On Serving Our Immigrant Sisters And Brothers As Christian Social Workers • Stephanie Spandl

Counselor’s Religious Beliefs And Empathy • Bryan Duckham

Applying Christian Principles To Marriage Enhancement For First Responders • Linda Openshaw


Aids: An Overview And Update On Its Impact And Key Policy Issues • Miguel Gomez

Developing Programs That Integrate Faith & Practice • Paul Stasi

The Use Of Computer Technology In Service Delivery • David Turner

From Mission To Mission Effectiveness • Sister Linda Yankoski

Child Welfare    

Children Without Parental Care: The International Foster Care Organization (Ifco)’S Response • Emily Jean Mcfadden & Myrna Mcnitt

Secondary Trauma And Child Welfare Staff Members • Mary Van Hook

Faith of The Social Worker

Exploring The Filtering Role Of Christian Beliefs And Values In The Integration Of Christian Faith And Social Work Practice • Rick Chamiec-Case

St. Francis And St.Clare As Inspirations For The Faith Based Social Worker • Michael Weuste & Dorothea Marie Epple

Integrating Christian Faith And Social Work Practice: How Do People Do It? • Tiffany Harris

The Impact Of Religion/Spirituality In Social Work Supervision • Lana Martin

Help, I’ve Fallen And I Can’t Get Up • Casondra Brown

The Power Of Service: Reclaiming One Of The Key Values Of The Social Work Profession • Luis A. Perez

Community Organizing And Development

Mobilizing Faith-Motivated Social Workers Beyond Global Tourism • Sharon Pittman

Remember The Prisoner: Unique Opportunities To Help The Formerly Incarcerated • Robert Siedlecki

Building On The Story And Compelling Stories: Keys For Successful Church-Based Programs For Homeless Families • Jim Winship

Social Work Education       

Religion, Spirituality, And Health: Research And Clinical Applications • Harold G. Koenig

Social Justice          

Prevention, Education And Intervention Strategies In Combating Human Trafficking: Collaborative Efforts Producing Sustainable Action • Jan Rodgers & Mark Rodgers

The Campaign To Reduce Poverty In America • Jean Beil

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Evangelical Liberalism: An Approach To Social Justice • Terriel Byrd

Public, Proprietary, Voluntary Social Welfare Services: Social Justice? • Carl Holland