Proceedings 2012

Welcome to the Proceedings of NACSW’s 62nd Annual Convention

St. Louis, MO • October 25-28, 2012

Below you will find a conference proceedings comprised of a sampling of materials presented during workshops and poster sessions during its Convention 2012 in St. Louis, MO on October 25-28, 2012.

The papers and PowerPoint presentations in this proceedings did not undergo a formal editing process. Entries are arranged according to the seven convention tracks used to organize the program at Convention 2012.

Views expressed by presenters are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of NACSW. Being selected to present a workshop in no way implies NACSW’s endorsement or certification of presenters’ qualification, ability, or proficiency to practice social work or integrate faith and social work.

Social Work Direct Practice          

Guided Imagery As An Adjunct To Pharmacologic Pain Control At End Of Life•Julie Burnett

Leave And Cleave: The Neurobiology Of The Marital Relationship•Elodia Flynn

Christian Social Work Practice In The Hook-Up World•Cindi Geeslin

Parental Understandings Of Transracial Adoptions: The Impact Of Race Within Families•Hope Haslam-Straughan, Jayne Schooler, & Jane Hoyt-Oliver

HIV/Aids Issues In Social Work Practice•Japheth Jaoko

The Dynamics Of Intergenerational Behavior And Forgiveness Therapy•Susan Jones

Preparing At-Risk Foster Adolescents For Independent Living: Preparing To Age Out Of The Foster Care System•Kenneth M. Larimore

Sprinkling Spirituality Throughout The Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Journey•Sally P. Moore

Challenges In Clinical Supervision•Linda Openshaw

Uncapping Family Wisdom Iii: Linguistic Legacies And Their Effect On Human Development•Sandra S. Pate

Adoption: Social Work Practice From A Biblical Perspective•Karin Price

The Importance Of Engaging Fathers In Social Work Practice•Mark Robinson

Faith Of The Social Worker

Practicing Social Justice: A Virtue-Based Approach • Paul Adams

Mother Teresa: Inspiration For Social Work • Dorothea Marie Epple

Anti-Oppressive Practice And Social Trinitarianism: An Interconnection Of Faith And Social Work Principles • Lydia Hogewoning

The Concept Of New Identity In Christ In Counseling Sexual Addiction In Young Men • Vanessa L. Hunn, Willie L. Elliott, & Lee V. Mauldin, II

Community Organizing And Development

Emerging Trends And Roles Of Religion And Faith-Based Institutions In Global Development•Christson A. Adedoyin

International Service-Learning: A Peacemaking Experience In Cyprus•Jeffrey T. Bryant And Pamela L. Bryant

Outpacing Poverty: Waco Congregations And Their Poverty Alleviation Efforts•Alexis Christensen, Johnny Jones & Gaynor Yancey

Transforming Communities: Faith Based Social Justice Group Work With Homeless •Catherine Fisher

Revisiting Traditional Community Organizing For Building Stronger Faith-Based Programs•John Gavin

Unifying Social Work And Faith-Based Communities In Combating Stigma•Anthony Kiwanuka

The Biblical Understanding Of Power And Community Organizing•Stephen Charles Mott & Walter Tilleman

Lessons For Training Black Clergy In Mental Health: What Do We Know?•Jennifer Shepard Payne & Jacqueline Dyer

Social Work And Church Collaboration: Assisting A Church’s Development Via Needs Assessment Strategies•Nicholas Placido & David Cecil

Creating And Sustaining Radiant Relationships•David M. Skiff & Alex Eisenreich

The Art Of Invitation•Debbie Teike

Empowerment Lessons From A Small Non-Profit In Mexico•Jane Wenger Clemens

Social Work Education

Lessons Learned: Designing And Delivering A Hybrid Portfolio MSW Course•Dorothea Marie Epple

Creative Pedagogies For Teaching Spirituality In The Classroom•Julie Hunt

Using Role-Play To Teach Competencies For Acquiring Behaviors As A Social Worker•Carla Macdonald & Amy Biegel

Integrating Complementary And Alternative Medicine Into The Curriculum•Gary Behrman

Faith And Trauma   

The Collaboration Of Faith And Social Work In Creating A Gateway Of Helping•Breanne Bambrick & Houston Thompson

Self Care: Personal & Organizational Imperatives•Lanny Endicott

Social Workers’ Faith And Service Delivery To Natural Disaster And Terrorist Victims: Insights From Six National Studies•Leola Furman, Torill Danbolt & Einar Vetvik

Widowhood & Resilience: Akan Widows’ Experiences Of Challenges & Survival•Rose Korang-Okrah

Faith, Early Life Sexual Abuse, & Old Age, Are There Connections?•Gary Behrman


Needs Assessment Group Project • Vanna Armstrong, Hannah Auck & Lauren Catano

Is Love Enough? A Phenomenological Study Of Short-Term Missions • Heather M. Mustain, Johnny M. Jones, Gaynor Yancey & Dennis Horton