Proceedings 2014

Welcome to the Proceedings of NACSW’s 64th Annual Convention

Annapolis, MD • November 6-9, 2014

Below you will find a conference proceedings comprised of a sampling of materials presented during workshops and poster sessions during its Convention 2014 in Annapolis, Maryland on November 6-9, 2014.

The papers and PowerPoint presentations in these proceedings document did not undergo a formal editing process. Entries are arranged according to the convention tracks used to organize the program at Convention 2014.

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.

Direct Practice: Individual

Critical Illness And Spiritual Faith In Older Adults • Liz B. Johnston

Compassion Satisfaction: Self-Preservation For Me • Sally Moore

Social Work Practice And The Narrative Of Poverty • Linda Openshaw

Resiliency And Spirituality • Mary Van Hook

Trauma & Attachment-Based Family Play Therapy • Cathi Spooner

Responding To The Needs Of Caregivers • Willi Dalaba & Darla Bailey

Social Work Marrying Pastoral Care For Transformative Holistic Care • Edith Robinson-Davis

Client System Assessment Tools For Social Work Practice • Jane Wenger-Clemons

Unpaid Help: Financial Stressors Among Pastoral Spouses • Rene Drumm & David Sedlacek

Direct Practice: Groups

Developing A Needs Assessment: Lessons Learned From Haiti • Rebekah Crofford & Megan Meaney

Admin & Work

Faith Perspectives On Building Strong Volunteer Programs • John Gavin

Social Welfare Club: A Tool In Leadership And Social Justice • John Conahan

Technology & Social Work

Paperwork Or Social Work: Using Information Technology In Social Work • Cassandra Scott

Development And Delivery Of A Hybrid Substance Abuse Course • Dorothea Epple

Social Work Education

Faith In The Classroom • Erin Olson

Teaching The Logic, Process, And Skills Of Evidence-Based Practice • Alan Lipps & Stephanie Hamm

Teaching Social Work With Groups: Making The Covert Overt • Buetta Warkentin

Dual Interests, Dual Degrees: Social Work And Theological Education • Rebecca Smith

Professional Relationships, Values And Ethics

A History Of Social Welfare At Doshisha University: A Case Study • Katsunobu Kihara

Preventing And Dealing With Burnout At All Levels Of Intervention • Jerry Jo Gilham

Sabbath As Self-Care: Permission To Rest! • Rebecca Smith

When My Client Is Also My Brother • Kirby Peterson, Glendy Lara & Luis R. Torres

Catholic Socialteachings And Social Work Values • Ruth Osuch

Visioning Global Federation Of Christians In Social Work • Boo Lee

Defining Moments In Social Work: Learning In The Midst Of The Storm • Karin Mccadam & Debra L. Brown

Integration Of Lectio Devina, Ignatius Imagination And Carmelite Prayer • Dorothea Epple

Preferential Option For The Poor: Foundation For Social Work Identity • Helen Deines

Human Development

A Wrinkle In The Fold • Katie Terry

Ethical Social Work Practice With Lgbt Clients • Helen Harris And Jon Singletary

Symbols And Rituals: An Interpretive Approach To Faith-Based Behavior • James A. Forte

Human Trafficking In Small Urban & Rural Communities • Elizabeth Peffer Talbot, Yumi E. Suzuki, Rev. Kimberly Laplante & Rev. Susan Omanson


All Alone To Safely Home • Kerri Socha & Tawnya Brown

Preparing Your Community For Immigration Reform • Allison Posner & Michelle Sardone

Research & Practice  

Faith That God Cares: The Experience Of Spirituality • Linda Darrell