NABSW 2015 Conference Registration Brochure

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It is with such tremendous excitement that I welcome you to our 47th
annual conference and to the windy city of Chicago!
Each year a theme is selected to celebrate critical aspects of who we are
as a people and our shared experiences. This year’s theme, Treasuring Our
Ancestral Wisdom: Bridging Generations and Building Legacies will shape our
thinking and focus us on the mission and vision for NABSW.
Throughout the conference, workshops, institutes and keynote addresses,
will pay homage to that which makes us a strong, creative and resilient
people.
This conference is a powerful experience for Black social workers, one that is without comparison. It is a place
to learn about African centered literature, theory and practice, from academicians and practitioners of African
ancestry, all the while rejoicing in the beauty and power that comes from standing on the shoulders of our
ancestors and continuing our journey as guided by the principles of Ma’at, truth, justice, harmony, balance,
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J. Toni Oliver, MSW
National President, NABSW
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2015 NABSW CONFERENCE
SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE
Monday, March 30, 2015
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Orientation for Conference Workers and Workshop Facilitators
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Exhibitors’ Set-Up
Cultural Heritage Tour of Black Chicago
Community Day of Service
Opening of Conference & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Registration & Exhibit Area Open
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Office of Student Affairs Welcome Event
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am – 6:00 pm
9:30 am – 6:00 pm
9:30 am – 12:00 noon
1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
NABSW African-Centered Academy Class
Registration
Exhibits
Opening Conference Institutes
NABSW Adoption Exchange Opens
Office of Student Affairs Symposium
“Ordering Our Steps to the Mantle of Nia”
Concurrent Workshops
Opening Plenary Ceremony
Speaker: Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jr.; Senior Pastor Emeritus, Trinity United
Church of Christ, Chicago, IL
Thursday, April 2, 2015
6:00 am – 7:00 am
7:30 am – 10:00 am
8:30 am – 12:00 noon
10:00 am – 9:30 pm
10:30 am – 11:30am
10:30 am – 12:00 noon
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
3:30 pm—5:00 pm
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fitness Fantastic & Aerobics
Family Symposium
Registration
Exhibits
African-Centered Academy Informational Orientation for Class of
2016
Concurrent Workshops
Cenie “Jomo” Williams, Jr. Luncheon
Speaker: Bishop W. C. Martin, Pastor, Bennett Chapel Baptist Church,
Foster and Adoptive Parent, Possum Trot, TX
Registration
Concurrent Workshops
African-Centered Academy Graduation
OSA Potential Candidates Q & A
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7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
9:30 pm – 1:00 am
Authors’ Jazz Café and Reception
Ordering Our “Steps” – Get Down in the Windy City
Friday, April 3, 2015
6:00 am – 7:00 am
8:00 am – 10:30 am
Fitness Fantastic & Aerobics
Dr. Gerald K. Smith Social Issues Symposium
Warriors and Healers: A Black Social Worker’s Journey toward
Cultural, Spiritual, Physical and Mental Health and Healing
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am – 11:30 am
11:00 am – 12:30 noon
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Registration
Exhibits
OSA Student Poster Presentation
OSA Meet the Candidates
Concurrent Workshops
Participant Rehearsal for Harambee Ceremony
OSA Student & Advisor Meeting, Elections & Luncheon
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dr. Morris F.X. Jeff, Jr. Harambee Ceremony
Speaker: Iva E. Carruthers, Ph.D., President, Kwame Nkrumah Academy,
Professor Emeritus & Former Chairperson, Sociology Department,
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Conference Dance
Saturday, April 4, 2015
9:00 am – 10:30 am
11:00 am— 2:00 pm
Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony
National Steering Committee Meeting
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2015 NABSW Conference
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Volunteer Opportunities at Habilitative Systems of Chicago, IL
The Office of Student Affairs, in conjunction with the Chicago ABSW, invite all students and
conferees to participate as we conduct our Day of Service at Habilitative Systems of
Chicago, IL. Our Day of Service will surround the motto of Habilitative Systems, "Freeing the
Human Spirit". This phrase is the all-pervasive concept of the agency's dedication to provide
services and supports to disenfranchised individuals. Join us as we give back to our
community!!
Bus Transportation: Entry Level Lobby ~ 11:30am
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Chicago
2015 NABSW Conference
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ABSW
Welcome to Chi-­‐‑Town-­‐‑ Home of the Steppers, R &B, Down Homes Blues, Hip Hop and Jazz.
Shine-­‐‑up those Stacy Adams and throw on those Hi-­‐‑Heels
Let’s take a stroll thru Chi-­‐‑Town in Style aboard “The Party Bus”
Thursday – April 02, 2015
Departing 8pm (sharp)
Hyatt Regency Hotel Returning 12am
The Cost is $40.00 per person; this includes tip, soda, water, 1 top shelf drink and
NOTE: Some venues may have an entrance fee and/or drink minimum, however you don’t have to go into the venue; you can use the time to sight-­‐‑see, take pics, etc. “Crawl Locations TBA”
light snacks!!!!
Also BYOB, Space Limited 30–32
RSVP prior to March 23, 2015
Contact Randy Sadler for more details @ 708–299–8800 or [email protected]
Payments can be made by going to www.nabswchicago.org
CABSW PayPal – Special Note “Bus Tour”
Payments can also be mailed to:
Post Office Box 208140 | Chicago,
Illinois 60620 – 8140 | (773) 221 – 9687
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: www.nabswchicago.org
Chicago
2015 NABSW Conference
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ABSW
March 31, 2015
10:00AM – 3:30PM
The unforgettable Cultural Heritage Tour of Black Chicago will be highlighted by a visit to one of
the most dynamic and valuable Black social service organizations in Chicago: Habilitative Systems,
Inc. (HSI),. Travel through historic Bronzeville, where the great Bud Billiken Parade is held annually,
the home of the Chicago Defender, on to Hyde Park for a quick passing of President Obama’s home,
Operation Push, the South Side Community Art Center, a visit to DuSable Museum of African
American History and the Center for Inner City Studies among other historic and memorable sites
and sights. Lunch is included in the $60 per person cost for the Tour. Don’t miss this!!
Register Early. Space is Limited.
Chicago Association of Black Social Workers, Inc. (CABSW)
For Details Contact:
Will Barnes (773) 614–3201
[email protected]
Make check payable to CABSW
P.O. Box 208140 ▪ Chicago, IL 60620 ▪ (773) 221–9867 ▪ www.nabswchicago.org
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Wednesday, APRIL 1, 2015
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Opening Plenary Ceremony
Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.
A
student
of
Black
Sacred
Music,
ethnomusicology and African Diasporan studies,
Dr. Wright is trained as an historian of religions.
He came from a family where diverse ideas were
discussed and lessons were learned. In that
context, his faith was formed and his commitment
to the continent of Africa and social justice were
born. These foundational strengths shaped Dr.
Wright’s vision for prophetic ministry.
Thursday, APRIL 2, 2015
12:30pm – 3:00pm
Cenie “Jomo” Williams, Jr., Luncheon
Bishop W.C. Martin
For more than twenty years Bishop W. C. Martin has served the community of
Possum Trot, Texas as Pastor of Bennett Chapel Baptist Church. In 1997, he
and his wife, Donna, adopted two children and began a miraculous adventure
that has become one of the premier adoption stories in America. Bishop W.C.
Martin is the Founder of Saving a Generation Ministry, Inc., a nonprofit
organization that has been recognized nationally for its success in facilitating,
supporting, and undergirding the adoption and fostering of children who have
been abused, neglected, & hard to place.
Friday, April 3, 2015
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Dr. Morris F.X. Jeff, Jr., Harambee Closing Ceremony
Iva E. Carruthers, Ph.D.
Every social movement needs an Esther, the Jewish queen who
risked her life to save her people from persecution. Dr. Iva
Carruthers, general secretary of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor
Conference, is an Esther for our time. She has refused to remain
silent and is working to end the war on drugs by helping the Black
church envision drug policies grounded in science, compassion and
human rights.
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National Association of Black Social Workers
National Academy for African Centered Social Work
The purpose of the NABSW African-Centered Social Work Academy is to
augment knowledge, appreciation, awareness, and application of Africancentered principles, frameworks and values in social work practice.
In the tradition of Ptah Hotep, one who dispersed Ancient Wisdom,
our NABSW African-Centered Academy has been Chaired by Master-Sages
who began service in 1996 to dispense practice-teachings to social workers,
under President Emeritus Leonard G. Dunston:
Dr. Patricia Reid Merritt
Dr. Thaddeus Mathis
Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley
Dr. Morris F. X. Jeff, Jr.
Dr. Rhonda Wells-Wilbon
The Class of 2016 is being formed NOW.
Sign up for the NABSW Academy for African-Centered Social Work, as a
cohort of at least 20 students is required.
TUITION AND APPLICATION FEE
Tuition Fee: $500 total
($250 to be paid at time of registration and $250 to be paid in full by March 1, 2015).
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DEADLINE and REGISTRATION
Registration will take place online via your conference registration form.
This registration fee is an additional fee; not to be considered a conference fee.
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National Academy Meeting Times at the 2015 Chicago Conference
 Modules I and II for registered students (Class of 2016) will take place
on Wednesday, April 1, 7:30am-12Noon and 1:00pm-5:00pm, with the
Academy Staff and Sages.
 The Informational Orientation session (Class of 2017) for all interested
participants will take place on Thursday, April 2, 10:30am-11:30am.
 The Graduation Ceremony for students completing National Academy
requirements for Class 2015 is scheduled for Thursday, April 2, 7:00pm.
 The Graduation Ceremony for students completing National Academy
requirements for Class 2016 will take place at the 2016 National
Conference in New Orleans, LA
2016 marks 20 years of the NABSW African-Centered Academy!
NABSW African-Centered Academy Staff
Colita Nichols Fairfax, Ph.D.
National Chair
Karen L. Allen, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW & Akosoa McFadgion, MSW
Academy Administrators
J. Toni Oliver, MSW
National President
For More Information
Please email us at [email protected]
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Opening Institutes
April 1, 2014
9:30am – 12noon
Health/Mental Health
Myrtle Ferrande, MSW
Retired
Northville, MI
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Alfonza Wysinger, BA
First Deputy Superintendent
Chicago Police Department
Chicago, Illinois
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Danny Davis, Ph.D.
Congressman
Congressional District of Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
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Violence Prevention Part II: A Village Problem Promoting Village Solutions
This institute will promote solutions and strategies of violence prevention from
a multi-level (Holistic) approach as it relates to the African American community. It
will also focus on the impact on the individual, the community and society in reference to issues relating to
socioeconomics, inequality, availability of weapons and social and cultural norms.
Frankye Johnson-Shelby, NABSW Co-Chair LCSW, LMFT
Robert Steele Cooke
Health Administrator
Commissioner/Chairman
NABSW Chair, Comprehensive Health
2nd District of Cook County/Lawndale
Wellness Committee
Christian
Marion County Public Health Department
Health Center Board, etc.
Indianapolis, IN
Chicago, Illinois
Social Issues/Civil Liberties
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Race Still Matters: Institutional Racism and its Impact on the African American
Family’s Well-Being
Institute participants will learn about the history of racism in America and its influence on the African
American family’s well-being. Participants will reflect on the ways in which race and racism have
shaped their own ideas and assumptions about African American families.
Joyce James, LMSW-AP
Khatib Waheed, M.Ed.
Racial Equity Consultant
Independent Consultant
Joyce James Consulting
St. Louis, MO
Round Rock, TX
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Can't We All Just Get Along? Updating Institutional Racism in 21st Century America
This institute will explore the gap in social work education as it relates to the role of economics (business
and labor) in the types of social services extended to the Black community. Further, the profession of social
work has been remiss in confronting the values the larger society gain by maintaining institutional racism.
Shirley Better, DSW
Professor Emeritus
California State University at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Military Social Work-Family Practice
Linwood Alford
CEO/Executive Director/Founder
Open Door Resource Center
Richmond, VA
Ronald Fletcher, LCSW
Educators Delight
New Orleans, LA
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Patricia Lyons, LISW-S
Housing and Urban Development/VA
Department of Veterans Affairs
Columbus, OH
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Challenges, Resources and Services available to our Nation’s Heroes - Part II
This institute will provide in-depth knowledge on issues, challenges and resources for military
personnel, veterans and the family. Participants will gain knowledge on Veterans Benefits, PTSD issues
and VA related programs, Justice Involved Veterans and VA related programs. VA Homeless issues and
VA programs will also be highlighted.
Tracy Golliday-Champagne, LCSW
Darren Wallace, LMSW, ACSW
Department of Veterans Affairs/US Air Force
National Coordinator
Detroit, MI
Department of Veterans Affairs
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Opening Institutes
April 1, 2014
9:30am – 12noon
Professional Development
Angela D. Washington
Member-at-Large, NABSW
West Hartford, CT
Dr. O. Yvonette Murrell-Powell
Member-at-Large
San Diego, CA
Walter R. Higgs, III
President, Office of Student Affairs
Boston, MA
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Connie A. Watson
Treasurer, NABSW
Los Angeles, CA
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Sondera Malry, MSW
Corresponding Secretary, NABSW
Houston, TX
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Traci L. Lewis, MSW
Recording Secretary, NABSW
Columbus, OH
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NABSW 101: What Conferees Need to Know but Were Afraid to Ask
This institute will provide explanations of the rationale for NABSW's conference, its African centered
perspective and the ritual and language incorporated throughout the conference. This institute will de-mystify
the DNA of the life changing NABSW conference experience. Highly recommended for first-time conferees.
Toni Oliver, MSW
Roxanne Ellis-Denby, MSW
President, NABSW
Vice President, NABSW
Atlanta, GA
Hartford, CT
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From Ma'at to Maafa to Sankofa: Strengthening the Afrikan Male Spirit
This institute will utilize the power of music and multimedia to journey from the history of Afrikan
experiences. Participants will examine Afrikan terminology of strength (Ma'at), trauma (Maafa) and healing
(Sankofa).
Cheikh Ahmadou Banba Mbacke’, M.S., ACSW
Anyika Nkululeko, MSW
President/CEO & Founder Ujima Consortium
Social Work Coordinator II, County of Santa Clara
International
Department of Family & Children's Services
Southfield, MI
Oakland, CA
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We Wear the Mask
This institute will explore the definitions and concepts of the mask with a focus on the
impact of self-awareness and/or self-unawareness and how it dictates the personal development and
utilization of the interchangeable masks we wear.
Patrick Crawford, LCSW-C, LICSW
President/XWO, Crawford Consulting and Mental Health Services, Inc.
Cheverly, MD
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Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone.
~Moroccan Proverb
When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him.
~Ashanti Proverb
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Office of Student Affairs Symposium
Ordering Our Steps to the Mantle of Nia
April 1, 2014
1:00pm – 3:30pm
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Moderators
Walter Raleigh Higgs, III
President, NABSW Office of Student Affairs
Simmons College School of Social Work, Boston, MA
Jamye A. B. Hardy
1st Vice-President, NABSW Office of Student Affairs
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
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This final segment of the symposium is comprised of an organized method of meeting and networking with
our Jegnas and elders through a series of brief one-on-one encounters. Based on participants’ professional
interests within the social work arena, they will decide which seasoned social workers with whom they
would like to cultivate a mentor-mentee relationship.
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As emerging Black social workers, mentorship is essential to help us craft our own purpose (Nia) in both
our personal and professional lives. Obtaining mentorship for emerging Black social workers is imperative
to the growth and development of an effective Black social worker.
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In becoming an effective Black social worker, one must understand the journey it entails. The second
segment of the symposium consists of interactive role-play where participants engage in mock interviews
with NABSW Jegnas targeted to various potential social work positions. Additionally, participants will
then divide into small groups, led by Jegnas, where they will participate in a resume critique workshop to
enhance resume marketability and presentation for potential employers.
Facilitator
Stephanie Jackson, LCSW
Institute of Networking Community Services, Inc.
New Orleans, LA
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Part II: Who Wants to Be A Social Worker: Preparing Black Social Workers in the 21st Century
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As Black social workers that uphold high integrity to our profession in our respected work places, we are
often told by our Black peers “You are acting White!” Since when does being “professional” equate to
being or acting “White”? Our first segment of the symposium examines the challenges of Black social
workers as we discuss personal-professional alignment and how to be our authentic selves in a majority
dominated profession, interviewing protocols, efficient and effective utilization of social media, and
preparation for licensure and independent practice.
Panelist(s)
Saundra Starks, Ed.D., LCSW
Associate Professor of Social Work, Western Kentucky State University, Bowling Green, KY
*(others will be added upon their confirmation)
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Workshops
Family Preservation
April 1, 2014
2:00pm – 3:30pm
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Maximizing Intergenerational Relationships: Helping Our Youth to Connect with Our Ancestors
This workshop will clarify the concepts of Black history and slave history and its impact of narrated history
upon self-esteem. It will highlight the benefits of historical ancestral connections and provide eight strategies
for making history alive for African American youth.
Jacqualyn Green, Ph.D., ACSW
CEO, Green Enterprizes
Indianapolis, IN
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Family Treasures: A 1960s, South Philly Black Family Model & Its Replicable Impact in 2015
This workshop will explore the innovation of the Structural Family Therapy model birthed in the 1960's by
Dr. Salvador Minuchin and indigenous African-American social scientists and its evolution to the evidencebased practice of Family Strengthening, which in 2015 has demonstrated fidelity of its replication for
communities of concern.
Nadirah Smith
Al Laws
Ross Ford, LCSW-C
Director of Development
Chief Executive Officer
Director of Family Strengthening Practice
WIN Family Services, Inc.
WIN Family Services, Inc.
WIN Family Services, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
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Religiosity and Health Outcomes: Affecting the African American Caregiver
This workshop will examine the impact of religiosity on health outcomes of African
American caregivers. The presenter will discuss implications for social work practice,
while highlighting ways in which social workers can work with the faith community to support these
caregivers.
Jeronda Burley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Coppin State University
Odenton, MD
Youth Development
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Reconceptionalizing Gun Violence Amongst Young Black Males in Canada
This workshop will highlight the racialized nature of gun violence in Canada and it's perception through
media and law enforcement forums. It also will identify the critical role informed research plays in North
America.
Robyn Smith, MSW Student
Rajean Boudreau, MSW Student
Clinical Social Worker, Akoma Family Centre
Outreach Social Worker, Akoma Family Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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Integrated Afrocentric Intervention Model for African American Youth Development
This workshop will review the major components of an Afrocentric Intervention Paradigm and review the
common socio-cultural risks vs. protective factors among contemporary African American youth.
T. Rashad Byrdsong
President & CEO, Community Empowerment Association, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
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Workshops
Health/Mental Health
April 1, 2014
2:00pm – 3:30pm
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"Should I Stay or Should I Go?": Strategies of Community Development for Residents Living in the
Hood
This workshop will highlight community development strategies to engage urban residents/neighbors in
healthy and respectful living despite socioeconomic status. If intelligent professionals all choose to live in the
suburbs how does our spicy Black brothas and sistas in the hood learn about a better quality of life.
Lupeda Brown, LCSW
Manager of Maternal Child Health, Lawndale Christian Health Center
Chicago, IL
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Military Social Work-Family Practice
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Invisible Wounds: Impact of Military Sexual Trauma on Readjustment
This workshop will focus on the impact of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) on Active Duty Veterans and their
families. Participants will gain knowledge of MST related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the
impact on readjustment for service members.
Lia Andrews, LMSW
Tracy Golliday-Champagne, LCSW
Readjustment Counselor, San Bernardino Vet Center
Veterans Justice Outreach Coordinator, Veterans
Menifee, CA
Health Administration ~ Detroit, MI
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Social Issues/Civil Liberties
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Mind Games: Mental Health Service Utilization Among HBCU Students
Traditionally, African American students display low rates of seeking mental health services. This workshop
will discuss strategies and practice approaches that can be employed to promote higher rates of mental health
services utilization among African American students.
Alex Colvin, Ph.D., LMSW
Angela Bullock, Ph.D., LMSW
Assistant Professor, Prairie View A&M
Assistant Professor, Prairie View A&M University
University
Prairie View, TX
Prairie View, TX
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Cultural Misorientation
This workshop will explore and process the failure of the Pan-African movement, community and leadership
to successfully develop and maintain viable systems, institutions and organizations necessary to ensure the
liberation, sovereignty and progression of African/Melanated people.
Akinkuotu Angosisye, LCSW Psychotherapist, Sobek, LLC
East Point, GA
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What's Eating African American Women? Healing Our Body Story and
Breaking the Silence on Emotional Eating
This workshop will offer a holistic approach and tools that will assist in guiding clients with changing their
state of health by releasing and resolving underlying issues that might be affecting their health and weight.
Ange Anglade, MSW
The Wellness Studio, LLC
Certified Holistic Heath Practitioner
Upper Marlboro, MD
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Workshops
April 1, 2014
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Professional Development
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In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and
the foolish build dams. ~ Nigerian proverb
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Reflections on the NABSW Code of Ethics and African-Centered Social Work Practice Ideals
This highly interactive workshop will reference the NABSW Code of Ethics as a chief ideological resource
and introduce African cultural values and practices that will enhance decision-making in social services
delivery. This workshop will also explore ways to address hypocritical and unethical agency policies and
practices from an African-centered perspective.
James Dickerson, LSW
Lois Hayman-El, LCSW
OPT Program Coordinator
Trainer, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
Philadelphia Anti-Drug Anti-Violence Network
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
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Baba Derrick Jackson, Ordained Pastor, BA
Pastor, KRST Universal Temple
Columbia, SC
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Burnett Gallman, MD
Gastroenterologist, Dorn Veteran's
Admin Hospital
Columbia, SC
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Should NABSW Remain a Black Organization? The Importance of Being African
This presentation and interaction between the panel and participants will be focused upon the need for
NABSW (as well as other Black organizations) to remain Afrikan Centered. The presentation demonstrates
the evolution of becoming a self-determining people by returning to our source and ourselves as people of
Afrikan descent.
Tanya Smith Brice, DSW
Joe Benton, LMSW
Dean, School of Education, Benedict College
Immediate Past President, NABSW
Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC
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International Conference – 2015
This workshop will provide a pre-orientation to the 2015 International Education
Conference to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Conferees will become familiar with conference details and
logistics and exposure to social, cultural, political, religious and economic realities of African people
throughout the African Diaspora.
Sevaughn Banks, Ph.D.
EC Bell, MSW
Co-Chair, International Education
Co-Chair, International Education
Conference Committee
Conference Committee
Training and EBP Specialist, California Social
Jackson, MS
Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
Berkeley, CA
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April 1, 2014
Workshops
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Family Preservation
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Exploring Protective Factors of Juvenile Offenders: Understanding Race and Recidivism
African American youth are overrepresented in the juvenile justice system and research has focused on risk
factors. Less is known about protective factors and recidivism. Understanding the role of protective factors
will influence social work practice with African American youth.
Camille Quinn, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
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Youth Development
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African American Grandfathers: Their Perspective on Their Role in Stabilizing Family and
Communities
Reflections and perceptions of “Grandfatherhood” will be explored through audio and videotaped interviews
among African American men who are actively engaged in the rearing of their grandchildren either as fulltime caregivers or as an active participant.
T'Willie Chandler, Ph.D. Student
Olga Osby, DSW
Jackson State University, School of Social Work
Associate Professor
Ridgeland, MS
Jackson State University, School of Social Work
Ridgeland, MS
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The Historical Genograms and African American Families: Focusing on Intergenerational Cultural
and Family Patterns
This workshop will focus on genograms and intergenerational patterns and values of African American
families. It will explore the powerful influence of families concerning emotional and behavioral issues. The
presenter will use activities and audience participation to construct and analyze the genogram.
Annie McCullough-Chavis, Ed.D, MSW
College Professor, Department of Social Work
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
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S.E.A.R.C.H. - Support, Education & Appreciation of Race, Culture & Heritage
This workshop will present an overview of the SEARCH Support Group in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Recognizing the structural inequality that faces African Nova Scotian children, SEARCH was developed to
bring non-Black parents together to discuss identity development and the impact of negative stereotypes.
Rebekah Skeete, RSW, MSW
Veronica Marsman, MSW, RSW
Manager, Akoma Family Centre
Executive Director, Akoma Family Centre
Dartmouth, NS
Dartmouth, NS
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Ears that do not listen to advice, accompany the head when it is
chopped off.
~African Proverb
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April 1, 2014
Workshops
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Youth Development
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Mental Health Services for African American Children in Rural Mississippi
This workshop will provide information on the state of mental health services in Mississippi among African
American counties and will provide a platform for a discussion on best practices and advocacy when
encountering mental health care.
Shonda Lawrence, Ph.D.
Brian Anderson, Ph.D.
BSW Program Director, Jackson State University
Associate Professor, Jackson State University
Jackson, MS
Jackson, MS
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HIV + DID YOU KNOW
This workshop will present culturally sensitive health threat investigatory techniques used by the Institute for
Population Health to identify and deter recalcitrant behavior among African Americans.
Anthony Harris, MSW
Team Leader/Clinical Coordinator
Institute for Population Health
Las Vegas, NV
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Hurt So Bad: The Impact of African Ancestral Trauma within the Circle
This interactive session is designed to address the struggles within the Black community in an effort to resist
aspects of racial domination which leave those of African descent with deep emotional pain that is rarely
addressed. Video excerpts will be included to illustrate the key points of the impact of the goal of Unity.
Strategies of Self-Preservation using African Centered Principles will be a component of this session.
Vivian Drayton, MSW, ACSW
Consultant and Adjunct Faculty Member
VMD Consultant Services
Philadelphia, PA
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Health/Mental Health
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A Right to My Past and Future
A Right to My Past and Future is a program whose mission is to enhance the awareness and visibility of
African American identity and culture. This program will help structure and build positive educational social
change by providing a continuous learning experience for young people through leadership development
workshops as well access through other events and opportunities.
Onie Riley, MSNM
Public Policy and Research Specialist
Illinois African American Family Commission
Chicago, IL
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To run is not necessarily to arrive.
~ Swahili proverb
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April 1, 2014
Workshops
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Social Issues/Civil Liberties
Professional Development
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Retaining Social Work Students Via Academic Advising, Mentoring, and Academic Support
This workshop will provide an overview of retention issues specific to African American undergraduate
Social Work students at an HBCU located in the Southeast. It will address issues of retention as a conduit to
academic advising, academic support and academic success.
Jenny Jones, Ph.D.
Glenn Hodges, MSW, M.Div.
Associate Professor/Department Chairperson
BSW Program Director, Florida A&M University
Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee, FL
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Social Work's Latest Challenge: Leading a Multigenerational Workforce
This workshop will provide learning opportunities including examining one's own generational lens and the
current workplace paradigms in an attempt to bring more awareness to the issues of cultural competence
related to inter-generational workplaces.
Charles R. Howard, Ph.D., CSWM
President, C. R. Howard & Associates
Glendale, MD
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Ronda Felder, BSW
Cultural Broker, San Diego Cultural Broker Family
Project
San Diego, CA
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Nancy Gray, MSW
Cultural Broker, Fresno Cultural Brokers Program
Fresno, CA
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Cultural Brokers- A Tale of Two California Counties: Reducing Disparity and Disproportionality in
Child Welfare
This workshop will compare and contrast the implementation and results of the Cultural Brokers Program in
two California counties, Fresno and San Diego.
Deborah Fitch, MSW
Margaret Jackson, LCSW
Board Member, Project Save Our Children
Program Director, Fresno Cultural Brokers Program
Spring Valley, CA
Fresno, CA
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Child Welfare
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The Destructive Consequences of Mass Incarceration
This workshop will explore causes, consequences, and solutions to the problem of mass incarceration of
males, specifically, African American males.
Anthony Harris, LCSW, LADC
Owner/Clinical Supervisor, Discovery Life Management Services
Detroit, MI
Patience is the mother of a beautiful child.
~ Bantu proverb
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April 1, 2014
Workshops
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Professional Development
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Reflections on the NABSW Code of Ethics and African-Centered Social Work Practice Ideals - Part II
This highly interactive workshop will reference the NABSW Code of Ethics as a chief ideological resource
and introduce African cultural values and practices that will enhance decision-making in social services
delivery. This workshop will also explore ways to address hypocritical and unethical agency policies and
practices from an African-centered perspective.
James Dickerson, LSW
Lois Hayman-El, LCSW
OPT Program Coordinator
Trainer, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
Philadelphia Anti-Drug Anti-Violence Network
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
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Recognizing the African Spirit in Helping
This workshop will be designed to help practitioners identify the presence of the African spirit and its role in
facilitating the helping process.
Tawana Ford Sabbath, MSS, Ph.D.
Manager and Co-Owner, Walter E. Sabbath, Jr. Funeral Service
Philadelphia, PA
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A family is like a forest, when you are outside it is dense, when you are inside you see that
each tree has its place. ~ African Proverb
A united family eats from the same plate. ~ Baganda proverb
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A family tie is like a tree, it can bend but it cannot break. ~ African proverb
If I am in harmony with my family, that’s success. ~ Ute proverb
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Workshops
April 2, 2014
Family Preservation
10:30am – 12Noon
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If She Hollers Let Her Go
The workshop will focus on providing participants with best practices for working with couples who are
experiencing concerns within their relationships. The presenter will discuss the importance of trust within a
relationship and the role secrets play in the destruction of a relationship.
Larry Hayes, LCSW
Executive Director, Sankofa Center, Inc.
New Orleans, LA
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UJIMA: An African-centered Practice Model of Collective Work and
Responsibility
This workshop will define Africentricity and the traditional African principles
foundation. Participants will learn barriers to relevant and effective interpersonal practice with African
Americans and best practices for working with couples who are experiencing concerns will also be identified.
Leslie Hollingsworth, Ph.D., LMSW
Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work
Ann Arbor, MI
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Youth Development
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Youth Rites of Passage "The Values of African Traditions in Contemporary Society: The
Transformation from Childhood to Adulthood"
This presentation will focus on Youth Rites of Passage through the “Stages of Development” from prenatal to
early adulthood. The workshop will show how this organization has successfully cultivated its members, and
created communities that emphasize the importance of nurturing families and providing an accountable way of
life.
Senemeht Olatunji, MSW, LGSW
Amachiyana Payton, MSW, LGSW
Social Worker, DC Child and Family Services Agency Social Worker, DC Child and Family Services Agency
Washington, DC
Berwyn Heights, MD
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Warriors/Healers/Builders: Leadership and Personal Development Series for Black Men and Women
In this workshop the "flow of recognition" tool will be demonstrated to actively reinforce our inherent worth
and dignity and utilizing the "feelings as messengers" as a tool for emotional literacy that aids and enhances
the building of authentic relationships, beginning with oneself.
Wekesa Madzimoyo
Afiya Madzimoyo, MSW
Educator, AYA Educational Institute
AYA Educational Institute
Stone Mountain, GA
Stone Mountain, GA
Where there is love there is
no darkness.
~Burundian proverb
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April 2, 2014
Youth Development
10:30am – 12Noon
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Addictions & Mental Health in African Nova Scotian Communities
This workshop will introduce participants to the prevalence of mental health, substance abuse and gambling
within African Nova Scotian communities. Findings will stem from the “Out of the Shadows Project”, a twoyear project targeting twelve radicalized communities across the province.
Elizabeth Dantzier, MSW, RSW
Wanda Thomas Bernard, Ph.D.
Treatment Coordinator, Homewood Human Solutions, Professor, School of Social Work, Dalhousie
University
Dartmouth, NS
Halifax, NS
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Psychodynamic Treatment with African Americans: Special Emphasis on Afrocentric Theory
There are a number of barriers and unique factors affecting African American mental health treatment. This
workshop will focus on psychodynamic theory with African Americans. The participants will also explore
ways to integrate Afrocentric theory in practice.
Shawneladee C. Cole, Ph.D., LCSW-R
Clinical Supervisor & Professor, Woodhull Hospital
Brooklyn, NY
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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Individuals with PTSD and Substance Abuse
Social workers who work with individuals who have a dual diagnosis of a mental health and substance abuse
problem recognize that they can be difficult to treat and have poor treatment outcomes. This workshop will
present Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy practice methods for helping individuals with Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse problems.
Frances Christian, Ph.D., LCSW
Clinical Professor & Private Practitioner, Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
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Health/Mental Health
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Africentric Rites of Passage Paradigm to Enhance the Socialization of Young
Black Males
This interactive workshop will provide a comprehensive Rites of Passage Paradigm
for young Black males based on Afrocentric principles. It will also provide evidence-based information on
programs in Toronto, Baltimore, and Chicago that have successfully implemented this paradigm.
Useni Eugene Perkins, MS Administration
Paul Hill
Publisher, Black Child Journal
Adjunct Faculty, Cleveland State University, School of
Chicago, IL
Social Work
Cleveland, OH
It’s much easier to fall in love than to
stay in love. ~ African proverb
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Workshops
April 2, 2014
Child Welfare
10:30am – 12Noon
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The Wind Beneath Our Wings: A Legacy of Leadership and Change
This workshop will showcase African American social work pioneers who are not well known and have gotten
very little attention in schools of social work for their significant contributions. It will provide an opportunity
for participants to discuss the pioneers and their roles in the development of the profession.
Iris Carlton-LaNey, Ph.D.
Tanya Smith Brice, Ph.D.
Professor, University of NC Chapel Hill
Dean, School of Education, Benedict College
School of Social Work
Columbia, SC
Chapel Hill, NC
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Combat Veterans and Its Impact on the Family
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is becoming more commonly diagnosed and impacting Military
Families in record numbers. This workshop will highlight research documenting association between PTSD
and intimate relationship problems. Clinicians will learn about various treatment modalities utilized in the
Department of Veteran Affairs.
Michael Gatson, LMSW
Social Worker
Bowie, MD
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Military Social Work-Family Practice
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The Power of the 501(c) (3)
This interactive workshop will identify and highlight the benefits and setbacks of a non-profit organization
obtaining its 501(c)3 status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It will also provide each participant a
step-by-step understanding of all federal and state documentation needed for NABSW chapters to stay in
compliance.
Wesley Proctor, M.Ed, Ph.D.
Executive Administrator/Youth Pastor, Victory Christian Center of Philadelphia, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA
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Administration/Management
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CIPP - Clinical Intervention for Placement Preservation in Illinois
This workshop will provide an overview of Clinical Intervention for Placement
Preservation (CIPP) staffings used in Illinois to preserve child welfare placements
whenever possible. It details how to conduct the staffings including a multi-generational approach which
allows all parties to work together to develop an effective treatment plan that all can support.
William H. Davis, MS, LCPC
CIPP Facilitator, Independent Contractor (Afro-Group)
Matteson, IL
He who loves the vase loves also what is inside.
~ African proverb
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Professional Development
April 2, 2014
10:30am – 12Noon
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African Americans Teaching Cultural Diversity at PWI: The Aftermath
This workshop will focus on experiences of African Americans teaching cultural diversity courses at
predominately white institutions (PWI)‚ relative to challenges associated with teaching this course. Facilitators
will close with a discussion regarding the limitations of the cultural competence approach to teaching cultural
diversity.
Sandra Flynn, Ph.D., MSW
Deneen Harris, Ph.D., MSW
Associate Professor, Virginia Union University
Assistant Professor, Western Connecticut
Pulaski, VA
State University
Danbury, CT
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Hanging Your Shingle
Are you ready to build your private practice or take yours to the next level? Discover
how personal development, a sense of purpose, and a business savvy approach to
success can help you make a unique contribution to the Social Work field.
Samara Stone, LCSW-C
CEO, The Stone Foundation/Perfected Practice
Towson, MD
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A friend is someone you share the path with. ~ African proverb
Show me your friend and I will show you your character. ~
African proverb
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Return to old watering holes for more than water;
friends and dreams are there to meet you.
~ African proverb
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Workshops
April 2, 2014
Family Preservation
4:00pm – 5:30pm
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Impact of Parental Involvement on African American Kinship Care Children Competence
This workshop will present findings from an empirical study that explored the positive impact of birth parents'
involvement on social and academic competence of children in informal kinship care.
Tyreasa Washington, Ph.D., LCSW
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
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Expand Your Reach: Resources and Support for Alzheimer's Families
Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. This is of even greater concern for African
Americans who are two times more likely than whites to develop Alzheimer's disease. Despite this increased
risk, African Americans remain less likely to obtain a diagnosis, utilize available resources or participate in
clinical studies.
Mary Thomas, M.A., LCSW
Associate Director, Contact Center, Alzheimer's Association
Chicago, IL
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Grandparent Caregivers: Implications for Social Work
This workshop will explore the challenges grandparents face as they try to prevent
their grandchildren from entering into the foster care system. This presentation will highlight various stressors
for both the child and grandparent and best practice methods to assist with obtaining positive results.
Djuan Short, LSW
Child Advocate Social Worker, Support Center for Child Advocates
Philadelphia, PA
Youth Development
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Youth Serving Organizations: The Importance of Building Resiliency and Encouraging Healthy
Development Among Youth Participants
This workshop will explore the collective responsibilities of professional staff, out-of-school time programs
and organizations in their effort to address wellness and resiliency issues for after school youth from a cultural
perspective.
Janet Riley-Ford, MSW, LSW
Tiffany Lane, Ph.D., MSW
Director, Boy and Girls Club
Assistant Professor, West Chester University
Chester, PA
West Chester, PA
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Caught Up In the Hook and a Beat
This interactive workshop will engage conference attendees in a "listening party". Participants will process
contemporary music to elicit a friendly discussion on the merits of R & B and Hip Hop engendering
meaningful dialogue and understanding of the power of music and its affect on value systems and beliefs
community.
Joelle Rollins-Kent, BSW
Jataun Rollins, LCSW
Graduate Student
Therapist, Jataun J Williams & Associates, LLC.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL
Homewood, IL
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Youth Development
April 2, 2014
4:00pm – 5:30pm
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Justice and Healing: Developing Effective and Accountable Organizations in Support of African
American Males Involved with Child Welfare
This workshop will highlight the ways in which institutional and structural racism contribute to the troubling
pattern of involvement of African American males with child welfare. Characteristics and best practices of
agencies that work effectively with African American males and their families will be identified.
Oronde Miller, M.S.
Senior Associate, Center for the Study of Social Policy
Washington, DC
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Child Welfare
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Sex, Sexuality, Spirituality And HIV: Where Does The Prejudice Come From?
This workshop will present incidence and prevalent statistics of HIV/AIDS and modes of transmission, higher
risk populations and prevention methods. It will also discuss sex, sexuality, spirituality, and homophobia/
heterosexism and examine how inextricably linked racism, sexism, and homophobia/heterosexism are in
society.
Rev. Tommie Watkins, Jr. Ph.D., L.G.S.W.
Consultant, The Watkins Group, LLC
New York, NY
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Gay is Not the New Black: Exploring Multiple Minority Status in Modern Black Gay Spaces
This workshop will ask participants to consider African Americans in the LGBT community and the unique
challenges and barriers they face while navigating their lives in the workplace, the schoolhouse, the churchhouse and in building loving and stable relationships.
Steven Hayes, MA, LMSW
Supervising Social Worker
Houston, TX
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Social Issues/Civil Liberties
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Lessons from the Black Power Movement
This workshop will provide through an exercise, summaries of interviews with
representatives from each group and personal testimony, a historical overview of the activities of African
Americans during the period of 1960-1980 differentiating the philosophies and activities of the Civil Rights
movement and the Black Power Movement.
Kinaya Sokoya, Ed.D.
President and CEO, Sokoya Enterprises
Fort Washington, MA
Health/Mental Health
Music to my Ears: Healing the Traumatized Afreekan
The typologies of Trauma and Traumatic Stress, what it is and how it works in our lives will be detailed. In
true revolutionary fashion, participants will be entertained with music to tell our stories. Pathways to support
themselves and their Afreekan consumers with healing and recovering will be explored.
Joanie McCollum, M.S.S.
Creatress & CEO of R.N.A., Racism Non-Anonymous
Philadelphia, PA
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Health/Mental Health
April 2, 2014
4:00pm – 5:30pm
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"I'M DONE!" Frustrated at Work
When the work begins to build up and you and/or your colleagues begin to burn out, what do you do? This
interactive learning workshop will provide tools for stress management, emotional balance, burnout prevention
and work to home transition.
Deidra Bibb
Speaker/Trainer, It's A New Thing Inc.
Birmingham, AL
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For Colored Girls" Who Want to be Scholars: An Accountability Circle
Mentoring relationships in academia can be complicated. Research preferences career at the expense of
psychological support. We offer the experiences of social work sister-scholars who created a transformative
virtual community to achieve both career and psychological success: The Accountability Circle.
Denise Davison, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Social Work, Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD
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Saundra Starks, MSSW, Ed.D
Professor, Social Work Department, Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY
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Urban Legends: Preparing the Next Generation for Licensed Practice
Ambivalence surrounds social work licensure and the exam is shrouded in fear. Historical wounding of test
takers triggered myths that disempower candidates. This workshop will present facts regarding regulation,
debunk urban legends about the test and identify strategies for passing the exam.
Fran K. Franklin, Ph.D., MSW
M. Jenise Comer, MSW
BSW Program Director, BSW Program Director
BSW Program Director, University of Central Missouri
Dover, DE
Warrensburg, MO
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Professional Development
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Chapter Fundraising: Sustainability
This session will focus on effective ways that chapters can turn their ideas into successful fundraising ventures
that not only generates a profit but also increases membership and raises awareness. Participants will identify,
plan and evaluate a mock "signature event" with feedback from fundraising experts.
Emma McGraw Myers, MSW
President & CEO, EM Consultants
Columbia, SC
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Administration/Management
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Changes Faces of Community Mental Health: Health Homes 101
Have you wondered what impact the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) is having
on the community mental health system and African Americans served? Do you
have a vested interest in growing your community mental health system beyond being an expert in the
behavioral health field? Come learn about the new integrated one stop shops across the U.S!
Lottie Sullivan, LISW-S
Pat Lyons, LISW-S
Behavioral Health Liaison, Molina Healthcare of Ohio Clinical Social Worker, Veterans Health Administration
Blacklick, OH
Columbus, OH
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April 3, 2014
Family Preservation
11:00am – 12:30pm
Giving the P.O.W.E.R. to Our Parenting Foster Youth
Over time, the number of parenting foster youth has continuously been on the rise.
Along side this, the number of parenting foster youth graduating from high school and
emancipating from the system from the system is also increasing. Statistical and visual aids will be utilized to
highlight this population and the direction for which it is headed. It will also explore possible solutions to the
issues this population faces.
Janel Young
2nd Year Social Work Undergraduate Student, Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
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Three Key Strategies for Eliminating the Black Dropout Epidemic and Empowering Black Youth to
Become Self-Leaders
This workshop will offer three vital strategies for eliminating the Black dropout epidemic by helping Black
youth to recognize their unique skills instead of wasting them; helping Black youth to take control of their
education and requiring the schools to establish courses that build upon their strengths.
Will Barnes, LCSW
President, REACH, Inc.
Chicago, IL
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The Enduring Legacy of Slavery in Canada and Its Impact on the Under-Achievement of African
Canadian Youth
This workshop will explore the enduring legacy of slavery in Canada, as evidenced
in the chronic under-achievement of African Canadian Youth. It concludes with discussion of programs aimed
at creating opportunities for better futures for the critical mass of these youth.
Wanda Thomas Bernard, Ph.D., RSW
Professor, School of Social Work, Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
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The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
The workshop will give an overview that includes warning signs, how it affects the brain, causes & risk
factors, stages of the disease, treatment and hope for the future.
Fredericka E. Waugh, MSW
Outreach Coordinator, Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter
Philadelphia, PA
The Urban Memorial
This workshop will discuss the impact of traumatic grief for high risk African American youth. The increase of
homicide in the inner city has created "The Urban Memorial"; memorials created to mourn the death of
someone. This causes constant fear and anxiety, which leads to high risk behaviors and childhood mental
illness.
Rev. Christal Eason, LMSW
President, CLE Strategic Solutions, LLC
Lathrup Village, MI
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April 3, 2014
11:00am – 12:30pm
Health and Mental Health
African American Males: Religion, Spirituality, & Wellness
The workshop facilitators will share the research methodology, implementation
process, and results of a three phase mixed methods research project targeting African American males. It will
be an interactive experience with engaging exercises, discussion and a power point presentation.
Jerry Watson, Ph.D., MSW, MBA
Chris Simmons, Ph.D., LCSW
Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi
Instructor of Social Work, University of South Florida
Southaven, MS
Tampa, FL
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Interrupting Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in Child Welfare Outcomes
African American foster children achieve permanency at a lower rate than non-minority children. By
addressing racial disproportionality and disparities across the child welfare continuum, we can help children
safely remain home, return home or achieve adoption in a timely manner.
Terry A. Solomon, Ph.D., MPH, MSW
Robert Blackwell, MSW
Executive Director, African American Family
Chief Officer of Racial Equity, Illinois Department
Research Institute
of Children and Family Services
Chicago, IL
Springfield, IL
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Child Welfare
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Carvella McCuistian, BA
Research Assistant, University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
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Chizara Ahuama-Jonas, MA
Research Assistant/Substance Abuse Therapist,
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
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One Size Does Not Fit All: Procedures for Culturally Adapting
Behavioral Interventions
The purpose of this presentation is to describe the procedures that were used to culturally adapt a HIV risk
reduction group intervention in an effort to increase its effectiveness with substance abusing African American
women.
A. Kathleen Burlew, Ph.D.
Ruby Lipscomb, Ph.D., LISW-S
Clinical Psychologist
Behavioral Health Therapist/Associate
Cincinnati, OH
Professor Emerita, University of Cincinnati
Columbus, OH
Military Social Work Practice
Trauma Treatment for African American Combat Veterans
This workshop will not only expand current levels of understanding regarding combat related experiences of
African American combat veterans, but will also add to a much needed knowledge base for persons seeking to
provide services to this very vulnerable population.
Oliver Johnson, Ph.D., LCSW
Association Professor, Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
Patience is the key which
solves all problems.
~ Sudanese proverb
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Workshops
April 3, 2014
Administration/Management
11:00am – 12:30pm
Successful Grant Proposal Writing for Non-Profits
Participants will learn the fundamental components and strategies for effective grant
development in order to write successful grants for neighborhood, grassroots or community organizations.
Paula Smith, Ph.D.
Program Manager, Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
Professional Development
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Reaffirming Our Focus
This interactive workshop will focus on transferring theoretical concepts into practical application while
providing field instruction to social work interns. The ecological perspective and systems theory undergird
social work practice and will be utilized as refreshers for preparing future clinicians and generalist
practitioners.
Sharon Baxter, MSW
Phyllis Randall, MSW, LSW
Adjunct Faculty, Temple University
Adjunct Faculty, Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
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Developing Competence Treating Contemporary Blended Families
This workshop will present a wellness model for treating the blended family and discuss the differences
between the non-blended and a blended family. It will help clinicians identify stages of blended family
development and challenges specific to each stage, providing solutions to help develop and maintain healthy
relationships.
Cathy Gilham, LCSW, CADC
Nathaniel Gilham, Ed.D., LCPC
Clinical Program Director, Family Counseling Institute
Executive Director, Family Counseling Institute
South Holland, IL
South Holland, IL
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Preparing for the Masters and Clinical Social Work Examination
This workshop will focus on Professional Development of Social Workers and will focus on the various
content areas of Social Work Practice. This workshop will assist Social Workers and Social Work Students in
preparing for the social work license examination.
Andrew Wilson, LCSW, BACS
Antwan Butler, LCSW BACS
Clinical Manager
CEO, Dream Big Global Enterprise, LLC
Office of Community Services
Outpatient Licensed Practitioner
Shreveport, LA
Shreveport, LA
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Zakia Pugh, MAOM, MSS
Supervisor, Philadelphia Defender’s Association
Philadelphia, PA
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Legacy Building: Young Adult Leadership in NABSW
Multi-generational leadership is vital to the functioning of any organization,
especially within NABSW. Young adults will learn the necessary skills to navigate
the organizational culture, grow professionally and personally, and continue the legacy of NABSW through
leadership.
Melanie R. Bryant, Ph.D.(c), MSW
Glenda Duru, MSW
National Office Director, NABSW, Inc.
Law Student, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Philadelphia, PA
Houston, TX
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2015 Recipient
of the NABSW Zawadi (Gift)
(Donations can be included in your registration fee for the conference)
Sankofa Safe Child Initiative
401 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60624
Annetta Wilson, Founder & Executive Director
The Sankofa Safe Child Initiative is an non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide trauma
informed supportive services, supportive housing, referrals to resources and trainings that encourage
underserved families and communities to be strong, self-sufficient, and remain intact.
Since 1999, Sankofa Safe Initiative has opened its doors to reduce the numbers of families involved in the child
welfare and juvenile justice system. The program provides supportive services to help preserve, stabilize,
reunify, and keep families intact by meeting families where they are, help them look back to identify their
strengths and move forward to self-sustainability.
Sankofa Safe Child Initiative Programs:
• After School Programs
• Computer Workshops
• Tutoring and Mentoring
• Teen Pregnancy
• Violence Prevention
• Juvenile Justice Leadership Navigation
• Youth Empowering Programs
• Health Awareness
• Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support
• Parenting Classes and Family Conferences
• Individual and Family Counseling
• Support Helpline
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Office of Student Affairs
Schedule of Events
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
OSA Community Day of Service
"Freeing the Human Spirit": Giving back to our Community Ten-Fold
Volunteer Opportunities at Habilitative Systems of Chicago, IL
The Office of Student Affairs, in conjunction with the Chicago ABSW, invite all students and conferees to participate as we conduct our Day of
Service at Habilitative Systems of Chicago, IL. Our Day of Service will surround the motto of Habilitative Systems, "Freeing the Human Spirit".
This phrase is the all-pervasive concept of the agency's dedication to provide services and support to disenfranchised individuals. Join us as we
give back to our community!!
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
6:30 pm -­‐ 8:00 pm
OSA Welcome Reception
Calling all new and returning students! Join us for an informational and social event as we get to know each other and discuss the conference and
OSA events.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
OSA Student Symposium
Ordering Our Steps to the Mantel of Nia
In becoming an effective Black social worker, one must understand the journey ahead. The OSA Symposium consists of discussions surrounding
personal-professional alignment, interviewing and resume protocols, effective utilization of social media, and preparation for licensure and
independent practice.
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Thursday, April 2, 2015
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Potential Candidates Q&A
Interested in running for a position in OSA for the 2015-2016 year? Come out and get information on OSA, your position of interest, and
responsibilities of the executive officers from those who have walked the road you are considering.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Thursday, April 2, 2015
9:30 pm - 1:00 am
Ordering our “Steps”: Get Down in the Windy City!
All are invited to “step” into our Chicago themed party that is sure to show you we really get down in the Windy City!
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Friday, April 3, 2015
9:30 am - 10:30 am
OSA Student Poster Presentation
An opportunity to view projects and converse with student researchers on new, revisited, and relevant studies pertaining to issues that are
important to us.
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Friday, April 3, 2015
10:30 am - 11:30 am
OSA Meet the Candidates
A chance to get to know the candidates for the 2015-2016 OSA executive board to hear their vision and see their passion before you cast your
vote.
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
OSA Students & Advisor Meeting, Elections and Luncheon
Join us as we gather one last time to meet, dine, vote and bring in the new OSA officers.
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SPECIAL CONFERENCE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Conference and Exhibit Hall Opening
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
International Ballroom – International Level
NABSW National Adoption Exchange
Sponsored by AdoptUsKids, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
April 1 - 3, 2015
International Ballroom – International Level
In keeping with NABSW’s long-standing commitment to enhance adoption opportunities for African
American children, the 47thAnnual Conference will sponsor the Eleventh Annual Adoption Exchange.
State, local and private social services agencies are encouraged to participate in this effort to
match families with children and children with families who are waiting for homes. NABSW can help
make a difference in the lives of children who are in need of families. If you are interested in
participating, bring the family homestudies and child studies, a current photo and videotapes/CDs of
waiting children and families to match children with families.
The application to participate is included in this registration brochure. Please return the completed
application by Friday, March 6, 2015. If you need further information, please call at (202) 678-4570.
Fitness Fantastic & Aerobics
April 2 -3, 2015
6:00 am – 7:00 am
Malpensa – International Level
Don’t let travel derail the exercise routine. Daily early morning workout sessions are available during
the conference. Suggested Donation: $5 per session
Fitness Instructor: Yvonne Toney
Authors’ Jazz Café & Book Signing Reception
Thursday, April 2, 2015
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rosemont Complex – Entry Level
Renowned authors from across the country are available to discuss and sign their latest books as
wonderful jazz play in the background. The latest works of these authors are available for purchase.
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Hyatt Regency Hotel
O’Hare-Chicago
Cut-off Date: Monday March 9, 2015
For Reservations
call (888) 421-1442 under the NABSW Block or
go to www.NABSW.org
and click on the 47th Annual Conference Link.
There will be a link for the Hyatt hotel.
Room Rate: Single and Double: $124
Triple: $149
Regency Club: $50 additional to
the group rate
*Please add additional 13% local applicable
taxes to all room rates
Complimentary internet included in each
sleep room
All reservations must be guaranteed at time
of booking with either a first night’s deposit
or a major credit card.
Check-in time: 3:00pm
Check-out Time: 12:00noon
Parking: Self-Parking Daily:
$5.00
Valet Parking Daily: $35.00 Regarding Hotel:
Zelma Smith NABSW
Meeting Planner
770-465-5437
[email protected]
Regarding Conference and Exhibit Booth Information:
Melanie Bryant
NABSW Office Director
202-678-4570
[email protected]
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Hyatt Regency Hotel
O’Hare-Chicago
Cut-off Date: Monday March 9, 2015
Hotel Information and Reservations
The National Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare at 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue,
Rosemont, Illinois. The Hyatt Regency O’Hare is situated five minutes from O’Hare International
Airport and offers prime access to the prominent sights of both Rosemont and Chicago. The hotel
offers 24 hour complimentary and continuous shuttle service to and from O’Hare International
Airport.
The Hyatt offers complimentary 24-hour access to Stay Fit Gym and complimentary wireless internet
is in each guest room and the lobby areas along with several food venues: Perks – for a quick
breakfast, lunch or snack and freshly brewed Starbuck’s coffee, freshly baked muffins, fresh fruits
and a variety of deli sandwiches. The O’H American Grill is located in the atrium lobby and offers
breakfast, lunch and dinner along with a breakfast buffet. The Red Bar – enjoy a well-deserved
break in this fun and inviting lounge – salads, appetizers, dinner and desserts. It also features
“SHSUHI” as well every evening.
Hotel rate for single and double is $124 per night; triple occupancy is $149; quadruple occupancy is
$174 plus state and local taxes of 13% will be added to the above nightly rates. Regency Club
room is available at an additional cost of $50 per room per night. The group rate ends March 9,
2015. Please make your reservation early. Reservation requests received after March 9, 2015 will be
based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates. The group rate will be extended three days pre
and post the conference based on availability.
Hotel reservation may be made through the NABSW website a nabsw.org and click on the Hyatt
link. You may also call 1-888-421-1442 and request the “NABSW” room block to secure the
discounted group rate. Payment can be made with a major credit card or check. For more
information regarding the cancelation process and policy, contact the hotel directly. As rooms are
limited, make your reservation today. Guest check-in cannot be guaranteed prior to 3:00 pm on
the day of arrival. Check-out time is 12:00 noon.
Early Departure Fee
All guests will be required to initial departure date upon check in. Any early departures will be
subject to a fee (however, extenuating circumstances will be considered). The fee will be posted to
the individual guest’s credit card.
Hotel Parking Rates: (These rates include in-and-out privileges.)
The Hyatt offers both self-parking and valet services. NABSW has a special rate of $5 only for selfparking for all conference attendees. Valet services are $35 per day.
Ground Transportation from the Airport
The Hyatt offers complimentary 24 hour shuttle to and from the O’Hare Airport.
Please follow the signs for shuttle pick-up at the O’Hare.
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CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)
NABSW offers CEUs for participants who register for the conference. CEUs provided by
the New Orleans Chapter of NABSW, licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Social
Work Examiners, and CEU units are based on contact hours of the actual workshops
and institutes attended by the individual.
In order to be eligible for CEUs and ethics credit include the registration fee for the
CEUs with the conference registration fee. All conferees who register for CEUs must
pick up the CEU form at the Registration Booth located in the Exhibit Hall. The
workshop/institute facilitator must sign the CEU form. The completed CEU form must
be returned to Registration Booth.
NOTE: For those conferees interested in obtaining continuing education credits from
State Boards of Social Work Examiners, bring the forms and have the forms signed by
workshop/institute presenters instead of the workshop facilitators.
CEUS FOR SOCIAL WORK ETHICS INSTITUTE
NABSW also offers continuing education units for the Social Work Ethics institute and
you must register for this special institute. Credits will be issued through the New
Orleans Chapter of NABSW. If you are interested in obtaining CEU credit for
participation in this specifically-designed workshop, pick up the CEU form at the
Registration Booth located in the Exhibit Hall. The institute presenter must sign the CEU
form instead of the workshop facilitator. The completed CEU form must be returned to
the CEU Registration Booth for processing.
CONFERENCE ATTIRE
The NABSW Annual Conference is a professional conference. When attending
plenary sessions, workshops and institutes, business dress or African attire is
appropriate. Please bring a wrap, jacket or sweater since meeting rooms and halls
are often cold and beyond the control of the conference staff. Do wear comfortable
shoes!
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Special Conference
Registration information
(Please read carefully prior to completing the conference registration form. The process and procedures have been modified.)
REGISTER NOW TO RECEIVE THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTED RATE!!
All advance registration forms MUST be postmarked by February 27, 2015.
The National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) is a voluntary cultural and membership
organization founded in May 1968 by a group of social workers and human service professionals to
address the social welfare needs of Black people across the country. The NABSW conference is
open to NABSW members and potential members only.
The full conference registration fee includes: the conference bag and badge, admission to
sessions/institutes, two continental breakfasts, a ticket to the annual luncheon and access to the
Exhibit Hall and the Authors’ Jazz Café. The Conference Badge must be visibly displayed for
admission.
Special Note: Please confirm that your local chapter has submitted your membership dues to the
National Office, prior to registering in order to secure the “membership” discounted rate.
Registration forms received after midnight on February 27, 2015 or postmarked later than the cutoff
date will be considered as on-site registration. The difference in the registration fees must be paid
either prior to arrival or onsite to complete registration. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, certified checks
and money orders are accepted at on-site reservation. PERSONAL checks are not acceptable
forms of payment at on-site registration. For further information, please call the National Office at
(202) 678-4570.
ONLINE CONFERENCE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION
NABSW’s website, www.nabsw.org, has been enhanced to aid with conference planning.
Attendees are strongly encouraged to use online registration for the 2015 conference. Download
the Conference Registration forms as needed. Hotel reservations are also available via the NABSW
website (nabsw.org).
REGISTRATION PROCEDURES FOR WORKSHOP AND INSTITUTE PRESENTERS
All presenters must pre-register for the conference. All presenters must check in at the Presenters’
Booth, located in the Exhibit Hall on the level entry of the Hyatt. Registration packets, including
official conference name badge will be distributed to presenters at the time of registration.
Confirmed audiovisual equipment request cannot be changed on-site. Your cooperation is greatly
needed and appreciated.
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Special Conference
Registration information
REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR SENIORS
Seniors (age 62 and over) must submit valid documentation as proof of status with their
conference registration form to secure the discounted registration rate. A copy of your driver’s
license or state issued identification card will be appropriate. Please bring your pre-registration
receipt to the conference.
Note: Proof of senior status is required to pick up registration materials.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
Full-time students (bachelors, masters or doctoral) must submit proof of matriculation status.
Students must submit a copy of class schedule bearing the name and/or logo of the institution
attending.
NOTE: To be eligible for student rate the individual must be actively enrolled in school and taking at
least nine (9) credit hours. A separate registration form is required for each student registering. This
will eliminate problematic registration when picking up registration materials at the conference.
Bring your registration receipt to the conference.
PURCHASE ORDERS AND AGENCY VOUCHERS
Purchase orders or vouchers for conference registration will be accepted as a form of payment for
advanced registration only. The purchase order number is required on the Conference Registration
Form. The purchase order must be signed by the authorized agency official and include the
agency’s telephone number. Full payment must be received at the NABSW National Office by
February 27, 2015 to ensure that the registration will be honored.
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS
Requests for refunds and cancellations must be made in writing and postmarked no later than
March 6, 2015. A $75 processing fee will be deducted from the original remittance. All refunds will
be issued after June 5, 2015.
RETURNED CHECKS
A $50 fee will be assessed for any returned checks.
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47th Annual National Conference
March 31 – April 4, 2015
Chicago, IL
Treasuring Our Ancestral Wisdom: Bridging Generations and Building Legacies
2015 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM
(Please Print Clearly)
First Name______________________________________ Middle Initial__________ Last Name____________________________
Name of Agency/Organization:________________________________________________________________________________
Street Address____________________________________________________________________________________________
City__________________________________________________ State_______________ ZIP Code_______________________
Daytime Telephone _________________________________________ Evening Telephone________________________________
E-mail Address____[email protected]________________________
Member of NABSW
☐Yes ☐No
Chapter President
Local Chapter Affiliation__________________________________
☐Yes
☐No
Membership Number_______________________
University Affiliation (Full-time student)___________________________________________________________________
Please select meal preferences for the luncheon:
Mode of transportation to conference:
☐Chicken
☐Driving
Conference Registration Fees (Please check the appropriate chapter.)
Category Advance Registration Fee
Academy for African Centered Social Work
Special Donation: Zawadi Gift
• Sankofa Safe Child Initiative
Total Amount Submitted:
☐ $380
☐ $440
☐ $325
☐ $385
☐ $285
☐ $335
☐ $205
☐ $275
☐ $250
☐ $35
☐ $25
☐ $70
☐ $500
☐ $5 or $_________
Member
Non-Member
Presenter Non-Member
Senior (62+) Member*
Senior (62+) Non-Member*
Student Member (full-time)*
Student Non-Member*
One Day Pass (Wed/Thurs)
CEU
CEU Social Work Ethics
Luncheon Only
Presenter Member
☐Air
☐Vegetarian
☐Train
On-Site Registration Fee
☐ $440
☐ $525
☐ $385
☐ $470
☐ $335
☐ $420
☐ $285
☐ $305
☐ $250
☐ $40
☐ $30
☐ $80
N/A
☐ $5 or $_________
$_______________________
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*Documentation required to validate registration type. Seniors attach a copy of your state issued ID. Students must submit proof of
matriculation status. Registration will not be processed without the attached documentation. Please refer to “Special Conference Registration
Information.”
47th Annual National Conference
March 31 – April 4, 2015
Chicago, IL
Treasuring Our Ancestral Wisdom: Bridging Generations and Building Legacies
2015 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM
(Please Print Clearly)
Name of Registrant_________________________________________________________________________________________
Method of Payment:
Check or Money Order (Payable to NABSW)
☐ MasterCard
☐ Visa
☐ Discover
☐ Purchase Order/Voucher
Credit Card Number:________________________________________________________________________________________
Name As It Appears on Card:__________________________________________________________________________________
Total Charged: $___________________________
Signature of Cardholder:_______________________________________________
Date:_____________________________
Purchase Order Number ___________________________________________________________
Name of Agency__________________________________________________________________
Street___________________________________________________________________________
City___________________________________
State_______
Zip Code_____________
Authorized Person________________________________________________________________
(
)
Telephone _______________________________________________________________________
Print Name ______________________________________________________________________
PLEASE SUBMIT ONE REGISTRATION FORM PER REGISTRANT
All pre-registrations must be postmarked by February 27, 2015
Please make check payable to NABSW, Inc. and mail to:
Annual National Conference
National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc.
2305 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020–5813
For further information, please contact us at (202) 678–4570. Thank you!
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47th Annual National Conference
March 31 – April 4, 2015
Chicago, IL
Treasuring Our Ancestral Wisdom: Bridging Generations and Building Legacies
2015 APPLICATION FOR EXHIBIT SPACE
Please Print Clearly.
Company Name____________________________________________________________________________________________
Contact Person______________________________________________________
Title______________________________
Mailing Address____________________________________________________________________________________________
(Street or P.O. Box)
City_______________________________________________
State________________ Zip_____________________________
Telephone_____________________________________________ Fax________________________________________________
E-mail Address____[email protected]________________________
Booth Type
Rates
Choose Space
Corporate (Premiere Space/Entrance)
$1,100.00
☐
Small Business (Corner Booth)
$880.00
☐
Government
$700.00
☐
Small Business
$660.00
☐
School of Social Work
$550.00
☐
*Non-profit Organizations
$440.00
☐
NABSW Chapter
$220.00
☐
Upgrade to Corner Space
$220.00 (Add’l)
☐
Refund Policy: Any cancellations of
booths MUST be in writing and
submitted by the exhibitor completing
the application. There is a $100.00
cancellation fee. NO REFUND FOR
CANCELLATION AFTER FEBRUARY
27, 2015.
[*Attach a copy of tax exemption letter]
BOOTH INFORMATION: Each booth is 8x10 and includes one 6’ draped table, identification sign, two chairs, and waste paper basket. In order
to receive a booth assignment, paid registration is required.
Amount Enclosed: $_______________________________________________
Your signature shall be binding to the Applicant and NABSW. Any false information given will result in cancellation of this
agreement.
Signature:_______________________________________________________
Phone:_________________________________
Exhibit setup is available Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
ONLY ONE COMPANY WILL BE PERMITTED TO EXHIBIT PER BOOTH. EXHIBITORS MAY NOT EXHIBIT OR SELL PRODUCTS WITHE THE NABSW LOG,
EMBLEM OR INITIALS WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT FROM NABSW NATIONAL OFFICE
Office Use Only
Booth #_____________________
Date Received_____________________
Category: ☐ Corporate ☐ Small Business
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Amount Received:$________________________________
Form of Payment: ☐ Check#_____________ ☐ Cash
☐ Money Order #____________ ☐ Credit Card____________
47th Annual National Conference
March 31 – April 4, 2015
Chicago, IL
Treasuring Our Ancestral Wisdom: Bridging Generations and Building Legacies
2015 APPLICATION FOR EXHIBIT SPACE
Please Print Clearly.
Company Name:___________________________________________________________________________________________
Indicate the Number of Years as an exhibitor with the NABSW:________________________
Describe the products and/or services to be exhibited (maximum 45 words)
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Exhibitor’s Badges: Three (3) badges will be provided per booth. Badges are only valid within the Exhibit area.
Name of Company:__________________________________________________________________
Badge #1:_________________________________________________________________________
Badge #2:_________________________________________________________________________
Badge #3:_________________________________________________________________________
Method of Payment (Please Check): DO NOT SEND PARTIAL PAYMENT
☐ Check or Money Order (Payable to NABSW)
☐ MasterCard
☐ Visa
Credit Card Number:________________________________________
☐ Discover
Expiration Date:__________
Name As it Appears on Card:___________________________________________________________
Total Charged: $___________________
Signature of Cardholder:_____________________________________
Date:___________________
NABSW will send the exhibitors’ contract with the rules and regulations on the receipt of application and payment. An exhibitor’s
registration package will be provided.
Return Application and Full Payment by February 27, 2015:
2015 Exhibits – National Conference
National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc.
2305 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20020–5813
For further information, please call (202) 678–4570. Thank you!
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47th Annual National Conference
March 31 – April 4, 2015
Chicago, IL
Adoption Exchange Registration Form
In keeping with NABSW’s long-standing commitment to enhance adoption opportunities for African American children, our 47th
Annual Conference will host the eleventh annual adoption exchange forum. Children and families can be registered prior to and
during the conference and matching opportunities will take place throughout the conference in the family circle, located prominently
in the exhibit area.
☐ CHILD REGISTRATION
☐ FAMILY REGISTRATION
AGENCY INFORMATION
Agency Name
Agency Address
Agency Phone
CONTACT PERSON
Name of Contact
Address (if different from
agency address)
Contact Person’s
Phone
E-mail
Child/Family Description: (Use a separate sheet of paper – 25 words or less and include a picture)
Child status: Child is legally free
☐ Yes
☐ No
If no, what is the adoption plan for this child?_____________________________________________________________________
Child is subsidy eligible
☐ Yes
☐ No
If yes, indicate rate$________________________________
Child is IV-E eligible
☐ Yes
☐ No
Number of Siblings_________________________________
Placement Fees:____________________________
Child’s travel paid by custodial agency
☐ Yes
☐ No
Purchase of service
☐ Yes
☐ No
If yes, at what amounts:_____________________________
Homestudy
$
Placement
$
Supervision
$
Finalization
$
Post-finalization
$
Other (specify)
$
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To participate in the Adoption Exchange, please return this form by March 6, 2015 to NABSW National Adoption Exchange, 2305 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20020–5813. For further information, please call (202) 678–4570.
47th Annual National Conference
March 31 – April 4, 2015
Chicago, IL
Treasuring Our Ancestral Wisdom: Bridging Generations and Building Legacies
Please Print Clearly.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Author’s Name:____________________________________________________________________________________________
Name of Company:_________________________________________________________________________________________
Address:_________________________________________________________________________________________________
City:_____________________________________________
State_________________________ Zip:____________________
Telephone Number:_____________________________________
Daytime
_______________________________________________
Evening
E-mail Address:____________________________________________________________________________________________
Member of NABSW ☐ Yes, please submit this form with registration
☐ No, $110.00 registration required: Payable to NABSW
Book Title(s) & Purchase Amount(s):
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
(Title of Book)
(Purchase Amount)
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
(Title of Book)
(Purchase Amount)
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
(Title of Book)
(Purchase Amount)
Please return completed form by Friday, February 27, 2015
2015 Exhibits – Author’s Jazz Cafe
National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc.
2305 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20020–5813
Donations to NABSW from book sales are appreciated. Contributions are tax-deductible.
For further information, please contact Gregory Owens at [email protected] Thank you!
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2305 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE – Washington, DC 20020–5813
www.nabsw.org - (202) 678–4570
THE MISSION
The National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc., comprised of people of African
ancestry, is committed to enhancing the quality of life and empowering people of African
ancestry through advocacy, human services delivery, and research. National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc. will work to create a world in which people
of African ancestry will live free from racial domination, economic exploitation, and cultural
oppression. In collaboration with national, international, and other appropriate groups, NABSW
will continue to leverage its collective expertise to strategically develop capacity of people of
African ancestry to sustain and flourish. NABSW’s vision is guided by the Principles of the
Nguzo Saba, which are Unity, Self-determination, Collective Work and Responsibility,
Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith, and the Seven Cardinal Virtues of
Ma’at, which are Right, Truth, Justice, Order, Reciprocity, Balance, and Harmony. NABSW Regions
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NABSW
The hand of a child
cannot reach the ledge; the
hand of the elder cannot
enter the gourd: both the young
and the old have
what each can do
for the other."
~ Yoruba
Proverb
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