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Listen to past presentations about faith and Social Work from peers in the field. NACSW provides a wide range of services designed to equip members to integrate their Christian faith and professional social work practice.

Listen to past presentations about faith and Social Work from peers in the field. NACSW provides a wide range of services designed to equip members to integrate their Christian faith and professional social work practice.
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Listen to past presentations about faith and Social Work from peers in the field. NACSW provides a wide range of services designed to equip members to integrate their Christian faith and professional social work practice.

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English


Episodes

Commissions to Complete the Mission

10/16/2015
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Listen to this sample broadcast by Kesslyn Brade Stennis, PhD, MDiv, MSW entitled "Commissions to Complete the Mission" originally recorded on October 28th, 2013. Twenty minute audio samples of NACSW podcasts are available to anyone while the full length podcast is available to NACSW members. Podcast Summary: In this session, Kesslyn explores the commission of Christians in social worker to complete the missions to which they are called as both social workers and people of faith! The...

Duration:00:31:35

Joy in Social Work

9/11/2015
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Listen to this sample broadcast by David Pooler, PhD entitled "Joy in Social Work" originally recorded on September 18th, 2013. Twenty minute audio samples of NACSW podcasts are available to anyone while the full length podcast is available to NACSW members. Podcast Summary: In this session, we will explore how social workers find great joy in their work. We will examine aspects of positive psychology and appreciative inquiry that inspire and inform our thinking about joy in work. Come...

Duration:00:30:46

The Importance of Engaging Fathers in Social Work Practice

8/14/2015
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Listen to this full length broadcast of Mark Robinson talking about "The Importance of Engaging Fathers in Social Work Practice" originally recorded on October 27, 2012. Podcast Summary: The research is clear. Children do better in every measure of development when there is a responsibly involved father in their lives. This workshop examines the unique contributions of fathers to the health and productive development of their children. In addition, this presentation will address the...

Duration:01:30:40

One Family Under God: A Theological Perspective on Immigration for Christian Social Workers

5/15/2015
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Listen to this full length broadcast of of Stephanie Spandl talking about "One Family Under God: A Theological Perspective on Immigration for Christian Social Workers" originally recorded on September 30, 2013. Podcast Summary: Immigration policy is a complex matter that deeply and personally affects families and communities and requires both justice and compassion. This podcast explores the international, political and social context of immigration today, scriptural and theological...

Duration:01:34:09

Spirituality, Child Trauma and Expressive Arts

4/13/2015
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Listen to this sample broadcast by Dr. Michael Phelps talking about "Spirituality, Child Trauma, and Expressive Arts" originally recorded on October 27th, 2012. Podcast Summary: This session focuses on the relationship between expressive arts and spirituality when working with children that have been traumatized. The presenter's experiences with children at a large homeless shelter and an orphanage in Mexico will be highlighted. The more we learn about the connection between the arts and...

Duration:00:33:03

The Pastors Words: Perspectives and Approaches to Domestic Violence in the Church

3/16/2015
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Listen to this sample broadcast by Dr. Jacqueline Dyer talking about "Perspectives and Approaches to Domestic Violence in the Church" originally recorded on May 13, 2013. Podcast Summary: The domestic violence community has often disparaged clergy for not providing appropriate support for women who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV). However, little is known about actual clergy practice and perspective in relation to this issue in their churches. This presentation provides...

Duration:00:19:05

African American Perspectives on Pastoral Counseling

1/10/2015
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Listen to this sample broadcast by Dr. Kimberly Hardy talking about "African American Perspectives on Pastoral Counseling" originally recorded on October 26, 2012. Podcast Summary: The Pew Forum on Religion in Public Life has found that African-Americans are more religious than any other racial/ethnic group in the country. Born of struggle and resistance to societal injustice, the Black Church developed as a means of providing both a haven from harm and a sanctuary for worship. The Black...

Duration:00:21:34

Intervention & Aftercare for Sex Trafficking Survivors: A Holistic Approach to Healing

11/25/2014
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Listen to this full length broadcast of of Lisa Thompson talking about "Intervention & Aftercare for Sex Trafficking Survivors: A Holistic Approach to Healing?" originally recorded on October 25, 2012. Podcast Summary: In this preconvention institute offered during NACSW’s Convention 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri, Lisa maintains that the global issue of sex trafficking with its devastating effect on victims is also an American problem of growing proportions. While awareness of the injustice...

Duration:03:10:25

Ethical Implications of Living with DSM-5

10/15/2014
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Listen to this sample broadcast by Dr. Jim Ellor talking about "Ethical Implications of Living with DSM-5" originally recorded on October 8th, 2013. Podcast Summary: Dr. Jim Ellor from Baylor University explores the values and ethics underlying the DSM 5. He begins by outlining the history of the DSM series, and highlighting some of the changes introduced in the latest version of this diagnostic manual. The remainder of the workshop focuses on four key questions of ethics for and the...

Duration:00:21:21

Cultivating Healing after Childhood Sexual Abuse

9/23/2014
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Listen to this sample broadcast by Julie Woodley talking about "Cultivating Healing after Childhood Sexual Abuse" originally recorded on October 26, 2012. Podcast Summary: This presentation takes you through the pain and healing of childhood sexual abuse. Julie Woodley uses her own story as well as stories of others and video clips of great professionals. Julie describes a journey of healing to listeners to help them understand the dynamics of childhood sexual trauma, and how to invite...

Duration:00:20:14

Assessing/Preparing Adoptive Families to Care for Traumatized Children

8/23/2014
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Listen to this full length broadcast by Jayne Schooler and Hope Haslam Straughan talking about "Assessing/Preparing Adoptive Families to Care for Traumatized Children" originally recorded on October 26, 2012. Podcast Summary: How can we better prepare foster and adoptive families to care for children with a history of trauma? By integrating trauma-informed language into the assessment and preparation process. This interactive workshop will provide participants with the tools to better...

Duration:01:27:47

Lessons about Training Black Clergy in Mental Health: What Do We Know?

7/9/2014
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Listen to this sample of Drs. Payne and Dyer talking on "Lessons about Training Black Clergy in Mental Health: What Do We Know?" originally recorded on October 26, 2012 at NACSW's Convention 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. Twenty minute audio samples of NACSW podcasts are available to anyone while the full length podcast is available only to members. Podcast Summary: In light of the fact that clergy are often front-line counselors, this workshop encourages dialogue about the best ways to...

Duration:00:54:45

Congregational and Community Responses to Vulnerable Older Persons

6/14/2014
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Listen to this sample of Dr. Dennis Myers talking about "Congregational and Community Responses to Vulnerable Older Persons" originally recorded on February 25, 2013. Podcast Summary: This audio conference focuses on how social workers and congregations can respond to the impoverishment and isolation that inhabit the daily lives of a significant number of older persons. It calls attention to unique assets that energize congregational responsiveness and demonstrates how effective...

Duration:00:18:06

What's in the Hood of Your Heart?

5/10/2014
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Listen to this full length broadcast of of Kendall Mathews talking about "What's in the Hood of Your Heart?" originally recorded on October 26, 2012. Podcast Summary: In this devotional presentation offered during NACSW’s Convention 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri, Kendall challenges Christians in social work to reflect on and nurture the resources of their Christian faith that serve to motivate, inspire, and sustain them in their often difficult work. Kendall draws on his decades of...

Duration:00:26:55

Spirituality as a Potential Resource for Coping with Trauma

4/12/2014
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Listen to this sample of Dr. Mary Van Hook talking about "Spirituality as a Potential Resource for Coping with Trauma" originally recorded on October 25th, 2012. Podcast Summary: This presentation addresses the potential role of spirituality as a resource for coping with both current and past trauma. Spirituality in this context embraces a variety of religious and cultural traditions. The presentation also discusses ways in which social workers can help client access this resource. This...

Duration:00:52:03

Trauma, Change, and Hope in Child Welfare

3/15/2014
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Listen to this sample of Dr. Charles Stikes talking about "Trauma, Change, and Hope in Child Welfare" originally recorded on October 25, 2012. Twenty minute audio samples of NACSW podcasts are available to anyone while the full length podcast is available only to members. Podcast Summary: This presentation is about the impact of personal, social, and natural disasters, as traumas; the impact on the entire aspect of the lives of people, and what can be done to ameliorate the disastrous...

Duration:00:21:21

Preparing for Practice: The Faith Integration Experiences of Christian Social Work Students

2/28/2014
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Listen to this sample of Stacey Barker, Ph.D. talking about Preparing for Practice: the Faith Integration Experiences of Christian Social Work Students originally recorded on November 16, 2012. Twenty minute audio samples of NACSW podcasts are available to anyone while the full length podcast is available only to members. Podcast Summary: This presentation summarizes the results of a qualitative research project which explored the experiences of Christian students related to faith...

Duration:00:21:28

Preparing Communities to Help Our Service Members Return Home

1/4/2014
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Listen to this full length broadcast of Lanny Endicott and Dexter Freeman talking about Preparing Communities to Help Our Service Members Return Home originally recorded on September 24, 2012. Podcast Summary: This audio conference workshop focuses on the challenge for social workers of faith to help with re-integrating military veterans into their respective communities. In addition to that, there will be a discussion of current evidence-informed treatment methodologies for assisting...

Duration:00:49:42

Faith and Play Therapy

12/6/2013
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Listen to this sample of Cathi Spooner talking about Faith and Play Therapy originally recorded on February 11, 2010. Twenty minute audio samples of NACSW podcasts are available to anyone while the full length podcast is available only to members. Podcast Summary: Cathi is a licensed clinical social worker and a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor. She has been a member of NACSW since 2008. She will give an overview of play therapy vs traditional talk therapy, theory of play therapy, the...

Duration:00:19:24

Equipping Social Workers to Support Clergy Who Are Providing Care for Returning Veterans

10/4/2013
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Listen to this full length broadcast of John Oliver talking about Equipping Social Workers to Support Clergy Who Are Providing Care for Returning Veterans originally recorded on September 8, 2012. Podcast Summary: Clergy and faith communities are often on the frontlines of caring for veterans suffering from adjustment disorders and mental illness. This workshop will explore a variety of ways that social workers can educate, empower and engage clergy and faith communities to be supportive...

Duration:01:45:53