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2017 NASW - Alabama Chapter Annual Conference

Program Schedule

 

Monday, April 24, 2017

8:00 am – 9:00 am            Registration

8:15 am – 8:50 am            Designated Poster Presentations

8:50 am – 8:55 am            Welcome          
Dawn Ellis- Murray, MSW, MPA, LGSW, Executive Director, NASW-Alabama Chapter

9:00 am – 9:55 am            Keynote Opening Speaker
Jeremiah Castille, Founder, Jeremiah Castille Foundation

10:00 am – 10:55am        Workshop Rotation 1

Sellers Auditorium          
Pamela Payne Foster, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, The University of Alabama
Chris Spencer, Director Community Development, The University of Alabama
Wake Up! HIV is at your door.  African American Faith Leaders in the rural south and HIV perceptions:  A qualitative analysis and personal perspective.

Smith Room
George Daniels, PhD, Assistant Dean of Administration, The University of Alabama
Breaking down barriers to opportunity in Alabama’s black belt:  Report on two youth initiatives in state’s poorest counties.

Lackey Room
Maranda Griffin, PhD, LPC, Field Experience Academic Coordinator, Walden University
Sophia Stevenson, BSW Intern, NASW-Alabama Chapter
Using the case-based method to explore DSM-5 diagnosis and ethics.

Mobile Room 
Dan Lord, Education and Public Affairs Manager, Alabama Securities Commission
Today, tomorrow and the future: A path to financial readiness.

Central Room 
Kimberly Williams Pettway, MSW, Director, Center for Academic Service Learning and Civic Engagement
Evelyn Tomasekski, MSW, Senior Advisor NASW
Addressing ethical dilemmas in an era of complex practice issues – Part 1. 

11:00 am – 11:55 am       Workshop Rotation 2

Smith Room                      
Ebone Kimber, LMSW IL Program Director, children’s Aid Society
Mission possible:  Solutions for working with older youth with special focus on youth in foster care.

Lackey Room                    
Maya Vasileva, Cross-Cultural Awareness Trainer, AshaKiran, Inc.
Social work equals cultural competence.

Mobile Room                    
Dan Lord, Education and Public Affairs Manager, Alabama Securities Commission
A blueprint to investments:  Understanding financial mechanisms and their power.

Central Room                   
Kimberly Williams Pettway, MSW, Director, Center for Academic Service Learning and Civic Engagement
Evelyn Tomasekski, MSW, Senior Advisor NASW
Addressing ethical dilemmas in an era of complex practices issues – Part II. 

12:00 pm - 1:25 pm        Awards 

Luncheon Speaker
Bennet Wright, Executive Director, Alabama Sentencing Commission


1:30 pm – 2:25 pm           Workshop Rotation 3 

Sellers Auditorium
Denise Green, PhD, LICSW-PIP, Chair, Department of Human Services, Troy University
Vulnerable populations:  Human Trafficking, STI’s and HIV.

Smith Room
Bethany Womack, MSW, PhD Candidate, Professor, The University of Alabama
Freda Coleman-Reed, PhD, Professor, University of North Alabama
Sarah R. Young, PhD, Binghamton University, State University of New York
“Be Sweet” The southern social workers’ guide to (politely) breaking down barriers.

Lackey Room
Rev. Dr. Tommie L. Watkins, Jr., Associate Rector and Chaplain, Canterbury Chapel
The relationship between religion, spirituality, sexuality, and health among persons of color, and Millennials.

Mobile Room
Dan Lord, Education and Public Affairs Manager, Alabama Securities Commission
Who do you trust with money?

Central Room
John M. Tyson, Jr, JD, Program Director, Helping Families Initiative
Helping families initiatives.

2:30 pm - 3:25 pm        Workshop Rotation 4

Sellers Auditorium
Joanne Terrell, MSW, LICSW-PIP, Professor, The University of Alabama
Death penalty mitigation:  The role of social workers in the development of mitigation defense, a social advocacy approach. 

Smith Room
Chris A. Ziegler Dendy, MS, Co-Founder, CHADD’s Teacher-to-Teacher
Intervention strategies to address ADHD and executive function deficits in students and adults.

Lackey Room
Michelle Brazeal, LCSW, LICSW, Program Director, MIDHP, University of Southern Mississippi
Lauren Zakaras, DBH, LCSW, Clinical Director, MIDHP, University of Southern Mississippi
Tim Rehner, PhD, Professor, University of Southern Mississippi
Social workers as care coordinators:  Linking primary care and mental health to address the bio-psycho-social needs of vulnerable populations through integrated care teams.

Mobile Room                    
Dan Lord, Education and Public Affairs Manager, Alabama Securities Commission Protecting aging populations from financial fraud or abuse.

Central Room                   
Carolyn Ezell, LCSW-PIP, Retired Clinical Social Worker
Using the written word to break down barriers. 

3:30 pm – 4:25 pm           Workshop Rotation 5

Sellers Auditorium          
Tajuan McCarty, BSW, MPA. MPH, Founder, The WellHouse
Human trafficking, in our backyard.

Smith Room                      
K. Blake Horne, LMFT, PhD, President/CEO, United Methodist Children’s Home
Scarlette Spears-Studdard, PhD, Home Program Manager, United Methodist Children’s Home
Holly E. Register, LGSW, MSW, Director of Quality, United Methodist Children’s Home
Fostering success in higher education:  United Methodist Children’s Home’s residential scholarship program.

Lackey Room                    
Allison Curington, LCSW, Director of Field Education, The University of Alabama
Kimberly Gibson, LGSW, MSW, Field Coordinator, The University of Alabama
Tania Alameda-Lawson, PhD, Assistant Professor, The University of Alabama
From social work reflection circles to campus-wide unity/inspiration wall to university police-student forums.

Mobile Room                    
Dan Lord, Education and Public Affairs Manager, Alabama Securities Commission
Eye on financial corruption:  A look at financial crimes against Alabamians.

Central Room                   
Amy E. Cox, LMSW, Professor, Troy University
Military families:  Increasing social work awareness and response. 

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Panel

Sellers Auditorium
National Alliance of Social Workers in Sports Panel
David Albright, PhD, Associate Professor, The University of Alabama
Emmett Gill, PhD, Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Ginger Gummelt, PhD, Director of Social Work Program, Lamar University
Matt Moore, PhD, Assistant Professor, Ball State University

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm           Designated Exhibitor Time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm        Networking Reception

Sponsored by UAB School of Social Work, Auburn University School of Social Work, and Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports

Reception Speaker
Tina Kempin Reuter, PhD, Director, UAB Human Rights Institute

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

7:00 am – 7:50 am            Breakfast

Breakfast Speakers
Emily Myers, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Professor, Auburn University
Gary Sullivan, Vice President, WeCounsel Solutions, LLC

7:50 am – 8:00 am            Welcome
Jennifer Edwards, LGSW, President Elect, Conference Co-Chair
NASW-Alabama Chapter

8:00 am – 8:55 am            Keynote Speaker
Vanzetta Penn McPherson, JD, US Magistrate Judge (Ret)

9:00 am - 9:55 am       Workshop Rotation 6  

Sellers Auditorium          
Kimberly Williams Pettway, MSW, Director, Center for Academic Service Learning and Civic Engagement
Evelyn Tomasekski, MSW, Senior Advisor NASW
ADHERE:  Engage clients to achieve adherence.

Smith Room                      
Karen Thompson, LMSW, Executive Director, Temporary Emergency Services, Inc.
The imitation of life, Race.

Lackey Room                    
Corey Ingram, LMSW, Program Coordinator, University of South Carolina
Healthy black masculinity.

Mobile Room                    
Carly King, MSW Student, The University of Alabama
M. Sebrena Jackson, PhD, LCSW, Assistant Professor, The University of Alabama
Self-care matters in the pursuit of helping humanity.

Central Room                   
Sandra Karumberia, LMSW, MSW, Coordinator, Frontline of Communities in the United State, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ashley Gilmore, LMSW, MPH, Program Manager I, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Kureisha Ford, LMSW, Onsite Coordinator, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Hepatitis C virus treating, linkage to care, and treatment services.

10:00 am - 10:55 am      Workshop Rotation 7

Sellers Auditorium          
Kimberly Williams Pettway, MSW, Director, Center for Academic Service Learning and Civic Engagement
Evelyn Tomasekski, MSW, Senior Advisor NASW
ADHERE:  Engage clients to achieve adherence. 

Smith Room                      
Derek Osborn, Executive Director, PRIDE of Tuscaloosa
Current drug trends and expectations for the future.

Lackey Room                    
M. Sebrena Jackson, PhD, LCSW, Assistant Professor, The University of Alabama
Shannon Hubbard, LGSW, Program Coordinator, Alabama Reach
Breaking down barriers to college:  A foster care perspective.

Mobile Room                    
Sallye R. Longshore, EdS, MS, BS, Executive Director, Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
The role of mandated reports of child abuse and neglect.

Central Room                   
Nicole Ruggiano, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor, The University of Alabama
Leah Cheatham, JD, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor, The University of Alabama
Cassandra E. Simon PhD, MSW, Associate Professor, The University of Alabama
Finding our voice:  Empowering effective social justice advocacy in social work.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm      Closing Keynote Speaker

Shante Miller, MA, Regional Resources Consultant, US Department of Health and Human Services, Region IV