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Forging Solutions Out of Challenges

Please join the NASW MS Chapter as we celebrate Social Work Month 2016 with our presentation of quality continuing education sessions and opportunity to network with your colleagues. The 2016 Conference theme reflects how social workers transform individual, group and societal challenges into workable solutions, healing, peace, cooperation and empowerment.

See you in Biloxi March 23-25, 2016!

Hank Rainer, LCSW

President, NASW, MS Chapter


Different workshop schedule & times!

13 CEs for entire conference!

3 hour CE sessions on Thursday morning!

Friday morning 3 hour CE Closing Session1

Please carefully review the schedule.

Need help in deciding which workshops you want to attend? Visit the NASW MS Chapter website for workshop summaries.

Click Conference link for details.


8:30am-5:00pm Registration Open

OPENING SESSION 10:00am-11:45am

Forging Solutions Out of Challenges

Angelo McClain, PHD, LICSW

Chief Executive Officer

National Association of Social Workers

1 CE hour presentation followed by presentation of Awards.

Session 1 1:00pm-2:30pm 1.5 CE Credit

1A. Identifying and Assessing Clients at Risk of Dangerous Behaviors

– Wayne Cullinan, LMSW, Assessment & Referral Counselor,

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport.

30 min. Ethics CE.

1B. Law Enforcement Training Initiative: Strengthening Partnerships to Protect Older Adults

– Kathy Van Cleve, LMSW, LCMHT,

Dir., & Melora Jackson, MS, CMHT, Div. of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, MS DMH.

30 min. CD CE Credit.

1C. Forensic Interviewing 101

– Tamara E. Hurst, PHD, LCSW, USM School of Social Work.

15 min. Ethics, 15 min. CD CE


1D. Combat Social Work in Vietnam: Lessons Learned for Iraq/Afghanistan/Civilian Trauma

– Raymond M. Scurfield, DSW, LCSW,


20 min. Ethics, 20 min. CD CE Credit.

1E. What Do Guns Have to Do with It? An Examination and Discussion on the Epidemic of Gun Violence in the U.S. What Will Be the Social Work Response?

– Lucille “Missy” Rowley, PhD, LCSW, ACSW, Alan Bougere, PhD., LCSW, USM School of SW.

20 min. Ethics CE Credit.

1F. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: The Incidence & Effects of Prenatal Drug Use

– Elizabeth Zimmerman, LMSW, Memorial

Hospital at Gulfport.

Session 2 3:00pm-4:30pm 1.5 CE Credit


The Role of the NASW MS Chapter’s Ethics Committee: Consultation and Guidance – Susan C. Allen, PhD, LCSW, NASW

MS Ethics Chair, and Committee Members: Adele Crudden, PhD, LCSW, Lisa Moon, PhD, LCSW, and Tom Osowski, PhD, LCSW.

90 min. Ethics CE Credit.

2B. Neuroplasticity and the Resilient Brain: Understanding How Childhood Neglect and Abuse Affect the Developing Brain

– Marian

L. Swindell, PhD, MSU-Meridian SW Program.

2C. Declining Capacity: Navigating Dangerous Waters

– Richard A. Courtney, CELA, Frascogna Courtney, PLLC.

30 min. Ethics

CE Credit.

2D. Bridging the Gap: Advocating Communication between Two Systems of Care

– Lindsey Risher Vining, LMSW, Team Leader,

USM MS Integrated Health and Disaster Program (MIHDP), Lauren Zakaras, LMSW, DBH, Coordinator of Clinical Programs &

Training, MIHDP, Michelle Brazeal, LCSW, Program Dir., MIHDP, Tim Rehner, PhD, Dir., USM School of SW.

2E. Campus Violence: Prevention and Response

– Leigh Jensen, MSW, PhD, Dir., MSU Student counseling Services, Deena

Crawford, LCSW, Dir., USM Counseling Center.


How “my town” and “their town” Became “our town”: Accounts of Different Childhood Experiences in a MS Town During the Jim

Crow Era, the Civil Rights Movement , and an Enduring 45+ Year Friendship

– Janet S. Watson, LCSW, Dir., Social Services,

Jewish Family Services, Debra J. Moore, PhD, LCSW, UM SW Program

. 90 min. CD CE Credit.


7:30am-5:00pm Registration Open

Select ONLY ONE Workshop in Session #3 OR TWO Workshops in Session #4

Session 3 8:30apm

– 12:00pm 3 CE Credit

3A. Gender Dysphoria: An Overview of Behavioral Health Assessment and Treatment

– Shelia Robinett, PsyD, Elizabeth Polinsky,

LMSW, Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System.

180 min. CD CE Credit.

3B. Trauma Informed Practice for Social Workers: An Overview of Traumatic Stress and Innovative Approaches to Its Treatment

Matthew Vasquez, PhD, LMSW, USM SW School, Emily Goff, MSW Student, USM, Mary Takewell, MSW Student, USM.

3C. Ethical Dilemmas and Your License: What You Need to Know

– Jennifer Fulcher, LSW, Anna Lyn Whitt, DHA, LMSW, Gloria


120 min. Ethics CE Credit.

Session 4A 8:30am

– 10:00am 1.5 CE Credit

4A1. Tall Tales and White Lies: Understanding Reasons Children Change Their Stories After Sexual Abuse

– Marion L. Swindell,

PhD, MSU-Meridian SW Program.


The Burden of Kidney Disease: A Patient, Caregiver, & Community Educator’s Perspective – Patrice R. Jenkins, PhD, LMSW,

JSU SW School, Katina Lang-Lindsey, LMSW, JSU PhD Student.

60 min. CD CE Credit.

4A3. Changing the Way We Define Outcomes for Victims in Domestic Violence Shelters

– Christy Ainsworth, LCSW, Deputy Dir.,

Office Against Interpersonal Violence, MS Dept. Health.

Session 4B 10:30am-12:00pm 1.5 CE Credit

4B1. Myths and Misperceptions of Sex-Related Education in MS Schools: Implications for Social Work

– Jerome Kolbo, PhD, USM

SW School, Nichole Werle, LMSW, USM SW School, Olivia Ismail, MSW Student.

4B2. Enhancing the SW Profession through Enforcing Ethical Guidelines

– Marquita Thurman, LMSW, Fresenius Medical Care,

Hiawatha (Frenchie) Sanford, LCSW, Fresenius Medical Care.

90 min. Ethics CE Credit.

4B3. Recognizing, Responding, and Relating to Seniors Losing Vision

– Adele Crudden, PhD., MSU-Starkville SW Program, Shellie

Zeigler, Director of Talking Books, MS Library Commission, Nancy Beal, BS, MS Dept. of Rehabilitation Services.

Session 5 1:15pm

– 2:45pm 1.5 CE Credit

5A. Social Dance for Social Work: A Tool for Practice and Self-Care

– Michael Forster, PhD, LCSW, Dean, College of Health, USM.

5B. The MS Legislative Process in Action: A Close Up View of How Some Bills Make It and Others Don’t – Charles Araujo, LCSW,

ACSW, NASW MS Chapter Legislative Liaison.

5C. Forbidden Grief: The Ethical and Emotional Costs of Grieving the Loss of Clients and Colleagues

– Jana Donahoe, LCSW,

PhD, DSU SW Program.

60 min. Ethics CE Credit.

5D. Military Culture in MS

– Richard Patton, State Community Support Coordinator, Army One Source, Jessica Cole, LPC,

Psychological Health Coordinator, MS National Guard.

90 min. CD CE Credit.


What to Do When You Leave Your Job…or Your Job Leaves You: Applying SW Skills When Facing Change – Brenda Sumrall

Smith, PhD, LCSW, LMFT.


“Walking the Middle Path”: The Eightfold Path of Buddhism and the NASW Code of Ethics – T. Dean Handy, LCSW, Jackson

VA Medical Center.

90 min. Ethics CE Credit.

Session 6 3:15pm-4:45pm 1.5 CE Credit

6A. Medical and Psychosocial Implications of Child and Adolescent Obesity

– Catherine M. Singleton-Walker, PhD, Chair, MVSU

SW Dept.

6B. Bearing Bad Tidings: Delivering a Difficult Message

– Dennis Potter, LMSW, Dir., Training & Consultant Relations, Crisis Care


6C. Cultural Considerations in Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence

– Marion L. Swindell, PhD, MSU-Meridian SW


90 min. CD CE Credits.

6D. Self-Care: Responsibility to Self, Colleagues, and Clients

– Deena Crawford, LCSW, Director, USM Student Counseling


90 min. Ethics CE Credit.


Improving Children’s Academic Behaviors & Cognitive Functioning through Physical Activity– Sherry Gilkey, MSW, PhD Student in Research, Evaluation, Statistics, & Assessment in Ed, USM, Jerome Kolbo, PhD, USM School of SW, Daniel Bond, PhD,

Systems Analyst, USM.

6F. Child Welfare: Ethics, Courts, and Family Centered Practice

– Anna Lyn Whitt, DHA, MPH, LMSW, Field Operations Dir.,

MDHS, Div. of Family & Children Services.

30 min. Ethics CE Credit.



– 12:15pm

Productivity® Meets Social Work Professional Growth

Becky S. Corbett, MSW, ACSW

BSCorbett Consulting, LLC

3 hour CE Presentation.

45 min. Ethics CE Credit, 45 CD CE Credit.

Break 10:30am -10:45am.

Student Poster Awards, NASW Membership Drive Prize, Vendor Door Prizes, and the “Blow Me Away” school participation award will be announced following CE presentation.

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations during the conference, please provide written notice to the NASW MS Chapter by February

12, 2016.



Reserve rooms at the Golden Nugget Biloxi by

February 28, 2016, 5:00pm

. Reservations can be made by calling 228.435.5400 or

1.800.777.7568. The group code is

S166126, National Association of Social Workers MS Chapter

. The group rate is

$75.00/night + taxes & resort fee. Check in time is after 4:00pm. A limited number of rooms are blocked for March 22. Book early!!



A written request for a refund must be submitted to the NASW MS Chapter postmarked by February 12, 2016. A $40.00 processing fee will be withheld from your refund. Refunds will be processed within 30 days following the close of the conference.

No requests for refunds will be considered after February 12, 2016.



Continuing our fun tradition, the MS NASW Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) Committee will host the silent bid auction

Wednesday-Thursday. We need your unique & interesting items

– books, art, home décor, gift certificates, etc. – to donate.

Monetary donations to MS PACE will also be accepted. Bidding closes at 5:30pm Thursday. All proceeds go to the MS PACE

campaign to support statewide political candidates that advocate for social workers and the clients/programs we serve.

Don’t forget your checkbook and/or cash!


Don’t miss the TOTAL 13 CE offerings , networking with peers and a variety of vendors, and FUN on the MS Gulf Coast!

Register now to join fellow social workers in Biloxi for the annual NASW MS Conference. Great discounts for NASW members!

NOT A NASW MEMBER??? Become a member for this conference discount and for other discounts on insurance and other special member benefits.


for member application and rates!


MS LMFT CE Credits have been requested from the MSBOE LMFT Discipline Specific Committee!

Food Donation

Join us in giving to the MS Coast community by bringing non-perishable food items for donation to the Twelve Baskets Food Bank in

Biloxi. Donated items will be accepted at the NASW MS Chapter Exhibit table March 23-24,


Forging Solutions Out of Challenges

NASW MS Annual Conference March 23-25, 2016

Please print. Use a separate form for each person. Mail to NASW MS Chapter, PO Box 5599, Pearl, MS 39288 with check or money order,


register online: r

using MC, VISA, or Discover credit card.

CSWE SW SCHOOL STUDENTS: Please see separate Student Registration Section below.

Is your employer paying for you?

Payment must reach NASW MS office by March 14

YOU are responsible for checking with NASW MS office to verify payment

Be prepared to pay full on-site amount with check or cash if payment has not been received by March 14

Workshops are not reserved until payment received

Returned check fee is $40.


Employer _____________________________________

Mail Address___________________________________


State________ Zip_____________________________

Phone (W) ____________ (C) ______________



NASW Member $190.00________

NASW Member #,

NOT License #:


Non-member $235.00 ____________


If full payment


received with completed registration form postmarked by March 11, you will have to pay the balance on

–site with cash or money order. You are not registered with workshop selections reserved until all fees received.

NASW Member $215.00_______

NASW Member #,

NOT License #:


Non-member $260.00______


NASW Member $55.00____ Member #_____________

Non-member $115.00 ______


If your mailed Pre-Conference registration is NOT received by Chapter office March 17, you MUST register on-site March 23-25.

Cash, check, money order, or credit card will be accepted at the following rates.

NASW Member $265.00____Non-member $325.00____


– All Students MUST fax (601.936.0559) or mail current copy of student photo ID with registration or on-line confirmation email regardless of registration category. Check out the

Volunteer Staff Discount offer!


School_____________________________ ID#________________


Phone #______________________________________________

Student Early Bird Postmarked or Online by Feb. 12

$60.00 _______

Pre-Conference Postmarked by March 11 or ONLINE by March 14

$85.00 _______

Primary Student Poster Exhibitor

No Charge _____

If you plan to submit a poster abstract as the lead presenter, DO NOT register until you have receipt accept/non-accept notice from


Refunds will not be available for accepted lead poster presenters!

On-Site Registration

If your mailed Pre-Conference registration is NOT received by Chapter office March 14, you MUST register on-site March 23-25.

Cash, check, money order, or credit card will be accepted on-site. Must present current photo ID with payment on-site.

$100.00 _________


To complete your registration you


include your selection of workshops you want to attend, including 1 st

and 2 nd

choice per session time. You will be assigned your preferred workshops based on date received with payment and seat availability per workshop.

If you select workshops in ALL of the session periods for Thursday, March 24, you will be assigned workshop(s) by the conference staff.

Registration confirmation is sent via 123 Sign Up.

You are expected to attend the workshops indicated on your name badge issued at the conference. Changes cannot be made on-site due to space constraints.


Opening Session 10:00am-11:45am

Enter #1 by 1st choice and #2 by your 2nd choice in each time period. Refer to the workshop titles on the schedule on the above page.

SESSION 1 1:30pm-2:30pm


SESSION 2 3:00pm

– 4:30pm



Enter #1 by 1st choice and #2 by your 2 nd


If you select one of the workshops in Session 3, you cannot choose ANY of the 4A & 4B sessions.

SESSION 3 8:30am- 12:00pm 180 minute workshops run at same times as Sessions 4A and 4B workshops.

3A___ 3B___ 3C___

SESSION 4A 8:30am-10:000m

4A1___ 4A2___ 4A3___

SESSION 4B 10:30am-12:00pm

4B1____ 4B2___ 4B3___

STOP! If you select workshops in SESSIONS 3 AND 4, you will be assigned workshop (s) by conference staff.

SESSION 5 1:15pm-2:45pm

5A___ 5B___ 5C___ 5D___ 5E____ 5F___

SESSION 6 3:15pm- 4:45pm

6A___ 6B___ 6C___ 6D___ 6E___ 6F___

Friday, March 25 Closing Session 8:30am-12:15pm


Want an EARLY BIRD BETTER DISCOUNT Registration rate??? Are you a current NASW Member? Are you willing to help as Volunteer Staff at the on-site Pre-Registered, Monitors/Moderators/Speakers, Exhibits, and PACE Auction Tables?

If you DO want a reduced registration rate, you are a NASW member, you agree to work an assigned table a minimum of

3.5 hours, and you return the form below with payment via mail by Feb. 12, 2016, you will be considered for the reduced rate. All received Volunteer Staff Registrants will be processed on a “first received, first accepted” basis. When all slots are filled, no additional Volunteer Staff Registrations will be accepted. You will be notified by email of acceptance and assignment, or of non-acceptance AND the need for full registration.


CE Credits will not be earned during your volunteer staff assignment.

Volunteer Staff Discount Registration is not available for individuals serving as workshop Moderators and/or Monitors because these individuals receive CE Credit for attending workshops.

Please print. Use a separate form for each person. Only checks or money order can be accepted for this reduced rate. Mail to

NASW MS Chapter, PO Box 5599, Pearl, MS 39288 with check or money order. Registrants with returned checks will be assessed a $40.00 fee and will not be permitted to register as a Volunteer Staff Registrant.



Home Address________________________________


State________ Zip_____________________________

Phone (W) ____________ (C) ______________


Volunteer TABLE STAFF POSTMARKED by FEB. 12, 2016

No On-Line Registration Available!

NASW Member



NASW Member #,

NOT License #:


CSWE Accredited Social Work Program Student



Students MUST mail current copy of student ID with registration form copy with payment.


Include copy of the completed Workshop Selection form found on preceding pages to indicate workshops you want to attend. Keep copy to refer to workshops you will miss when volunteering to staff applicable tables.