NACSW Podcasts
By North American Association of Christians in Social Work
About this podcast
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.
Episodes (Total: 25 / Page: 1)
Oct. 16, 2015
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 sample audio was originally published as NACSW's October, 2015 Podcast of the Month. Join NACSW today to gain access to a full version of this podcast and other great resources.
Sept. 11, 2015
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 and find out how you can find more joy!The sample audio was originally published as NACSW's September, 2015 Podcast of the Month. Join NACSW today to gain access to a full version of this podcast and other great resources.
Aug. 14, 2015
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 challenges that practitioners face in engaging fathers in effective service-delivery.The full audio was originally published as the August, 2015 Podcast of the Month. Join NACSW today to gain access to this and other great resources.
July 16, 2015
Listen to this sample broadcast by Angela Gaddis, PhD, LCSW entitled "Resiliency or Recovery: Helping Individuals Develop Resiliency Skills originally recorded on October 18th, 2013.Podcast Summary: This workshop is designed to teach skills to clinicians and non-clinicians working with children and adults experiencing traumatic stress. It will focus on factors influencing resilience from a systems perspective and using strengths perspective to assist individuals restore balance to the body and mind after traumatic experiences.The sample audio was originally published as NACSW's July, 2015 Podcast of the Month. Join NACSW today to gain access to this full podcast, as well as other great resources for integrating Christian faith and social work practice.
June 17, 2015
Listen to this sample broadcast by Judith Gonzalez, PhD entitled "Switch to the Fearless Mode" originally recorded on October 28th, 2012.Podcast Summary: The purpose of Esther's life in the Bible was to demonstrate to Jews living in exile that it was possible to achieve success in the country of one's exile without giving up one's identity as a woman and a Jew. Esther saves her people, brings about the downfall of their enemy, and elevates her kinsman to the highest position in the kingdom. How do we apply these concepts to our life and work?The sample audio was originally published as NACSW's June, 2015 Podcast of the Month. Join NACSW today to gain access to this full podcast, as well as other great resources for integrating Christian faith and social work practice.
May 15, 2015
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 foundations to guide our response, and current policies and practices that invite response.The full audio was originally published as the May, 2015 Podcast of the Month. Join NACSW today to gain access to this and other great resources.
April 13, 2015
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 spirituality, the better we can help children heal by encouraging them to access the strength that comes from their faith.The sample audio was originally published as NACSW's April, 2015 Podcast of the Month. Join NACSW today to gain access to this full podcast, as well as other great resources for integrating Christian faith and social work practice.
March 16, 2015
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 information on both clergy perspectives and practices regarding IPV. Activities that parallel clinical best practices are also identified. This session is designed to increase cultural competence regarding Protestant Christian African American churches and clergy, in relation to their efforts to help congregants who are victims of IPV. Last, the presentation identifies recommendations for improved social work outreach and collaboration with receptive clergy for the benefit of their congregants.The sample audio was originally published as NACSW's March, 2015 Podcast of the Month. Join NACSW today to gain access to this full podcast, as well as other great resources for integrating Christian faith and social work practice.
Feb. 13, 2015
Listen to this full length broadcast of of Linda Plitt Donaldson and Kathleen Belanger talking about "Addressing Racial Disproportionality through Catholic Social Teachings" originally recorded on October 27, 2012. Podcast Summary: Catholic social teaching is a rich resource for all Christian social workers to root their values and practice models in scripture and the life of Jesus Christ. This workshop includes an overview of Catholic Social Teaching and apply CST principles to the problem of racial disproportionality in child welfare.The full audio was originally published as the February, 2015 Podcast of the Month. Join NACSW today to gain access to this and other great resources!
Jan. 10, 2015
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 Church is still critically important for African-Americans, but the roles it plays may be changing particularly regarding mental health. This session presents the findings of a survey study conducted in two phases: an electronic administration and a paper/pencil administration in the pews of several Black Churches in the mid-Atlantic region. The study identifies the perceptions of African-American Christians related to professional/secular and faith-based pastoral counseling. Specifically, the presentation will identify patterns of responses, reveal the preferred source of support for various personal and mental health issues, and specify ways in which to incorporate the findings into social education and practice.The sample audio was originally published as NACSW's January, 2015 Podcast of the Month. Join NACSW today to gain access to this full podcast, as well as other great resources for integrating Christian faith and social work practice.
Dec. 17, 2014
Listen to this sample broadcast by Dr. Diana Garland talking about "Creating Safe Congregations: Understanding and Protecting Leaders and Churches from Sexual Misconduct" originally recorded on March 5th, 2013. Podcast Summary: This presentation reports the findings of the first national study of clergy sexual misconduct with adults. It will describe how the social dynamics of congregations contribute to, and so can prevent, clergy sexual misconduct. It will explore the dynamics of power and consent in the context of religious communities.The sample audio was originally published as NACSW's December, 2014 Podcast of the Month. Join NACSW today to gain access to other great resources for integrating Christian faith and social work practice.
Nov. 25, 2014
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 has grown dramatically in the past few years, healing intervention and aftercare for women and child survivors is far from adequate in proportion to the level of need. This workshop will focus on how people of faith of diverse professions have responded on the front lines to develop transformational models for intervention and holistic care for women and children trapped in human trafficking. .The full audio was originally published as the November 2102 Podcast of the Month. Join NACSW today to gain access to this and other great resources.
Oct. 15, 2014
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 implications of living with the DSM 5.The sample audio was originally published as NACSW's September, 2014 Podcast of the Month. Join NACSW today to gain access to other great resources for integrating Christian faith and social work practice.
Sept. 23, 2014
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 Christ into their healing through presentation, story and the visual media of storytelling.The sample audio was originally published as NACSW's September, 2014 Podcast of the Month. Join NACSW today to gain access to other great resources for integrating Christian faith and social work practice.
Aug. 23, 2014
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 prepare families and narrow the gap between expectations of the adoption experience and the realities that come.The full audio was originally published as NACSW's August, 2014 Podcast of the Month. Join NACSW today to gain access to other great resources for integrating Christian faith and social work practice.
July 9, 2014
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 collaborate with and to train Black clergy on mental health issues. The presenters discuss culturally competent strategies for 1) approaching clergy members of the African American community, and 2) designing effective mental health training trainings.The full audio was originally published as the July, 2014 Podcast of the Month. Join NACSW today to gain access to this and other great resources.
June 14, 2014
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 preparation, vision, attention to assets, care with congregational volunteers, awareness of barriers and ministry design, locate ministry at the point of greatest need and maximum impact. The full audio was originally published as the June Podcast of the Month. Join NACSW today to gain access to this and other great resources.
May 10, 2014
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 experience working with The Salvation Army to illustrate the difference faith can make in the work we do as social workers and followers of Jesus.The full audio was originally published as the May 2014 Podcast of the Month. Join today to gain access to this and other great resources.
April 13, 2014
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 podcast was originally published as the April, 2014 Podcast of the Month. Join NACSW today to gain access to other great resources.
March 15, 2014
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 consequences. It includes what needs to be done to deal with neglect and abuse as trauma, as well as the consequences of social and natural disasters that child care workers have to deal with as they deal with families as victims.The full audio was originally published as the March, 2014 Podcast of the Month. Join NACSW today to gain access to this and other great resources.