Family Preservation

Analyzing and Interpreting Your Family Intergenerational Genogram 
This workshop will enhance and teach participants how to analyze and interpret their family genogram for repetitive
patterns such as education, occupation, alcoholism, abuse and other family patterns. Participants will learn how the
genogram can help family members see themselves conceptually and to understand the powerful influence of the family
when analyzing their genogram for transitions and significant family events.

Anne McCullough-Chavis, Ed.D., MSW
Retired Professor, Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC

Negating System of Care Cultural Bias in the Decision-Making Process When Evaluating Black Families
Disproportionate numbers of black families are in child welfare systems due to other contributors exclusive of child abuse
or neglect; rendering families ill-equipped to promote positive outcomes. The workshop will highlight how to translate the
family story into a strength-based narrative and gain insight into the skillful, culturally competent crafting of family

Diane Griggs, MSW, LCSW
Mental Health & Supervisor Consultant, United Friends of the Children
Inglewood, CA

Cheryl Gully, MSW, LCSW
Child Welfare & Mental Health Consultant, Positive Action Counseling Services
Inglewood, CA

Amani Odom, MSW, ACSW
Children's Social Worker, Department of Children and Family Services
Inglewood, CA

Health/Mental Health
UGLY: Uncovering God's Love for You in Pursuit of Our Legacy of Resilience
The workshop will be facilitated by a panel of triumphant co-authors who penned the book entitled UGLY: Uncovering
God's Love for You. These authors gave voice to their victory over divorce, molestation, bullying, fatherlessness, substance
misuse, mental health and low self-esteem. Participants will learn to understand the journey and pathway to wellness by
remembering, reliving and releasing UGLY with the timeless art of writing.

Jatuan Rollins, LCSW
Author, Namast'ay Well
Chicago, IL

Sharva Hampton-Campbell
Consultant/Life Coach/Trainer, Predestined for Success
Champaign, IL

Cynthia Cherry
CEO/Trainer, Alpha and Omega Transit
Decatur, IL

Tina Mitchell, BSW
Mental Health Advocate
Decatur, IL

Relationship Awareness Assignment Plan and Synthesis (The RAAPS Model) A Culturally Based Clinical
This workshop will introduce the participants to a relationship based approach to working with African American families.
The Relationship Awareness Alignment Plan and Synthesis (The RAAPS Model) is designed to place an emphasis on
building therapeutic rapport where the practitioner gains insight and understanding from the client's perspective to develop
comprehensive treatment plans.

James Freeman, Ph.D., LCSW
Assistant Professor, Johnson C. Smith University
Gastonia, NC

Patrick Crawford, LCSW-C
President/CEO, Crawford Consulting & Mental Health Services, Inc.
Cheverly, MD

Social Issues/Civil Liberties
Addressing Sex Trafficking in the Black Community Using a Trauma Paradigm
Sex trafficking in the black community is correlated to the intersection of various types of trauma, e.g., historical,
community, racial, sexual, etc. Intervening in sex trafficking requires a trauma informed approach. Participants will learn
how to recognize and implement trauma and resilience-informed interventions at the community and individual level to help
reduce sex trafficking.

Brenda Ingram, Ed.D., MSW
Director of Clinical Services, Peace Over Violence
Long Beach, CA

Stephany Powell, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Journey Out
Juniper Hills, CA

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Oh My! Technology and Social Justice; Tools for Advancing Leadership and

The workshop will aim to assist participants in demystifying and better understanding social media and its necessity in
advancing organizational leadership and activism. It will also speak to how engaging technology and infusing social media
tools aid in bridging the intergenerational gap, support NABSW's principles and sustainability as well as relevance in the
black community.

Nyshourn Price, LMSW
Student Services Specialist/Program Manager
University of Michigan School of Social Work
Ann Arbor, MI

Jalen Malone
Secretary, NABSW Office of Student Affairs
BSW Student, Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN

The 4 R's of African Centered Social Welfare and Social Work: (Human) Rights, Reparations, Restitution, and
This workshop will be a primer on the reparations movement and will feature eight African American Women starting with
Callie House from 1861-1928. It will assert the centrality of rehabilitation, and by extension, reparations as the primary
function of African Centered Social Welfare and Social Work.

Onaje Muid, MSW, LMHC, CASAC
President, Transformative Education Associates
Lansdowne, PA

Fatima Hafiz, Ph.D.
CEO, Transformative Education Associates
Philadelphia, PA

Professional Development
Agnotology: The Cultural Production of Ignorance
Have you ever wondered why when confronted with the same information, most white people and black people come to
different conclusions? Or why predominately white juries conclude that white policemen are innocent even when presented
with overwhelming evidence to the contrary? Many answer, in the past, have concluded racism or white supremacy is the
root cause, but in recent times the culprit has been found to be ignorance. The study of the cultural production of ignorance
is agnotology. Agnotology produces racism, white supremacy, sexism and most of the evils that plague the world and is an
endemic to white culture, mostly gone un-researched.

Joe Benton, LMSW
Adjunct Professor, Benedict College and South Carolina State University
Columbia, SC

Gallman Burnett, MD
Gastroenterologist, Dorn VA Medical Center and Hospital
Columbia, SC

Tanya Brice, DSW
Dean, Benedict College
Columbia, SC

Baba Derrick Jackson, BA
Pastor, KRST Universal Temple
Columbia, SC

So, You and Your Work are Afri-Centric!!! Well, Let's See
This workshop will be designed to assist participants to develop an in-depth understanding and knowledge of Afri-centric
philosophy and theory and how to apply the essential components to the practice of this theoretical orientation.

Aminifu Harvey, DSW
Retired Professor, Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC

ASWB Fulfills the Dream of Competent Practice for African Americans
Information will be provided about new exam blueprints for Association of Social Work Boards tests. Participants will learn effective strategies to prepare for the exam, and understand the macro practice role of the regulator and discover the need for African Americans to get appointed to state licensing boards and volunteer on ASWB committees.

M. Jenise Comer, LCSW, ACSW

President, The Association of Social Work Boards
Kansas City, MO

The Wind Beneath Our Wings: A Legacy of Leadership and Change
This workshop will identify and discuss Black social work pioneers who are little known and have gotten very little attention in schools of social work. 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.
Berg-Beach Distinguished Professor of Community Social Work
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Honoring the Legacy: Transforming Social Work with African Americans in Urban Environments

A framework for serving African Americans in urban environments will be presented in the context of applying a research based, interdisciplinary approach in real community settings. A panel of BSW and MSW faculty will frame the discussion.
Anna McPhatter, Ph.D.
Dean, Morgan State University School of Social Work
Baltimore, MD

Rhonda Wells-Wilbon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Ph.D. Department
Morgan State University School of Social Work Baltimore, MD

Anthony Estreet, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, MSW Department
Morgan State University School of Social Work
Baltimore, MD

Paul Archibald, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, BSW Department
Morgan State University School of Social Work
Baltimore, MD

Dawn Thurmond, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, BSW Department
Morgan State University School of Social Work
Baltimore, MD

Michael Sinclair, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, MSW
Morgan State University School of Social Work
Baltimore, MD

Dana B. Wilson, Ph.D.

Department Assistant Professor, BSW Department 
Morgan State University School of Social Work
Baltimore, MD

Family Preservation
IF SHE HOLLERS LET HER GO: How Come Relationships Don't Last - Part IV
This workshop will be interactive employing vignettes as a means of stimulating the resourcefulness of participants. In
addition, it will focus on the importance of trust within a relationship and the role secrets can play in the destruction of a
relationship. Participants will be provided best practice approaches to work with couples experiencing concerns within their

Larry Hayes, LCSW, BACS
Executive Director, Sankofa Center, Inc.
New Orleans, LA

Preserving Family Relationships While Confronting Death
This workshop will facilitate understanding of the impact of death on family relationships. The goal will be to promote
healthy resolution of the pain of loss due to the death of a loved one.

Tawana Ford Sabbath, Ph.D.
Manager, Walter E. Sabbath, Jr. Funeral Service
Philadelphia, PA

Health/Mental Health

Suicide Prevention Among Young African American Males: Implications for Evidence-Based Practice
This workshop will examine an in-depth exploration of the dynamics associated with the alarming increase in young
African American male suicide, as well as a discussion of evidence-based approaches to mental health service delivery.

Oliver Johnson, Ph.D., LCSW
Associate Professor, Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, North Carolina

Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Treatment with African Americans
This workshop will discuss ways that Afrocentric, psychoanalytic and psychodynamic techniques can be used in treatment
to address conscious and unconscious racial struggles in our clients and ourselves as practitioners.

Shawneladee C. Cole, Ph.D., LCSW-R
Clinical Supervisor, Gotham Health
Brooklyn, NY

Social Issues/Civil Liberties
Sankofa: Two Critical Strategies to Fulfill the Dream through Advocacy
This workshop will provide a framework and strategies on advocacy and entrepreneurship for strengthening Black families
and communities. These strategies will incorporate VIBES (Values, Interests, Beliefs, Ethics, and Slants) as additional tools
for assessment, empowerment, and self-determination.

James E. Craigen Sr., MSW
Professor Emeritus, Howard University
President, Human Services Systems Associates
Baltimore, MD

Charles R. Howard, P h.D., MSW Charles E. Lewis Jr., Ph.D., MSW
Research Consultant/Executive Director Co-Founder & President
C.R. Howard and Associates Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy
Glenn Dale, MD (CRISP)
Washington, DC

Homelessness: Where are My Keys? Families Experiencing Homelessness and Making the Connection Through
Cultural Identity and Awareness
This workshop will explore the root causes of homelessness among African American families and how the identification of
cultural historic strengths can be used as a framework to end intergenerational cycles of poverty.

Vivian Drayton, MSW, LSW
Consultant/Educator, VMD Consulting
Philadelphia, PA

Malkia Ofori-Agyekum, MS
Program Manager, Parent-Child Home Program
Claymont, DE

Community Engagement as an Intervention to Violent Crime
This workshop will discuss how community engagement strategies have helped to reduce violent crime in targeted
communities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Furthermore, it will focus on how these strategies have been implemented and the
challenges that have been experienced along the way.

Juan J. Barthelemy, Ph.D., LCSW-BACS
Assistant Professor, University of Houston
Houston, TX

Jada Thomas Smith, BS
Grant Activities Coordinator/Office Coordinator
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

Child Welfare
Domestic Violence: It's Impact on Child Abuse and Neglect in the Black Community
This workshop will highlight how black children are at an increased risk of abuse and neglect when there is domestic
violence in the home and how the black community, black churches, and black social workers can help.

Arobia Battle, MSW
Program Manager, Child Protective Services
Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services
Sacramento, CA

Essence Afi' Webb, MSW
Human Services Supervisor III
Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services
Sacramento, CA

Results Based Accountability: Measuring Success
This workshop will strengthen Results Based Accountability (RBA) knowledge and skills to teach students, social workers,
and professionals how to apply RBA to achieve better results.

Terry A. Solomon, Ph.D., MSW
Executive Director, African American Family Research Institute
Chicago, IL

Professional Development
Developing an MSW Field Placement Site in a Forensic Setting
A forensic inpatient psychiatric program located on a prison campus is not the typical social work field practicum site.
However, the collaboration between a state hospital and a department of social work have achieved a unique model of intern

Brodie Kilolo, Ph.D., MSW
Department Chair, California State University Stanislaus
Turlock, CA

Alfred Perez, Ph.D., MSW
Assistant Professor, California State University Stanislaus
Turlock, CA

Jennifer Frimpong, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker, Department of State Hospitals
Stockton, CA

Sevaughn Banks, Ph.D., MSW
Director of Field Education, California State University Stanislaus
Oakland, CA

Applying Principles of Ma'at in an Unethical Environment [Ethics Workshop]
This workshop will address the legacy of ethical practice NABSW has established and the application of the principles of
Ma'at and the principles of Kawaida theory in the current social, political, and economic environment.

Lois Hayman-El, MSW
Trainer, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
Philadelphia, PA

James Dickerson, MSW, LSW
President, Fatherhood Institute
Philadelphia, PA
Family Preservation
An Evolution of the Struggle: An Intergenerational Dialogue about African Culture, Black Helping Traditions,
and Our Collective Responsibility to Support and Heal Black People
Conferees will participate in an intergenerational discussion about African culture and value systems, the Black helping
tradition, and the importance of our continuing fight against racism and white supremacy while supporting the healing of
Black families.

Oronde Miller, M.S.
Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Kalamazoo, MI

Youth Development
Helping Young Adults Explore Race and Police Brutality Through Novels
This workshop will explore young adult literature that confronts systematic racism, police brutality, and police-involved
shootings. The facilitator will share tips on how participants can use critically acclaimed novels about police brutality and
race to promote social justice.

Ronnie Sidney, LCSW
Therapist, Author, Entrepreneur
Creative Medicine: Healing Through Words, LLC
Tappahannock, VA

Social Issues/Civil Liberties
The Impact of Stereotypes of African American Males: What is the Role of Social Work?
This workshop will highlight interconnections of slavery, disparities, and police killings of unarmed African Americans and
engage dialogue with social workers to develop means of interventions that will ameliorate the devastation and disparities
between the African American community and our society.

Patricia Wilkerson, Ph.D., LCSW
Associate Professor, Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, AR

Evelyn Taylor, Ph.D., LCSW
Assistant Professor, Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, AR

Patricia Guy-Walls, Ph.D., LCSW
Assistant Professor, Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, AR

Rejoice Addae, Ph.D., LCSW
Assistant Professor, Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, AR

Accessibility Matters: Learning How to Make Your Public Events Accessible & Inclusive to All
This workshop will share strategies on how social workers can make their public events accessible to individuals with
disabilities, the proaction NABSW has taken to be an example in providing accommodations to members, and why the
future is accessible and inclusive.

Vilissa Thompson, LMSW, MSW
Disability Rights Consultant, Writer, & Advocate, Ramp Your Voice!
Winnsboro, SC

Health/Mental Health
Recovering from the Sunken Place: African Americans, Trauma, Spiritual and Mental Health
This workshop will deepen understanding of trauma and the spiritual and mental health needs of African Americans.
Solutions will enhance spiritual and psychological well-being needs of African Americans, helping one to heal from life
wounds and recover from the sunken place.

Rhonda Wells-Wilbon, Ph.D., LICSW, LCSW-C
Associate Professor, Ph.D. Department, Morgan State University
Bowie, MD

Introduction to Behavior Management: Why is My Client Doing This?
Challenging behaviors can potentially result in outcomes such as alternative school placement, hospitalization,
incarceration, and clients harm to self or others, among many other undesirable outcomes. This workshop will provide an
introduction to behavior management strategies based in Applied Behavior Analysis and demonstrate how these strategies
can be utilized to support individuals with challenging behaviors.

Breanna Kelly, MS, MSW, LCSW
Behavior Specialist, Synergy Behavior Consulting
Decatur, GA

HBCU's and HIV Prevention Policies, Programs, and Possibilities
This interactive workshop will highlight culturally sensitive and effective approaches for providing HIV prevention
programming to HBCU students. Policy recommendations and collaborative opportunities to reduce the disproportionate
effect of HIV/AIDS among African American college students will also be addressed.

Felecia Tuggle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Savannah State University
Savannah, GA

Linda Samuel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Savannah State University
Savannah, GA

Roenia DeLoach, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Savannah, GA

African American Men Pathways to Healing
This workshop will present narrative reflections and discussion of professional program development experiences,
published research, and a group exercise to stimulate discussion and peer learning of promising and effective Africancentered responses to address the healing of African American men.

Jerry Watson, Ph.D., LMSW, MBA
Associate Professor, Rust College
Holly Springs, MS

Gregory Washington, Ph.D., LMSW
Associate Professor, University of Memphis
Memphis, TN

Troy Harden, Ed.D., LCSW
Associate Professor, Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, IL

Black Mothers and Daughters Speaking Truth to Power about Self Esteem and Coping
The African American tradition of motherhood centers upon the recognition that mothering is related to the physical and
psychological well-being of daughters. This workshop will present preliminary findings from a mixed methods study
examining the association between self-esteem, family life stress, problem-solving, and family adaptation, satisfaction and

Johnnie Hamilton-Mason, Ph.D., MSW
Professor, Simmons College School of Social Work
Boston, MA

Professional Development
Feeling out of Place: Black Faculty at PWIs, Challenges/Rewards
This workshop will provide information and opportunities for Black faculty who teach at PWIs to discuss how to support
their successful participation in the academy. It will also address the pivotal role that Black students play in PWIs.

Sharon Thomas, MSW
Assistant Dean, UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work
Chapel Hill, NC

Andrea Murray-Lichtman, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Instructor, UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work
Chapel Hill, NC

Tauchiana Williams, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work
Chapel Hill, NC

Travis Albritton, Ph.D., MSW
Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work
Chapel Hill, NC

Iris Carlton-LaNey, Ph.D.
Berg-Beach Distinguished Professor of Community Social Work
UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work
Chapel Hill, NC

Legacy of the Black Power Movement
This workshop will provide a historical overview of the philosophies and activities of the Black Power Movement from
1960 - 1980. The contributions, challenges, lessons learned, and current status of the Movement will also be examined.

Kinaya Sokoya, Ph.D.
Director, Washington Senior Wellness Center
East River Family Strengthening Collaborative
Washington, DC

A Legacy of Leadership: Intergenerational Perspectives on Succession Planning within NABSW Chapters
Multi-generational dynamics within NABSW can present a range of challenges and opportunities. Inspiring a new
generation of leaders while honoring the efforts of pioneering and seasoned members is critically important. This workshop
will present a model for developing leadership succession strategies.

Lisa Zakiya Newland, Ph.D., LCSW-R
NABSW Membership Committee Co-Chair
Nassau Suffolk Association of Black Social Workers
Rockville Centre, NY

Youth Development
Building a Restorative Justice School with Black Youth
This workshop will explore the implementation of a restorative justice framework within an African American school. It
will offer participants an experiential lens to explore best practices, including methods to develop school-wide processes in
order to challenge the school-to-prison pipeline paradigm.

Troy Harden, Ed.D., LCSW
Associate Professor, Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, IL

Carl Reed, MSW
Dean, Longwood Academy High School
Chicago, IL

Health/Mental Health
I Know Why the Black Male Grieves: A Mixed-Methods Study
This workshop will provide an in-depth critical analysis of how to understand and treat grief reactions among Racialized
Black Identified Men with an Afrocentric lens. With the utilization of mixed-methods research this workshop will highlight
the unique experiences of Racialized Black Identified men and their grieving process.

Allen Lipscomb, PsyD, MSW, LCSW
Assistant Professor, California State University Northridge
Northridge, CA

Healing the Healer: Complementary Alternative Medicine in Traditional Therapy Settings for Mental Health
This workshop will introduce mental health practitioners to CAMS and how they complement talk therapy and psychotropic
medication usage.

Paula Langford, LICSW, LCSW-C
Case Practice Specialist/ Social Worker, The Healing Institute of Baltimore
Pikesville, MD

Donna Christian
MSW Student, Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD

Red Monster: The Impact of Sexual Abuse on the Lives of African American Males
The film "Red Monster" will seek to illuminate the racial and psychological dimensions of sexual trauma in the lives of black men. Participants will be able to identify trauma related responses and conceptualize treatment from a social justice
and African Centered perspective.

Martin Pierre, Ph.D.
Licensed Staff Psychologist, Brandeis University: Ashmont Counseling Associates, LLC
Dorchester, MA

Walter Higgs, III, LCSW
Front Door Triage Social Worker, Boston Public Health Commission
Dorchester, MA

Roxann Mascoll, MSW, LCSW
Program Coordinator, Department of Children and Families
Cambridge, MA

Andrew Craig
Student, The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Keith Mascoll, BA
Independent Actor
Cambridge, MA

Blackness, Trauma, and Empathetic Engagement: Self-Care Plan Required
This workshop will be designed to encourage self-care. Social workers that have a history of oppression must brace
themselves to deal with the direct trauma they face engaging the world. This exposure to trauma is further heightened by
empathetic client engagement.

Deneen Harris, Ph.D., MSW
Chair, Social Work Department, Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT

Karen McLean, Ph.D., LMSW
Assistant Professor, Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT

Shannon Rocourt
BSW Student, Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT

Marissa Bryant
BSW Student, Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT

Jasmine Lewis
BSW Student, Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT

Social Issues/Civil Liberties
Building on Our Social Justice Legacy: An Ethical Imperative [Ethics Workshop]
Social work ethics in a policy and community context will be explored, along with the contributions of African American
pioneers in social justice, as they relate to current civil liberty issues. Participants will consider strategies for their practice.

Dana Burdnell Wilson, Ph.D., MSW
Assistant Professor, Morgan State University School of Social Work
Baltimore, MD

Denise McLane-Davison, Ph.D., MSW
Assistant Professor, Morgan State University School of Social Work
Baltimore, MD

Military Social Work
Caring for Military Veterans and Families: Understanding Their Unique Stressors
The Veteran Reintegration Program is a program that offers comprehensive information about services available to veterans
and their family members. This session will outline the process of benefits and services available to the service members
and an overview of impact on their families.

Linwood Alford, BA
Executive Director/CEO, Open Door Resource Center, Inc.
Richmond, VA

Professional Development
Keeping and Preserving NABSW History: Collecting Our History for The Next 50 Years
At the heart of NABSW organizational memory is our records. Documents provide unique testimony to the achievements of
NABSW during our 50 years of service in the community. This workshop will help participants develop a strategy on how
to keep records and archive documents on preserving NABSW's local and national history.

Alvin Dollar, MS
Consultant, ARISE
Decatur, GA

The Need for More African American Male Social Workers in the 21st Century
This workshop will discuss paucity of black male social workers. The black community has struggled with issues of
over representation of black men in the juvenile justice and foster care system.

Michael Sinclair, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Morgan State University School of Social Work
Baltimore, MD

Sequane "Zev" Mahnke, MSW
Retention Coordinator, Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD

Robert Holmes
MSW Student, Morgan State University School of Social Work
Baltimore, MD

Larry Cooke
MSW Student, Morgan State University School of Social Work
Baltimore, MD

Facing the Challenges of a Multi-Generational Workforce: The Future of Social Work
This workshop will discuss the defining features and characteristics of the generations, along with the main differentiating
factors between members of each generational cohort. Workplace attitudes and trends specific to different generations will
be highlighted and discussed to include the similarities and differences among generational work.

Charles Howard, Ph.D., MSW
President & CEO, C. R. Howard & Associates
Glenn Dale, MD