WEDNESDAY, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Family Perseveration

How Many Beds Have I Slept In?
This workshop will examine the impact of foster care entry on the child, the birth family, the foster family, and the community as a whole with particular emphasis on African Americans. An emphasis will also be provided on traumainformed practices.
Tonika McMillon, MSW
Chief Executive Officer/DSW Student, Tree of Life Children Services, Inc.
Brunswick, GA

Perry McMillon, Ph.D., MPA
District Operations Manager, Georgia Department of Human Services
Atlanta, GA

Keyona King-Tsikata, MPH
Director, American Psychological Association, Office on Socioeconomic Status
Washington, DC

The Family Genogram: Analyzing and Interpreting Your Family Intergenerational Transmissions and Repetitive Patterns of Functioning
This workshop will be geared for beginner and advanced genogram users. Participants will draw or bring their drawn genograms to analyze and interpret family intergenerational and repetitive patterns of functioning such as occupations, education, losses, domestic violence, abuse, and alcoholism. The workshop will help participants work with clients or teach practice through the use of a genogram.
Annie McCullough Davis, MSW, Ed.D.
Professor Emeritus, Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC

Youth Development

Stereotype Threat: How Negative Images Can Impact the Academic Performance and Career Goals of African-Americans
This workshop will review societal factors and literature related to stereotype threats. It will also examine how the phenomena impacts cognitive functioning along with the results of the impact. Participants will review interventions and best practices to address stereotype threats.
Onoriode Evwaraye, LCSW
Senior Divisional Advisor, Morehouse College
Atlanta, GA

Health/Mental Health

Millennial Mindset: Engaging Millennials in Therapy with Technology
If you work with millennials in treatment and struggle when they want to discuss text messages, social media, and other forms of technology, this workshop will help provide effective therapy by learning how to integrate technology into therapy. Participants will effectively learn about tele-mental health, boundaries with technology, and how to use various theories with a hint of technology. Participants will explore the importance of having a social media policy and how to maintain confidentiality and HIPPA guidelines while providing counseling services.
Marquita Johnson, M.Div., LPC
Counselor, Millennial Counseling, Coaching, and Consulting
Atlanta, GA

Trauma Informed Care Approaches in Relationship to the African American Community
Participants will become aware of the paramount importance of implementing trauma- informed care approaches at our treatment facilities. Trauma informed care approaches is a resurgence in practice and theoretical framework, designed to treat and empower and possibly begin to heal and maintain optimal health within their capacity.
Lillie Jackson-Tisdale, MSW, LSW
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Corrections Mental Health
Akron, Ohio

Steve Arrington, BSW
Founder, Akron Aids Collaborative
Akron, OH

The Intersectionality of Social Policy, Trauma and Black Homelessness
Los Angeles County is dealing with homelessness of Black individuals that many would consider of alarming proportions. Blacks are only 9% of the city population, yet account for 47% of the homeless population. Presenters will discuss several programs highlighting how policy and mental health impact housing sustainability with a special focus on the chronic impact of trauma as a mitigating factor influencing positive housing outcomes.
Diane Griggs, LCSW
Mental Health Consultant, Positive Action Counseling
Gardena, CA

Cheryl Gully, LCSW
Mental Health Consultant, Positive Action Counseling
Los Angeles, CA

Amani Odom, ACSW, CSW
Mental Health Consultant, Positive Action Counseling
Los Angeles, CA

The Legacy of Culture: Shaping Our Future against Substance Misuse
This interactive workshop will examine the current strengths and limitations of substance use treatment for African Americans in the United States. Participants will explore roadblocks and strategies for utilizing the current opioid crisis to tailor ethnocentric treatment for African Americans.
Andrea Murray-Lichtman, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work
Chapel Hill, NC

Essence Hairston, MSW Student
UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work
Chapel Hill, NC

Ron Mangum, MA., LCAS
Retired Clinical Assistant Professor
Chapel Hill, NC

Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Treatment for African Americans: "All my Skinfolk ain't Kinfolk"
This workshop will illustrate psychodynamic and psychoanalytic treatment strategies specifically geared to help clients and practitioners of color explore racial identity, racial esteem and racial conflicts in the clinical dyad and/or treatment group setting experience.
Shawneladee C. Cole, Ph.D., LCSW-R
Psychotherapist, Gotham Health
Brooklyn, NY

Social Issues/Civil Liberties

African American Elderly Inmates: What Do They Need?
In the 21st Century, the number of older prisoners is increasing exponentially. Theories of institutionalization and social breakdown will be used to discuss the systemic influence of the prison environment and how they impact the physical, psychological and social needs of Black elderly inmates.
Ira Neighbors, DSW, LCSW
Associate Professor, Southern University at New Orleans School of Social Work
New Orleans, LA

Beverly Favrè, Ph.D., MSW
Retired Dean, Southern University at New Orleans School of Social Work
New Orleans, LA

How Gentrification and Displacement are Affecting our Black Communities
This workshop will provide participants with both a localized and broad view of gentrification and how it’s affecting urban communities of color and to offer solutions to eradicate this problem.
Michael Guynn, MSW
Children Social Worker and Community Activist, Crenshaw Subway Coalition & Housing
Los Angeles, CA

Alvin Dollar, MSW
Community Activist
Decatur, GA

Professional Development

Professional Wellness: Applying Racial Battle Fatigue to Social Work Practice
In addition to the general professional hazards of social work, Black social workers expend energies related to racism which further compromises overall wellness. This workshop will explore the cumulative effects of battling racism and examine some solutions.
Shena Brown, LCSW
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Georgia School of Social Work
Athens, GA

NABSW National President Forum
WEDNESDAY, 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM

This PRESIDENT’S ONLY session has been created to serve as an annual conference event to allow interactive dialogue with the national president. It is intended to elicit ideas, suggestions, questions, and challenges faced by members who find themselves in the role of chapter president by chance or choice. This session has a two-fold goal: engaging chapters that do not actively participate on the national level, and hopefully generate sustainable, supportive, collegial relationships among chapter presidents. An open discussion will lead into how and why the National Association of Black Social Workers has survived 50 years with chapters as the membership lifeblood of the organization. While exceeding minimum qualifications and demonstrating an ability to both serve and lead, a chapter president should be cognizant of the fact that NABSW is comprised of a diverse membership which includes a myriad of political, religious, and socio-cultural views. Chapter presidents should possess or develop the ability to create synergy from that diversity which will make for a stronger chapter.
Cheikh Mbackè, Ph.D., (ABD), ACSW
NABSW President
Southfield, MI