Annual Conference 2014

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2014 Annual Conference

September 30 and October 1

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

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The 12th Annual Irma Sarett Rosenstein Lecture
Brought to you by Dean Ike Adams and the University of Kentucky College of Social Work

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Don Cipriani, PhD

Director of Just and Fair Schools Fund


Check out his work at Public Interest Projects

“Children’s Rights and Why They Matter

Don’s background spans immigration legal aid, classroom teaching, state education and juvenile justice policy reform, and international research, evaluation, advocacy, and technical assistance on children’s rights. As a teacher, Don has taught from pre-K through high school, bilingual classes, Special Education classes, and classes inside high-security juvenile detention and correction centers. He worked as a consultant for 10 years with international organizations on a wide range of child protection issues in Asia, the Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, and the United States, including as UNICEF’s interim global focal point on justice for children. Don is the author of “Children’s Rights and the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility: A Global Perspective” (Ashgate, 2009). He holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, and earned a Ph.D. in Law from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Awards Luncheon Keynote

Representative Susan Westrom, MSW

Representative Susan Westrom

Susan was elected to serve as State Representative of the 79th district located in Lexington, Kentucky, in November 1998. Realizing how easy it is for women to be pegged as legislators who focus only on children and family, she diligently pursued legislation from a broad array of topics. She has done much to benefit seniors and children and the industries that provide services for them. She has also successfully drafted bills that relate to small business, real estate, health and welfare, medical issues and consumer protection. In addition, she has become the champion supporter of our two signature industries- equine and bourbon. Susan has now served for sixteen years and has never taken one day for granted.


Tuesday 9/30

7:00 am – 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast Provided by Stoner Creek Behavioral Health Centre

8:15 am – 11:30 am (3 CEUs)  *We will start each AM session with a warm welcome from our board members.

  • Social Work Ethics for Relicensure Blake Jones, LCSW, PhD
  • DSM V David Cecil, LCSW, Ph.D., Provided by the KY Society for Clinical Social Work
  • Domestic Violence Teri Faragher, LCSW
  • Current Policies and Social Work Implications provided by Kentucky Youth Advocates
  • There’s No Place Like Home: The Veterans Health Administration Medical Foster Home Program Tina Strobel, LCSW; Lori Paris, LCSW; Myra Weir, LCSW, Trina Touchton, LCSW; and Suzanne Luck
  • Journal Writing as a Therapeutic Tool for the Client & Professional Sheryl Woolverton, LCSW

11:45 am – 1:30 pm Lunch with Exhibitors; box lunch provided.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (2 CEUs) The 12th Annual Irma Sarett Rosenstein Lecture featuring Don Cipriani, PhD  *Please note location is Singletary Center and seating starts at 1:00 pm.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Networking Reception

Wednesday 10/1

7:30 am – 8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast Provided by KVC Behavioral Health Care Kentucky, Inc

8:30 am – 10:00 am (1.5 CEUs) Am Sessions I

  • Addressing the Struggles of LGBT Clients Using a Holistic Approach Gwen Shelton, LCSW
  • A New Paradigm for Helping Clients Process Feelings Dona Airey, LCSW
  • Building Relationships to Support Social and Civic Change Sarah Wilburn, MSSW
  • The Heroin Epidemic: Social Model Detox Overview Jay Davidson, MSSW, ACSW, LCSW, CADC, MAC
  • Women & Leadership: A Transformative Process  Saundra Starks, EdD, LCSW Western Kentucky University
  • From Social Service to Social Justice Khalilah V. Collins, MSW
  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide Rebecca Sanford, MSSA, LCSW and Melinda Moore, PhD
  • Technology in Social Work Practice Hank Cecil, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
  • Rapid Research Three 30 minutes presentations on current and relevant social work research. Provided by UofL Faculty Judy Heitzman, PhD, LCSW and Heehyul Moon, PhD

10:15 am – 11:45 am (1.5 CEUs) Am Sessions II

  • Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Joel Griffith
  • Understanding Teens Dr. Hatim Omar, M.D. provided by Stop Youth Suicide
  • Imagining a Just World: Image Theatre Techniques for Social Workers Dana White, LSW
  • The Next Generation: Considerations for Preparing our Future Social Work Colleagues Megan Moore, MSW, CSW
  • Renewing Urban Communities – A Resolution for Two Generations Charlos Thompson, Ph.D, Provided by The KY Association of Social Work Educators
  • Understanding How Love and Compassion Guide Social Work  Joe D’Ambrosio, PhD, LMFT and Anna Faul, PhD
  • Transgender Issues & Implications for Social Work University of Louisville Office of LGBTQ Services
  • African Centered by Any Means Necessary: Lessons in Weaving a New Tapestry Dayvid Brown, MS, MA Provided by National Association of Black Social Workers
  • Exploring Social Work Careers and Leadership Roles in the Veterans Administration LeAnn Bruce, LCSW, MVF-CSW, ABD Provided by Association of VA Social Workers
  • Rapid Research Three 30 minute presentations of current and relevant social work research provided by UK College of Social Work faculty Natalie Pope, PhD; Diane Loeffler, PhD; Melanie Otis, PhD; Michele Tindall, PhD

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (1 CEU) NASWKY Awards Luncheon featuring Keynote Representative Susan Westrom, MSW

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (3 CEUs) Wed PM Sessions

  • Social Work Ethics for Relicensure Dr. Marlene Huff, LCSW, Ph.D
  • HIV/AIDS: It Can Happen to You John Q. Moses
  • LCSW Supervision Judy Humble, LCSW
  • The Resilient Social Worker & Spiritual Assessment  Andrew Reynolds, CSW provided by The North American Association of Christian Social Workers
  • Malpractice Insurance NASW Assurance Services

**Times and sessions subject to change.

Registration and Fees

All fees include breakfast, lunch, CEUs, and priceless educational and networking opportunities.

  • NASW Member $150
  • Sister Organization $175; we would like to recognize and thank all sister social work organizations.
    • Kentucky Society for Clinical Social Workers
    • North American Association of Christian Social Workers
    • Kentucky Association of Social Work Educators
    • Kentucky Association of School Social Workers
    • National Association of Black Social Workers
    • Association of VA Social Workers
    • *We know there are more sister organizations so please let us know who you are.
  • Students $50; complimentary with 3 hours volunteer time–contact for more information.
  • Non Member $210
  • One Day Tuesday $75
  • One Day Wednesday $125

NASW-KY requests that all fees are paid prior to the conference.  You can pay via credit card on our website or mail payment to:

76 C. Michael Davenport Blvd. Ste 4, Frankfort, KY 40601


The Campbell House


Request the NASWKY Conference Rate of $99 (valid until Sept 8); includes free parking, wifi, continental breakfast.



We are working with The Campbell House Hotel, UK Parking, and an outside cab vendor for your convenience. Choose one or more of the following options:

  • Reserve a room at The Campbell House and take advantage of free shuttle service; more info to come.
  • Purchase a Parking Package (includes permits for both days) for $7 when you register. Parking package permit will be valid in any non-gated E lot and E/K (stadium parking) parking lot area. CATS Shuttle Service available; more detailed info and links to follow.
  • South Limestone Garage is conveniently located. Parking spots are limited and it is suggested you arrive 7-730am. The garage offers paid parking spots for $8/day.
  • Bluegrass Cab service will assist with car and van service; more info to come.
  • Try LexTran; we will post a link soon. LexTran is Lexington Public Transportation and runs through campus.
  • Organize a carpool. You and several social worker colleagues could ride together and split the cost.


  • Professional Head Shots will be available for free and reduced rates. Get your first or update your look.
  • Discounted NASW member rates available only at the conference.
  • Detailed and convenient welcome packet with local discounts and gifts.
  • Raffles and give aways to show our gratitude to YOU.
  • Much more to come. Keep checking back.

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