Live Conference Schedule

2024 Spring Social Work Virtual Conference
Social Work with Non-Traditional Populations
May 10, 2024 | Virtual Registration Only
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8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Log in/ Welcome and Introductions

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Incarcerated Women
Chelsea Bull, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Homeless SC students with disabilities
Megan Branham, MSW, Director of Community Health and Policy, Family Connections of SC

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Unaccompanied Migrant Children
John Doering-White, PhD., MSW, Assistant Professor, College of Social Work University of South Carolina,
Benjamin Roth, Ph.D., MSW Assistant Professor, College of Social Work University of South Carolina,
Sara Ramsey, LMSW, Program Director Transitional Foster Care for Unaccompanied Children Lutheran Services Carolinas

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (on own)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Addressing the unique SDoH challenges of Individuals with Kidney Disease:
Rita Aidoo, LMSW, Manager, Community Navigation Social Worker–Population Health Program & Coastal Connections, MUSC
Jennifer Newbury, I-RN, MUHA Program Manager | SYS - Population Health Program MUSC

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Family Dynamics of Deaf Children in Hearing Families
Roger Williams, MSW, LISW-CP/S, Mental Health Interpreting,
Megan Covert, South Carolina, Department of Mental Health

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Understanding Postpartum PTSD and its Impacts on Maternal-Infant Bonding
Krista Dickerson, LMSW, MPH-CHES, Charleston County School District Social Worker; Social Worker, Foundations Counseling and Wellness Center
4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjourn

On-Demand Conference Schedule

2023 Fall Social Work Conference
The Social Work Perspective on School, Community, and Workplace Violence
On-demand Registration Coming Soon

Trauma Sensitive Schools: Review of Implantation of Trauma Informed Frameworks
Speaker: Jordan Downey, LISW-CP, Outreach Clinician, National Crime Victims Center

Mass Violence Social Work Preparation
Speaker: Alyssa Rheingold, MUSC

Trauma Intervention in the Aftermath of School Shootings
Speaker: Bree Alexander, Ph.D., LISW-CP(S), LCSW-S, Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Program Director/University of South Carolina

The Intersection of Violence and Disability
Speakers: Dori Tempio, Director of Community Outreach & Consumer Rights/Able South Carolina
Mary Trunk, Victim Service Provider (VSP), Violence Prevention and Survivor Services Coordinator/Able South Carolina

Be Prepared for the Unknown: Harness the Power of Resilience
Speaker: Roberta Moore, Ed.S., LMFT, Owner, Conscious Choices Corporation

Queer in Crisis: LGBTQ+ Allyship in a National State of Emergency
Speaker: Brandyn Sewers, LMSW, Behavioral Health Specialist, PALSS, Inc

Living Your Best Work Life: Resiliency is You
Speaker: Tenelle O. Jones LMFT, LAC, CIMHP, MUSC


2022 Spring Social Work Conference
Trauma and Healing: Turning Empathy into Action
Available for On-Demand Viewing - 6.0 CEUs

Working with Trafficked Youth and Families
Speaker: Alison Traynor, MSW, LMSW, MPH, Anti-trafficking Therapist, Youthworks
Megan Lundborg, LBSW,
Survivor Advocate & Human Trafficking Specialist, Youthworks

Harm in the Biopsychosocialspiritual Model: Honoring nonreligious experiences
Speaker: Helen Dempsey-Henofer, LCSW

Culturally Responsive Trauma-Informed Approaches in Schools
Speakers: Jasmine D. Haynes, MSW, Doctoral Candidate, University of Central Florida 
Khalilah L. Caines, LCSW, 
Doctoral Candidate, University of Central Florida 
Itunu O. Ilesanmi, MSW, 
Doctoral Candidate, University of Central Florida

Trauma and Healing: Turning Empathy into Action: Life after losing a child to mental illness
Speaker: Alison P. Ballard, LMSW, Preventive Health, Social Worker STD/HIV, S.C. Dept. of Health & Environmental Control

Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Ageing 
Speaker: Loretta Hartley Bangs LISW, CP, Grand Strand Medical Center, South Strand Hospital Behavioral Health

Special Considerations for Working with Geriatric Trauma Survivors
Speakers: Mara Allport, Training Program Manager, SC Safe Seniors, Medical University of South Carolina
Theresa Skojec, MA, LPC, Mental Health Services Manager, SC Safe Seniors, Medical University of South Carolina
Julie Watson, BSN, RN, GERO-BC, CHPN, Elder/Vulnerable Adult Abuse Specialist, FNE, SANE, Medical University of South Carolina

Trauma and Resilience Invested Practice: Core elements and impact on social work practice
Speakers: Shirley J. Huisman, MSW, LISW-CP, PhD., BSW Program Director and Associate Professor of Social Work, Columbia College
Jennifer Dollar, LMSW, LISW-CP
, Director of the Masters of Trauma Informed Education program, Columbia College

2021 Fall Social Work Conference:
Providing Emotional Support for All Ages
Available for On Demand Watching  - 5.0 CEUs

Building Hope: SC’s Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Approach
SpeakerJennifer Butler, LISW-CP/S, Program Director, SC Department of Mental Health’s Office of Suicide Prevention 

Trauma-Informed Care for Older Adults
SpeakersTheresa Skojec, MA, LPC, Mental Health Services Manager, SC Safe Seniors, Medical University of South Carolina
Mara Allport, Training Program Manager, SC Safe Seniors, Medical University of South Carolina 

Is it OK to Say You're Not OK?
Speaker: Marguerite O'Brien, MSWDirector of Wellness, Prevention & Advocacy Services, University of South Carolina

Mental Health Interventions and LGBTQIA+ Youth
Speaker: Chandler Massengale, LMSW, Mental Health Coordinator, We Are Family  

What We Can Learn About Loss from Seniors
Speaker: Judy Heath, MSW, LISW-CP, Psychotherapist & Co-Founder, The Life Guidance Center