Agenda

Live Conference Schedule

2022  Fall Social Work Virtual Conference
Tools for Recovery: Understand and Coping after Trauma
October 21, 2022 | Virtual | 6.0 CEUs | Virtual 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. Sex Trafficking in America
Speaker: Jerry Smith, LCSW, LMSW


9:30 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. Break


9:35 a.m. –10:35 a.m. Taking the Power Back from Bullies
Speaker: Jon D. Beaumont, LPCS, Owner, Counselor, Supervisor at Beaumont Counseling Services, LLC


10:35 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break


10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Books Build Better Brains: How reading together helps children (and their parents!) reduce the effects of toxic stress and trauma
Speakers: Deb LaRoche, MSW, LISW - Program Manager for Reach Out and Read (Moderator)
Dr. Michelle Steffen, MD, FAAP - Riverside Pediatrics, Georgetown
Kristen B. Miller, MSN, RN, CLS, Director of Population Health, McLeod Nurse-Family Partnership
Sarah Griggs, RN, BSN, CLS, Nurse Home Visitor, McLeod Health Nurse Family Partnership


11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch (on own)


12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Exercise Assisted Psychotherapy: For the treatment of Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and other Mental Health Disorders
Speaker: Daniel R. Gaita, MA, MSW, LISW-CP, President and Founder, Operation Vet Fit, Inc


1:30 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. Break


1:35 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. Reframing Faith After Trauma
Speakers: Melissa Lawver, MA, LPC-S, Clinical Director, His Story Coaching & Counseling
Nadine Bracy, MA, LPC, His Story Coaching & Counseling   


2:35 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break


2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Speaker: Lori Lindgren


4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjourn

 

 

On-Demand Conference Schedule

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

 

 

 

2022 Fall Social Work Virtual Conference
Fall 2022
Agenda and Speakers to be announced shortly