North American Association of Christians in Social Work Conference

Friday, February 28, 2014, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Liberty Station Conference Center



WhenFebruary, 28th, 2014

Liberty Station Conference Center                                     
2600 Laning Road
San Diego, CA 92106 

Registration Fees
Please click on dollar amount to begin your registration

Full-Time Student Registration:  $40

Member Registration:  $70

Non-member registration: $80

Member Registration including 6 Continuing Education Units (CEU):  $100

To Download a registration form, click here


For group discounts, register 4 people and your 5th person is free.

To download a group registration form, click here


Exhibitors Registration:

 Non Profit - $70

 For Profit  - $85

 (lunch included for first exhibitor; all others are $22 per person)

To register as an exhibitor with a mail-in form please download here

A full registration packet will be mailed within 3 business days after registration is confirmed

Contact the conference coordinator for any of the following reasons:

  • Group Discounts
  • Special accommodations
  • Hardcopy registration forms
  • Corporate sponsorship or call 510. 393.4665

Continuing Education

CEU's will be provided through NACSW.

"NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NACSW maintains responsibility for the program.  It is important for participants to contact their own licensing boards to verify that this training meets their requirements for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.


Requirements for Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours through NACSW:

Regional Conferences: Requirements for earning continuing education contact hours for regional conferences include: a) being in attendance for the full duration of the regional conference; b) signing in at the beginning of the regional conference on NACSW’s event sign-in sheet; c) completing an evaluation of the regional conference. Regional conference/training participants who meet these requirements will receive a continuing education contact hour certificate from NACSW within 30 days after the conference is over. Certificates will either be sent out by NACSW as email attachments, or mailed out to conference participants. 

Registration Fee and Refund Policy:

The $5.00 per unit fee, for a total of $30 for 6.0 units, is applicable to both members and non-members and covers participation in the full conference session. Upon request made via email or telephone up to one week prior to this session, a registrant will receive a full refund (minus a $15 processing fee). No refunds can be provided after this time. 

Grievance Procedure:

Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this training is encouraged to communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after the training. The executive director will conduct a review and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving this complaint. For more information, contact the NACSW office at info@nacsw.orgor 203-270-8780.


 Please contact the Conference Coordinator for this event, Suzanne Mondell, at,at least 30 days before our conference if you would like to request a special accommodation."

Hotel Accommodations

Holiday Inn Bayside San Diego
4875 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92106 

Rate: $129.00 per night for February 27, 28
Call 619-224-3621
Group Reservation: NACSW Conference


Registration starts at 9 am
Morning General Session
Morning Workshops
Afternoon Workshops
4:30 pm Final General Session

Conference Presenter's 

Keynote speaker:
Rev. Andy Bales
CEO of Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles, Calif.

Afternoon General Session Speaker

Lesford Duncan, MPH, Child Abuse Prevention Coordinator of the Children's Network for the County of San Bernardino

Panel Discussion:

Integrating Faith Into Your Daily Work

Panelist #1

Amy-Lynne Hilderbrand, MSW 2002

Current position and organization worked for:
 Transitions - Mental Health Association [a private, non-profit agency San Luis Obispo, CA
Personal Services Specialist in the Full Services Partnership working with Older Adults 

key accomplishments:
Has worked for the State of CA (11 years), Drug & Alcohol Services, and currently is working for a private, non-profit agency whose motto is “whatever it takes” to help mentally ill recover and live at their highest level of functioning. Served in 2001 with Salvation Army at “Ground Zero” after the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center “Twin Towers.” 
Has done street witnessing to prostitutes and homeless in Oakland with Love Never Fails.

Panelist #2

Jon Clark, MSW 1996 Fresno State University
Capella Univeristy (Doctorate in Social Work-DSW)-In Progress
Ordained Minister with the Foursquare Church denomination

Current Position and Organizations worked for:

Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services-Adoptions Social Worker for the past 15 years Within this position did counseling with sexual abuse victims, siblings of those abused, and spouses of offenders. Help with the faith based partnership with churches and the Department in opening up family visitation centers in churches. Serve as a field instructor for various universities in the Southern California area
Adjunct Instructor for Azusa Pacific University in the social work and nursing departments since 2010
Completed an Immigrant Pathway Institute in 2013, learning ways of being an immigration advocate
Was Christian community organizer and outreach pastor in Fresno from 1996-1998
Worked at group homes and foster family agencies from 1993-1996
Started the NACSW-CA Facebook page, which now has over 300 individuals

Panelist #3

Jane Jones, ACSW – Senior Clinic Consultant

Jane joined ECHO in 2009 as a Senior Clinic Consultant. Before joining ECHO, Jane served as the Founder and Executive Director of a free clinic in the state of Washington. 
Jane’s 20 years in the nonprofit sector have given her great experience and knowledge that she now brings to ECHO. Jane was a founding member of the Washington Free Clinic 
Association and remains involved in free clinic issues and events in the state. She is involved with other local nonprofit organizations in Olympia, including those serving the homeless 
residents and those involved in feeding the hungry. She is passionate about people discovering and embracing their gifts and the power of collective talents in the governance and operations of nonprofit work. Jane received her Master of Social Work degree in 1987 from Atlanta University, is credentialed by the national Academy of Certified Social Workers, as well as licensed by the State of Washington. She has worked in corrections, private psychiatric care, adolescent residential treatment, outpatient clinical services, child welfare, and nonprofit organic farming. A Missouri native, Jane lives in Olympia, WA with her husband Bob and their Irish Wolfhound, Wooloughan. Jane enjoys kayaking, hiking, finding time in the sun (travel out of Washington!), cooking good food for others and precious time spent with family and friends.

Panelist #4

Glenda Gordon, MSW

Has been a case manager for Riverside Mental Health for nearly 15 years. She also has worked in the university setting with students with disabilities and in residential programs for troubled children & adolescents. Her focus is total body sanctification and the restoration of individuals to the original plan of our God and Creator. Much of her experience is in the realm of spiritualwarfare. Her ultimate goal is to minister overseas as a social work missionary in South Africa.


Panel Discussion Goals:

1- Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and hear effective integration of faith and practice, honoring both our social work ethics and Kingdom values.
2- Participants will be able to learn at least 3 new means of intergrating faith & practice.
3- Participants will gain tools for determining ethical/value conflicts.




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