Presentations and Posters

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Peer-Reviewed Presentations and Posters with Students

VanderWaal, C.J., Opel, A.*, & Hernandez, E.I. (in press, 2015).  Pastors as gatekeepers:  Congregational encounters with mental health and substance abuse issues.  Ministry Magazine.

Wynne, I..* & VanderWaal, C.J. (2014, February).  Bullying behaviors and correlates among elementary and middle school girls in Berrien County, Michigan.  Presented at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters Conference, Oakland University, Rochester, MI.

McBride, D.C., Hopkins, G., Baltazar, A.M., VanderWaal, C.J. & Conopio, K.D.* (2013, November).  Family Dinners and Substance Use and Sexual Activity in a Prohibitionist University Population.  Presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Baltazar, A.M., VanderWaal, C.J. & Conopio, K.D.* (2013, November).  Adventist College Student Perceptions of Health Risk Behaviors.  Presented at the 2nd Annual Human Subjects Research Conference, Summit on Nurture and Retention, Sponsored by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, MD.

VanderWaal, C.J., Gavin, J. T., Mayer, A.*, & Ellis, W. (2013, November).  The Relationships Between Volunteering and Religious Behaviors Among Seventh-day Adventist Faculty and Staff:  Preliminary Findings.  Poster presentation at the Andrews University Celebration of Research, Berrien Springs, MI

Diaconu, M., Racovita-Szilagyi, D. L., Jones, A.M., & Manley, L.* (2010). The influence of perception in regard to domestic and intimate partner abuse within the context of cultural diversity: A case study. International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, July 19-21, Belfast, Ireland – oral paper presentation.

VanderWaal, C. J., Hernandez, Edwin I., Sedlacek, D., & Sandman, Alix* (2010).  Clergy involvement in congregants’ substance abuse problems and treatment referrals.  Addiction Health Services Research Conference (October 25-27, 2010) – poster presentation.

Diaconu, M, Pittman, S. & Nawrotzki, R.* (2009, July). Exploring climate induced human migration in the least developed countries. Presented at the International Consortium for Social Development Symposium, Monterrey, Mexico.

Jones, A. & Kampa, B.* (2008, October). Infusing Domestic Violence Content into HBSE Courses, Utilizing a Unit Study Approach. Poster session presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Royo, D*., Elliott, T.*, Nelson, K.*, & VanderWaal, C.J. (2009, March). Social services in Seventh-day Adventist congregations: Integrating the Unruh and Sider framework. Presented at the Adventist Association of International Social Work Conference, Huntsville, AL.

VanderWaal, C.J., Hernandez, E.I., Trecartin, S*., Diaconu, M., & Carlson, N. (2008, June). The DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative: Evaluation of a Youth Ministry Training Program. Presented at the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives: Innovations in Effective Compassion Conference, Washington, D.C. Available at: http://innovationincompassion.hhs.gov/documents/DeVosUrban_CJV.PDF

VanderWaal, C.J., & Royo, D.* (2008, October). Teaching Critical Thinking to Combat Political Spin and Sloppy Research. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

VanderWaal, C.J. & Royo, D.* (2008, November). Teaching Critical Thinking to Combat Political Spin and Sloppy Research. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Wrenn, J. & Racovita, L. *(2008, October). Critical Thinking: Feature Films as a Tool in Social Work Education. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
 

Peer-Reviewed Presentations and Posters by Faculty

Gavin, J., VanderWaal, C.J. & Ellis, W.  (2014, October).  Faith Perspectives on Building Strong Volunteer Programs.  North American Association of Christians in Social Work.  Annapolis, MD.

VanderWaal, C.J. (2014, July).  Role of clergy, churches and communities in collaborative recovery and relapse prevention.  Presented at the SDA Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle, Geneva, Switzerland.

Baltazar, A.M., VanderWaal, C.J. McBride, D., Hopkins (2014, July).  Best of What We Know About the Prevention of Addictions:  Application and Prevention in Your Area of the world.  Presented at the 2nd Annual Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle, Geneva, Switzerland.

VanderWaal, M.J. McBrid, D., Helm. H.H. & VanderWaal, C.J.  (2014, February).  Sex, substance use, and religious behaviors on a conservative Christian campus.  Presented at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters Conference, Oakland University, rochester, MI.

Gavin, J., Ellis, W. & VanderWaal, C.J. (2013, November).  Right in our own backyard:  The role of volunteering on church attendance and retention among Seventh-day Adventist faculty and staff.  Presented at the 2nd Annual Human Subjects Research Conference, Summit on Nurture and Retention, Sponsored by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, Md.

Baltazar, A.M. (2013, November).  Perceptions of Health Behaviors by Seventh-day Adventist Undergraduate Students.  Paper presented at Summit on Nurture and Retention, Discipling, Retaining and Reclaiming, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, MD.

Thompson, W. Drumm, R. & Sedlacek, D.  Correlates of Perceived Stressors in Adult Children of Pastors.  Presented at Family Life Forum, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.

McBride D.C., Thompson, W. Drumm, R. & Sedlacek, D.  Correlates of Perceived Emotional/Verbal and Spiritual Abuse of Adult Children of Pastors. Presented at Summit on Nurture and Retention, Discipling and Reclaiming, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, MD.

Davis, D. (2013, October).  Teaching Fundamentals of Faith and Spirituality to Social Work Students.  Presented at National Association of Christian Social Workers Connection, Atlanta, GA.

Davis, D. (2013, July).  Coping Strategies for Stressed-filled Women.  Presented at Adventist Conference on Family Research & Practice, Berrien Springs, MI.

Gavin, J.T., Ellis, W., & VanderWaal, C.J. (2013, November).  Right in Our Own Backyard:  The Role of Volunteering on Church Attendance and Retention Among seventh-day Adventist Faculty and Staff.  Presented at the 2nd Annual Human Subjects Research Conference, Summit on Nurture and Retention, Sponsored by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, MD.

Jones, Ann-Marie C., Sedlacek, David, & VanderWaal, Curtis J. (2010).  The Role of Gatekeeping in Maintaining Program Integrity.  Council of Social Work Education (CSWE):  56th Annual Meeting, October 14-17, 2010, Portland, OR – oral paper presentation.

Wrenn, Jan F., & VanderWaal, Curtis J. (2010).  The MSW Portfolio:  Integrating Competencies and Practice Behaviors.  Council of Social Work Education (CSWE):  56th Annual Meeting, October 14-17, 2010, Portland, OR – oral paper presentation.

Racovita-Szilagyi, D. Laura, & Diaconu, Mioara (2010).  Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) in the Context of International Social Work.  Council of Social Work Education (CSWE):  56th Annual Meeting October 14-17, 2010, Portland, OR – oral paper presentation.

Perry, Shelly J., Sedlacek, David., & Gavin, JohnAssessment of Student Professionalism (ASP):  Integrating Practice Behaviors Into a Behavior-Based Instrument.  Council of Social Work Education (CSWE):  56th Annual Meeting, October 14-17, 2010, Portland, OR – oral paper presentation.

Diaconu, Mioara (2010).  Social Work's Response to Rebuilding Haiti after the Earthquake.  Council on Social Work Education Leadership Forum: 56th Annual Meeting, October 14-17, 2010, Portland, OR – panel discussion moderated by the President of the North American Association of Deans and Directors of Social Work.

Sedlacek, David. (2010).  The Biblical Diagnosis of Spiritual Conditions.  North American Association of Christians in Social Work Convention, November 11-14, 2010, Durham, NC.  – oral paper presentation.

Jones, Ann-Marie & VanderWaal, Curtis J. (2010).  Project Get Connected: An African American Church-Community Collaboration to Improve Mental Health Education, Support and Referrals.  North American Association of Christians in Social Work Convention, November 11-14, 2010, Durham, NC.  – oral paper presentation.

Diaconu, M. & Pittman, S., (2008, October). Lessons Learned for Optimizing International Practicum Experiences. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Diaconu, M. & Racovita, L. (2009, November). Globalization, economy, and financial education: The social work responsibility. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Gavin, J., Drumm, R., & Sedlacek, D. (2009, March). Barriers to Adventist Involvement in Social Issues. Presented at the International Association of Adventist Social Workers, Huntsville, AL.

Jones, A. (2009, March). Church-based Support Groups: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Presented at the International Association of Adventist Social Workers, Huntsville, AL.

Jones, A. (2009, November). Church reflecting community. Presented at the North American Association of Christians in Social Work Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Jones, A. (2009, November). Teaching social welfare using an experiential, extra-curricular approach. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

McBride, D.C., Chriqui, J.F., O’Connor, J.C., VanderWaal, C.J., Terry-McElrath, Y.M., & Mattson, K. (2008, July). Controlling Methamphetamine Precursors: From Policy to Practice – An Overview. Presented at the National Institute of Justice Drugs and Crime Conference in Washington, D.C.

McBride, D.C., VanderWaal, C.J., Helm, H., Matthews, L., Wrenn, J., & Proctor, D. (2008, April). Parallel and intersecting approaches for mentoring students and faculty. Presented at the 9th Annual Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in South Bend, Indiana.

Murray, S. E. (2009, November). Articulating CFLE Standards through Course Syllabi. Poster session presented at the Annual Conference of the National Concil on Family Relations in San Francisco, California.

Pittman, S. & Diaconu, M. (2009, November).The global humanitarian job market: Where do social work professionals fit. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Sedlacek, D. (2009, November). Heart examiniation: A tool to intergrate bibilical concepts into the healing process. Presented at the North American Association of Christians in Social Work Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Sedlacek, D. & Ashley, G. (2009, November). The use of the 2008 EPAS in competency-based portfolios as exit examinations. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

VanderWaal, C. J. (2009, November). Why can't we all get along? Interdisciplinary research teams in mixed-methods studies. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

VanderWaal, C. J. Terry-McElrath, Y. T. McBride, D. C., Chriqui, J. F., Johnston, L., & O'Malley, P. (2008, Octover). No News is Bad News: Methamphetamine Precursor Laws and Youth Amphetamine-Related Outcomes. Presented at the Addications Health Services Research Conference in Boston, MA.

Wrenn, J. & VanderWaal, C. J. (2009, November). Assessment of MSW Learning: Refinements in the Use of Portfolios. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

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