Shannon Trecartin

Shannon Trecartin

Shannon Trecartin

Title: Associate Professor
PhD, LMSW

Office Location: 018 Nethery Hall
E-mail: trecarts@andrews.edu
Phone: (269) 471-6516

Education

BSW - Southern Adventist University (2005)

MSW - Andrews University (2008)

PhD   - University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2016)

Biography

Shannon Trecartin is originally from Tennessee and now calls Michigan home. She completed a PhD in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, a Master degree in Social Work with an emphasis in marriage and families at Andrews University, and a Bachelor degree in Social Work at Southern Adventist University. Her practice experience includes medical social work, public health, community counseling, and research and evaluation. She has provided case management, counseling, and therapy to children, adults, and families since 2005. Shannon has been teaching Social Work courses since 2008. Her research focus is on aging and disabilities with an emphasis on the social and built environment as contributors to well-being.

Shannon and her husband enjoy traveling and anything related to the outdoors including camping, scuba-diving, and gardening.

 

Current Research or Professional Activities

Publications:

Trecartin, S. & Sauceda, A. (October, 2021). Recognizing and preventing elder abuse. Adventist Retirement Reflections Newsletter, 1-2.

VanderWaal, C. J., Sedlacek, D., Carbonell, N., Trecartin, S. & Yeagley, S. (2021).  The LGBT+ Divide: Identity, Shame, and Equality Before God and the Church. Pp. 67-77, in Steve Case (ed.), Real, Deal, Heal: Gen Z and Social Issues.  Center for Youth Evangelism, Andrews University and the North American Division Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists.

Trecartin, S., *Wile, M., *Trecartin, T., & Cincala, P. (2021). Being needed, cared for, and present: Belonging and disability in the Seventh-day Adventist church in North America. Journal of Disability and Religion.

Drumm, R. D., Sedlacek, D., Carbonell, N., VanderWaal, C. J., & Trecartin, S. M. (2020). “Life is getting better”: Understanding stabilizing factors in conservative Christian families post-coming out. Journal of GLBT Family Studies 17(2), 135-149.

Trecartin, S. & Cummings, S. (2018). Systematic review of the physical home environment and the relationship to psychological well-being among community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, Accepted.

Presentations:
* Indicates student

Trecartin, S. M., Torres, J., & Riedel, S. (2022). A phenomenological study of older adults’ religiosity and spirituality during the COVID-19 crisis. Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Annual Conference, Alma College (virtual). March 11, 2022.

Drumm, R. D., Sedlacek, D., VanderWaal, C., & Trecartin, S. M. (2021) “Coming out made our family better:” Christian family dynamics post coming out. Presented at the North American Association of Social Workers Annual Meeting, Glendale, CA. 

Drumm, R. D., Trecartin, S., & Cincala, P. (2021). Pastoral Caring and Visitation: How Cultural Context Intersects with Church Member Perceptions. Accepted for the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. 

Cincala, P., Drumm, R. D., & Trecartin, S. (2021). Unity or Uniformity?:  How Cultural Context Helps Define Unity. Accepted for the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion annual meeting, Portland, OR. 

Drumm, R., Sedlacek, D., VanderWaal, C., & Trecartin, S. (2021). “Every family has occasional difficulties”: The stability of family dynamics post coming out. Presented at the Adventist Human Subjects Researchers Association Annual Meeting, Virtual. 

Sedlacek, D., Carbonell, N., Trecartin, S., & VanderWaal, C. (2020). The voices of parents of LGBT+ children: Their Journey and process. Adventist Community Forum, January 25, 2020.  

Drumm, R. D., VanderWaal, C., Trecartin, S., Sedlacek, D., & Carbonell, N. (2020). Conservative Christian Parents’ Experiences with LGBTQIA+ Children Coming Out: Struggles and Growth. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program, 2020.

Drumm, R. D., Carbonell, N. & Trecartin, S. (2020). “It really changed the way I relate to my church”: Parent’s spiritual adjustments following a child’s coming out. Presented at the Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Las Vegas, NV. 

Trecartin, S. (2019). Thinking outside the stigma box. Presented at the 3rd Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle, Special Needs Ministries Conference. General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Loma Linda, CA. 

Trecartin, S. (2019). How to support LGBT+ children in child welfare. Continuing Education Training present for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services & DHHS-Contracted Private Agencies. Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI. 

Trecartin, S. (2019). Descriptive analysis of participation and belonging among people with disabilities in the North American Division. Presented at the Andrews Research Conference, Humanities, Berrien Springs, MI.

Trecartin, S., Cincala, P., & *Wile, M. (2019). P-04 Disability and belonging in the North American division of Seventh-day Adventists. Presented at the 2019 Andrews University Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship. 

Drumm, R. D., Trecartin, S., & Cincala, P. (2019). The Great Commission: How evangelistic beliefs relate to spiritual thriving. Presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO.

Bailey, K. G. D., McBride, D. C., Trim, D., Baltazar, A. M., Trecartin, S., Cincala, P., Drumm, R. D., & Landless, P, (2019). Nurture and Church Member Well-Being in a Global Seventh-day Adventist Sample. Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO. October 25-27, 2019.

Drumm, R. D., VanderWaal, C. J., & Trecartin, S. (2019). Looking back, looking forward: New insights into closeted Christian LGBT+ individuals. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO.

Trecartin, S. & *Trecartin, T. (2019). Exploring barriers to congregational belonging for people with disabilities. National Association of Christian Social Workers Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

Sedlacek, D., Drumm, R., Carbonell, N., Trecartin, S., & VanderWaal, C. (2019). Parents’ experiences of SDA LGBT+ children coming out: Struggles and growth. National Association of Christian Social Workers Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

Trecartin, S. & VanderWaal, C. (2019). Descriptive analysis of participation and belonging among people with disabilities in the North American Division. Presented at the Adventist Human Subjects Researchers Association Annual Meeting, Huntsville, AL.

Drumm, R., Sedlacek, D., Carbonell, N., VanderWaal, C., & Trecartin, S. (2019). Don’t ask, don’t tell: How the code of silence pervades Christian families of LGBT+ millennials. Presented at the Adventist Human Subjects Researchers Association Annual Meeting, Huntsville, AL.

Sedlacek, D., Yeagley, S., Carbonell, N., VanderWaal, C., and Trecartin, S.  (2019).  Preventing LGBT + Abuse: From Them to Us to Us with Them.  Presented at the Rise Up Against Abuse Rally, Andrews University, march 10, 2019.

VanderWaal, C. J., Sedlacek, D., Carbonell, N., & Trecartin, S. (2018). The impact of family and church support or rejection among LGBT+ millennials in the church. Urban Mission and Ministry Congress. Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.

VanderWaal, C., Sedlacek, D., Trecartin, S., & Carbonell, N. (2018). The ties that bind: Exploring the impact of SDA family response to LGBT+ children. Adventist Community Forum, March 10, 2018.

Trecartin, S.  (2018) Does Environment Matter?  Examining Lawton's Ecological Model in a Representative U.S. Sample.  Presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Orlando, FL.

VanderWaal, C., Drumm, R., & Trecartin, S.  (2018) Saving Grace: Suicide risk and protective factors among Christian LGBT + Millennials.  Presented at the Council on Social Work Education AnnualProgram Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Trecartin, S.  (2018, September).  Why Microaggressions Matter in Child Welfare.  Continuing Education Training present for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services & DHHS-Contracted Private Agencies.  Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.

VanderWaal, C., Sedlacek, D., Trecartin, S., & Carbonell, N.  (2018).  The impact of Family Support and Rejection among Seventh-day Adventist LGBT + Millennials.  Andrews Research Conference: Social Sciences.  May 14-16, 2018, Andrews University.  Berrien Springs, MI.

Research Reports:

Bailey, K. G. D., McBride, D. C., Trecartin, S. M., & Baltazar, A. M. (2022). Additional Data Analysis of the Global Church Member Survey. General Conference Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research. 

Davis, D., Baltazar, A. M., Trecartin, S. M., & VanderWaal, C. J. (2021). Berrien College Access Network Evaluation. United Way of Southwest Michigan.

Trecartin, S. & McBride, D. (March 31, 2021). An Evaluation of General Conference Global Mission Centers by All Division Staff. Submitted to The General Conference Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research.

Trecartin, S. & McBride, D. (March 31, 2021). An Evaluation of General Conference Global Mission Centers by Division Officers and Adventist Mission Directors. Submitted to The General Conference Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research.

Adventist Possibility Ministries Advisory including Evans, L., & Trecartin, S., et al.  (2020). The 3-A Strategy of Adventist Possibility Ministries and KPIs of the I Will Go Strategic Plan. Submitted to Adventist Possibility Ministries, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Bailey, C., McBride, D., Trecartin, S., Baltazar, A., Činčala, P., & Drumm. R. (2018). 2017-2018 Global Church Member Survey Concerning the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Reach the World 2015-2020 Strategic Plan Meta-Analysis Final Report. Research Report for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. 

Činčala, P., Trecartin, S., & Brantley, P. (2018). North American Division Report: Global Church Member Survey 2017. Research Report for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.  

Činčala, P., Trecartin, S., & Deepati, V. (2018). Southern Asia Division Report: Global Church Member Survey 2017. Research Report for the Southern Asia Division of Seventh-day Adventists. 

Činčala, P., Zubkov, P., Fokin, D., & Trecartin, S. (2018). Euro-Asia Division Report: Global Church Member Survey 2017. Research Report for the Euro-Asia Division of Seventh-day Adventists. 

Činčala, P., Trecartin, S., Emanoel, G., & Chui-Shan Chow, C. (2018). Northern Asia Pacific Division Report: Global Church Member Survey 2017. Research Report for the Northern Asia Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists. 

Činčala, P., Trecartin, S., & Andersson, A. (2018). Trans-European Division Report: Global Church Member Survey 2017. Research Report for the Trans-European Division of Seventh-day Adventists.