The Significance of Faith
Integrating the faith and spirituality of our clients into social work practice
On the evening of May 15th, 2014, NASW-NYC welcomed over 300 members to its annual meeting in lower Manhattan. The theme, The Significance of Faith, recognized that regardless of our own personal beliefs as social workers, religion and spirituality have an important place in the lives of our clients. Yet, because of our differences and the prominence of religious values in the political arena and the intensity of many of these issues, social work as a profession has often been hesitant to fully address the belief systems of our clients as part of our focus on cultural competency. In effect, the role of religion in our clients’ lives too often is minimized and not discussed.
A powerful keynote address was delivered by Rev. Dr. Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook and a distinguished panel explored why this is important, what we may be missing, and offered insights on how we can sort out the political and the personal from the professional.
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Annual Meeting Underwriters and Co-Sponsors
NASW-NYC thanks the many organizations that underwrote and co-sponsored the
2014 Annual Meeting. Social workers appreciate the meaningful contributions of these organizations which enhance the Chapter’s advocacy and programming.
Mutual of America
Mary Pender Greene
Mary Pender Greene
William A. Meezan
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Nancy D. Miller
Ann S. Sand
Rose Z. Starr
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
MetroPlus Health Plan
Children’s Aid Society
Concern for Independent Living
District Council 37
Federation Employment and Guidance Service, Inc.
Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services
Jewish Child Care Association
SSEU Local 371
Partnering Schools of Social Work
Adelphi University Graduate School of Social Work
Columbia University School of Social Work
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
Lehman College School of Social Work
Long Island University School of Social Work
New York University Silver School of Social Work
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
Touro College Graduate School of Social Work
Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work
The Contemporary Freudian Society
Good Shepherd Services
Henry Street Settlement
Institute for Community Living, Inc.
Jewish Home Lifecare
Metropolitan Center for Mental Health
NY Academy of Medicine/Social Work Leadership Institute
NYU Langone Medical Center
Ronald Fatoullah & Associates
UJA Federation of New York
William Alanson White Institute
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
Helen Rehr Center for Social Work Practice
Grimaldi & Yeung, LLP
Neighborhood Self Help by Older Persons Project, Inc.
Regional Aid for Interim Needs, Inc.
SBW Partners, PLLC
United Neighborhood Houses of New York
YWCA of the City of New York
Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.
The Citywide Behavioral Health Coalition for the Black Elderly