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Conference on Family Violence & Faith at Nyack NYC

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Wednesday September 9, 2009

The Department of Social Work in the School of Human Services at Nyack College will co-sponsor a one-day seminar with the North American Association of Christians in Social Work on Saturday, October 17 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. at the New York City campus, located at 93 Worth Street. “Family Violence & Faith Communities: Working Together to Build a Safer Society,” will feature a series of workshops, panels, and small group discussions.

The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Nancy Nason-Clark (pictured at left), a professor of sociology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Canada. Her topic will be "Domestic Violence and Families of Faith: Working Together To Bring Healing and Wholeness." 

Dr. Nason-Clark is the author of The Battered Wife (1997) and co-author with Catherine Clark Kroeger of No Place for Abuse (2001) and Refuge from Abuse (2004). Her research involves a variety of projects examining the relationship between abuse, faith, gender and culture.  She is a national speaker on family violence, who has been invited to speak in many faith communities in the United States and abroad, including India, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean.  Dr. Nason Clark returned to her home in Canada after completing her Ph.D., in Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, England.

Other speakers include Nyack professors, Dr. Marcia Lucas, Dr. James A. Long, Jr., and Prof. Freddy Baez. Guest speakers include, Antonia Clemente, executive director and co-founder of The Trinity Healing Center; Seon-Ah Ahn, former director of the Korean Christian Counseling Center and Nkechi Green, adjunct professor at Nyack’s Alliance Graduate School of Counseling.

Social workers who attend can receive continuing education clock hours accredited by the Association of Social Work Boards. Registration fees increase after October 4, 2009 from $55.00 to $60.00

For more information and updates, contact Percelene MCLain by phone at 646.378.6165 or by email at Information is also available at the North American Association of Christians in Social Work website at
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