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the cbsw conference. 
the family reunion you've waited for all year long! 

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​Your registration includes: 
  • 5.0 CEUs sponsored by the NASW-TN
  • An amazing keynote message from the Honorable Judge Sheila Calloway 
  • Expert social workers leading workshops. 
  • CBSW Conference Swag Gift
  • Meet and re-connect with your Black social work family from across the country. 
  • Continental Breakfast 
  • Lunch Buffet
  • Free Parking!
  • Registration closes on 2/23/24
*A networking mixer and awards banquet (pre-conference, additional cost). A pre-conference ethics workshop opportunity (additional cost) 

Keynote Speaker:The Honorable Judge Sheila Calloway 

Sheila Calloway, a native of Louisville, KY, came to Nashville, Tennessee in 1987 to attendVanderbilt University Law School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications in 1991 and her Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1994. After graduating from law school, Sheila Calloway worked at the Metropolitan Defender’s Office in the adult system as well as the juvenile system. In January 2004, she was appointed by Judge Betty Adams Green to the position of Juvenile Court Magistrate and served in that position until November 2013, when she announced her intention to run for the position of Juvenile Court Judge.Sheila was elected Davidson County’s Juvenile Court Judge in 2014 and was sworn into officefor her eight year term on August 28, 2014. She was re-elected for another eight-year term in August of 2022. Judge Calloway also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University LawSchool where she teaches Trial Advocacy, and an Adjunct Professor Belmont College of Law where she teaches Juvenile Law.Judge Calloway uses her unique combination of humor, passion, and judicial wisdom to change the way we look at justice in the United States.

Workshop Leaders

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Dr. Dalila John 
Black Social Work Faculty: Finding Joy, Connection, and Success within the Academy
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Dr. De'Avila Ford, DBH, LCSW
Every Day I’m Hustling: Creating Multiple Streams of Income with Your Social Work License
Keena Friday-Gilbert, MBA, MSW & Justin Singleton, MSSW, LSSW
The Domino Effect: Being a Black Leader in a Majority White Space in Social Work.
Amaad Dowdell, MSW 
Mental Health and Boxing *
(movement session)
Dr. Nicole Bryant
Forensic Social Work: Mental Health Considerations in Correctional Settings
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Candy Dolcy, Stephanie Guster, Alayna Crawford, Kilah Runnels
Crowned with Care: Black women’s stress in higher education and whether self-care is still optional.
Dr. Jenice Thompson, 
The Audacity to be Resilient

Latoya Ewert
Restorative Yoga for Healing* (movement) 
Also featuring:
Dr. Enchante’ Franklin 

International Social Work and Service Learning Using Servant Leadership as a Framework in a Caribbean Setting

Conference Hotel*

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The Scarritt Bennett Center is offering a discounted rate for CBSW conference attendees. They have a variety of room styles.  

  • Discounted Prices start at $80.00 (before taxes) for a single twin bedroom with a shared restroom. When booking, please use code: SBC2024 (The discount is $9 off per room).

  • They do offer different types of rooms so please inquire availability with the booking staff.

  • There is also a one -time charge of $25.00 for cleaning fee.

  • There are no elevators in the sleeping buildings, so please specify if you need a 1st floor room. 

  • For individual room bookings, please call 615.340.7469 to speak with a Guest Services staff member.
    *Rooms will go quickly, please book soon! 

Other Hotel Options in the area

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For a PDF file with clickable links to the hotels, please click this icon.

Pre-Conference Activities

There are two (2) pre-conference activities on Thursday, February 29 at the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. 

Conference Registration!
We want to see you there.

Registration ends on 2/1/24. 

If you need to register a GROUP of 3 or more (for a 10% discount) or if you need an invoice, please contact 

Conference Registration Form 
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Conference T-Shirt: $15

Pick Up at Conference Registration Table. Only available until 1/19/24.

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