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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.
  • 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!
*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
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) 
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Dr. Enchante’ Franklin 
International Social Work and Service Learning Using Servant Leadership as a Framework in a Caribbean Setting

Pre-Conference Activities

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

Conference Registration is a MAXIMUM CAPACITY!
We will see you there.


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

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