USC Territorial Social Services Conference

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – Thursday, March 22, 2018

Registration Options

Pre-Conference Seminars and Conference (3/20-22):$200.00
Conference Only (Opening Dinner through Closing Lunch):$150.00
Plenary Session and Opening Dinner (3/20): $55.00
Plenary Session and Closing Lunch (3/22): $55.00

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 11, 2018 (No refunds after this date)

Where

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
333 West Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: 414.270.6076
Fax: 414.270.6069

Special rates for hotel rooms are in effect through February 28, 2018

Approved Officer Uniform

Office uniform for the Pre-Conference sessions and Conference workshops.
Lapel uniform for the Opening Plenary Session and Banquet and Lunch and Closing Plenary Session.

CEUs

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886476936-2204) for 15.5 continuing education contact hours

MONDAY, March 19

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Early Registration

TUESDAY, March 20

8:00 a.m. Conference Office Opens
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Full & Half Day Seminars
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Full & Half Day Seminars
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Full & Half Day Seminars
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Full & Half Day Seminars
5:30 p.m. Conference Office Closes
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Opening Plenary Session & Banquet
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Dessert Reception

WEDNESDAY, March 21

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Morning Devotions
8:00 a.m. Conference Office Opens
8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Workshops: Session 1
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Workshops: Session 2
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Plenary Panel Discussion
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Workshops: Session 3
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Workshops: Session 4
6:00 p.m. Conference Office Closes
6:00 p.m. Evening on your own

THURSDAY, March 22

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Morning Devotions
8:00 a.m. Conference Office Opens
8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Workshops: Session 5
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Program Interest Discussion
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Closing Plenary Session
1:30 p.m. Conference Office Closes

Commissioner Brad Bailey
Territorial Commander
The Salvation Army, USA Central Territory

Commissioner Brad Bailey leads the Central Territory, comprised of 11 Midwestern states with headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. He assumed the position of territorial commander in July 2017. Commissioner Bailey, with his wife, Heidi, has been an officer for more than 35 years and has served both in the United States and internationally. He brings a wealth of experience – both domestic and international – which offers a broad perspective to his current role. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in social work, and his ministry is clearly marked by a love for God and a joy in serving others.

Opening Plenary Session | USA Central Territory Website [https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/usc]

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Noel Castellanos
President
Christian Community Development Association, Chicago, Illinois

Noel has worked in full-time ministry in Latino, urban communities since 1982. He has served in youth ministry, church planting, advocacy and community development in San Francisco, San Jose, and Chicago. After serving on the Board of the Christian Community Development Association for many years, he established the CCDA Institute, which equips emerging church leaders in the philosophy of Christian Community Development. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of CCDA.

Noel was appointed to serve on President Obama’s Council for Faith and Neighborhood Partnerships, and is a speaker, motivator, and mentor to young leaders throughout the USA.  He has a deep passion to serve and invest in the lives of leaders committed to serving the poor. He is the author of Where the Cross Meets the Street: What Happens to the Neighborhood When God is at the Center, which blends the art of story with firmly rooted theology and time tested praxis. He is also the co-author of A Heart for the Community, New Models for Urban and Suburban Ministry, and has contributed to various other books and publications, including Deep Justice in a Broken World, A Heart for the City, and Crazy Enough to Care.

Closing Plenary Session | CCDA Website [https://ccda.org]

Sarla Holmes
Policy, Submissions and International Relations Manager
The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus, Australia Eastern Territory

Sarla earned her Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts (BCom/BA) and is currently studying for her Masters of Business Administration (MBA). With a vision to improve aged care worldwide, Sarla has a diverse background in both the private and public sectors across a variety of industries, particularly in health, education, retail and property management. Integral in the design of The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus’s care framework, founded in emotional intelligence and person directed care, she has helped develop specializations in world leading palliative, mental health, spiritual and dementia care. Her key passion is improving the quality of life for those living with dementia following her grandfather’s progression through the disease. She sees great opportunity for improving the quality of care and interacting with the aging society to continue to build healthy communities.

Pre-Conference Seminar #1A (Morning Session): GRACE Care Framework for Aging Services

Co-Presenting: Conference Workshop 2E: Making Moments Matter Dementia Care Model

Aged Care Plus (Australia) [https://agedcareplus.salvos.org.au]

Aimee Patterson, Ph.D.
Christian Ethics Consultant
The Salvation Army Ethics Centre, Canada

Dr. Aimee Patterson’s role includes the development of resources that enhance the understanding and addressing of ethical issues using Christian principles; this includes delivery of formal and informal seminars, workshops, and webinars; both within and outside of The Salvation Army. She provides staff support to the Canada and Bermuda Territorial Social Issues Committee and contributes to their Territorial magazine, Salvationist. Dr. Patterson serves as an adjunct faculty member at Booth University College and instructs at the College for Officer Training, Winnipeg, Canada.

Co-Presenting: Pre-Conference Seminar #2: Human Sexuality and Christian Ethics
Co-Presenting: Workshop 2D: Human Sexuality and Ethical Decision-Making

The Ethics Center (Canada) [https://salvationist.ca/ethics-centre/about-us/people/ethics-centre-board]

James Read, Ph.D.
Executive Director
The Salvation Army Ethics Centre, Winnipeg, Canada

Since 2016, Dr. James Read has been the Chair of the Salvation Army’s International Moral and Social Issues Council and was also appointed by General André Cox to chair the Steering Group on Human Sexuality and Sexual Relationships. Dr. Read is a professor of philosophy and ethics at Booth University College; an institution of which he was a founding faculty member. He has been a member of Heritage Park Temple Corps in Winnipeg for more than 35 years.

Co-Presenting: Pre-Conference Seminar #2: Human Sexuality and Christian Ethics

Co-Presenting: Workshop 2D: Human Sexuality and Ethical Decision-Making

The Ethics Center (Canada) [https://salvationist.ca/ethics-centre/about-us/people/ethics-centre-board]

Captain Mavis Salt
Research & Resource Officer for Aging
The Salvation Army, Australia

Captain Salt has a Bachelor of Theology, a Masters in Aging and Pastoral Care, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. As a Salvation Army Officer, she has had appointments as a Corps Officer, a vocational course coordinator at Booth College, Chaplain/Mission Director within Aged Care Plus and her current role as Research & Resource Officer for Aging. She is involved in ongoing teaching to Aged Care Chaplains on the specifics for ministry such as Leading Dementia Friendly Worship, Death and Dying, Grief and Loss, Reflective Ministry, Sharpening the Focus for Supervision, and the Importance of Spiritual Care, as well as teaching the electives of Empowering Older People and Providing Support to those with Dementia in the Diploma of Chaplaincy. Captain Salt is a part of the International Older Persons Collaboration Network for The Salvation Army in responding to the aging population and policy. She is also involved in team research within Aged Care Plus and Charles Sturt University on aging issues. Captain Salt  has completed training for teaching “Godly Play” stories which is of significance for people with dementia and she is keen to promote Godly Play throughout The Salvation Army.

Pre-Conference Seminar #1B (Afternoon Session):
Meaningful Journeys: A Spiritual Care Model for Aging Services

Co-Presenting: Conference Workshop 2E: Making Moments Matter Dementia Care Model

Aged Care Plus (Australia) [https://agedcareplus.salvos.org.au]

More than 25 workshops will be offered in the following tracks:

Organizing for Success (topics that apply to program administrators/coordinators such as supervision/documentation, assessing morale, enhancing team work, etc.)

Innovations and Solutions (research in areas such as evidence-based practices and technology such as SIMS)

Present Age Concerns (introductory level topics on housing/homelessness, aging/senior care, self-sufficiency, human trafficking, substance abuse, multi-cultural services, case management/Pathway of Hope, etc.)

Catalyst for Change (macro-level topics on engaging communities for social change, program development, and related topics)

Preparing to Serve (topics pertaining to best practices in housing/homelessness, aging/senior care, self-sufficiency, human trafficking, substance abuse, multi-cultural services, case management/Pathway of Hope, etc.)