Chadron State College
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Social Work Conference

Online, November 3

Join the Social Work 435 class for our annual conference. This year we will be covering the topic of forgiveness

Binder Education Information

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you are interested in obtaining continuing education credits, please email


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Conference Schedule

November 3, 2021
8:00am to 8:15am ROTC Color Guard Presentation of Colors and National Anthem
8:15am to 8:20am Welcome from Senior Class Leader, Kimberly Barent
8:20am to 8:30am Josh Galarza Video
8:30am to 8:50am Presentation: Dr. Powell and Dr. Rhine
9:00am to 10:00am Speaker 1: Tanner Sherlock covering Spirituality
10:00am to 11:30am Speaker 2: Everett Worthington covering the REACH Process
11:30am to 12:00pm Lunch Break
12:00pm to 1:30pm Panel
1:30pm to 2:30pm Speaker 3: Charles Lieske covering Restorative Justice
2:30pm to 3:30pm Speaker 4: Shawn Banzhaf covering Forgiving Yourself
3:30pm to 4:30pm Speaker 5: Edison Rednest covering Cultural/Political Environment
4:30pm to 4:40pm Chancellor Turman's Closing Remarks
4:40pm to 4:50pm Student Closing by Jamie Koenig
4:50pm to 5:00pm Retiring of Colors



Shawn Banzhaf

Shawn Banzhaf

Shawn Banzhaf [Bon-zof] is a highly innovative trainer and fresh author who inspires others around him to learn. He is considered by many to be an experienced developer of people, which is appropriate to the origin of his name: Banz in German (South) is a maker of vats and drinking vessels, and hafen means "pot." He longs to help form people (vessels) to be most receptive to great things in life.

For twenty-one years Shawn served the United States in the Army National Guard. He retired as the acting First Sergeant of the 1057th Transportation Company. He is an Iraqi War Veteran, during which he earned the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge while executing 100 combat missions in and around Baghdad, Ramadi and Fallujah. His unit, the 1074th Transportation Company, was awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation during their year long campaign (OIF 06-07). Training Soldiers was his passion and he was afforded the opportunity to train thousands of them during his military career. Shawn also served his community as a police sergeant and campus pastor in Nebraska and Arizona.

Shawn has been connected to the Trauma Informed Movement across Arizona, through which he has been a guest trainer on the topics of PTSD and suicide prevention within the veteran community.

Since 2015 Shawn has been a part of the Pat Tillman Veteran Center at Arizona State University and currently serves as the Assistant Director of Student Success for their center in service of over 10,000 military-affiliated students. He is also currently completing his graduate work in Sociology at ASU.

Shawn is a lead facilitator for ASU's Trek for Vets in partnership with Huts for Vets Wilderness Therapy.

Shawn is the creator of the 5 Ls: A Practical Guide for Helping Loved Ones Heal After Trauma. He has trained over a thousand individuals on how using this method is a tool anyone can use with a loved one struggling with PTSD, whether veteran or not.

He is husband to Jodi, with whom he partners to serve communities. Shawn enjoys cooking and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Everett Worthington

Everett Worthington

Everett Worthington is Commonwealth Professor Emeritus since his retirement from Virginia Commonwealth University on October 1, 2017. He is still affiliated with the Department of Psychology. His research and writing focus on forgiveness and other virtues, religion and spirituality, and issues related to marriage and family. His mission is to help individuals (every heart), couples and families (every home), and even communities and countries (every homeland) forgive.

Everett was counseling couples professionally in the mid-1980s when he first became interested in the concept of forgiveness, and he began studying the topic scientifically in 1990. Since then, he has been a leader in the field of forgiveness research. From 1998 to 2005, he directed A Campaign for Forgiveness Research, a nonprofit organization that, during that time, awarded more than $6 million to studies on forgiving. He has also worked to help nurture researchers in other countries.

After the murder of his mother in 1996, Everett began thinking about how the practice of forgiveness relates to justice, faith, and virtue—a main theme of his recent work. While he forgave the murderer, as did his brother and sister, the emotional fallout was devastating, and in 2005, his brother completed suicide. In addition to studying forgiveness of others, Everett drew on his own feelings of guilt and self-condemnation and added the study of self-forgiveness to his interests.

Tanner Sherlock

Tanner Sherlock

Tanner Sherlock is a Nebraska native, and a graduate of Chadron State College with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Psychology and Education. Tanner and his wife Courtney live in Chadron, NE where they are currently in their 9th year with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, a worldwide Christian Fellowship on college campuses. Tanner has been the Director of Chi Alpha at Chadron State for 7 years, where he mentors and advises college students on outreaches, weekly services, and small group ministries. He also helps to train new Chi Alpha missionaries all over the country on how to raise their financial budgets and provides one-on-one coaching opportunities.

Tanner has been a Licensed Pastor with the Assemblies of God since 2013, where he serves as the “Under 40 Director” for the Nebraska Ministry Network. As the Under 40 Director, he works to promote growth and unity with Pastors under the age of 40 across the state of Nebraska.

Charles Lieske

Charles A. Lieske

Charles currently serves as the Executive Director of Mediation West in Scottsbluff where he has worked to expand programming in restorative practices that help prevent and repair harm that has taken place between individuals and in the community.

Charles first became actively involved in restorative justice in 2009, but pulls from his experience working for school districts, probation, and with religious organizations to inform better ways to help people heal through forgiveness.

Charles is a member of the NACRJ (National Association for Community and Restorative Justice) and NAFCM (National Association for Community Mediation).

Edison Rednest

Edison Rednest III

Edison is the executive director of native futures in Alliance, Nebraska. He is an Oglala Sioux tribal member, father of 10, and operates multiple businesses. Edison’s main operation, Native Futures, opened in 2013 with an emphasis on serving the Native American population in the panhandle. His organization works with Nebraska DHHS, District 12 probation, Nebraska Appleseed, The Santee Sioux tribe, and the diversion program for Box Butte county.


The lunch panel discussion will be moderated by Dean of Professional Studies and Applied Sciences Dr. Alaric Williams. It will include:

  • Dr. Tara Wilson, CSC Associate Professor of Counseling
  • Rick Hickstein, Chadron Piolice Chief
  • Becca Chasek, Public Defender
  • Sarah Hageman, Chadron Community Hospital's hospice program
  • Mandy Price, mental health provider


Pine Ridge Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center


  • Equal Opportunity Employer Program
  • Education & Training
    • Total Emrollment 53
    • Student- Teacher Ratio 18:1

Mission: At Pine Ridge Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, we support the Job Corps program’s mission to teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.

Pine Ridge Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center provides on-the-job training and helps you find the career that's right for you

15710 Hwy 385, Chadron Nebraska
Chadron NE 69337
(308) 432-8650

CAPstone of Western Nebraska


  • We provide trained forensic interviewers for video and audio taping of interviews.
  • We coordinate with our local hospital for comprehensive medical examinations by trained medical personnel.
  • We partner with Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for support and advocacy for child victims and their non-offending family members.
  • We coordinate case reviews by bringing together all the professionals who may be working on a particular case for a Multidisciplinary team meeting.
  • We provide a safe and friendly environment for kids to tell their story - ONE TIME.
  • We provide a full-time child advocate to assist non-offending family members with services and support.

Mission: “Our Mission is to reduce trauma and promote healing for child abuse victims and their families in a safe, child friendly environment where children can be heard and supported.”

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316 Main Street
Chadron, NE 69337
308) 932- 8145

Western Community Health Resources Income based services


  • Family planning services
    • STI screenings and treatment
    • Pregnancy screenings
  • HIV testing and counseling
  • WIC
  • Behavioral Health Services
      Community Support
    • Emergency Community Support
    • Youth Transitional Services
    • Crisis Response

Get your COVID vaccine here!!

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300 Shelton St
Chadron NE 69337

A Touch of Hope Therapy

Clinicians are Davina Borges, Adrianna Calle, and Chelsea Turner. Office Coming Soon!!


Continuing Education Credit

If you are interested in obtaining Continuing Education Credits, please email

If you are interested, please:

  1. Know which speakers you are interested in. We are offering one credit for each speaker that is over an hour. Those are, Tanner Sherlock, Everett Worthington, Charles Lieske, Shawn Banzhaf, and Edison Rednest.
  2. You must stay for the full duration of the presentation(s) for which you would like credits. We will be monitoring throughout the conference to make sure those interested in CEUs are in attendance.
  3. We will send you certificates of completion via email after the conference is over, so you will have the certificates, along with out binder materials which include all educational materials from our conference.