NASW-NJ newSWire
March 9, 2018

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Monday, 3/12, 9:30am-11am
Mercer/Burlington PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 3/12, 12pm-2pm
North/Central PPSIG Meeting 

Monday, 3/12, 6pm-7:30pm
Essex Unit Event & Presentation

Monday, 3/12, 6pm-8pm
Morris Unit Event & Presentation

Tuesday, 3/13, 3pm-5pm
Mercer/Burlington Unit Service Project

Friday, 3/16, 6pm-8pm
Union Unit Meet & Greet Networking Event

Monday, 3/19, 10am-1pm
(3 CEUs) Storiez: Trauma Narratives with Inner City Youth

Wednesday, 3/21, 12pm-1pm
(Teleconference) Private Practice Q&A Call-In: Using Technology Effectively in Private Practice

Wednesday, 3/21, 6pm-8pm
Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland Unit Service Project

Wednesday, 3/21, 6pm-8pm
Middlesex Unit LCSW Panel Discussion

Wednesday, 3/21, 7:30pm-9pm
Somerset/Hunterdon Unit Self-Care and Kickboxing

Thursday, 3/22, 5pm-6pm
Monmouth/Ocean Unit Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, 3/22, 6pm-8pm
Monmouth/Ocean Unit Event

Friday-Sunday, 3/23-25, 9am-4:30pm
(20 CEUs) Clinical Supervision

Monday, 3/26, 10am-1pm
(3 CEUs) Game-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Children

Wednesday, 4/4, 9am-3pm
Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) 
NASW members have free access to the "Social Work Month" Article Collection during March!
Open access ends 3/31/18.  
Happy Social Work Month - Choose 1 Free CE Course in March!

As a "thank you" to our members during Social Work Month, you will be able to select one of our 3-CEU courses in March to attend for FREE!

Here are the remaining courses:
Can't make it to an in-person course or just want more credits? 
Earn 1.5 Ethics CEUs at your convenience with our home study course  here.
This Social Work Month, Celebrate Careers in Social Work
Kathryn Conley Wehrmann
The settings in which social workers practice are as many and as diverse as we social workers are ourselves. One thing we all share is that we are difference makers, trying to improve the lives of those we work with and society as a whole.  

In this message, NASW National President,  Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, reflects on the various career paths available to social workers.

Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship

NASW-NJ is now accepting applications for the 2018 Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship.

The application deadline is Monday, April 9, 2018.
To apply you must be an NASW Member in good standing and be enrolled as a social work student (BSW or MSW) for the 2018-2019 academic year.

For more information and scholarship application guidelines, click here.
To join NASW, click here.
March 26th Lobby Day for Earned Sick Time Bill 

Join NASW and other members of the Time to C are Coalition on March 26th i n Trenton to lobby in support of The New Jersey Earned Sick & Safe Days Act (A1827/ S2171).

The bill would allow all workers in NJ to earn paid sick days to recover from illness or care for a sick loved one . It would also allow victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to use sick days to recover and handle relocation as well as legal issues related to their assault.

Register to attend the Lobby Day.

Can't attend in person? Let your legislator know you support  earned sick and safe days for all workers in NJ.


HAMILTON, NJ - Certified Clinical Supervisor providing supervision to LSW's in Mercer County. Please contact Anna at 732-854-6351 or for more information.

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ -  Beautiful office space available in handicapped accessible and conveniently located building in Ocean township. Available full-time, part-time, by day/hour. To see or have pictures of space sent. Contact Stacey at 732-517-1177 or .
PARK RIDGE, NJ - Furnished spacious room, 1st floor, 24/7 access, plenty of  parking, near train, bus and high school, shared waiting room. Available Tuesday, Friday and or weekends. call Stacey 201-690-6760 or
Looking to Earn CEUs?

View the full list of scheduled NASW-NJ in-person and webinar CE Courses (and keep an eye out as we add more!) on our Web site 
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30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Main: 732-296-8070
Fax: 732-296-8074

Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW

Mary Jean Weston, MSW, LCSW
Interim Executive Director          

Using Technology Effectively in Private Practice: An Hour with Private Practice Q&A Call
FREE Q&A Session for NASW Members (no CEUs)
Wednesday, March 21
Teleconference (12-1pm)

This session is offered by our NASW National Office.
For more information on how to join the call, click here
Virtual Career Fair- Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2018 Virtual Career Fair, which will be held March 29 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT).  

There will be Skype and online interviews. This event is limited, so please register early. Learn more about job postings and the Social Work Career Center.

To register for the Career Fair, click here.

Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) -  April 4, 2018 

Join hundr eds of social work students and social workers to learn about the legislative process in New Jersey, hear from state legislators, and discuss legislation important to social workers and the clients we serve. 

Register by March 23. Pre-registration for this event is required. 
NASW Research Library- New Member Benefit!

Thousands of new research papers and consumer guides are published every year by hundreds of organizations.  The NASW Research Library is a member benefit that allows you to quickly search more than 25 different social science, health care and public policy databases for resources that support social work practice.

Visit the NASW Research Library, here!
Ethics of Social Justice Advocacy: From the Micro to the Macro
(5 Ethics CEUs)

April 19, 10:00am - 4:00pm in North Brunswick
Presenter: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW

Now, more than ever perhaps, the call for social workers to engage in social justice activities is front and center. Whether the focus on international atrocities, or local causes such combating racism, sexism, xenophobia, homo- and transphobia, or religious bigotry, or poverty and environmental issues, social justice is a fundamental component of who we are and what we do. This workshop will explore social justice as a function of social work and will engage the participants in discussions of the ethical concerns that may arise out of this work. Topics will include engaging clients in social justice work, disconnects between social justice efforts and employer limitations, how far should a social worker go in standing up for social justice, and guidelines for addressing ethical decision making and dilemmas in social justice work.

COST: $80 for members, $40 for student members, $110 for non-members


A monthly roundup of NASW national advocacy. Stay informed about NASW legislative activity, electoral work, and more. 

View the  February 2018 Washington Update.
New Medicare Cards Coming Soon

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers
from Medicare cards. Between April 2018 and April 2019, CMS will issue new Medicare cards to all beneficiaries. Each card will include a new unique, randomly assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI).

Beginning April 2018, clinical social workers who are Medicare providers in private practice will need to update their patient files to include the new MBI number and use it on the CMS-1500 form when submitting a claim. In addition, other systems may need to be updated to accept the new MBI format.
To read more information, read NASW's Practice Alert here.
Global Issues, Local Solutions - What Can One Social Worker Do?
Take a moment to read this inspiring article from NASW-NJ 2018 Conference Plenary Speaker Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD on how social workers can advocate locally and engage with others constructively.

Want to meet Dr. Barsky and learn from him about the newly revised NASW Code of Ethics? He'll be speaking at our Conference on April 29 down in Atlantic City. Check out information on his 2 credit plenary session here. 
NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition

Today's Social Workers: United by Values, Working for Justice
April 29 - May 1, 2018
Borgata Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ

Earn up to 23 CEUs!

Earn 2 extra Ethics CEUs at a Sunday morning Plenary, presented by NASW Code of Ethics Review Task Force Chair, Allan Barsky.

Attend a Private Practice Lunch & Learn to get tips on starting or expanding your practice, new technology standards, and billing.

And.... Trivia Night is back and the competition is going to be fierce!

Sponsors, Exhibitors, & Advertisers!

View and download a copy of the exhibitor prospectus  HERE

Call 732-296-8070 or email  for more information.
New Jersey Social Worker Discusses Needs of Teens Returning to School After Tragedy

NASW Member and trauma expert, Shari Botwin, LCSW, discusses how returning staff and students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School can begin to heal from the trauma they experienced. She notes the importance of returning to school, being able to share the experience, and advocating for change as a means of regaining control.
Immigration Policies Negatively Impact Children and Families

An article in the Chronicle of Social Change focuses on the impact of federal immigration policies on immigrant families, including " heightened levels of stress and anxiety [and] difficulties accessing healthcare and attending school." 
Access "Mental Health" Article Collection Free Through March 31

Now through March 31, NASW members can access a diverse collection of mental health articles published in NASW's scholarly journals: Social Work, Social Work Research, Health & Social Work, and Children & Schools. Members receive an online subscription to Social Work and discounted rates on subscriptions to Social Work Research, Health & Social Work, and Children & Schools.

Learn more here.
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Private Practice Shared Interest Group (PPSIG) Meetings   

If you are in Private Practice or are interested in Private Practice related issues and would like to be added to one of the 10 locally-based PPSIGs, send an email to Christina Mina at with the name of the group you would like to join.

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:
March 12 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
March 12 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater) 
For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.

The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers
is a diverse membership organization that promotes, develops, and strengthens
the professional practice of social work and social workers.
Through advocacy and public policy,
NASW-NJ affects progressive social change and social justice
for  individuals, families, and communities.
Please consider joining today!
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