NASW-NJ newSWire
August 3, 2017
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Message from Executive Director
Walter X. Kalman

Thank You for Advocating for Health Care

Late, last Friday we had a major, though temporary, victory in the fight to preserve health care in America. Failing to receive the 51 votes needed to pass, the Republican's "skinny repeal" of the Obamacare died on the floor of the Senate. A dramatic "thumbs down" vote from McCain spelled a major defeat for a party who's rallying cry has long centered around the ACA's repeal. NASW-NJ thanks John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins for having the courage to vote against their party on this particular, important issue.

We also want to thank you, both as NASW-NJ staff and as fellow citizens, for your noble efforts. Over the course of this fight social workers in NJ have taken important actions to impact this outcome. You have made countless calls, written numerous letters, and spent hours commuting to visit with Federal and State legislators. We're counting on your continued support as we brace for the next assault on health care. Please continue checking newSWire and follow us on Facebook for updates and calls to action. 


Upcoming CE Course Courses
 
*LIMITED TO JUST 20 PEOPLE*
Using Play Therapy with Parents to Support Children's Emotional Development 
(5 Clinical CEUs)
Presenter: Christian Bellissimo, LCSW, RPT
Monday, August 14 from 9:30am - 3:30pm in North Brunswick
Info & Registration

Military Culture for Social Workers: Understanding their Strengths, Structure and Battles 
(5 Clinical, Social/Cultural CEUs)
Presenter: Patricia Spencer, LCSW
Friday, September 15 from 9:30am - 3:30pm in North Brunswick
Info & Registration

   
Looking for more courses?
View the full list of scheduled NASW-NJ CE Courses (and keep an eye out as we add more!) on our Web site here.
CLASSIFIEDS

 OFFICE SPACE

HADDONFIELDAttractive, professional mental health office in desirable historic town. Share waiting room with psychologist/clinical social worker in six-office mental health building. Available F/T or P/T. call Wayne at 856-428-6644 ext.1.

SUPPORT GROUP

TWO BEREAVEMENT GROUPS AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER


FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST SPOUSES OR PARTNERS
Sept. 12th. Six weeks. Tuesday evenings. 6:30-8:00
Morristown Call for more info.
Judith Zucker LCSW
973-727-8290.

DAUGHTERS WHO HAVE LOST MOTHERS
Sept. 18th. Monday evenings. 6:30-8-00. Morristown
Judith Zucker LCSW call for information 973-727-8290.



CONTINUING EDUCATION
(Non-NASW Sponsored**)

THERE'S NO HEALTH WITHOUT MENTAL HEALTH
BREATHING AND LEARNING THROUGH THE VAGAL NERVE 
Presented by Rev. Karen E. Herrick, PhD, LCSW, LMSW, CADC
September 18, 2017; 6:00-9:15 pm
United Methodist Church
247 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Cost: $68 (3-hour workshop)
3 CEU hours approved for social workers by NASW-NJ
The purpose of this interactive workshop is to show how the vagus nerve (The Polyvagal Theory: Porges 2011) helps an individual to understand the neurophysiological processes of their body and their reactions to other people and their environment. This is a new brain-body science that can demystify some features related to trauma and stress that have caused psychiatric disorders such as PTSD, autism, depression and anxiety. A healthier mental state can then be created.
Register at www.spiritualexperiences.info.  $68 by PayPal or check. For more information call 732- 530-8513.        
 
 
** While these courses are not offered by NASW-NJ, as a service to our members we will run ads for programs that can document approval by entities accepted by the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE).

*For information on what programs the BSWE approves: 
*Click here to review Subchapter 13:44G - 6.4 of the NJ Social Work Regulations or 
*Click here to review Tips for Understanding the NJ Regulations for Continuing Education


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To view more ad postings on our Web site click here.
NASW-NJ Now Renting
Meeting Space!
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Training Room: Weekday starting  at $100 /  Weekend $300
 
Conference Room: Weekday starting at $70 / Weekend $250 

Please click here for more details.
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NASW-NJ

30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

www.naswnj.org 


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


Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
President


Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW, CAE
Executive Director           

Join Us for the NASW-NJ Board Installation and Membership Dinner!

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SAVE THE DATE
Monday, September 25, 2017
Wilson Hall at Monmouth University
 
New Social Work Technology Standards Are Now Available 

NASW partnered with ASWB, CSWE, and CSWA to develop a uniform set of technology standards for professional social workers to use as a guide in their practice.

To view the new Technology Standards,
click here.
ethics 8 series
Ethics Tips & Resources from NASW

The Ethics 8 Series offers 8 useful tips related to prevailing topics in social work practice. These tip sheets serve as a starting point in uncovering ethical considerations in a given topic area, and direct users to additional resources related to the topic areas.
An Hour with Private Practice: Q&A

Integrated Behavioral Health Services in a Private Care Setting: A Role for Private Practitioners 

FREE Q&A Session for NASW Members
(no CEUs)


Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Teleconference (12-1pm)

This session is offered by our NASW National Office.
For more information on how to join the call, click here.


Thank you NASW-NJ Volunteers!

On Friday, July 28th, NASW-NJ hosted its 4th Annual
Volunteer Appreciation BBQ. The event was a great success.  This is one of the ways the Chapter can show our appreciation for all the hard work of our volunteers!
Thank you!

Click here for more photos!   


SAVE THE DATE!
Mark Your Calendar for the 2017 NASW Virtual Career Fair
September 14, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The 2017 NASW Virtual Career Fair is an excellent resource for social work professionals, like yourself, to connect with the nation's top employers via Skype and Instant Messaging. Register today to create your Job Seeker Profile on NASW JobLink, and don't forget to flag your resume as a Virtual Career Fair candidate!
Test Prep Courses
test prep book (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW Test Prep
August 25 - Register
September 24 - Register 
 
LCSW Test Prep
August 11 - Register
October 6 - Register
presenter
Seeking Presenters for 2018 Conference

We are in the process of planning our 2018 NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition, to be held in April 29 - May 1, 2018 at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.

Interested in Presenting a Workshop?
Click HERE for information on submitting your workshop proposal.

Interested in Exhibiting Your Agency/Services to 1,000+ Social Workers?
Click HERE to provide us with your contact information.

Did you know that there is no limit to the number of online CEUs you can take for your NJ license?

Choose from over 150 courses available on the
Social Work Online CE Institute.
NASW-NJ MISSION STATEMENT

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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