NASW-NJ newSWire
February 23, 2018

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Monday, 2/26, 6pm-8pm
(2 CEUs) The Hidden Face of Modern Slavery & What Social Workers Should Know

Friday, 3/2, 1pm-4pm
(3 CEUs) Employing Cultural Competence and Transformational Leadership with Diverse Clients and Colleagues

Monday, 3/5, 1pm-4pm
(3 CEUs) Fostering Resilience in Children Coping with Loss

Tuesday, 3/6, 9am-4:30pm
LSW Test Prep Course- Masters

Tuesday, 3/6, 11am-1pm
Bergen PPSIG Meeting

Thursday, 3/8, 5:30pm-8:30pm
NEW DATE! (3 CEU Live Webinar) Social Workers and Anti-Poverty Practice

Thursday, 3/8, 7pm-9pm
Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG Meeting

Friday, 3/9, 9am-4:30pm
LCSW Test Prep Course- Clinical

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

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
Middlesex Unit LCSW Panel Discussion

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 
Student Reflections for Black History Month
NASW-NJ asked a group of social work students for their reflections on
Mrs. Malika Berry . Photo courtesy of Berry's Butterflies.
how African-American social workers have contributed to the profession and how these students, as future social workers, hope to honor that legacy. Here are some of their responses. 
Erica Manansala, BSW student at Seton Hall University, discusses the impact created by contemporary social worker Malika Berry
of East Orange.

Lara Carter, also a BSW student at Seton Hall University, reflects on the lifetime work of social worker, lawyer, and judge   Edith Spurlock Sampson.

Thanks to all the students who submitted reflections!
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 four particular 3-CEU courses in March to attend for FREE!

Seating is limited, register for one now:
- March 2 from 1-4pm in Tenafly (Bergen County)
Can't make it to an in-person course or just want more credits?
We are offering a 3-CEU social & cultural competence live webinar for just $15 on March 8th from 5:30-8:30pm! Register for the webinar here.
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.
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-NJ Members can earn FREE CEUs during Social Work Month in March!


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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          

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.
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.
Join Us in Welcoming Social Work Month

To celebrate Social Work Month, NASW is hosting a
Thunderclap on March 1. 

A Thunderclap occurs when supporters share a message via their social media channels. It is a great way to advertise Social Work Month on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Link your social media page to the Thunderclap now and show your love for Social Workers and the Social Work Profession.  
Social Workers and Public Libraries
Partnerships between social workers and public libraries are underway in three municipalities in Somerset County.
Many people are beginning to see public libraries as an ideal setting for the delivery of social services. An article by the Washington Post notes "as centers for community engagement and access to technology, people in need of assistance in many cases are already library patrons."

NASW Practice Standards and Guidelines   
Are you meeting the benchmarks in service that patients should expect of you? NASW practice standards and guidelines reflect current and emerging best practice trends and are a critical component of the professional social worker's toolkit.
Test Prep Courses - App Now Included!
LSWGuide *NEW!* This course includes your own copy of the Revised ASWB Masters Exam Guide (written by Dawn Apgar, printed by Springer Publishing) AND a personal code to download the app version of the book and its supplemental materials.
LCSW- Clinical Test Prep
March 9 - Register

LSW Test Prep
March 6 - Register
April 5 - Register
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 6 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
March 8 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Eatontown)
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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