NASW-NJ newSWire
February 2, 2018

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Tuesday, 2/6, 11am-1pm
Thursday, 2/8, 2pm-5pm
Thursday, 2/8, 7pm-9pm
Friday, 2/9, 9am-4:30pm
Monday, 2/12, 9am-4:30pm
Monday, 2/12, 9:30am-11am
Monday, 2/12, 12pm-2pm
Monday, 2/12, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday, 2/13, 6pm-8pm
Wednesday, 2/21, 12pm-1pm
Wednesday, 2/21, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday, 2/22, 10am-4pm
Thursday, 2/22, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Monday, 2/26, 6pm-8pm 
NASW-NJ members are entitled to receive a free Brief Legal Consultation.
February is Black History Month

Each week this month, we'll be featuring articles about the contributions of African-Americans to the Social Work profession. This week, we reflect on the contributions of several  African-American social service pioneers  who helped pave the way for the professionalization of social work, among them Dorothy I. Height.

Dorothy I. Height (1912-2010)

"Born in Virginia in 1912, Dorothy Height was a leader in addressing the rights of both women and African Americans as the president of the National Council of Negro Women. In the 1990s, she drew young people into her cause in the war against drugs, illiteracy and unemployment. The numerous honors bestowed upon her include the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1994) and the Congressional Gold Medal (2004)." (, January 19, 2018).

In recognition of her efforts, one of NASW's key pieces of legislation, the Social Work Reinvestment Act, has been named after Ms. Height.
americanhero CE & The Arts: American Hero

(3 Clinical CEUs)
February 8 from  2 PM - 5 PM
George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick

Join us for a performance of American Hero, starring John Bolger, Kally Duling, Laiona Michelle and Armand Schultz. A facilitated CE discussion by Frank L. Greenagel II, MPAP, LCSW, LCADC will follow immediately after the show.

For information on the play and to register for our course, click here. 
NASW Protests Family Separation Policy

Recently, more than 200 child welfare, juvenile justice, and child development organizations, including NASW and NASW-NJ, came together and called on the Administration to abandon its plans to take children from their parents when their families arrive at the U.S. border seeking protection.

The joint letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security observes: "There is overwhelming evidence that children need to be cared for by their parents to be safe and healthy, to grow and develop. Likewise, there is ample evidence that separating children from their mothers or fathers leads to serious, negative consequences to children's health and development."

Read an article from Medium summarizing the issue.

NASW-NJ is Hiring!
Membership Coordinator (18 hours/week)
Responsibilities: Assist members by phone/email; maintain Membership database; coordinate and participate in association events.
Requirements: Excellent customer service skills; previous database experience. Experience working with volunteers a plus. Ability to work independently and with team. Knowledge of membership/customer marketing, organizational and/or analytical skills helpful. Some evenings, some travel. Hourly rate: $17-$19/hour.
Email cover letter and resume to:
Subject line: Membership Position.  


CENTRAL/NORTHERN NJ - FT ADOPTION SOCIAL WORKER to operate within a 100 mile radius (Somerset, Morris, Essex, Bergen & Passaic counties) to work with and counsel pregnant women and prospective adoptive parents. Attending occasional meetings, supervision and training in the Cherry Hill, NJ office is required. Adoption experience & BSW required. MSW preferred. Visit for job summary. Email resume to EOE

To view more classifieds on our Web site, click here.
Looking to Earn More 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 here.
Host an Event for Social Work Month 2018 
Planning a Social Work Month event? Here are tips to make it a success
Social Work Month starts in a month and a half. One way to celebrate the month is to host your own Social Work Month event. Here are some tools to help you make your party or event memorable.
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.
Get Exposure!  

Showcase your organization
to over 10,000 visitors each month.
Your LOGO can be displayed on the NASW-NJ  
website for 30 days.

It will appear as a clickable link
right to your website.  
Just send us your Logo and
Web site URL!

For more information, contact
Click to see photos from recent NASW-NJ events.

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          

Live Q&A Discussions on 2017 Revisions to the Code of Ethics

The revised NASW Code of Ethics went into effect January 1, 2018.  These revisions reflect the most substantive changes to the Code since 1996. The 2017 revisions to the Code focus largely on the use of technology and the implications of technology for ethical practice.Nineteen sections of the Code were affected. Make sure you know how these significant changes impact the profession and your practice.
Still have questions? Join one of the post-course discussions being offered:

Registration is free.  Space is limited. 250 participants per session will be accepted. CE credits are not available for the Q&A Sessions.
Asbury Park Women's Convention

The Asbury Park Women's Convention: A Day of Politics and Comedy is excited to bring together women of ALL political affiliations for a day of humor, inspiration, and activism. Are you tired of feeling like your vote doesn't count, or that your issue isn't being heard? APWC will focus on harnessing the power of diverse women to create transformative social change.

February 24, 2018. Space is limited. Please register in advance to attend.

2 Weeks Left of Early Bird Rates!
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.
Looking for a Few Good Social Workers
Have you ever wanted to run for public office?

Ready to Run® is an annual, bi-partisan program convened by the Center for American Women and Politics for women who want to run for office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, become community leaders, or learn more about the political system.

NASW-NJ has a limited number of scholarship opportunities available for NASW members interested in attending the Ready to Run® program on March 9-10.  If you're interested in an NASW-NJ scholarship for this program, please email Jeff Feldman as soon as possible, but no later than February 16 to coordinate your registration.

Visit the Ready to Run® webpage for more details on this year's program.

Attention Practitioners: Opioids & People with Disabilities

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is seeking input about the intersection of the 
opioid public health emergency, chronic pain, and people with disabilities.

Comments must be submitted by February 20.
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.
Calling All Former Foster Youth! 

The 2018 Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Program  application is now open! We are accepting submissions from former foster youth (18-30 years of age) across the United States with leadership potential and a drive for change. Individuals who are interested in using their voices to improve the foster care system for all youth and families are encouraged to apply. If this sounds like you or someone you know, please complete and/or share the  application .The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 28.

Learn more at the Shadow Day website or contact the Shadow Day team at

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
February 9 - SOLD OUT
March 9 - Register

LSW Test Prep
February 12 - Register (only 5 seats left!)
March 6 - Register

With the NJSCSW,
IPS presents:
Movie Event: Lion

On Sunday, February 11, 2018, the Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies will co-sponsor a viewing and discussion of the movie, Lion. Lion is based on a true story of a boy who was lost to his family in India and was adopted by an Australian family.

Early experiences with parental figures play a significant role in the psychological development of a child. Later in life, these early experiences often are transferentially recreated in new relationships. These dynamics are demonstrated in the movie, Lion.
February 11th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
655 Pomander Walk, Teaneck
$25 for Non-Members of IPS
2 CEUs from NJSCSW.
Register at  or call 201-457-0809
Light refreshments offered.
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:
February 6 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck) 
February 8 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Eatontown) 
February 12 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
February 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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