NASW-NJ newSWire
March 23 , 2017

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar
Monday, 3/27,10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday, 3/28, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Tuesday, 3/28, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday, 3/30, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday, 3/30, 6:00pm-8:00pm 

Thursday, 3/30, 6:30pm-8:30pm 
Friday, 3/31 12:00 - 1:30pm
Middlesex PPSIG Meeting 

Sunday, 4/30 - Tuesday, 5/2 
* Free CE seminar for social work month. Choose one.
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
Clinical Exam Guide (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW Test Prep
April 18 - Register

LCSW Test Prep
April 6- Register



YOUR LAST CHANCE ~ The House of Representatives is

Voting TONIGHT on Health Care!


Please call your Representative RIGHT NOW. It's a quick call - just let the staff know your name, hometown and that you're asking the Representative to vote NO on the American Health Care Act.


You can find your Representative's name and number by clicking here.

Upcoming CE Courses 

Only a few seats left in these courses!  
Ethics and the Private Practitioner: Exploring Common Ethical Pitfalls  
(5 Clinical & Ethics CE credits) 
April 1, 2017 from 10:00am-4:00pm in North Brunswick 
School Avoidance in Adolescents: Causes, Management, and Treatment 
(5 Clinical CE credits) 
April 3, 2017 from 9:30am-3:30pm in North Brunswick
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.


Annual Conference & Exhibition

0+ CEUs)
April 30 - May 2, 2017  
Borgata Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ  
Registration closes April 10th!

- Info & registration at
- If your school or company is paying by PO, please contact for further instructions
NY social workers: Contact hours at the Conference are valid for your license now too.
Exhibitors and Agencies: Click here to register to exhibit or sponsor. Only 5 booths are left, don't miss out!
Social Work Month  
Facebook Contest!

Congratulations to  Nelva Torres on winning last week's Facebook Challenge.

This is how YOU can win this week's $25 gift card: Post a photo of yourself and tag @NASW-NJ telling us "Why You Are a Social Worker!"

Click Here to join the fun!
For more details and to submit your t-shirt slogan, click here.
Deadline is April 7th!
Did You Know_ NASW-NJ members are entitled to receive
a free 
Brief Legal Consultation

RECOVERY CASE MANAGER - Prenatal Screening Project (FT, w/benefits) Family Guidance Center -NJ licensed CADC or LCADC attainment or eligibility required. Provides substance abuse assessment and counseling to pregnant women at a New Brunswick clinic, Master's Degree or higher in behavioral healthcare discipline with at least one year of experience in the field of substance abuse assessment and treatment. Bi-lingual Spanish/English preferred.   Send resume to Salary is based on experience; EOE


BRIDGEWATER - The PeopleCare Center for Nonprofits has announced new rental opportunities for nonprofit agencies at 120 Finderne Avenue in Bridgewater, NJ. Contact Marie Hughes at 908-725-2299, or

GLOUCESTER COUNTY - Thriving South Jersey Counseling Practice leasing office space as associate is retiring. Opportunity to work in beautiful office with established client base. Seeking LCSW, LPC or related field. Call 609-501-5910.

To view more ad postings on our Web site click here

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.
Get Exposure!  

We have a NEW advertising feature, where your LOGO can be displayed on the NASW-NJ Web site for
30 days.

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

For more information contact
Janine Hendryx at

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

David Barry, JD, MSW, LSW

Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW
Executive Director           

Electronic Claims to Horizon BCBS no longer supported by Office Ally/Practice Mate

We have recently learned that if you use Office Ally/Practice Mate to help file your insurance claims, Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield no longer accepts their electronic claims.

You can file paper claims at a cost of $0.45 per claim.
Click here for more information.
In celebration of Social Work Month, Middlesex Unit Members volunteered at the James O. Bryant Food Pantry in Piscataway.
Below - Members from the Essex Unit gather for a Meet & Greet networking event in Montclair.
Facebook Page for
Social Work Advocacy

NASW-NJ is pleased to announce that the Legislative and Social Action (LASA) Committee has set up a new Facebook page to address advocacy issues.

Be sure to find and Like us at NASW NJ LASA.
Proclamation of Social Work Month Celebrate!
March is Social Work Month in NJ!

In proclaiming March 2017 as Social Work Month, Governor Chris Christie called "upon residents to join the National Association of Social Workers in celebration and support of social workers and the social work profession."

Click the adjacent image or follow this link to view the full Proclamation.
Judyann McCarthy, former NASW-NJ Board member and 2008 Social Worker of the Year, was Grand Marshal
for the Burlington County St. Patrick's Day parade
this past weekend.
Social Workers Stand Up!
Social Workers Stand Up
NASW has launched a "Social Workers Stand Up" campaign during Social Work Month in March 2017.

The campaign focuses on educating the public about how social workers stand up for others, including some of the most vulnerable people in our society, and make positive contributions to society.

The campaign also highlights the importance of the social work title, and why getting the assistance of an educated and licensed social worker is so important.

Look for more details about the campaign here.
Senator Wynona Lipman Chair in Women's Political Leadership Lecture
Hosted  by Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics
Co-sponsored by NASW-NJ

Featuring Chair Holder:
Joy Reid, National Correspondent, MSNBC
T he Lipman Chair honors the first African American woman in the New Jersey Senate, who was best known as a champion of the rights of women and children and an advocate for small businesses. NASW-NJ is proud to cosponsor this event and support the advancement of gender and racial equality in New Jersey politics. Please join us to hear Ms. Reid's message on Truth and Consequences: What We Know and Why It Matters.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7pm
Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University
100 George Street, New Brunswick 
Registration and additional information can be found here.
Joy Reid_ Lipman Chair
Volunteer as a Unit Leader and Receive Great Benefits!


One benefit of becoming a Unit Leader: You can earn vouchers for free CEUs through our Incentive Program.

If you would like information on how to become a Unit Leader, please contact Janine Hendryx at or 732-296-8070, ext. 18.

Private Practice Shared Interest Groups (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 Janine Hendryx at with the name of the group you would like to join.

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

March 31 - Middlesex PPSIG Meeting

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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