NASW-NJ newSWire
August 17, 2018
Upcoming Events

To see all our events, visit our Calendar.
Thursday, 8/23, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Friday, 8/24, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Monday, 9/11, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Friday-Sunday, 9/14-9/16, 9am-4:30pm
Monday, 9/17, 12pm-2pm

Tuesday, 9/17, 8pm-9pm
Wednesday, 9/19, 12pm-1pm
Friday, 9/21, 9am-4:30pm
NASW-NJ Online CE Courses

Looking to take some of your courses from home? NASW-NJ is making it affordable!

Our current offering of pre-recorded webinars can be found here.
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Celebration of Social Work Excellence

Join us for the 2018
NASW-NJ Membership and Awards Dinner

Social Worker of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
Public Citizen of the Year
Elected Public Official

Monday, September 24, 2018
The Estate at Farrington Lake
East Brunswick, NJ

Volunteer at our Celebration of Social Work Excellence!

We are looking for (5) social work students to volunteer before and during our event assisting with greeting attendees, working at the merchandise table and more! 

Click  HERE for more information!
Seeking Presenters for 2019 Conference 
We are starting to plan our 2019 NASW-NJ A nnual Conference & Exhibition, to be held April 28 - April 30, 2019 at the beautiful Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.

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

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

Deadline for submissions has been extended to September 12! 
Comment Period on NASW Bylaws

Proposed amendments due by September 1, 2018 

NASW members in good standing may submit proposed amendments to the bylaws for consideration by the NASW Board of Directors. Proposed amendments related to Delegate Assembly and the NASW national/chapter dues allocation must follow the Delegate Assembly process and timeline. To submit a proposed amendment, click here. For more information, email

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View a full listing of ad postings on our Web site  here.

Immigration and the Law

Tuesday, August 21
3 Social & Cultural Competence CEUs

*While these are not NASW-NJ courses, as a service to our members we will run ads for programs that have documented approval by entities authorized by the NJ Board of SW Examiners. 
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Our weekly round-up of state and national news relevant to the social work profession in New Jersey
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- New York Times
- NJ Spotlight
- PEW Stateline
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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
Jennifer Thompson, MSW
Executive Director          

To Renew Your License/Certification

Don't wait! The renewal website gets very busy.
If you can't get in, try late at night or early in the morning. Weekends are better, too.

Do NOT send or upload CE documents when you renew. There's a place to upload documents but the Board doesn't need them now.
If you have not received a renewal notice, click here for instructions on how to renew without it.
The renewal deadline is August 31, 2018.
Don't wait. Renew now!
For information on renewal, CE requirements and where to find additional CEU programs, click here.
Upcoming NASW-NJ CE Courses

(Live Webinar) Storiez: Trauma Narratives with Inner City Youth
2 Clinical, Social/Cultural CEUs on August 23 via webinar

3-Day Clinical Supervision Course
20 Clinical CEUs, including your 3 Cultural & 5 Ethics
September 14 - 16
Self-Study CE Courses

Looking to earn some CEUs right now?
We have several pre-recorded webinars available for self-study, so you can complete your credit requirements at home!

Just added!
- Understanding Body Image Issues
- When Addiction and Motherhood Collide 

LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
Clinical Exam Guide 
This course includes:
  • your own copy of the Revised ASWB Masters or Clinical Exam Guide ($90 value!) 
  • a personal code to download the app version of the book 
  • access to the interactive practice test and supplemental
Cost: $120 for members, $160 for non-members

LSW - Masters Prep Course
Friday, September 21 - Register

LCSW- Clinical Prep Course
Friday, October 5 - Register

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3-Day Clinical Supervision Course 
(20 CEUs)

This course is for those who have held their LCSW for at least 3 years and who wish to supervise LSWs seeking their clinical hours. The course meets the NJ BSWE requirement for 20 continuing education credits related to supervision, and also includes 5 Ethics and 3 Social/Cultural Competence CEUs. This course is held at our NASW office in North Brunswick.

Cost: $350 for NASW members, $425 for non-members

Friday September 14 through Sunday September 16
Presented by Patricia Spencer, LCSW
Info & Registration
Support Improvements to NJ's Family Leave Insurance Program

NASW-NJ continues to work with the NJ Time to Care Coalition to bring needed improvements to our state's Family Leave Insurance program that will allow more workers to access the program.

Have you needed time to care for family or will you need it soon? The Coalition is looking for people who can share their stories about the need for family leave. Email Dena at Time to Care to discuss how you can add your story to the Time to Care Coalition StoryBank. Your personal story can provide a powerful reason for legislators to act on this bill and ensure everyone who needs paid time to care for family can access it! 

You can also sign this letter urging the Legislature to act to improve NJ's paid family leave program.  

The Mercer/Burlington Unit enjoyed a casual summer meeting focused on self-care! They spent time getting to know each other while playing games. Thank you  Mary Beth Kohler, MSW, LSW & 
Susan Merkel, MSW, LSW for facilitating the fun.
Learn the Latest Advances in Social Work and Human Services

Access "Most Cited" Articles from NASW Journals for Free

For a limited time, NASW members can access top articles published in NASW's scholarly journals: Social Work, Social Work Research, Health & Social Work, and Children & Schools. Explore innovations in practice, interdisciplinary efforts, research, policy, planning, and more. NASW members receive an online subscription to   Social Work with NASW membership and discounted rates on subscriptions to Social Work Research, Health & Social Work, and Children & Schools.
Apply for Financial Assistance with Legal Expenses

If you're engaged in litigation related to the NASW Code of Ethics, social work principles, and/or standards of social work practice advocated by NASW, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the NASW Legal Defense Fund.
Looking to gain leadership experience? Volunteer as a NASW-NJ Unit Leader!

NASW-NJ has 12 branches, called Units, across the state of New Jersey to provide members regionally based networking and educational opportunities. This is a great opportunity for members to build new skills while gaining leadership experience, influence the Unit and Chapter's efforts, impact your local social work community, boost your visibility/grow your network, and have fun!

The following Units need leadership:
  • Camden/Gloucester/Salem
  • Hudson
If you would like information on how to become a Unit Leader, please contact Ashley Rifkin at or 732-296-8070, ext. 119.

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Please consider joining today!
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