NASW-NJ newSWire
December 7, 2017

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Thursday, 12/7, 6pm-7:30pm *TONIGHT* 
Friday, 12/8, 9am-4:30pm
Monday, 12/11, 9:30am-11am
Monday, 12/11, 12pm-2pm
Monday, 12/11, 6pm-7:30pm
Monday, 12/11, 6pm-8pm
Monday, 12/11, 6pm-8pm
Saturday, 12/16, 9am-4:30pm
Monday, 12/18, 6pm-8pm
Saturday, 1/6, 9am-4:30pm
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Contact Congress TODAY
Regarding Tax Cut and Jobs Act

On December 2nd, the Senate passed its version of H.R. 1: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

The bill is now in the hands of the House and the Senate leadership to reconcile differences in the language and provisions of their respective versions of the bill. They hope to send a final tax bill to the President for his signature later this month. 

By all measures, this tax plan stands as a permanent windfall for corporations and wealthy Americans. In stark contrast, low and middle income Americans will be net losers under the plan, according to the Congressional Budget Office. 

The result of the bill's transfer of wealth will inflict painful cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act and shred the health care safety net, on which, older adults and vulnerable citizens depend. Whatsmore, the bill is estimated to add $1.5 trillion to our national debt, an unnecessary price tag for Americans to pay for generations to come.

To read more and TAKE ACTION NOW, click here.
Center for American Women Politics (CAWP) Hosting an Event to Demystify Political Process

Shape New Jersey's Future and Yours:
Appointments to State Boards and Commissions

Saturday, December 9
Douglass Student Center, Rutgers-New Brunswick
100 George Street, New Brunswick
8:30am -12:30pm

New Jersey's next governor will appoint hundreds of people to state boards and commissions, and there will be opportunities in the new administration for women of both parties. This half-day program will demystify the appointments process and provide practical tools and tips for women interested in serving in appointed office. 

Register here!

PER DIEM THERAPIST - Outpatient group practice in Westwood, NJ. Primarily evening hours. Supervision available. Experience preferred. 
PARK RIDGE- newly furnished spacious room, 1st floor, 24/7 access, plenty parking, near train and bus, utilities included, shared waiting room. Call Stacey 201-690-6760 or

CHERRY HILLthree LCSW's  practicing in Executive Mews Complex in Cherry Hill, NJ seek another mental health professional to occupy a fourth office (12'x 10') in our suite on a 3 year lease. Monthly rent of $6225 includes utilities and general office supplies. Contact Geannine LeBude at 856-874-9200 or
To view more classifieds on our Web site, click here.
Get Exposure!  

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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
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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          

Open Enrollment for the ACA is NOW!  
November 1st - December 15th

The open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace is significantly shorter this year - November 1 to December 15, 2017 (it's normally three months). The Trump Administration has also cut funding for advertising and enrollment assistance. Social workers should share this enrollment information with clients, families, friends and communities to bring awareness to the narrow enrollment window.

For a list of helpful resources and to read more information, click here.
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:
December 11 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)   
December 11 - North/Central (Holiday Party in Somerville) 

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.

NASW Twitter Chats

Tweet with NASW - All NASW Members Are Invited!
Follow @NASW to join the conversation!

Recent Changes to the NASW Technology Standards and the NASW Code of Ethics: Are You Prepared?

Wednesday, December 13, 1PM-1:30PM ET
Host: Dawn Hobdy, MSW, LICSW
Hashtag: #SocialWorkEthics
NASW-NJ Unit Events

Members of the Camden/Gloucester/Salem Unit gathered at Mount Laurel Library on 11/30/17 to hear a presentation on Brain Core Therapy, the Neurological Feedback Approach from Dr. Brett A. Wartenberg. 
Mercer/Burlington members enjoy a CEU presentation at Hamilton Library on 12/5/17.  The presenter was Catherine E. Nakonetschny who spoke about Combating Peer Bullying.  To view upcoming Unit events, click here.
Upcoming CE Programs
Health and Healthcare for LGBT+ Populations - WEBINAR
(2 General, Social/Cultural CEUs) 
December 11 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm via webinar
Info & Registration 
Teen Media Communication in a Multi-Cultural World: A Crisis of Communication 
(2 Clinical CEUs) 
January 8 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Whippany 

Hypnotherapy in Clinical Practice: Getting to the Unconscious through Deep Relaxation
(2 Clinical CEUs)
January 10 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Wayne
Clinical Supervision Course- 3 Days 
(20 Clinical CEUs, including 3 Social/Cultural & 5 Ethics) 
February 2, 3 and 4 from 9:00am - 4:30pm 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.
Advocacy: New Washington Update Available Now

NASW continues to be involved in activities in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Update provides a roundup of NASW national advocacy. Stay informed about NASW legislative activity, coalition work, and more. NASW published its latest Washington Update on Nov. 20.
Legal Defense Fund Grants

The NASW Legal Defense Fund (LDF) was established in 1972 by the NASW Board of Directors to advance the legal interests of the social work profession. One of the major ways in which this is done is through grants of financial assistance to defray the legal expenses of NASW members engaged in litigation related to the NASW Code of Ethics, social work principles, and/or standards of social work practice advocated by the association.

See more information here.
Medicare's Newest Quality Reporting Program: MACRA

New practice perspectives, "Preparing for Medicare's Newest Quality Program for Reporting Measures: MACRA": MACRA is CMS' new Quality Payment Program which is replacing PQRS.  Beginning in 2019, clinical social workers who are Medicare providers will have three options to participate in MACRA:  low volume threshold, virtual groups, and individual or group reporting.  In 2018, clinical social workers may participate in MACRA to practice reporting measures, but will not receive credit for doing so.

To read more information, read the Practice Perspectives here.
NASW Code of Ethics Training
View the Recording for Free;
Take the CE Version (2 CEUs) for $25 for NASW members and $40 for non-members
NASW's Code of Ethics training on the revisions to the Code is now available on demand. You can view the recording of the training free of charge here. You also can take the CE option of the training for a nominal charge here.
NASW Revised Code of Ethics is now available to access online free or purchase the hard copy for $5.00 here.  

View FAQs for a listing of the revised sections of the Code here.  
Save the Dates to Earn 20+ CEUs!
NASW-NJ Annual Conference

Sunday - Tuesday
April 29 - May 1, 2018

Mark your calendar now to be at the beautiful Borgata Hotel with 1,000 other social workers!

In addition to our 60+ workshops, we will be also be offering:
- an ethics pre-conference session with Dr. Allan Barsky, the Chair of the Task Force that wrote the latest revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics.
- a Monday keynote session from Dr. Mauricio Cifuentes on Working with Immigrants at Risk for Deportation
- a Tuesday keynote session from Dr. Gregory Perkins on Ethics and Trauma

Registration will open in mid-December, make sure to register early to get in to the workshops that you want!
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 - Register

LSW Test Prep
December 16 - Register
January 6- Register

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.

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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