NASW-NJ newSWire
March 23, 2018

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Wednesday, 4/11, 7pm-9pm

Monday, 4/16, 9am-4:30pm

Wednesday, 4/18, 12pm-1pm

Wednesday, 4/18, 6pm-8pm

Wednesday, 4/18, 6pm-8pm

Thursday, 4/19, 10am-4pm
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Virtual Career Fair- Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2018 Virtual Career Fair, which will be held March 29 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT).  

There will be Skype and online interviews. This event is limited, so please register early. Learn more about job postings and the Social Work Career Center.

To register for the Career Fair, click here.

New Jersey March for Our Lives Events

Saturday, March 24, student advocates and their family members in communities across the state will assemble to advocate for the passage of legislation that will protect and save children from gun violence.

To find an event near you, go to the March for Our Lives website and enter your zip code.


Want to find and network with other NASW members and social workers at one of these events? Use the NASW-NJ March for Our Lives Facebook event to communicate and coordinate with each other. And don't forget to post your pictures using the hashtag #SocialWorkersMarchForOurLives  
March 26th Lobby Day for Earned Sick Time Bill 

Join NASW and other members of the Time to C are Coalition on March 26th i n Trenton to lobby in support of The New Jersey Earned Sick & Safe Days Act (A1827/ S2171).

The bill would allow all workers in NJ to earn paid sick days to recover from illness or care for a sick loved one . It would also allow victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to use sick days to recover and handle relocation as well as legal issues related to their assault.

Register to attend the Lobby Day.

Can't attend in person? Let your legislator know you support  earned sick and safe days for all workers in NJ.
Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship Application Deadline Extended

NASW-NJ is now accepting applications for the 2018 Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship.

The application deadline is Monday, April 16, 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.
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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, including a 3-credit course (social/cultural competence) that's just $15 for NASW members through the end of this month!


SUPERVISION

HAMILTON, NJ - Certified Clinical Supervisor providing supervision to LSW's in Mercer County. Please contact Anna at 732-857-6351 or  annaklemensowicz@gmail.com for more information.


OFFICE SPACE

PARK RIDGE, NJ - Furnished spacious room, 1st floor, 24/7 access, plenty of  parking, near train, bus and high school, shared waiting room. Available Tuesday, Friday and or weekends. call Stacey 201-690-6760 or todoaccount@gmail.com.

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 
here.
Sample Social Media Policy for Private Practitioners

NASW has a new Practice Perspectives, 
Sample Social Media Policy for Clinical Social Workers in Private Practice , created to address the need for private practitioners to develop a Social Media Policy when using technology in private practice.  

You can access the document here.
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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!


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Newark Kids Count Report 2018

Advocates for Children of New Jersey will release their 2018 Kids Count Report on March 27 at Rutgers University Newark.

Register to attend here.

NASW-NJ
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Main: 732-296-8070
Fax: 732-296-8074

Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
President

Mary Jean Weston, MSW, LCSW
Interim Executive Director          

Unit Events for Social Work Month

Members of the Mercer/Burlington Unit donated their time to help sort through donations at HomeFront in Lawrenceville.

Leaders of the Essex Unit pose for a picture with the representatives from the Love You Girl Foundation after a moving presentation. An organization dedicated to raising awareness around domestic violence.
Faculty and Students: Free Q&A on Revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics
 


  
NASW is excited to present its latest offering in the rollout of the Revised NASW Code of Ethics. 

April 12 at 2 p.m. attend an interactive question and answer teleconference specially designed for social work faculty and students and learn all you need to know about the important changes to the NASW Code of Ethics that went into effective on January 1, 2018. 

Space is limited. Register here .
Earn Your Ethics CEUs with NASW-NJ!

Ethics of Social Justice Advocacy: From the Micro to the Macro
(5 Ethics CEUs)
April 19, 10am - 4pm in North Brunswick
Presenter: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW

Now, more than ever perhaps, the call for social workers to engage in social justice activities is front and center. Whether the focus on international atrocities, or local causes such combating racism, sexism, xenophobia, homo- and transphobia, or religious bigotry, or poverty and environmental issues, social justice is a fundamental component of who we are and what we do. This workshop will explore social justice as a function of social work and will engage the participants in discussions of the ethical concerns that may arise out of this work. Topics will include engaging clients in social justice work, disconnects between social justice efforts and employer limitations, how far should a social worker go in standing up for social justice, and guidelines for addressing ethical decision making and dilemmas in social justice work.


What's New in Social Work: Ethical and Legal Updates
(5 Clinical, Ethics CEUs)
May 12, 10:30am - 4:30pm in Cherry Hill
Presenter: Leslie Tsukroff, LCSW

2017 was a momentous year for New Jersey Social Workers. NASW published long-awaited revisions to The NASW Code of Ethics and The Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice and New Jersey passed its first Telemedicine and Telehealth Law. This workshop will review how these critical changes impact Social Workers' use of Technology in their day to day work.

New Medicare Cards Coming Soon

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers
from Medicare cards. Between April 2018 and April 2019, CMS will issue new Medicare cards to all beneficiaries. Each card will include a new unique, randomly assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI).

Beginning April 2018, clinical social workers who are Medicare providers in private practice will need to update their patient files to include the new MBI number and use it on the CMS-1500 form when submitting a claim. In addition, other systems may need to be updated to accept the new MBI format.
 
To read more information, read NASW's Practice Alert here.
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  conference.naswnj@socialworkers.org  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.
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NASW Research Library- New Member Benefit!

Thousands of new research papers and consumer guides are published every year by hundreds of organizations.  The NASW Research Library is a member benefit that allows you to quickly search more than 25 different social science, health care and public policy databases for resources that support social work practice.

Visit the NASW Research Library, here!
New Jersey Puerto Rico Relief Commission Will Connect Families to Resources 

Per an article from TapIntoNewark, the Commission will work with state agencies to examine services already provided to Puerto Rico and Puerto Rican evacuees in New Jersey. The Commission is also collaborating with federal agencies to expedite processes that will benefit Puerto Ricans in New Jersey in need of services, as well as non-profit agencies that provide safety-net services to all those who have been displaced.

Learn more about aid for Puerto Rico at New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief.
LSW Test Prep - 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.
 
April 16, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Cost: $120 for members, $160 for non-members

Register
The Uncomfortable Truth: Children and Youth Stakeholders' Forum


April 21, join representatives from the Anti-Poverty Network to discuss the report that  examines the ways structural racism perpetuates poverty in New Jersey and offers recommendations for how our state can move toward the end of structural racism. 

RSVP for the forum here.

Download the APN report here.
43rd National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas

July 18 - 20, 2018, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky

The National Institute on Social Work and Human Services is an annual event focusing broadly on social service provision to rural areas as well as on the strengths and resilience of rural people. This year's conference theme is   Rural Social Work: Collegial, Cooperative, and Collaborative .

Register to attend 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
cmina.naswnj@socialworkers.org with the name of the group you would like to join.

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:


April 9 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
April 9 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
April 10 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
April 12 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Eatontown) 
 
For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.
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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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