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September 21, 2018
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Upcoming Events

To see all our events, visit our Calendar.

Monday, 9/24, 6:30pm-9pm

Friday, 9/28, 12pm-1:30pm

Monday, 10/1, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Tuesday, 10/2, 11am-1pm
Bergen Private Practice Meeting

Friday, 10/5, 9am-4:30pm
LCSW Test Prep Course- Clinical

Friday, 10/12, 9am-4:30pm

Friday, 10/12, 9:30am-11am

The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) is the 501(c)(3) organization created to support NASW's educational, research, training, & charitable initiatives through a wide range of projects that serve the profession, practitioner, and the public.

To donate or for more information, 
click  HERE! 

Celebration of Social Work Excellence

Monday, September 24, 2018
The Estate at Farrington Lake
East Brunswick, NJ
6:30-9:00 PM

Join us to celebrate our 2018 Annual Awards winners and recognize the contributions of our 2017 committee members. 

Annual NASW-NJ Awards will be presented to: 
Presidential Award- Dr. Golam Mathbor
Public Citizen of the Year- Maureen Kale
Social Worker of the Year- Elsa Candelario
Outstanding Service Award- Brian McGovern
Lifetime Achievement Award- Drewsilla Thorne
Elected Public Official- Assemblywoman Joann Downey

Tickets can be purchased on on-site!
$50 dinner ticket or $30 for students

Board of Social Work Examiners has new Regulations.Tip Sheet is coming! 
New Social Work Regulations went into effect on Monday. Major changes include:
  • Coursework that is accepted in LCSW application
  • Hours required and timeline for LCSW application
  • How CEUs (Ethics, Clinical, Social/Cultural Competence) are counted
  • Expectations for Professional Conduct/Appropriate Behavior
  • Clinical Supervision by Videoconference
  • Requirement for Client Waiver of Confidentiality
NASW-NJ plans to distribute a Tip Sheet outlining changes in the Regulations to all NASW-NJ Members next week. Questions about the new Regulations will be addressed only after the Tip Sheet is distributed and posted on our website. Stay tuned!
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
(September 15 - October 15)

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. "Hispanics: One Endless Voice to Enhance our Traditions" is the theme of Hispanic Heritage Month 2018. This theme invites us to reflect on Hispanic American's tradition, history and culture. 

"I cannot separate who I am as a Hispanic when I do social work and when I teach social work," said Irma Sandoval-Arocho, a former NJ social worker now living in Puerto Rico. "I draw from my experiences as an immigrant to enrich how I teach and to teach others how I have lived. Celebrating Hispanic heritage means learning from the lived experiences of others. It means taking the time to acknowledge the contributions of Hispanics to everyday life and appreciating the differences that make all Hispanics unique."

You can read Irma's full reflections on Hispanic Heritage Month here.
NASW-NJ Leadership Development Certificate (20 CEUs)

October 26, 27, and 28 in North Brunswick

We are offering the entire NASW-NJ Leadership Development Certificate Course again this fall! 

We know that all of you are inspirations to your clients, supervisees and colleagues, and we want to give you the extra tools you need to be a solid leader. This program is relevant for seasoned social workers who are looking to hone their skills and for emerging social work professionals who are preparing for leadership roles.

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.

Place your classified ad or banner ad in NASW-NJ newSWire today and reach 20,000 readers weekly. Learn more.

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

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- Are you a LSW who needs clinical supervision to become a LCSW? Please call Dina at 908-809-9463 or visit . Located in Morris County. Can accommodate reduced supervision fees. 
Get Exposure!  

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to over 20,000 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

Our weekly round-up of state and national news relevant to the social work profession in New Jersey
(subscription may be required to access some articles)

- NJ Spotlight

Childhood Trauma and Its Lifelong Health Effects More Prevalent Among Minorities

Paterson Looks to Ease Immigrants' Fears to Boost its Census Count
- Patterson Press

Rice, Sumter, Jackson Led Discussion on Racial Disparities in Prenatal Services and Infant Mortality in NJ
- Insider NJ

He's 30, from Mexico and Has a Job: Meet N.J.'s Most Typical Unauthorized Immigrant
- NJ Advance Media

Here's How Hoboken's New Task Force Will Attack Homelessness
- Hoboken Patch

Lawmakers Move to Restore Mental Health Hotline for Firefighters, EMS
- NJ Spotlight

Social Work in School - Building a Mental Health Support System for Students
- Advance Healthcare Network

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
Jennifer Thompson, MSW
Executive Director          

Participate in National Voter Registration Day

On Tuesday September 25, 2018, volunteers and organizations from all over the country will "hit the streets" in a single day of coordinated field, technology, and media efforts to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities to reach tens of thousands of voters who may not register otherwise. Use these tools to help organize events and activities leading up to National Voter Registration Day.
License/Certification Renewal - Last Call!!
You can still renew your license or certification during the month of September and pay a $100 late fee.  After October 1st, you cannot practice social work in NJ if your license/certification is not renewed!

Click here to see if your license/certification has been renewed (Expiration Date 8/31/2020). 
Renewals must now be completed online. Follow the instructions on your renewal notice as soon as possible to renew your License/Certification. If you don't have a renewal notice, click  here for instructions on how to renew without your notice. 
Wear Your Social Work Pride

Show your support of the issues that matter most to you and support your professional organization. Click HERE to visit our store!

This week we're featuring our custom designed BE THE CHANGE sweatshirts and hoodies. They're perfect for letting people know you're an agent of change, while keeping you warm and toasty throughout the fall and winter. We've also got our new MEN OF QUALITY t-shirt that's sure to appeal to woke men everywhere.

Upcoming CE Webinar

Social Work Practice with Suicidal Clients
(2 Clinical CEUs)
Wednesday 9/26 from 6-8pm
Info & Registration

Looking to take self-study online courses? Check out our list of pre-recorded courses here.
Clinical Supervisors - A Webinar Just for You!

Wednesday, October 3
6:00 - 7:30pm v ia live webinar

For Clinical Supervisors and those who want to be Clinical Supervisors, this info session will answer your questions about:
  • Changes in the NJ Social Work Regulations
  • Best practices for Supervisors
  • Requirements for LSWs to apply for LCSW
  • Liability issues and insurance
  • Supervision by videoconferencing
  • "Outside" supervision procedures 
  • And more!
$15 for NASW members, $25 for non-members. 

New! "Impact Your Outcome" Series

Maybe you are looking for a promotion or maybe you're just ready for a job change!  We created this  Impact Your Outcome Series
to help you invest in yourself.

Successful Salary Negotiation Strategies
Tuesday, 10/9 from 12-1pm via webinar
Free for members, $25 for non-members

Let's Get You Hired: Resume Tips For Students
Tuesday, 11/13 from 12-1pm via webinar
Free for members, $25 for non-members

Public Speaking & Communication Skills for Social Workers
Tuesday, 12/4 from 6-7pm via webinar
Free for members, $25 for non-members

More webinars in this series coming soon!
Seeking More Presenters!

We're creating a new series of webinars and are looking for experts like you.

Currently seeking in the following areas:
  • CE workshop related to Aging
  • CE workshop related to Dating Violence in Teens
  • CE workshop related to Stress & Anxiety in Students
  • Social Media Strategies for Your Business
  • Interview Prep Tips & Tricks
  • Social Workers who can teach how to become: a school social worker, an LCADC, an Executive Director, EAP social worker, etc (we're open to ideas!)
  • Strategic Planning for Agencies
  • How to Run for Political Office
If you have expertise in one of those areas or wish to suggestion a different topic area, share your info with us here, so we can reach out to you. 

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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
September 21 - Register
October 12 - Register

LCSW- Clinical Prep Course
October 5 - Register
December 7 - Register
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 November 30 through Sunday December 2
Presented by Patricia Spencer, LCSW
Info & Registration
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Respond by October 19

You can help shape NASW policy by actively serving as an expert on a review panel revising upcoming NASW policy statements. NASW policy statements set the parameters for NASW's positions on a broad range of public policy and professional issues and are featured in Social Work Speaks, a comprehensive collection of policies. If you are interested and have expertise in any of the practice areas below, tell us your area(s) of expertise by October 19, 2018. You must be a current NASW member to serve on a policy review panel.
  • Foster Care and Adoption
  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Sovereignty, Rights, and the Well-Being of Indigenous Peoples
Become a National Leader for NASW
Respond by October 31

NASW is seeking individuals who are visionaries and creative thinkers for the NASW Board of Directors and the National Committee on Nominations & Leadership Identification (NCNLI). If that's you and you have a commitment to serving the association and the profession and would be willing to be considered for an elected position, please submit your nomination by October 31, 2018. The NCNLI will meet on November 30, 2018 to develop the slate of candidates for the 2019 national election. For inquiries, contact . For a list of open positions, click here .

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
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.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards for social workers, and to advance sound social policies.
Please consider joining today!
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