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August 3, 2018
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Upcoming Events

To see all our events, visit our Calendar.

Tuesday, 8/7, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Mercer/Burlington Unit Event

Friday, 8/10, 9am-4:30pm

Wednesday, 8/15, 12pm-1pm

Wednesday, 8/15, 6pm-8pm *CANCELLED*

Friday-Sunday, 8/17-8/19, 9am-4:30pm

Thursday, 8/23, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Friday, 8/24, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Our NASW-NJ OpEd directory helps get your opinions published! Advocate for the issues that are most important to you and your community.
NASW-NJ Awards Nominations
Deadline for Nominations is August 15, 2018

Celebrating Excellence and Service in Social Work

We are accepting nominations from members for the following awards:
-Social Worker of the Year
-Lifetime Achievement 
-Public Citizen of the Year
-Elected Public Official of the Year
-Outstanding Service

For more information, refer to the Chapter Awards page on our website.
Celebration of Social Work Excellence

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

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

Seeking Presenters for 2019 Conference
We are starting to plan our 2019 NASW-NJ Annual 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 is August 29. 
Take the Clinical Social Work Survey
Survey Response Deadline is August 6, 2018
NASW-NJ is working with the NJ Department of Human Services to explore the possibility of LCSWs becoming approved as independent behavioral health care providers under Medicaid/NJ Family Care. 

In order to move forward with this process, we will need to provide information about the number of LCSWs in NJ who would choose to become Medicaid providers and the estimated number of Medicaid clients who would be served by these providers.

If you are an LCSW in NJ or are working towards your LCSW, please take a moment to complete this important survey to assist us in gathering the required information. You can access the survey here.
NEW JERSEY- Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton is seeking qualified applicants for the following positions. PLEASE APPLY ONLINE using links below or EMAIL resume to including NASW and job title in subject.

Program Director - Residential Services (Licensed), Riverbank, NJ
Program Director - MESH / RIST:
Program Director Residential Services (Licensed):
Program Supervisor - Residential:
Licensed Practical Nurse:
Registered Nurse / Team Leader: BHS Riverbank, NJ

Catholic Charities is an AA/EOE. For complete job listing, visit our website:  

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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View more ad postings on our Web site here.
Get Exposure!  

Showcase your organization
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
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.
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          

Renew Your LCSW, LSW or CSW Now!
Don't wait until the renewal website gets busy!


By now you should have received your renewal notice.
If you have not received a renewal notice, click here for instructions on how to renew without it.

Do NOT send or upload CE documents when you renew. There is a place to upload documents but the Board does not want them at this time. 

The renewal deadline is August 31, 2018.
Don't wait until the Web site is overloaded. Renew now!
For information on renewal, CE requirements and where to find additional CEU programs, click here.

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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 *NEW!* This course includes your own copy of the Revised ASWB Masters or Clinical 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.

Cost: $120 for members, $160 for non-members

Upcoming LCSW - Clinical Prep Course
Friday, August 10 - Register

Upcoming LSW - Masters Prep Course
Friday, September 21 - Register
3-Day Clinical Supervision Course 
(20 CEUs)

This course if 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 August 17 through Sunday August 19
Presented by NASW-NJ President, Dr. Tawanda Hubbard
Info & Registration

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.  
Take Action to Stop the 2020 Census Citizenship Question

NASW opposes the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. Such a question will depress response rates, particularly among immigrant communities and communities of color. That, in turn, will diminish political representation, from city councils and school boards to state legislatures and all the way up to Congress. It will mean less funding for communities that need it most for education, nutrition, housing and health care, because the resources these programs get depends on an accurate count.

You can leave a public comment urging that the Citizenship question not be included and that the 2020 Census be conducted in a fair, professional, and nonpartisan manner. The comment deadline is August 7.
Resources for Clinical Social Workers

"NASW Resources for Clinical Social Workers in Private Practice" outlines NASW resources for clinical social workers in private practice including billing and practice related topics, advocacy, NASW Press, specialty practice sections and more. To access the flyer, click on this link .
Financial Social Work -- A Growing Specialty for Clinical Social Workers 

Financial social work (FSW) is a growing social work specialty that uses financial therapy as an intervention to address the emotional and behavioral components of handling finances. Clinical social workers use financial therapy to address the psychosocial challenges patients experience because of their financial circumstances. For more information, click on this link .
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
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.


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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