NASW-NJ newSWire
October 5, 2018
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Upcoming Events

To see all our events, visit our Calendar.

Tuesday, 10/9, 12pm-1pm

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

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

Monday, 10/15, 12pm-2pm

Monday, 10/15, 6pm-8pm

Monday, 10/15, 6pm-7:30pm

Wednesday, 10/17, 12pm-1pm

Thursday, 10/25, 6pm-8pm

Friday, 10/26, 12pm-1:30pm

Friday-Sunday, 10/26-20/28

Hard copies of the NASW Code of Ethics can be purchased through our online store for only $5! Buy one and give one to a colleague HERE!

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.
NASW-NJ Celebration 2018 Photos Now Available

This year's Celebration was a great experience! Download, share, and post these pictures and be sure to tag NASW-NJ. Check out the photos  here !
Board of Social Work Examiners has new Regulations.
NASW-NJ Tip Sheet coming soon! 
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. Watch for it in your email! 

Questions about the new Regulations will be addressed once the Tip Sheet is distributed and posted on our website. Stay tuned!
License/Certification for NJ Social Workers!
The renewal period has ended. If your job requires you to have a NJ Social Work license or certification and you did not renew it, you'll need to have it reinstated before you can practice social work in NJ. 
Click here to check the status of your license/certification. 

If you want to reinstate, write to the Board and request a reinstatement packet:  Board of Social Work Examiners, P.O. Box 45033, Newark, New Jersey 07101.
This process can take 2-3 months.

If you have questions, click here for information about our Licensing Consultation.
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.

MANALAPAN,  Monmouth County ­ Part-­time office space available immediately with shared waiting room in a warm and friendly environment. Beautifully furnished. Ample parking. Convenient Route 9 location

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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          

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
(September 15 - October 15)

Photo: (c) 1976 George Ballis/Take Stock/The Image Works
Dolores Clara Fernandez Huertaco-founder of the United Farm Workers Association, is one of the most influential labor activists of the 20
th  century and a leader of the Chicano civil rights movement.  

In 1955 Huerta began her career as an activist when she co-founded the Stockton, CA chapter of the Community Service Organization (CSO), which led voter registration drives and fought for economic improvements for Hispanics. She also founded the Agricultural Workers Association. Through a CSO associate, Huerta met activist César Chávez, with whom she shared an interest in organizing farm workers. In 1962, Huerta and Chávez founded the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA), the predecessor of the United Farm Workers' Union (UFW), which formed three year later. Huerta served as UFW vice president until 1999.

Huerta has received numerous awards, including the Eleanor Roosevelt Humans Rights Award and the  Presidential Medal of Freedom,  the highest civilian award in the United States.
Attention Clinical Social Workers:
New ICD-10 Code Changes and the Use of 90837

New ICD-10-CM Code Changes for Clinical Social Workers - This document informs clinical social workers of new diagnostic codes that became effective October 1, 2018. 


Using 90837 in Private Practice - This document discusses the use of 90837 and how one may avoid an over payment request when using this code.

Social Work Jobs Available Through HRSA

The Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be hosting a virtual job fair for mental health and substance abuse practitioners.

Health care professionals hired by organizations in Health Professional Shortage Areas who provide opioid and substance use disorder treatment may qualify for a new Substance Use Disorder Loan Repayment Program which will open this Fall.

Click for more details and registration information.
Wear Your Social Work Pride

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

With gender related issues dominating the news cycle--from #metoo, #timesup, threats to women's healthcare funding, and challenges to a women's right to choose--now is the time to stand against policies, practices, and attitudes that are harmful to women and to our society as a whole.

That's why NASW-NJ's Advocacy Coordinator, Jeff Feldman, is modeling our new " Men of Quality Do Not Fear Equality" t-shirt. Join him in letting people know that you believe equality matters (suit jacket not required).

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!

The NASW 2018 Virtual Forum will be held Wednesday and Thursday, November 14 & 15. This two-day program will address the opioid crisis from a social work perspective, feature both plenary and breakout sessions, and offer CE credits (valid for NJ social workers). Live streamed from the NASW National Office, you will be able to view it from anywhere!
Topics covered include: Ethics, Self-Care, Policy, Use in the LGBTQ Community, Integrated Health, Best Practices, Child Welfare and more!

Learn more and register at

Clinical Supervision webinar
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. 
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 materials
Cost: $120 for members, $160 for non-members

LSW - Masters Prep Course
October 12 - Register
November 16 - Register

LCSW- Clinical Prep Course
December 7 - Register
All courses on the Social Work Online CE Institute are valid for NJ social workers.
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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*This course has been proven as valid for NJ social workers. 
Learn How to Overcome Voting Barriers and Motivate to Vote
Training for Social Workers: Social Workers as Social & Political Activists

NASW is repeating webinars on how to overcome voting challenges and barriers faced by low-income people, ethnic minorities, senior citizens, currently and formerly incarcerated people, and college students, and on how to motivate millennials to vote. 

Each presentation includes a live introduction with guest speakers and live Q&A discussion.

Recognizing and Eliminating Barriers to Voter Registration and Participation
October 10, 2018 @ 3:00pm ET
Review historic and current barriers to exercising the right to vote and efforts to eliminate these barriers through legal actions, mobilization of concerned voter rights advocates, and lobbying.
Register now

October 31, 2018 @ 3:00pm ET
Get guidance on how to motivate young eligible voters to vote in local, state, and federal elections. Understand current barriers that impede and limit voter participation among this group.
Register now
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 .


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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