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September 14, 2018
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Upcoming Events

To see all our events, visit our Calendar.

Monday, 9/17, 12pm-2pm

Monday, 9/17, 6:30pm-8pm

Monday, 9/17, 6pm-8pm

Tuesday, 9/18, 11am-1pm
Wednesday, 9/19, 12pm-1pm
Friday, 9/21, 9am-4:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

CE Tracker is now live and accepting subscriptions! CE tracker tells you exactly what you need to renew your social worker license in your state - everything from the amount and type of CE's needed, to renewal deadlines.

For more info,  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

There's still time to purchase tickets!
Ticket(s) and table purchase(s) available here.

Want to recognize and congratulate our awardees? You can purchase space in our ad journal here.
Hispanic Heritage Month
(September 15 - October 15)
Gloria Andzaldúa 1942-2004

A noted feminist and author, Gloria Anzaldúa paved the way for a more intersectional feminism, especially inclusive of Chicana women.  As a Mexican-American, Anzaldúa was invested in  academia and scholarship from a very young age,  fighting segregation  throughout her own education and early career as a teacher. In her early activism, she was involved in the farmworkers movement and the Mexican American Youth Organization, though she was vocally critical of the male focus in both.

Anzaldúa also co-edited the highly-influential book This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, one of the first books to place women of color at the center of the feminist conversation and several other books documenting her life as a Chicana-Tejana lesbian feminist. Through many books, Anzaldúa documented Chicana struggle and resilience in a way that still impacts Hispanic women and feminism today.
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. 

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.

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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)

10 Things We Need to Do to Fix U.S. Prison Problem
-  Star Ledger

Governor Murphy Announces Impact of New Jersey's Actions to Stabilize Health Insurance Market
- Insider NJ

Bridgewater May Explore Teaming Social Workers with Cops
- Bridgewater Courier News

Bad Breaks Early in Life Often Weave an Inescapable Web for the Poor
- Philadelphia Tribune

New Generation of Asian-American Women Are Fighting to Normalize Mental Health Treatment
- Good Morning America

- NJ Spotlight
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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          

Hour with Private Practice Q&A: An Overview of Ethical Dilemmas in Private Practice

FREE Q&A Session for NASW Members (no CEUs)
Wednesday, September 19
Teleconference (12-1pm)

This session is offered by our NASW National Office.
For more information on how to join the call, click here.
License/Certification Renewal for all NJ Social Workers
The initial renewal period ended August 31st. However, you can renew your license or certification during the month of September and pay a $100 late fee.

Renewals must now be completed online. Follow the instructions on the renewal notice at your earliest convenience to renew your License/Certification. If you have not yet received a renewal notice, click here for instructions on how to renew without your notice. 
New Merchandise in Our O nline Store 

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

We're now featuring our custom designed STAY WOKE tees. Whether you're fighting for equal rights, furthering redistributive justice, or ensuring a candidate for the Supreme Court represents our social work values, let people know you're woke.

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 Unit needs a Co-Chair:
  • Hudson
If you would like information on how to become a Unit Leader, please contact Ashley Rifkin at or 732-296-8070, ext. 119.
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.
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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Political Campaign Careers for Women
Saturday, October 20, 9am - 3pm

Our partners at The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) will be hosting an  all day workshop to provide an introduction to political careers many people don't even know exist. Learn about campaigns, campaign committees, and independent consulting, as well as working for political action committees, associations and think tanks, just to name a few.  Find out how jobs in politics can provide exciting opportunities to enact positive change.

More information and registration can be found here.
Support Increased Medicare Reimbursement for Clinical Social Workers

The  Improving Access to Mental Health Act (S. 2613 / H.R. 1290) contains many provisions to ensure Medicare beneficiaries have access to a full array of mental health and addictions treatment services. Among those are several positions that stand to benefit clinical social workers, including:
  • Increased Access to Adequate Reimbursement Rates for Clinical Social Workers (CSWs): S.2613 / H.R. 1290 would align Medicare payment for clinical social workers with that of other non-physician providers by increasing the reimbursement rate from 75% to 85% of the physician fee schedule.
  • Increase Access to Mental Health Services for Residents of Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF): Currently, CSWs who are not employed by the SNF to provide medically related social work services are unable to seek independent reimbursement under Medicare Part B for psychotherapy services provided to SNF residents. S. 2613 would rectify this problem by excluding CSW services from SNF consolidated billing.
  • Provide Access to the Complete set of CSWs Services that Help Medicare Beneficiaries Cope with Medical Conditions: Although HBAI services are within the scope of practice for CSWs, Medicare currently only reimburses CSWs for the "diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses."
Click here to urge your elected officials to co-sponsor or support this important legislation.
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.

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