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July 13, 2017
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ethics 8 series
Ethics Tips & Resources from NASW

The Ethics 8 Series offers 8 useful tips related to prevailing topics in social work practice. These tip sheets serve as a starting point in uncovering ethical considerations in a given topic area, and direct users to additional resources related to the topic areas.
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Message from Executive Director
Walter X. Kalman

We Support Social Work Candidates!

If you're running for elected office in NJ let NASW-NJ know.

Our Political Action for Candidate Election is looking to provide support for social workers running for office. From school Board to State Senate, we want to fill the ranks of public office
with social workers! 

So far we've been contacted by two social work candidates that will be featured in future newSWires. We will be reaching out to several others who are running.

Contact our Advocacy Associate,  Anthony Gallo, at:
(732) 296-8070 ext. 115

To donate to PACE and help us support our Candidates, click here.
Christie Plans to Shift DMHAS to DOH

We still don't know the exact reason why Christie has declared his intention to transfer the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to the Department of Health. However, his logic may be somewhat off-target. The Jacobi, Ragone, & Greenwood report frequently cited in Christie's  transfer plan never specificall y stated that Divisions must be consolidated to accomplish the goal of integrating
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treatment. Their focus was on collaboration beween the Divisions and the elimination of regulatory boundaries, such as "requiring only a single  license for operation of an integrated facility." 

There are now roughly 50 days before this transfer goes into effect, and the only way to stop it is a concurrent resolution from the House and Senate. This would kill the move with no veto option for Christie. With Trenton quiet for the summer, however, Christie's timing has left opponents scrambling. We'll keep you up to date as we learn more and develop an action plan.
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Did you know that there is no limit to the number of online CEUs you can take for your NJ license?

Choose from over 150 courses available on the
Social Work Online CE Institute.
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Your LOGO can be displayed on the NASW-NJ  
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North Brunswick, NJ 08902 

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Fax: 732-296-8074

Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW

Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW, CAE
Executive Director           

Resist Trump for Women's Rights

Join New Jersey Working Families and
We the People NJ-07 for four days of resistance in support of Women's Rights as we protest the 2017 LPGA Women's Open being held at Trump National Golf Course.

This is not a protest against the talented women golfers who have worked hard to be part of this very important championship. However, we must tell Trump and his administration that we won't stand-by while they attempt to turn back the clock on women's rights to comprehensive affordable healthcare, freedom of reproductive choice, pay parity and workplace equality

July 13 to July 16 on the I-78 and Rattlesnake Bridge Overpass (Exit 26 on I-78). Peak times are 7AM-10AM, and 3:30PM-7PM
CE Course from NJAHCSW

Memory Care Innovation - Social Work Takes the Lead 
(3 Non-Clinical CE credits for NJ licensees.
NOTE: These CEUs are not valid in NY state.) 
July 19, 2017 from 10:00am - 1:00pm in North Brunswick 
Info & Registration
North/Central Private Practice Group Celebrates its Founding Member

On Monday, July 10th the North/Central Private Practice Shared Interest Group (PPSIG) gathered for their summer luncheon to celebrate the retirement of Marilyn Baron, a long-time NASW-NJ member and original facilitator of the group.

Under the auspices of NASW-NJ, Marilyn started the PPSIG in 2004 and set the stage for private practice groups all around the state. On behalf of NASW-NJ, a big thank you and congratulations to Marilyn Baron!
Upcoming CE Course Courses
Social Work in a Digital Age: Strategies for Effective and Ethical Practice
( 5 General, Ethics CEUs )  
Presenter: David Barry, JD, LSW 
Saturday, July 15 from 9:30am - 3:30pm in North Brunswick

Maintaining Boundaries in 21st Century Social Work Practice 
(5 Clinical, Ethics CEUs)
Presenter: Leslie Tsukroff, LCSW
Monday, July 31 from 10:30am - 4:30pm in Millburn
Info & Registration

Yoga and Mindfulness: Empowering Individuals Diagnosed with PTSD  
(4 Clinical CEUs)
Presenter: Jennifer Giovinazzi, LCSW, RYT
Friday, August 4 from 12pm - 4pm in Cherry Hill
Info & Registration

Using Play Therapy with Parents to Support Children's Emotional Development 
(5 Clinical CEUs)
Presenter: Christian Bellissimo, LCSW, RPT
Monday, August 14 from 9:30am - 3:30pm in North Brunswick
Looking for more courses?
View the full list of scheduled NASW-NJ CE Courses (and keep an eye out as we add more!) on our Web site here.
New Medicare Cards in 2018 

Beginning in April 2018, Medicare clients will come to your office with new cards in hand.

Medicare is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards.
CMS will issue new Medicare cards with a new unique, randomly-assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) to replace the existing Social Security-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) both on the cards and in various CMS systems. CMS will start mailing new cards to people with Medicare benefits in April 2018. All Medicare cards will be replaced by April 2019.
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Free NASW-NJ Self Care Event

Reward yourself by taking care of yourself!  Join the
Camden/Gloucester/Salem Unit 
for a free self care event in July. 

Thursday, July 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
HUD Provides Information to NASW-NJ Members

Periodically, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) publishes articles that might be of interest to Social Workers. Below are links to several of these.

To explore additional research, data sets, and publications, please visit HUD User's new address:

Current Thinking About Aging in Place The Edge, May 2016


Test Prep Courses
(includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

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Seeking Presenters for 2018 Conference

We are in the process of planning our 2018 NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition, to be held in April 29 - May 1, 2018 at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.

Interested in Presenting a Workshop?
Click HERE for information on submitting your workshop proposal.

Interested in Exhibiting Your Agency/Services to 1,000+ Social Workers?
Click HERE to provide us with your contact information.

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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