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June 15, 2018

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Tuesday, 6/19, 9:30am-3:30pm
Wednesday, 6/20, 12pm-1pm
Friday, 6/22, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Monday, 6/25, 6pm-8pm
Monday, 7/9, 12-2pm
Monday, 7/9, 6pm-8pm
Friday, 7/13, 9:30am-11am
Monday, 7/16, 9:30am-12:30pm 
Friday, 7/20, 9am-4:30pm

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What's Important to You??

Take the Social Work Survey

In order to gain a better understanding of the needs of social workers in our state and your experiences with our organization, we would like you to provide candid feedback to us. You do not need to be an NASW member to complete the survey--we want to hear from ALL social workers, regardless of affiliation. 

Click HERE to take the anonymous survey (and pass it along to your friends and colleagues!)
NASW-NJ Elections Results 

Congratulations to all our winners in the 2018 Chapter elections! Nkechi Ugoji, NASW-NJ Membership Chair and former Vice President, has been elected as the Chapter's next President. First, she will serve one year as President-Elect, beginning July 1, 2018. 

Click here to see the full election results. All winners will  join the continuing Board and CCNLI members as leaders of our Chapter for the 2018-2019 term.  We thank them all for their investment of time and commitment to NASW-NJ! 
New Law Allows Social Workers to Address Threat of Gun Violence

Earlier this week, Governor Murphy signed into law legislation that will require health care professionals, including social workers, to help keep firearms away from clients who may harm themselves or others. The legislation ( A1181) strengthens existing Duty to Warn or Protect law and requires clinicians to notify local police if a client makes a credible threat of violence, or is deemed to be a threat of violence, against themselves or others.   

NASW-NJ will be issuing guidance on this law for clinicians in the near future.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a time for communities to raise awareness about abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elders. Elder abuse is widespread. Every year an estimated 1 in 10 older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Research suggests that as few as 1 in 14 cases of elder abuse come to the attention of authorities.
View the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Fact Sheet .

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Just send us your Logo and
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Celebrate PRIDE
June is LGBT+ Pride Month. This town unveiled a rainbow crosswalk. How will you show your pride? 

North Jersey Pride calendar.

Find more LGBT events here

Learn about the history of Pride Month.
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          

Hour with Private Practice: Q&A
What to Expect From an Audit: Tips to Prepare
FREE Q&A Session for NASW Members (no CEUs)
Wednesday, June 20
Teleconference (12-1pm)

This session is offered by our NASW National Office.
For more information on how to join the call, click here
Help NASW Launch the New Member Community Site

Update Your NASW Profile by June 30!
NASW will launch its first-ever online community for NASW members-MyNASW in just a few weeks! Before we launch, review your NASW member profile to make sure your professional practice information is accurate. The MyNASW member community will be your go-to interactive network and a key way to connect and collaborate with colleagues, so be sure your profile is up-to-date. With MyNASW, you'll be able to
  • Post questions and participate in discussions specific to your practice.
  • Find colleagues via the member directory.
  • Browse documents and digital resources shared by other members.
  • Access resources from the NASW Research Library.
NASW-NJ Unit Events

Kick off summer at the June 22nd Somerset/Hunterdon Unit Event!
Join the unit for a fun, unique opportunity to participate in an introductory kickboxing class and learn about self care. 
FREE to all NASW-NJ members.

For more details & to register, click HERE

Terrae Charleston, the President & Founder of Young Survivor's Foundation (Y.S.F), courageously shared her story of surviving childhood sexual abuse at the 6/11 Essex Unit Meeting. She encouraged questions and an open dialogue stating that one of her missions is to have honest conversations about sexual abuse because it is happening.

On 6/5 the Morris Unit hosted Lisa Barksy Firkser, Director of CASA ( Court Appointed Special Advocates) who shared about their efforts to advocate for abused and neglected children to make sure they don't get lost in an overburdened legal and social service system.
Licensing Webinra
Licensing Questions?
Upcoming CE Webinar on Changes to Social Work Licensure

Social Work Licensure: National & State Changes that Impact Your Practice
2 Ethics CEUs on June 25 from 6pm-8pm

This engaging workshop was a big hit at the 2018 NASW-NJ Annual Conference, so we're offering it via live webinar to give you the scoop on national and state changes which impact your social work license in NJ. The Association of Social Work Boards implemented new national social work licensing exam blueprints in 2018. In addition, there are regulatory changes proposed with regard to your social work license in New Jersey - make sure you know what changes are coming!

NASW Member: $25 early bird rate before June 18, $35 after June 18
Non-Member: $40 early bird rate before June 18, $50 after June 18
Looking to gain leadership experience?
Volunteer as a NASW-NJ Unit Leader!

NASW-NJ is primarily supported by volunteers, and you can enhance the value of your membership by sharing your time and talents. NASW-NJ has 12 branches, called Units, across the state of New Jersey to provide members regionally based networking and educational opportunities.

The following Units need a Leader and/or Co-Leader:
  • Camden/Gloucester/Salem
  • Hudson
  • Monmouth/Ocean
  • Sussex/Warren Unit
What's in it for you:
  • Build new skills while gaining leadership experience
  • Influence the Unit and Chapter's efforts
  • Impact your local social work community
  • Boost your visibility and grow your network
  • Have fun
  • And earn vouchers for free CEUs through our Incentive Program!
If you would like information on how to become a Unit Leader, please contact Ashley Rifkin at or 732-296-8070, ext. 119.
NASW-NJ Awards Nominations

Celebrating Excellence and Service in Social Work

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

The NASW-NJ Executive Committee will review nominations and determine recipients of these Awards. All awardees must be NASW members.   Deadline for Nominations is July 30, 2018.

For more information, go to
Clinical Exam Guide LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses

*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 LSW - Masters Prep Course
Friday, July 20 - Register

Upcoming LCSW - Clinical Prep Course
Friday, August 10 - Register
Upcoming NASW-NJ CE Courses

Ethics Institute with Dr. Reamer *SOLD OUT* 
5 Clinical, Ethics CEUs on June 19 in Montclair

*Live Webinar- just added!*
Social Work Licensure: National & State Changes that Impact Your Practice
2 Ethics CEUs on June 25 via webinar

(Live Webinar) From Teenage to Old Age: Empowering Older Adults to Combat Peer Bullying
2 Clinical CEUs on July 10 via webinar

Deconstructing/Reconstructing Stories: Spiritual Direction as an Intervention for Addiction
3 Social/Cultural CEUs on July 16 in North Brunswick

Can Men be Discriminated Against? The Ethical Treatment of Men
5 Clinical, Ethics CEUs on July 23 in North Brunswick

Sensory Processing: What is It? Why Should a Social Worker Care?
3 Clinical CEUs on August 3 in Wayne

The Poor People's Campaign is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation's distorted morality. Learn more here.


The Campaign will hold its final rally on June 18th. 

3-Day Clinical Supervision Courses
(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. Courses are held at our NASW office in North Brunswick.

Cost: $350 for NASW members, $425 for non-members

Upcoming dates, presented by NASW-NJ President Dr. Tawanda Hubbard:

Sunday July 29 through Tuesday July 31

Friday August 17 through Sunday August 19
Info & Registration

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Private Practice Shared Interest Group (PPSIG) Meetings   

If you are in Private Practice or are interested in Private Practice related issues and would like to be added to one of the 10 locally-based PPSIGs, send an email to Christina Mina at
with the name of the group you would like to join. For a full list of PPSIGs, click here. 
Upcoming Meetings:
July 9 - North/Central Summer Celebration
July 13 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville) 

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!
For more about NASW, click here.  To join NASW, click here.