NASW-NJ newSWire
February 9, 2018

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Monday, 2/12, 9am-4:30pm
Monday, 2/12, 9:30am-11am
Monday, 2/12, 12pm-2pm
Monday, 2/12, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday, 2/13, 6pm-8pm
Wednesday, 2/21, 12pm-1pm
Wednesday, 2/21, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday, 2/22, 10am-4pm
Thursday, 2/22, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Monday, 2/26, 6pm-8pm 
NASW-NJ members are entitled to receive a free Ethics Consultation.
February is Black History Month

Bayard Rustin (1912-1987)
Bayard Rustin was a master community organizer who was instrumental in the planning and execution of the March on Washington in 1963. Although less well known than others involved in the March, Rustin was the genius who coordinated from behind the scenes.

Due to his open homosexuality, he was seen as an outsider during the civil rights era and was often discounted and shunned by his peers.

In addition to fighting for equal rights for African-Americans, Rustin fought passionately for gay and lesbian rights, and for the plight of Soviet Jews trapped in communist Russia during the 1980s.

In recognition of this dedication to these causes, Rustin was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2013.
1 Week Left of Early Bird Rates!
NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition

Today's Social Workers: United by Values, Working for Justice
April 29 - May 1, 2018
Borgata Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ

Earn up to 23 CEUs!

Earn 2 extra Ethics CEUs at a Sunday morning Plenary, presented by NASW Code of Ethics Review Task Force Chair, Allan Barsky.

Attend a Private Practice Lunch & Learn to get tips on starting or expanding your practice, new technology standards, and billing.

And.... Trivia Night is back and the competition is going to be fierce!

Sponsors, Exhibitors, & Advertisers!

View and download a copy of the exhibitor prospectus  HERE

Call 732-296-8070 or email  for more information.
Live Q&A Discussions on 2017 Revisions to the Code of Ethics

The revised NASW Code of Ethics went into effect January 1, 2018.  These revisions reflect the most substantive changes to the Code since 1996. The 2017 revisions to the Code focus largely on the use of technology and the implications of technology for ethical practice.Nineteen sections of the Code were affected. Make sure you know how these significant changes impact the profession and your practice.
Still have questions? Join one of the post-course discussions being offered:

Registration is free.  Space is limited. 250 participants per session will be accepted. CE credits are not available for the Q&A Sessions.

Catholic Charities - Trenton
Diocese of Trenton is seeking qualified applicants for the following positions. PLEASE APPLY ONLINE using links below or EMAIL resume to: including title in subject.
Looking to Earn More CEUs?
View the full list of scheduled NASW-NJ in-person and webinar CE Courses (and keep an eye out as we add more!) on our Web site here.
Host an Event for Social Work Month 2018 
Planning a Social Work Month event?
Here are tips to make it a success.
Social Work Month starts in a month. One way to celebrate the month is to host your own Social Work Month event.
Here are some tools to help you make your party or event memorable.
Get Exposure!  

Showcase your organization
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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
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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

Mary Jean Weston, MSW, LCSW
Interim Executive Director          

Happy Social Work Month - Choose 1 Free CE Course in March!

As a "thank you" to our members during Social Work Month, you will be able to select one of four particular 3-CEU courses in March to attend for FREE!

Seating is limited. Course information and registration will open on February 15th, so check our Calendar on that date.

Can't make it to an in-person course or just want more credits?
For the first time, we'll also be offering a 3-CEU webinar home study for just $15 during the month of March! That will begin March 1st at 
An Hour with Private Practice: Questions & Answers

Advocating for Private Practitioners:  
A Look at Common Coding Errors

FREE Q&A Session for NASW Members (no CEUs)

Wednesday, February 21, 2017
Teleconference (12-1pm)

This session is offered by our NASW National Office.
For more information on how to join the call, click here.

Expan ding paid family leave is a hot topic right now. NASW-NJ is a member of the  New  Jersey Time to Care Coalition  promoting state-level legislation . NA SW National is working with the  Partnership for Women and Families to suppo rt their work to expand the federal  Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
NASW is a supporter of the FAMILY Act, however, there are several federal legislative proposals related to paid leave. This article provides a brief summary of the various proposals. 

Do you or your clients have a story about trying to access family leave? Leave your story in the Time to Care Story Bank.
Seeking 2018 NASW Media Awards Nominations 

NASW is looking for news articles, news columns, television news segments, website, radio news segments, magazine articles, trade publications, TV shows, and movies that best represented social work and social workers in 2017.
Please enter your submissions online by midnight on February 15. The winners of the 2018 Media Awards will be announced at the end of Social Work Month in March!

And if you missed it, here are last year's winners.

Asbury Park Women's Convention
The Asbury Park Women's Convention: A Day of Politics and Comedy is excited to bring together women of ALL political affiliations for a day of humor, inspiration, and activism. Are you tired of feeling like your vote doesn't count, or that your issue isn't being heard? APWC will focus on harnessing the power of diverse women to create transformative social change.

February 24, 2018. Space is limited. Please register in advance to attend.

Calling All Former Foster Youth! 

The 2018 Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Program  application is now open! We are accepting submissions from former foster youth (18-30 years of age) across the United States with leadership potential and a drive for change. Individuals who are interested in using their voices to improve the foster care system for all youth and families are encouraged to apply. If this sounds like you or someone you know, please complete and/or share the  application .The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 28.

Learn more at the Shadow Day website or contact the Shadow Day team at

Looking for a Few Good Social Workers
Have you ever wanted to run for public office?

Ready to Run® is an annual, bi-partisan program convened by the Center for American Women and Politics for women who want to run for office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, become community leaders, or learn more about the political system.

NASW-NJ has a limited number of scholarship opportunities available for NASW members interested in attending the Ready to Run® program on March 9-10.  If you're interested in an NASW-NJ scholarship for this program, please email Jeff Feldman as soon as possible, but no later than February 16 to coordinate your registration.

Visit the Ready to Run® webpage for more details on this year's program.
NASW Practice Standards and Guidelines   
Are you meeting the benchmarks in service that patients should expect of you? NASW practice standards and guidelines reflect current and emerging best practice trends and are a critical component of the professional social worker's toolkit.
Join Us in Welcoming Social Work Month

To celebrate Social Work Month, NASW is hosting a
Thunderclap on March 1. 

A Thunderclap occurs when supporters share a message via their social media channels. It is a great way to advertise Social Work Month on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Link your social media page to the Thunderclap now and show your love for Social Workers and the Social Work Profession.  
Test Prep Courses - App Now Included!
LSWGuide *NEW!* This course includes your own copy of the Revised ASWB Masters 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.
LCSW- Clinical Test Prep
March 9 - Register

LSW Test Prep
February 12 - SOLD OUT
March 6 - Register
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.

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:
February 12 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
February 12 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater) 
March 6 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
March 8 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Eatontown) 
For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.

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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