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November 2, 2018
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Upcoming Events

To see all our events, visit our Calendar.

Monday, 11/5, 6pm-8pm

Wednesday, 11/7, 3pm-5pm

Thursday, 11/8, 6pm-7:30pm

Tuesday, 11/13, 11am-1pm

Tuesday, 11/13, 12pm-1pm

Wednesday, 11/14, 7pm-9pm

Thursday, 11/15, 10am-11:30am

Thursday, 11/15, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Thursday, 11/15, 6pm-7:30pm

Friday, 11/16, 9am-4:30pm

Monday, 11/19, 12pm-2pm

Wednesday, 11/21, 12pm-1pm

Thursday, 11/29, 6pm-8pm

Friday, 11/30- 12/2, 9am-4:30pm

Looking for a clinical supervisor?
NASW-NJ provides the ONLY list of clinical social work supervisors in NJ! The Clinical Supervision Directory is a free member benefit ($250/year value).

For more information click

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6  

NASW's political action arm, PACE, has released its list of congressional, state, and local endorsements for the November mid-term elections. 
View the list of endorsements

Click  HERE to verify your registration
Click  HERE to find your polling location
Or call 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837)

Watch a short video by NASW National President  Kathryn Wehrmann on  Why Voting Registration and Voting Matters to Social Work.

Learn more about NASW PACE  .
Social Workers, Share Your Story Today
Seeking inspiring stories for publication in multiple outlets

NASW-NJ is collecting stories of social workers in New Jersey--stories of social workers creating programs, leading research, helping clients, students, driving community advocacy, providing clinical support, etc. We plan to begin sharing these stories in March 2019 during Social Work Month via our online blog, social media, FOCUS, and will even feature a few as part of our collaboration with New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

Do you know a social worker who is doing exceptional things in our state? Do you have a story to share? We'd love to hear!

Please complete the form to nominate a social worker--and remember, all submissions must be of individuals with a formal social work degree (BSW, MSW, PhD, DSW)!
2019 ACA Open Enrollment Period Now Open

Tip Sheet and Documentation Log Now Available

The Board of Social Work Examiners (Licensing Board) posted new Regulations on 9/17/18. They govern the practice of Social Work in the State of New Jersey.

To help you understand the new Regs, we've developed several resources including: 
  • A Tip Sheet about changes in the Regs. 
  • A Documentation Log for LSWs who are counting hours toward their LCSW. 
Click here for these documents and other information, including a link to the new Regs. 
We are currently seeking candidates to fill the following seats 
on the NASW-NJ Board of Directors:

- First Vice President

- Northwest Regional Representative

- Northeast Regional Representative

- Undergraduate Student Representative (BSW only)

- Graduate Student Representative (MSW only)

In addition, we are seeking candidates for the following leadership positions: 
- Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification: Four (4) positions open

Click here for more details or to submit a nomination.
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.
NEWARK, NJ - Newark Community Health Center Inc. is seeking 2 dually licensed LCSW & LCADC who will be responsible for providing services in the fields of medical and public health, families and children or substance abuse and mental health. Must be willing to perform administrative tasks related to caseload or as needed by the Health Center. The ideal candidate: LCSW and LCADC, at least 2 years clinical experience with great interpersonal & problem-solving skills. Bilingual in Spanish, French, /English preferred.
Send your cover letter and CV to: or 973-677-1590 (fax)
TEANECK, NJ - Conversation: Erotic Transference. This Conversation will provide participants with skills for recognizing erotic transference reactions and how therapists might handle these erotic feelings when they emerge within the therapeutic process.
Presenters: Margaret Debrot, LCSW, PsyA and Rosenna Pemberton,LPC
Five Star Premier Residence
655 Pomander Walk, Teaneck, NJ 07666
Sunday, November 18,2018
11:00am- 1:00pm
$25 for Non- Members of IPS

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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)

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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          

NASW Statement in the Wake of Tree of Life Shooting

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) condemns the horrific violence that included the killing of 11 worshippers and injuries of six people - including four police officers - at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh over the weekend. We offer our deep condolences to the families and friends of the victims and our support to the city of Pittsburgh and Squirrel Hill neighborhood where the crime occurred. 

As if the shooting of Jewish worshipers was not enough, NASW and the nation are alarmed and saddened that a white supremacist shot and killed two people who are African American at a popular grocery store in suburban Louisville, Ky. Those murders are also being treated as hate crimes. Read more.
Child Immigrant Crisis Toolkit

The United States is facing a massive influx of unaccompanied child immigrants from Central America. Many of these children and teenagers are fleeing deplorable conditions at home, including gang violence, crime and extreme poverty. Others are victims of drug traffickers and sex trafficking/sexual violence.

Social workers are on the front lines, helping to provide these often traumatized children with food, shelter and health and mental health care. NASW has experts and resources to help you understand this issue and what must be done to help these children overcome this crisis. Access the Toolkit here
Seeking Presenters on School Social Work

We are still seeking additional workshop proposals related to School Social Work for our 2019 NASW-NJ Annual Conference. 

If you're interested in presenting a 4-hour workshop on April 28 or 29 or a 2-hour workshop on April 30, please send an email to Kendra at as soon as possible. Include your proposed topic, workshop length and preferred date.
Upcoming Live CE Webinars!

Cultivating Happiness - Methods for Self and Client Using Neuroscience
(2 Clinical CEUs)
November 15 from 6:30-8:30pm via webinar
Presenter: Melissa Weisel, LCSW

Cyberbullying and Sexting in the World of Teens
(2 Clinical CEUs)
November 29 from 6:00-8:00pm via webinar
Presenter: Sandra McBeth, LCSW

Check back on our Calendar for when we add more courses to our schedule!
Clinical Supervision webinar
3-Day Clinical Supervision Courses 
(20 CEUs)

These courses are 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

Sunday January 13 through Tuesday January 15
Presented by Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Info & Registration

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.

These are all FREE  for members, $25 for non-members.

Let's Get You Hired: Resume Tips For Students
Tuesday, 11/13 from 12-1pm via webinar

Public Speaking & Communication Skills for Social Workers
Tuesday, 12/4 from 6-7pm via webinar

More webinars in this series coming soon!
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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

LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
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
November 16 - Register
December 14 - Register
January 12 - Register

LCSW - Clinical Prep Course
December 7 - Register
February 8 - Register
All courses on the Social Work Online CE Institute are valid for NJ social workers.
Why Broadening Public Charge Hurts Immigrant Families

Public charge has been part of U.S. immigration law for more than 100 years as a ground of inadmissibility and deportation. An individual who is likely at any time to become a public charge (rely on government subsistence) is inadmissible to the United States and ineligible to become a legal permanent resident. The Trump administration recently proposed a rule that broadens the public charge test, to include most Medicaid programs, housing assistance, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and even assistance for seniors who need help paying for prescription drugs. The proposed rule also adds a radical income test and details how being a child or senior, having a number of children, not speaking English well, or having a medical condition could be held against immigrants seeking permanent legal status. The proposed rule has already made immigrant families afraid to seek programs that support their basic needs. Groups all over the country are monitoring and planning to fight the public charge rule change. NASW will be submitting comments to the Trump administration separately and in coalition with Protecting Immigrant Families. 

Take action today! Submit your own comments and educate others on how the proposed rule harms immigrants. Deadline to submit public comments is December 10.


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