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June 15, 2017

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
To see Private Practice Shared Interest Group meetings, click here.
Monday, 6/19, 6:00-7:30pm
Essex Unit Meeting 
Wednesday, 6/21, 9:30am-3:00pm
Tuesday, 6/27, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Friday, 7/7, 9:00am-4:30pm
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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 
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 
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.
Message from Executive Director Walter X. Kalman

NJ Parity Bill Scheduled for Senate

The Parity Bill (S2919/A4498), having passed in the Assembly early this month, will be heard by the Senate Commerce Committee on June 19th. Although the bill passed largely unopposed in the Assembly, we may face heavier opposition from opponents as the bill progresses. Several of our rank will be testifying in the bill's defense on Monday. If you feel qualified and willing to provide testimony in support of the bill please let us know. This is your chance to help secure equal provision of services for mental health services in NJ!
Contact Anthony Gallo, our Advocacy Associate, if you'd like to testify: or (732) 296-8070 ext.15

Gun Violence Reaches the US Government

As you have probably heard, a gunman opened fire at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. yesterday morning. At least five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and two Capitol Police officers, were wounded. The suspect was shot by police and later died.

It is outrageous that in our nation, we must still live with the ongoing threat of such violent and deadly events. Attempts to limit the size, power and availability of weapons has repeatedly been thwarted in Congress, and attacks continue.

This time, members of Congress were the target. We don't have enough information to speculate on the reasons behind this shooting but we condemn the shooting regardless of the reasons. However, maybe this time ~ with the risk and impact so close to home ~ Congress will consider legislation that will reduce gun violence in our communities... for everyone's sake.

At the suggestion of our Advocacy Partner, NJ Citizen Action, we encourage you to contact your Member of Congress today.
All Members and their staffs must be incredibly upset by this event. Tell them that you are horrified by this act of violence and offer your support. You can find contact information for your Representative here.
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CE Course from NJAHCSW

Motivational Interviewing
for Health Care Social Workers   
(5 Clinical CE credits for NJ licensees.
NOTE: These CEUs are not valid in NY state.) 
June 21, 2017 from 9:30am - 3:00pm
Pines Manor in Edison

Info & Registration

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Choose from over 150 courses available on the
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30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902 

Main: 732-296-8070
Fax: 732-296-8074

David Barry, JD, MSW, LSW

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

NASW-NJ Parity Bill Passed in Assembly
Senate Hearing June 19th

NASW-NJ is fighting for equal
access to insurance benefits for mental health and addiction services. Through the combined efforts of NASW-NJ, the Parity Coalition, and NASW-NJ members who called legislators in support, bill A4498 was almost unanimously approved last Thursday. The bill now moves to the Senate and is scheduled to be heard on June 19th. Keep an eye on your inboxes for potential calls to action.  
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.
6-12-17 Members of the Morris Unit attended a presentation by Amber Szuck, Director of the Children's Program at Jersey Battered Women's Center. For information about Unit events in your area, see the Chapter  calendar.
NASW-NJ Welcomes the following
Unit Leader Volunteers

Essex Unit
Deanna Phillips and Sonia Mulero

Mercer/Burlington Unit
Joan Bankole-Jones and Willa Marcus

Monmouth/Ocean Unit
Trish Magnotta and Megan Sherman

Union Unit
William Rios
NASW National
An Hour with Private Practice Q&A 
June 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Teleconference)
Incorporating NASW's New Technology Standards Into Your Private Practice

For call-in number, click here.

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

LSW Test Prep
July 7 - Register  
August 25 - Register

LCSW Test Prep
August 11 - Register

Sign up for the NASW Virtual Grad Fair if you're thinking of pursuing a social work degree. With 24 schools of social work from across the country attending you can find the perfect place to start your future.This event is FREE for students! What are you waiting for? Register now!

July 13, 2017
12pm-4pm EST

Info & Registration
PPSIG Private Practice Shared Interest Groups (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 Janine Hendryx at with the name of the group you would like to join.

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

Thursday, 6/15, 10:00-11:30am
Essex PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 7/10, 12:00pm-2:00pm

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.

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NASW-NJ affects progressive social change and social justice for
individuals, families, and communities.
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