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March 2, 2018

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
 

Monday, 3/5, 1pm-4pm
Tuesday, 3/6, 9am-4:30pm 
LSW Test Prep Course- Masters

Tuesday, 3/6, 11am-1pm
Bergen PPSIG Meeting

Thursday, 3/8, 5:30pm-8:30pm
(3 CEU Live Webinar) Social Workers and Anti-Poverty Practice

Thursday, 3/8, 7pm-9pm
Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG Meeting

Friday, 3/9, 9am-4:30pm
LCSW Test Prep Course- Clinical

Monday, 3/12, 9:30am-11am
Mercer/Burlington PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 3/12, 12pm-2pm
North/Central PPSIG Meeting 

Monday, 3/12, 6pm-7:30pm
Essex Unit Event & Presentation

Monday, 3/12, 6pm-8pm
Morris Unit Event & Presentation

Tuesday, 3/13, 3pm-5pm
Mercer/Burlington Unit Service Project

Friday, 3/16, 6pm-8pm
Union Unit Meet & Greet Networking Event

Monday, 3/19, 10am-1pm
(3 CEUs) Storiez: Trauma Narratives with Inner City Youth

Wednesday, 3/21, 12pm-1pm
(Teleconference) Private Practice Q&A Call-In: Using Technology Effectively in Private Practice

Wednesday, 3/21, 6pm-8pm
Middlesex Unit LCSW Panel Discussion

Wednesday, 3/21, 7:30pm-9pm
Somerset/Hunterdon Unit Self-Care and Kickboxing

Thursday, 3/22, 5pm-6pm
Monmouth/Ocean Unit Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, 3/22, 6pm-8pm
Monmouth/Ocean Unit Event

Friday-Sunday, 3/23-25, 9am-4:30pm
(20 CEUs) Clinical Supervision

Monday, 3/26, 10am-1pm
(3 CEUs) Game-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Children

Wednesday, 4/4, 9am-3pm
Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) 
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SWmonth
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 our 3-CEU courses in March to attend for FREE!

Here are the remaining courses:
Can't make it to an in-person course or just want more credits?
We are offering a 3-CEU social & cultural competence live webinar for just $15 on March 8th from 5:30-8:30pm! Register for the webinar here.
NASW New Public Service Announcement for Social Work Month!
 
2018 Theme- Social Workers: Leaders, Advocates, Champions. 

Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship

NASW-NJ is now accepting applications for the 2018 Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship.

The application deadline is Monday, April 9, 2018.
 
To apply you must be an NASW Member in good standing and be enrolled as a social work student (BSW or MSW) for the 2018-2019 academic year.

For more information and scholarship application guidelines, click here.
To join NASW, click here.
Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) -  April 4, 2018 

Join hundr eds of social work students and social workers to learn about the legislative process in New Jersey, hear from state legislators, and discuss legislation important to social workers and the clients we serve. 

Register by March 23. Pre-registration for this event is required. 
Live Webinar - 3 CEUs for just $15!

Social Workers and Anti-Poverty Practice
(3 Social/Cultural CEUs)
Thursday, March 8 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm via webinar

Social workers from clinical and non-clinical areas of the profession will explore anti-poverty practice through the structural framing of our growing societal inequality. The practice of advocacy will be demonstrated in unified stories of struggle across class, race, gender, sexual orientation, and/or other social identities.

COST FOR THIS COURSE:
NASW Member - $15
Non-Member- $60

Register

Supervision

HAMILTON, NJ  -   Certified Clinical Supervisor providing supervision to LSW's in Mercer County Hamilton area. Please contact Anna at 732-857-6351 or
for more information.
Looking to Earn 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.
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NASW-NJ
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

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

Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
President

Mary Jean Weston, MSW, LCSW
Interim Executive Director          

Rally for a Clean DREAM Act

March 5th is the statewide day of action for a clean DREAM Act. Join Dreamers and allies across New Jersey to demonstrate at Congressional offices and rally for immigrant rights.

See the flyer for more information.
Coming Soon: New Medicare Cards

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers
from Medicare cards. Between April 2018 and April 2019, CMS will issue new Medicare cards to all beneficiaries. Each card will include a new unique, randomly assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI).

Beginning April 2018, clinical social workers who are Medicare providers in private practice will need to update their patient files to include the new MBI number and use it on the CMS-1500 form when submitting a claim. In addition, other systems may need to be updated to accept the new MBI format.
 
To read more information, read NASW's Practice Alert here.
Virtual Career Fair- Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2018 Virtual Career Fair, which will be held March 29 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT). There will be Skype and online interviews. This event is limited, so please register early. Learn more about job postings and the Social Work Career Center.

To register for the Career Fair, click here.
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  conference.naswnj@socialworkers.org  for more information.
Federal & State Victories for LGBT Rights

The NJ State Senate approved a bill that would  make it easier for people in our state to change their birth certificates to reflect their gender identity. The bill needs to pass the Assembly before it can be sent to the Governor for signature.

Also, a federal appeals court in New York ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act bars employers from discriminating against their workers based on sexual orientation.

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Fighting the State's Opioid Crisis

New Jersey has announced a new statewide initiative targeted at addressing our state's opioid crisis. A report from NJ.com reveals which counties have been hit the hardest by this crisis. NASW-NJ continues to advocate for legislation that supports strong recovery programs.
Access "Mental Health" Article Collection Free Through March 31

Now through March 31, NASW members can access a diverse collection of mental health articles published in NASW's scholarly journals: Social Work, Social Work Research, Health & Social Work, and Children & Schools. Members receive an online subscription to Social Work and discounted rates on subscriptions to Social Work Research, Health & Social Work, and Children & Schools.

Learn more here.
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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
March 6 - Register
April 16 - 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
cmina.naswnj@socialworkers.org with the name of the group you would like to join.

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