NASW-NJ newSWire
February 2 , 2017

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar
Friday through Sunday 2/3 - 2/5
9:00am - 5:00pm each day

Friday, 2/3, 10:30am-4:30pm

Tuesday, 2/7, 11:00am-1:00pm

Thursday, 2/9, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Monday, 2/13, 12:00pm-2:00pm

Monday 2/13, 9:30am-11:00am

Thursday, 2/16, 10:00am-11:30am

Thursday, 2/16, 6:00pm-8:00pm 
Thursday, 2/16, 2:00pm-5:00pm 
Did You Know_
NASW-NJ has a new and improved online store for apparel and literature
Volunteer as a Unit Leader and Receive Great Benefits!


One benefit of becoming a Unit Leader: You can earn vouchers for free CEUs through our Incentive Program.

If you would like information on how to become a Unit Leader, please contact Janine Hendryx at or 732-296-8070, ext. 18.

Message from
Executive Director
Walter X. Kalman

ACA vigil "With malice toward none...;
...with charity for bind up the nation's do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations." Words from the last paragraph of the second inaugural of one of our greatest Presidents, Abraham Lincoln. Words we would hope to hear from our current president, but from which were sadly disappointed. A sentiment we would hope he would follow in action to lead our nation in these difficult times.
It is our duty as Social Workers to speak for the voiceless, the dispirited, the rejected, the troubled, and we must raise our voices in chorus in their defense.

And we would hope our own Governor, a man who professes love for the law would join that chorus when just 13 months ago, he called any Muslim ban "ridiculous...the kind of thing people say when they have no experience and don't know what they are talking about." Yet he refused to disagree with the ban, simply saying it was "done inartfully and ineffectively..." For this and other reasons, it is obvious why he deservedly has only a 17% approval rating from the citizens of our state.

Join the chorus, join the vigils to save our health care, as our own Associate Executive Director Mary Jean Weston did last night. Go the web page of our partner in the NJ for Healthcare Coalition, and offer to come to the next vigil . Write your congressional representatives, talk to your friends and co-workers to get them engaged.
Join the chorus - 
We sing for the America we know and love.
Walter Signature
CE & The Arts:
American Son   
American Son

(3 General & Social/Cultural CEUs)
February 16, 2017
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick

Join us for a performance of
American Son, starring John Bolger, Suzzanne Douglas, Mark Junek and Mark Kenneth Smaltz. A facilitated CE discussion by V. DuWayne Battle, PhD, will immediately follow the show.

NASW Member- $60
Non-Member- $70
NASW Student Member- $40
Guest (no CEUs) - $40 

For information on the play and to register, click here.

PRINCETON - Attractive, professional mental health office space in desirable downtown Princeton available to sub-let. Reasonable rates and flexible hours. Opportunity for referrals. Please call Nicole 732-309-4199.

To view more ad postings on our Web site click here

Did you know that there is no limit to the number of online CEUs you can take for your NJ license?

Choose from over 150 courses available on the
Social Work Online CE Institute.
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For more information contact
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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

David Barry, JD, MSW, LSW

Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW
Executive Director           

Job Hunting? Let NASW Help!

Take your career to the next level in 2017!

The NASW Virtual Career Fair will connect you directly with top employers with open social work career opportunities from the comfort of your own home, office, smartphone or tablet.
Register here today and take the next couple months to perfect your professional profile, prepare for the event, and explore the available positions as new employers sign up.

February 9, 2017
12:00-4:00pm EST

Black History Month Celebration
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Hosted by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez
Featuring Keynote Speaker:
U.S. Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman

February 12, 2017 at 2:30pm in Neptune, NJ
RSVP here and view photos from last year  here.

*Attendance is free*

Protests in Philadelphia

Marching against the abolition of the ACA

NASW-NJ attended the Fighting for Our Lives March, hosted by  One Pennsylvania  on January 26, 2017. Thousands marched toward the Republican Congressional Retreat to support affordable and accessible healthcare for all.

Check out the photos below and view a video of the parade route posted by MoveOn.
Upcoming CE Courses   
Working with Step-families: Understanding the Dynamics of a Family Forest 
(2 Clinical CE credits)
February 16, 2017 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Westmont
CE & The Arts: American Son 
(3 General, Social/Cultural CE credits)
February 16, 2017 from  2:00pm-5:00pm in New Brunswick
Schema Therapy Basics 
(5 Clinical CE credits)
February 17, 2017 from 9:30am-3:30pm in North Brunswick
Ethics and the Private Practitioner: Exploring Common Ethical Pitfalls  
(5 Clinical & Ethics CE credits) 
April 1, 2017 from 10:00am-4:00pm in North Brunswick 
School Avoidance in Adolescents: Causes, Management, and Treatment 
(5 Clinical CE credits) 
April 3, 2017 from 9:30am-3:30pm in North Brunswick
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.
Register Now!

Annual Conference & Exhibition
(2 0+ CEUs)
April 30 - May 2, 2017  
Borgata Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ
Choose from 60+ workshops, meet with 80+ exhibitors, network with your colleagues and enjoy the beautiful hotel amenities!  

- Info & registration at
- If your school or company is paying by PO, please contact for further instructions

- Early bird rates end February 22nd!   
NY social workers: Contact hours at the Conference are valid for your license now too.
Exhibitors and Agencies: Click here to register.
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
Clinical Exam Guide (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
February 27- Register 
March 17 - Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Courses
February 10 - COURSE FULL
March 10 - Register
April 6- Register
Social Work Month is March 2017 Social Workers Stand Up!
Social Workers Stand Up
NASW will launch a "Social Workers Stand Up" campaign during Social Work Month in March 2017. The campaign will focus on educating the public about how social workers stand up for others, including some of the most vulnerable people in our society, and make positive contributions to society. The campaign will also highlight the importance of the social work title, and why getting the assistance of an educated and licensed social worker is so important. Look for more details about the campaign to be posted here.
Ready to Run™ Campaign Training for Women
Ready to Run NASW-NJ is pleased to be among the co-sponsors of Ready to Run™ New Jersey on March 10-11, 2017.

Ready to Run™ was created by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) to train women as candidates. Ready to Run™ is a non-partisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointed office, work on a campaign, or get involved in public life in other ways.

NASW-NJ will cover the cost of NASW-NJ members who want to attend the 2017 Ready to Run™ program. Register online and select the "pay by check" option. For the "how did you hear?" question, write NASW-NJ.

Ready to Run™ programs will be held at Douglass Campus Center, 100 George Street, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.

For more information and to register, click here.
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:
March 7 - Bergen PPSIG Networking Meeting

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