NASW-NJ newSWire
January 26 , 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
Message from
Executive Director
Walter X. Kalman

The Women's March on Washington, and Beyond

The Women's March on Washington served as the first of many moments in which NASW members will be communicating with the new administration in Washington.

Thanks to those who have shared stories and photos (see below). Watch for more in upcoming FOCUS and newSWire editions. But for now, if you are looking for "next steps," check out some of these opportunities:

Walter Signature
Photos from the Women's March,
courtesy of member Tammy Rosenthal


GERIATRIC CARE COORDINATOR - Rothkoff Law Group, elder & disability law firm serving Southern NJ and Southeastern PA, is seeking a full-time NJ or PA MSW. LSW preferred.
Geriatric Care Coordinator to oversee coordination of client's long-term care and to serve as an advocate for both clients and their families. Minimum of 3-5 years of geriatric case management and/or discharge planning, knowledge of long-term care systems, and outstanding interpersonal skills required. For more information or to send a resume, please email


CHERRY HILL - Office rental available. Convenient location. Small peacefully decorated office suite, with bathroom. Easy access parking. Hourly rental options. Please contact Dr. Sidney Cohen:

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.
Buy 2, Get 1 FREE

Submit any two ads and
get one ad free.
(e.g. buy one newSWire™ + one FOCUS, get one FREE
Web site ad.
Submit two newSWire™ ads; receive one FREE ad for either the Web site or newSWire™)
For more details 
 send your questions to
Get Exposure!  

We have a NEW advertising feature, where your LOGO can be displayed on the NASW-NJ Web site for
30 days.

It will appear as a clickable link
right to your Web site.
Just send us your Logo and
Web site URL!

For more information contact
Janine Hendryx at

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           

Open Enrollment for Affordable Healthcare Ends January 31st

Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act lasts until January 31, 2017. Now is the time to compare healthcare plans so that you can find the best one for you.


You and your clients can learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace and how to apply for benefits at . 

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.

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*

Job Hunting? Let NASW Help!

2017 Virtual Career Fair
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.
Upcoming CE Courses   

Maintaining Boundaries in 21st Century Social Work Practice 
(6 Clinical & Ethics CE credits) 
January 27, 2017 from 10:00am - 5:00pm in North Brunswick 

Clinical Supervision
(20 Clinical CE credits)
February 3, 2017 through February 5, 2017 in North Brunswick
9:00AM-5:00PM each day

Talk & Beyond Talk: Emotional Smarts & The Emotional Freedom Techniques  

5 Clinical CE credits)  
February 3, 2017 from 10:30am - 4:30pm in Cherry Hill
Info & Registration  

Working with Step-families: Understanding the Dynamics of a Family Forest
February 16, 2017 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Westmont

(2 CEUs) CE & The Arts: American Son
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 
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.
Middlesex Unit Members gather at the NASW-NJ Chapter office
for a presentation on the NJ Addictions Hotline
and the Tri-State outreach police programs
Tammy Smith, NASW-NJ Student Board Member, speaks to Bergen/Passaic Unit Members at event in Teaneck
Morris Unit Members gather in Whippany
for a presentation on Working with Step Families
given by Mary Jean Weston, NASW-NJ Associate Executive Director
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.

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.
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:

February 7  - Bergen PPSIG Networking Meeting
February 9  - Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG Meeting
February 13 - North/Central PPSIG Meeting
February 13 - Mercer/Burlington PPSIG Meeting
February 16 - Essex PPSIG Networking Meeting

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.

PQRS is being replaced with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) as a result of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

It is not scheduled to include LCSWs until 2019.

NASW National has informed us that as of the 2017 Final Regulations, Medicare providers do have an opt-out option if their practice meets one of  2 criteria:

- They receive less than or equal to $30,000 in Medicare reimbursements per year, or
- They see 100 or fewer Medicare clients per year.

Of course, with a new Administration, these criteria may change.

Please watch NASW-NJ's newsletters - newSWire™ and FOCUS - for more details as we learn new information.
This will include how to sign up for the new Medicare program as well as how to opt out.
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.
DSM-5 Updates

For the comprehensive guide of the DSM-5 updates effective September 2016, click 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.

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.