April 7, 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Friday-Sunday, 4/8-4/10, 9am-5pm
(20 CEUs) Clinical Supervision

Monday, 4/11, 9:30am-11am
Mercer/Burlington PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 4/11, 12pm-2pm
North/Central PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 4/11, 6pm-9pm
"Mothers of Bedford" Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Monday, 4/11, 7pm-9pm
(2 CEUs) Reunification: Conflict, Estrangement & Alienation

Monday, 4/11, 6pm-8pm
Morris Unit Event

Wednesday, 4/13, 2:30pm-5pm
(2 CEUs) "Dream On" Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Thursday, 4/14, 10am-1pm
(3 CEUs) Innovative Health Care Programs: The New Social Work Roles

Thursday, 4/14, 7pm-8:30pm
Addictions Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting

Friday, 4/15, 9am-4:30pm
COURSE FULL LCSW Test Prep Course- Clinical

Tuesday, 4/19, 5pm-7pm
Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland Meet & Greet Networking Event *POSTPONED*

Tuesday, 4/19, 7pm-9pm
(2 CEUs) Porn Addiction: Impact on Health, Intimacy and Trauma Recovery

Wednesday, 4/20, 6pm-8pm
Camden/Gloucester/Salem Unit Event

Thursday, 4/21, 9:30am-1:30pm
LEAD - Legislative Education and Advocacy Day

Thursday, 4/21, 6pm-8pm
Sussex/Warren Unit Meet & Greet Networking Night

Thursday, 4/21, 7pm-9pm
Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG Meeting

Friday, 4/22, 9:30am-3:30pm
(5 CEUs) Through a Trauma-informed Lens: Rethinking Addiction Treatment

Thursday, 4/28, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Middlesex Unit Event

Sunday-Tuesday, 5/1-5/3
2016 NASW-NJ & NJ SWERS Annual Conference
Message from Executive Director Walter Kalman  
Affordable Housing in NJ

For many years now, New Jersey has not had new affordable housing built, while  debate at the state level has continued over what responsibility our towns and cities have to provide such housing.


Some recent court decisions and actions in the Department of Human Services have helped, but  much more needs to be done. This is stated eloquently by our advocacy partner, Gail Levinson, the Executive Director of the Supporting Housing Association in a recent OpEd

Race, Gender, and the
2016 Election

NASW-NJ is pleased once again to support the Annual Winona Lipman Lecture presented by Rutgers Center on American Women and Politics.

This year the Lecture will feature
Nia-Malika Henderson, CNN Senior Political Reporter
April 20th at 7:00 pm
This event is free and open to the public.
We hope to see you there!     

Info and Register

LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses

SWtestprep (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $75 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
May 14- Register 
June 26- Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Course
April 15 - COURSE FULL
May 19- Register
June 17- Register
Annual Conference & Exhibition
Registration closes
April 12th!

May 1 - 3, 2016
Borgata Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ

Earn 20+ CE Credits in 3 days.
Choose from 60+ workshops and complete your credits for the licensing cycle! 
NY social workersContact hours at the Conference are valid for your license. 

Click here to register now before workshops sell out.

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North Brunswick, NJ 08902


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

David Barry, JD, MSW, LSW

Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW
Executive Director          


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"Dream On" Film Screening & Discussion

Do you struggle to engage people outside of the social work community in conversations about policy?

Join NASW-NJ and our advocacy partner, the Anti-Poverty Network of NJ, for an interactive film clip screening and discussion on Wednesday, April 13th from 2:30-5:00 pm.

CEU Information: This program offers 2 General CEUs.

Info and Registration


Note: CEUs for this course are for NJ social workers only. They are not valid in NY state.
"Mothers of Bedford" Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Join NASW-NJ and the Rutgers School of Social Work Graduate Student Association in Camden for a compelling screening about imprisoned mothers in New York, who attempt to keep a family connection, especially with their children. This is a follow-up to last year's screening of a film about race and mass incarceration in the Philadelphia area.
When: April 11, 2016
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
For more information contact: Quincy Bloxom
The War on Drugs - How it Impacts Social Workers and Our Clients
Don't miss this important conversation! Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit substance in the world despite concerted efforts to prohibit and discourage its use. Communities that are disproportionately marginalized through institutionalized racism and poverty also bear the brunt of immediate and collateral consequences of those punitive policies.
By thinking critically about marijuana prohibition and the role individuals play in both perpetuating and dismantling the War on Drugs, social workers can consider how the values underscoring professional social work conflict with punitive drug policies both philosophically and in practice.
Join the NASW-NJ Addictions SIG and the Drug Policy Alliance for a conversation on marijuana reform in New Jersey.
Thursday, April 14th
7:00-8:30 p.m.
NASW-NJ Chapter Office
Info and Register
Upcoming CE Courses   
Reunification: Conflict, Estrangement & Alienation 
(2 Clinical CE credits)
April 11, 2016 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm in South Orange 
Porn Addiction: Impact on Health, Intimacy and Trauma Recovery 
(2 Clinical CE credits)
April 19, 2016 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm in Bordentown 
Through a Trauma-informed Lens: Rethinking Addiction Treatment  
(5 Clinical CE credits) 
April 22, 2016 from 9:30pm - 3:30pm in North Brunswick 
Looking for more courses?
View the full list of scheduled NASW-NJ CE Courses on our Web site here.
NASW-NJ Co-Sponsors Social Work Day at the United Nations 

The 33rd Annual Social Work Day at the United Nations took place on April 4, 2016. It's a gathering place for people around the world who are working to make a difference. For 33 years students, practitioners, and educators have been convening at the United Nations to learn more about the work of the UN, innovative projects and issues related to International Social Work, and the critical role Social Work
plays in the international arena.   

The theme for this year's program was "Refugees and Displaced Persons: Ensuring Dignity and Worth." NASW-NJ was pleased again this year to co-sponsor and attend this great event.
NASW-NJ Staff, Renee Koubiadis and Christina Mina, with Student Intern, Krystal Gold.
Private Practice Special Interest Groups  

If you are in Private Practice or are interested in Private Practice related issues and would like to be added to one of the 9 locally-based PPSIGs, send an email to Christina Mina at cmina@naswnj.org with the name of the group you would like to join.

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

April 11 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
April 11 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
April 21 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Tinton Falls)
May 10 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck) 

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.
Clinical Supervision Course
(20 Clinical CEUs, including 5 Ethics and 3 Social/Cultural)
Presenter: Patricia O'Dell, LCSW
May 20, 21, 22 - Three day course 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day

This course is for those who have held their LCSW for at least 3 years and who wish to supervise LSWs seeking their clinical hours.

NASW Member - $325
Non-Member - $400

Volunteer as a Unit Leader and Receive Great Benefits!
Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland Unit
Camden/Gloucester/Salem Unit
Middlesex Unit
Sussex/Warren Unit
Union Unit

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 Christina Mina at cmina@naswnj.org. or 732-296-8070, ext. 15.


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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