September 1 , 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Thursday, 9/8, 7pm-9pm

Monday, 9/12, 12pm-2pm
Monday, 9/12, 6pm-7:30pm

Tuesday, 9/13, 11am-1pm

Thursday, 9/15, 10am-11:30am
Essex PPSIG (Private Practice)Networking Meeting

Thursday, 9/15, 6pm-8pm

Friday, 9/16, 6pm-7:30pm
Morris Unit Event

Tuesday, 9/20, 6pm-8pm
Camden/Gloucester/Salem Unit Event

Tuesday, 9/20, 7pm-9pm

Friday, 9/23, 9:30am-11am

Friday, 9/23, 9:30am-11am
South NJ PPSIG (Private Practice) Networking Meeting

Friday, 9/23, 9am-4:30pm
Final Weekend to Submit 2017 Conferenc e Proposals

All Proposals Due by 5:00 PM on September 6!
Would you like to get paid while attending the NASW-NJ Annual Conference?  You can -- by sharing your expertise with your peers!

Join us as a presenter for the 2017 NASW-NJ/NJSWERS Annual Conference in May in Atlantic City.

Step 1: Read through Call for Proposals Guidelines & check presenter criteria here:

Step 2: Create your proposal.

Step 3: Submit your workshop proposal here by September 6, 2016.

Applicants will be notified in November whether their workshop has been accepted. Questions? Call us at 732-296-8070.
Last Chance!  
NASW Needs Help Reviewing Technology Standards


Information must be submitted no later than Friday, September 2, 2016. 


NASW is seeking members who have extensive technical expertise and experience using technology in social work practice. To read more, click here.

If you are interested in being considered for this sub task force, please submit a narrative of your professional social work experience and expertise in technology to the following email address:
Job Opportunity:
Director of Constituent Services/Legislative Aide
(Office of Senator Bob Gordon)

Senator Bob Gordon is looking for a new Director of Constituent Services for his district office in Fair Lawn, NJ.  For more information, click here .
As a Member of NASW, you're entitled to EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS not available to the general public
Weigh In on NASW Policy Statements
Get involved in policy development process at NASW.
There are nine policies up for review by the 2017 Delegate Assembly. To comment on any of these policies, please visit the Comment Forum before September 10.
NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings

NASW has posted an updated version of its Standards of Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings. The standards will give social workers the knowledge to give effective care in the Affordable Care Act era.  This is a resource based on the consensus of expert health care social workers from across the county and is designed to enhance social workers' knowledge to work effectively in health care settings, within the current context of the health care environment.


Student Loan Forgiveness for
Social Workers
. See if you qualify. 888-850-4819 and check out the new free app for social workers called "Trusted Helplines".


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30 days.

It will appear as a clickable link
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Web site URL!

For more information contact
Janine Hendryx at

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Submit any two ads and
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 send your questions to

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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
Executive Director           

License Renewal
Good News About Renewing Your Social Work License
If you've been having trouble renewing your license or certification, there's good news. The Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE) has extended the date for renewal to September 30, 2016.

Click here to read the full ALERT on the top of the BSWE Web site. If you're still having problems, do not try to call the BSWE office because the renewal Web site is managed by the Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA). If you've tried to renew on the Web site at least 3 times without success, please call the DCA at 973.273.8001. 

When you finish renewing, you will be able to print out a receipt/confirmation that you have paid. Be sure to print and keep this receipt so you will have proof that you have renewed.
Didn't get a Renewal Notice? Need information about CE Requirement and CE Certificates?
  • Click here to access the NASW-NJ FAQ page on license renewal, CE requirements and CE certificates.
  • Click here to see "Tips for Understanding the NJ Social Work Regulations for Continuing Education."

We are excited to announce a new award which will be presented at this year's Annual Social Work Gala in October.

The Outstanding Service Award is given to NASW-NJ members or a community-based social work program for outstanding service to their local communities.

Each of the Chapter Units will have the opportunity to nominate a Unit member or local organization for this Award. Through these Awards, NASW-NJ recognizes the best social work values and accomplishments demonstrated by our members' and organizations' contribution to the profession of social work within their community.

Deadline for submission is 5:00 PM on Friday, September 30, 2016. Click here for information on the nomination process (scroll to bottom of the page) or contact Christina Mina ( for more information.
Help NASW recommend
"Behavioral Health Care Manager"
is a Social Work Role

Information must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm on September 6, 2016. 
NASW urges behavioral health social workers to respond to CMS- 1654-P, to recommend that the position of "Behavioral Health Care Manager" is a social work role. NASW is advocating for social workers for the position of "Behavioral Health Care Manager," and for the position to require formal education to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries receive the best behavioral health services.

Information is available at  See pages 46203 thru 46205 for language related to the Behavioral Health Care Manager, including duties of the position on page 46204. If you are interested in responding to CMS-1654-P, information must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm on September 6, 2016.  You may submit electronic comments to  Follow the instructions for "submitting a comment." When commenting, please refer to file code CMS-1654-P. 
NASW and Commission for Case Manager Certification Forge New Agreement

An agreement reached between NASW and the Commission for Case Manager Certification enables social workers who qualify for the NASW case management credential to pre-qualify for the CCM® certification exam for the same fee.
And NASW members will receive an additional discount.

The collaboration creates new opportunities for bachelor degree-level social workers and those with advanced degrees to play an active role in hospitals, health plans, clinics, and other health care settings. 

Save the Date! 
Second Annual  Social Work Gala

"Honoring the Best of Our Community"
Join us as we celebrate
  • Our profession
  • Our membership
  • Installation of the 2016-17 Board of Directors  
Share in the joy as your colleagues receive honors such as the prestigious NASW-NJ Social Worker of the Year Award.
Members and students are encouraged to attend and witness what being a part of NASW-NJ and NJ SWERS is all about.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, NJ

Enjoy live music, dancing, and incredible company on a night to be remembered!
Watch here for Registration and other important information!

Health Care Conference 
(6 Clinical, including 3 Social/Cultural CEUs)

The Brain and Behavior: 
Information for Social Workers
(Given by the NJ Association of Health Care Social Workers)
October 17, 2016
8:00am - 4:30pm
Pines Manor
Edison, NJ 
Note : CEUs valid for NJ licensed social workers, not for NY. 
Full schedule, cost and exhibitor opportunities available on the conference homepage here.
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses

SWtestprep (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
September 23 - Register 
October 15 - Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Courses
October 6- Register
December 1 - Register
On TANF's 20th Anniversary, NASW Urges Reforms to Help Low-Income Families

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which marked its 20th anniversary in August, is not meeting its original goal to "end welfare as we now it." The National Association of Social Workers is disappointed the program is not providing a safety net for low-income families and urges several reforms to bolster TANF. Read NASW's full statement.
Private Practice Special 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 Christina Mina at with the name of the group you would like to join.

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:
September 8 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Tinton Falls)
September 12 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
September 12 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
September 13 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
September 15 - Essex (meets in West Orange)
September 23 - Hudson (meets in Jersey City)
September 23 - South NJ (meets in Voorhees)

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.  
Are you looking for online CEUs that are valid for your NJ license or certification?
CE Institute
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.

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.