February 18, 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Thursday, 3/10, 7pm-9pm
Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 3/14, 9:30-11am
Mercer/Burlington PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 3/14, 9:30am-4:30pm
(6 CEUs) Legal and Ethical Considerations in Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Monday, 3/14, 12pm-2pm
North/Central PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 3/14, 6pm-8pm
Morris Unit Event

Tuesday, 3/15, 10am-3:30pm
(5 CEUs) Palliative Care for Social Workers

Saturday, 3/19, 9am-4:30pm
LSW Test Prep Course- Masters

Saturday, 3/19, 11am-1pm
Mercer/Burlington Unit Service Project Rescue Mission of Trenton
Message from Executive Director Walter Kalman

NASW-NJ & Anti-Poverty Network (APN) respond to Governor Chris Christie's budget plans

Gov. Chris Christie recently declared a standard for judging the state's legacy in caring for the most vulnerable:
But compassion is only half of this equation. Investment is equally essential to properly serve the most vulnerable in our state. The governor suggests he understands the necessity for funding as well, because he followed his declaration about compassion by describing specific fiscal investments in addiction and mental health services.

The connection is clear. The strength of our compassion for those battling the challenges of addiction and mental illness is reflected in our willingness to invest in practical solutions to meet their needs.

For the full article, click here.
Annual Conference & Exhibition
Early Bird Discount
Ends Monday, February 22
May 1 - 3, 2016
Borgata Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ

Come hear ethics expert  Frederic Reamer, PhD speak on  Social Work in the Digital Age: Novel Ethical Challenges and Risk-Management Issues.

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. 

Attendees: Click here to register now.

Exhibitors and Agencies: If you are interested in purchasing a sponsorship or exhibit booth, click  here to request an Exhibitor Prospectus.    
Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to March 11, 2016
The $1,000 Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship will be awarded to a BSW or MSW student for the 2016-2017 academic year. The student applicant must be an NASW-NJ member and have applied to, or have been accepted into, an accredited BSW or MSW program.
For more information about the Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship and/or to apply, click here. For questions, please contact the Chapter Office at 732.296.8070. 


MSW - F/T: The Brain Injury Alliance of NJ seeks a Director of Education and Support Services in North Brunswick. Development/oversight of education and prevention programs, supervision of care coordination program for children, leadership of allied health committees, staff supervision, reporting to funders. Experience with brain injury and public health campaigns desirable.  Excellent management/organizational/leadership skills.  Five years supervisory experience. rsteindlberger@bianj.org. (EOE)
To view more ad postings on our Web site click here.
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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   




Paul Shane Annual
Policy Symposium on
February 26th
The Paul Shane Annual Policy Symposium is a great opportunity for social workers and social work students to learn about shaping public policy and becoming more active participants in the government decision-making process.
This year's Symposium will feature a keynote speech on mass incarceration and racism, a variety of workshops on social justice issues including economic and environmental justice, plus poster presentations by social work students.
The Policy Symposium will be held on Friday, February 26 
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Monmouth University
For more information and to register, click here
Choose 1 Free CE Program in March! 
As a "thank you" to our members during Social Work Month, you can
select one of the following 3-CEU programs in March to attend for FREE! Registration and seating is limited.

21st Century Drugs: A Quick, Complete, Crash Crash Course
March 7 from 1:00PM - 4:00PM in Westampton (Burlington County)

Structured Therapeutic Games to Enhance Treatment for Youth: Social-Emotional Skills
March 18 from 10:00AM - 1:00PM in Tenafly (Bergen County)

Cultivating Psychological Flexibility: An Introduction to Acceptance
March 21 from 10:00AM - 1:00PM in Toms River (Ocean County)

Power Imbalance, Knowledge Deficits and the Underutilization of Hospice
March 28 from 10:00AM - 1:00PM in Whippany (Morris County)
Job Opportunities  for
Individuals and Agencies

Become a provider of Intensive In-Community (IIC) Mental Health Rehabilitative Services for children, youth and young adults. 
This opportunity is offered through the Children's System of Care in the Department of Children and Families, 
Information Session: Wednesday, February 24, 2016
For more information, click here and look for section titled:
Flint Water Crisis in Michigan:
NASW Call to Action

As early as October of 2014,  General Motors announced that it would no longer use water from the Flint River because it had a corrosive effect on its auto parts. However, at the same time, thousands of Flint, Michigan residents were allowed to continue to use tap water from the Flint River in their daily lives for drinking, cooking, bathing, and other daily activities.

To learn more about this issue and how NASW is responding, click here.

Click here to volunteer.
Clinical Supervision Course
(20 Clinical CEUs, including 5 Ethics and 3 Social/Cultural)
Presenter: Patricia O'Dell, LCSW
April 8, 9, 10 - 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

Legislative Education and Advocacy Day
April 21 in Trenton
NASW-NJ works every day to influence policy and legislation that affects our state's most vulnerable citizens as well as our own profession. 
To learn more about how you can influence decision makers on issues you care about - join NASW-NJ, fellow social workers, and social students from across New Jersey for Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) at the Statehouse in Trenton. The day will include expert speakers on lobbying for legislative and policy change, advocating for the social work profession, and information about legislation important to social workers.  
LEAD will be held on Thursday, April 21
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Trenton
For more information and to register click here.
Upcoming CE Courses  
(Webinar) Social Work Licensure: How to Keep Yourself Out of Trouble
(1.5 General, Ethics CE credits)
February 24, 2016 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Info & Registration

To Sext or Not to Sext: Sexuality, Technology, and How it Affects Us All

(2 Clinical CE credits)
February 29, 2016 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in Westmont (Camden County)
Info & Registration

ASAM Criteria: Addiction Assessment and Client Placement for Social Workers
(2 Clinical CE credits)
March 1, 2016 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Margate City (Atlantic County)
Info & Registration

Palliative Care for Social Workers
(5 Clinical, Ethics CE credits from NJAHCSW) 
March 15, 2016 from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm in North Brunswick
Note: this course is not valid for New York licenses, since this course is being given by the NJ Association of Health Care SWers.   
Info & Registration

Legal and Ethical Considerations in Drug and Alcohol Counseling
(6 Clinical, Ethics CE credits)
March 14, 2016 from 9:30pm - 4:30pm in North Brunswick
Info & Registration
Looking for more courses?
View the full list of scheduled NASW-NJ CE Courses on our Web site here.
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
SWtestprep (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $75 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
February 20 - COURSE FULL
March 19 - Register
April 3- Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Course
April 15 - Register
June 17- Register
Private Practice Special Interest Groups  

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

February 23 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
March 10 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Tinton Falls)
March 14 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
March 14 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater) 

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. 

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.
Looking for a perfect gift to give a Social Worker? Look no further!

Check out the NASW-NJ Chapter's Online Store!
Click here to start shopping!

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.
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-  Discounts on cruises, vacations, and rental cars 
-  Office supplies and furniture 
-  Free or discounted CE workshops 
-  Access to scholarships 
-  Ethics consultations 
-  Free networking opportunities
For a list of ALL of your NASW Benefits, click HERE.

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