February 12, 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Saturday, 2/13, 10:30am-4:30pm
(5 CEUs) What You Need To Know: Diagnosing and Coding with ICD-10/DSM 5

Tuesday, 2/16, 7pm-9pm
Mercer/Burlington Unit Event

Saturday, 2/20, 9am-4:30pm
LSW Test Prep Course- Masters

Tuesday, 2/23, 11am-1pm
Bergen PPSIG Networking Meeting

Tuesday, 2/23, 6pm-8pm
Sussex/Warren Unit Event & Presentation

Tuesday, 2/23, 6pm-8pm
Union Unit Event & Presentation

Wednesday, 2/24, 7pm-8:30pm
(1.5 CEU Webinar) Social Work Licensure: How to Keep Yourself Out of Trouble

Thursday, 2/25, 6pm-7:30pm
  Hudson Unit Meet & Greet Event *POSTPONTED TO 3/24*

Friday, 2/26, 9:30am-3:30pm
The Paul Shane Annual Policy Symposium

Monday, 2/29, 6pm-8pm
(2 CEUs) To Sext or Not To Sext: Sexuality, Technology, and How It Affects Us All

Tuesday, 3/1, 6:30pm-8:30pm
(2 CEUs) ASAM Criteria: Addiction Assessment and Client Placement for Social Workers 

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
Annual Conference & Exhibition
Early Bird Discount Ends 2/22!
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.    


LCSW - PT and Fee for Service therapist positions available up to 28 hours a week at family service agency in Cherry Hill. Supportive, family friendly work environment. Supervision and continuing education opportunities provided in-house. Clinician must be credentialed by one or more insurance company. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Please email your resume to ressrog@jfedsnj.org. Jewish Family and Children's Service. EOE

Information only - NO CEUs
NAVIGATING YOUR MONEY STORY - Money is a talisman, affecting our lives & deserves exploration. Discover your Power Points and Money Leaks. Wed, 2.24.16 7:30pm-9:00pm, N.J. Center for Healthy Living, Montclair, $30. Pre-register please. http://www.njchl.com/class-schedule/ 

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

David Barry, JD, MSW, LSW

Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW
Executive Director   




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. 
Reporting Medicare PQRS 2016 Through Claims
An Hour With Private Practice Q&A  
FREE Q&A Session for Members
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Teleconference (12 - 1pm)

This session is offered by our NASW National Office.
For more information, click here.   
  2016 - 2017 NASW Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship Awards

Applications for the 2016 - 2017 NASW Foundation Fellowships & Scholarships will be accepted until March 1, 2016. Recipients will be announced in June 2016.

Click here to begin an online application.

For more info, click on the image
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.
Enter NASW's National Social Work Month Media Contest

March is National Social Work Month. This year's theme is "Forging Solutions Out of Challenges." Submit a brief video, spoken word performance, poster or photo showing how social workers have helped individuals, communities or our society create solutions and positive change out of challenging situations.
The winners in each category will receive a trophy and sample kit of Social Work Month merchandise. Submit entries to  gwright@naswdc.org by March 1st. Winners will be announced at the end of Social Work Month.
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

Also...Choose 1 Free CE Program in March!
As a "thank you" to our members during Social Work Month, you will be able to
select one of four particular 3-CEU programs in March to attend for FREE! Seating is limited. Course information and registration will open on February 14th, so check our Calendar on that date.
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 23rd - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
March 10th - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Teaneck)
March 14th - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
March 14th - 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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NASW Membership Benefits!

Did you know that as a member, you get:

-  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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