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February 23 , 2017

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar
Monday, 2/27, 9:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday, 3/7, 11:00am-1:00pm
Thursday, 3/9 7:00pm-9:00pm
Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG Group

Friday, 3/10 10:00am-1:00pm

Friday, 3/10 9:30am-5:00pm
Monday, 3/13 12:00pm-2:00pm
Monday, 3/13 9:30am-11:00am
Tuesday, 3/14 6:00pm-8:00pm
Friday 3/17 9:00am-4:30pm

Monday, 3/20,  10:00AM-1:00PM
Monday, 3/20, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Essex Unit Networking Event

Thursday 3/23 6:00pm-8:00pm
Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland Unit Meeting   

Friday, 3/24, 10:00AM-1:00PM

Monday, 3/27,10:00am-1:00pm

Sunday, 4/30 - Tuesday, 5/2
NASW-NJ Annual Conference in Atlantic City 

* Free CE seminar for social work month. Choose one.
Happy Social Work Month - Choose 1 Free CE Program in March!

As a "thank you" to our members during Social Work Month, NASW-NJ members can select one of four particular 3-CEU programs in March to attend for FREE!

Seating is limited. Course information and registration is now open on our Calendar .  
Black History Month
Profiles in Greatness

Dorothy I. Height

Dorothy I. Height

Dorothy I. Height was a renowned civil rights leader and a vital force in the struggle for human rights and equality in the United States. She was also a proud social worker who earned her graduate degree at New York University. Height worked with Dr. Marin Luther King, Whitney H. Young, Roy Wilkins and others during the Civil Rights Movement. Some of her accomplishments include being appointed leader of the United Christian Youth Movement of North America in 1933 and being elected President of the National Council of Negro Women (1957-1998). 

Height fought for civil rights her entire life and served as a mentor to many of the most recognizable female leaders today including former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Her work earned her innumerable accolades including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, awarded by President Bill Clinton, and NASW's 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Dorothy Height, who died in 2010, was called "the godmother of the Civil Rights Movement" by President Barack Obama. On February 1, 2017, the United States Postal Service kicked off Black History month with the issuance of the Dorothy Height Forever stamp honoring her civil rights legacy. 

Click here to read more about Dorothy I. Height.

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.

Did You Know_
Joining the NASW gives you access to a network of over 130,000 social workers across the country!

LCSW - Grace Hospice needs a PT Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Morris County area. Duties include providing psychosocial assessments, direct casework and counseling to patients and families; works collaboratively as a member of the IDT and prepares clinical notes per hospice, state and federal guidelines. Contact our Recruiter at 732-225-4100 or email your resume to


SHREWSBURY- Beautiful FT/PT office available. Conveniently located. First floor, handicapped accessible, free parking. Peaceful waiting room, kitchenette, and bathroom in suite. Utilities included. Contact Cathy 732-380-0012.

BRIDGEWATER - The PeopleCare Center for Nonprofits has announced new rental opportunities for nonprofit agencies at 120 Finderne Avenue in Bridgewater, NJ. Contact Marie Hughes at 908-725-2299, or

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           

Members of the Mercer-Burlington Unit
gather in Bordentown for a networking event
Social Work Day
On The Hill
March is Social Work Month and Social Workers will be gathering in the nation's capital to collectively demonstrate our interest in the work of Congress and the federal government.

The CRISP Policy & Politics Forum and Reception will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM in Washington, DC.

Click here to register and find more information.


Annual Conference & Exhibition

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
NY social workers: Contact hours at the Conference are valid for your license now too.
Exhibitors and Agencies: Click here to register to exhibit or sponsor.
Senator Wynona Lipman Chair in Women's Political Leadership Lecture
Hosted  by Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics
Co-sponsored by NASW-NJ

Featuring Chair Holder:
Joy Reid, National Correspondent, MSNBC
T he Lipman Chair honors the first African American woman in the New Jersey Senate, who was best known as a champion of the rights of women and children and an advocate for small businesses. NASW-NJ is proud to cosponsor this event and support the advancement of gender and racial equality in New Jersey politics. Please join us to hear Ms. Reid's message on Truth and Consequences: What We Know and Why It Matters.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7pm
Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University
100 George Street, New Brunswick 
Registration and additional information can be found here.
Joy Reid_ Lipman Chair
Upcoming CE Courses   
March Social Work Month Free Courses (pick one)
Porn Addiction: Impact on Health, Intimacy and Trauma Recovery
March 10, 2017 from 10:00am-1:00pm
Family Therapy from a Multicontextual Framework 
March 20, 2017 from 10:00am-1:00pm
Relational-Cultural Theory: A Model for Contemporary SW Practice 
March 24, 2017 from 10:00am-1:00pm
Identifying and Understanding Moral Panic: Impact on Vulnerable Populations 
March 27, 2017 from 10:00am-1:00pm
Info & Registration
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 
School Avoidance in Adolescents: Causes, Management, and Treatment 
(5 Clinical CE credits) 
April 3, 2017 from 9:30am-3:30pm 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.
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
Clinical Exam Guide (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
February 27- COURSE FULL 
March 17 - Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Courses
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.
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.
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:

March 13 -  North/Central PPSIG Meeting March 16 - Essex PPSIG Meeting

For a full list of PPSIGs, 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!
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