NASW-NJ newSWire
February 10 , 2017

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar

Monday, 2/13, 12:00pm-2:00pm

Monday 2/13, 9:30am-11:00am

Thursday, 2/16, 10:00am-11:30am

Friday, 2/17, 9:30am-3:30pm 
(5 CEUs) Schema Therapy Basics

Friday, 2/17, 9:30am-11:00am 
South PPSIG Meeting 

Tuesday, 2/21, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Monday, 2/27, 9:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday, 3/7, 11:00am-1:00pm

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

Mercer/Burlington Unit Event   
Did You Know_
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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.
Message from
Executive Director
Walter X. Kalman

Our profession demands ethical behavior from social workers, and it goes to great lengths to teach, support and regulate the ethical behavior of NASW members. Should we accept any less from our nation's President and his administration?
Since the Inauguration, we've seen repeated instances of questionable ethical behavior. We would all agree that the President should set the highest ethical standards and be a role model for all Americans. Even the President's Supreme Court nominee has made this clear.

Some will point to other leaders, and other administrations, and say that they have not always had the highest ethical standards. But we only have one President now, and we cannot differ on the rule of law and the principles of ethical governance. These are the foundations upon which our democracy was built and is sustained.

We will hold our profession to the highest ethical standards and we should expect our national leaders to do the same. It is our duty to hold our government accountable; the government works for us. I encourage all of you to reach out to the President and to your state elected leaders. and demand that we see the highest ethical behavior in the nation's leadership.
Walter Signature
Happy Social Work Month - 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.  
Black History Month Celebration:  
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Hosted by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez

Featuring Keynote Speaker:
U.S. Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman

February 12, 2017 at 2:30pm in Neptune, NJ
RSVP here and view photos from last year  here.

*Attendance is free*


MANALAPAN (Monmouth County) - Part-time office space available immediately with shared waiting room in a warm and friendly environment. Beautifully furnished. Ample parking. Convenient Route 9 location.

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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.
Buy 2, Get 1 FREE

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We have a NEW advertising feature, where your LOGO can be displayed on the NASW-NJ Web site for
30 days.

It will appear as a clickable link
right to your Web site.
Just send us your Logo and
Web site URL!

For more information contact
Janine Hendryx at

Click to see photos from recent NASW-NJ events. 

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           

Vigils to Save Our Healthcare

Wednesdays in February, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us as we take action every Wednesday in February! Tell Congressmen Frelinghuysen, Lance, LoBiondo, MacArthur and Smith to not take our healthcare. Click here for more details, including the location of congressional offices where the vigils will take place.

Early Bird Discount Ends 2/22!

Annual Conference & Exhibition
(2 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

- Early bird rates end February 22nd!   
NY social workers: Contact hours at the Conference are valid for your license now too.
Exhibitors and Agencies: Click here to register.
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
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.

Upcoming CE Courses   
Working with Step-families: Understanding the Dynamics of a Family Forest 
(2 Clinical CE credits)
February 16, 2017 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Westmont
CE & The Arts: American Son 
(3 General, Social/Cultural CE credits)
February 16, 2017 from  2:00pm-5:00pm in New Brunswick
Schema Therapy Basics 
(5 Clinical CE credits)
February 17, 2017 from 9:30am-3:30pm in North Brunswick
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- Register 
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 7 - Bergen PPSIG Networking 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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