March 18, 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Friday, 3/18, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Union Unit Meet & Greet Networking Event *POSTPONED*

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

Monday, 3/21, 10am-1pm
(3 CEUs) Cultivating Psychological Flexibility: An Introduction to Acceptance

Tuesday, 3/22, 12pm-2pm
Bergen PPSIG Meeting

Wednesday, 3/23, 7pm-8:30pm
Bergen/Passaic Unit Event

Thursday, 3/24, 6pm-7:30pm
Hudson Unit Meet & Greet Networking Event

Monday, 3/28, 10am-1pm
COURSE FULL (3 CEUs) Power Imbalance, Knowledge Deficits and Underutilization of Hospice

Monday, 3/28, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Monmouth/Ocean Unit Event

Tuesday, 3/29, 12pm-2pm
South NJ PPSIG Networking Meeting

Tuesday, 3/29, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Somerset/Hunterdon Unit Event

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

Friday-Sunday, 4/8-4/10, 9am-5pm
(20 CEUs) Clinical Supervision

Monday, 4/11, 9:30am-11am
Mercer/Burlington PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 4/11, 12pm-2pm
North/Central PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 4/11, 6pm-9pm
"Mothers of Bedford" Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Wednesday, 4/13, 2:30pm-5pm
(2 CEUs) "Dream On" Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Thursday, 4/14, 10am-1pm
(3 CEUs) Innovative Health Care Programs: The New Social Work Roles

Thursday, 4/14, 7pm-8:30pm
Addictions Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting

Message from Executive Director
Walter Kalman

It's been a busy and wonderful week:
We are very proud of our advocacy partner organization, Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), for being honored by the NJ Senate. CAWP Associate Director, Jean Sinzdak, is pictured below (second from left) with Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean Jr., CAWP director Debbie Walsh, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, and Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney. Jean is also a trustee of our partner, the NJ Social Education, Research and Scholarship Corporation (NJSWERS).

NASW-NJ is honored again this year to support the CAWP program, Ready to Run. Ready to Run® is a national network of non-partisan campaign training programs committed to electing more women to public office. This year's training will be held on March 18-19.  Our Advocacy Coordinator, Renee Koubiadis, and several NASW-NJ members will be in attendance. 
This past week, Kendra Hayes, our Director of Continuing Education, and I  enjoyed visiting the NASW-NYC 2nd Annual Conference. Nancy Humphreys, DSW and Founder of the Institute for Political Social Work at UConn, (pictured above) discussed progressive politics with colleagues from Brown University, Planned Parenthood of NYC and Fordham University.

Annual Conference & Exhibition
Workshops filling up fast - register now!

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 and secure your seat.

Exhibitor Opportunities Selling Out!  If you are interested in purchasing a sponsorship or exhibit booth, click  here to request an Exhibitor Prospectus.    

As a member of NASW, you're entitled to exclusive discounts not available to the general public. 



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Voices of September 11th
NJ Symposium: Promoting Resilience in Communities Impacted by Trauma.
Wednesday, April 6, 9:00am-4:00 pm. Rutgers Livingston Campus Student Center. $75; 6 clinical CEU Credits: $50. Subject matter experts discuss treatment for mental health conditions following traumatic events, promoting resiliency and mindfulness. Register at

** While these courses are not offered by NASW-NJ, as a service to our members we will run ads for programs that can document approval by entities accepted by the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE).

*For information on what programs the BSWE approves:
*Click here to review Subchapter 13:44G - 6.4 of the NJ Social Work Regulations or
*Click here to review Tips for Understanding the NJ Regulations for Continuing Education
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and reach an expanding list of NJ social workers, offices, and agencies.
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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          


LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
Space available tomorrow for LSW program!
SWtestprep (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $75 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
March 19 - Register
April 3- Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Course
April 15 - COURSE FULL
June 17- Register
NASW-NJ in APN Member Spotlight
Thanks to the Anti-Poverty Network for a great Member Spotlight on the advocacy work of NASW-NJ. 
Morris Unit meets in Whippany
Morris Unit members gather for a presentation on Managing Grief by Judith Zucker, LCSW. For upcoming Unit events, check out the NASW-NJ Events Calendar.
Middlesex Unit Members Enjoy " Meet & Greet"

Some of the Middlesex Unit members at a Meet & Greet Networking Night at Panico's Pizzeria in New Brunswick.

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.  
Thursday, April 21, 2016
9:30 am - 2:00 pm in Trenton
For more information and to register click here.
"Dream On" Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Do you struggle to engage people outside the social work community in conversations about policy?
Would you like the chance to strategize about how to channel growing public frustrations into actionable solutions?
Join NASW-NJ and our advocacy partner, the Anti-Poverty Network of NJ, for an interactive film clip screening and discussion on Wednesday, April 13th from 2:30-5:00 pm.

CEU Information: Please contact Renee Koubiadis, NASW-NJ Advocacy Coordinator at or 732.296.8070 x14 for information about CEUs for NJ social workers.

Upcoming CE Courses   
Porn Addiction: Impact on Health, Intimacy and Trauma Recovery 
(2 Clinical CE credits)
April 19, 2016 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm in Bordentown 
Through a Trauma-informed Lens: Rethinking Addiction Treatment  
(5 Clinical CE credits) 
April 22, 2016 from 9:30pm - 3:30pm in North Brunswick 
Looking for more courses?
View the full list of scheduled NASW-NJ CE Courses on our Web site here.
Private Practice Special Interest Groups  

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

March 22 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
March 29 - South (meets in Cherry Hill)
April 11 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
April 11 - 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 with the name of the group you would like to join. 

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.
Help us design a n ew T-shirt for NASW- NJ!

Please tell us your best idea(s)
for a t-shirt slogan - one that YOU would want to wear!

Winner will be no tified by e- mail, receive recognition in our FOCU S newsletter, and a t-shirt!

Fill out your contact information and  submit your t-shirt slogan here.
Deadline March 25, 2016
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

Check Out All Your 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 CEU workshops

-  Access to scholarships

-  Ethics consultations

-  Free networking opportunities

For a list of ALL your NASW Benefits, 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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