August 19 , 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Monday, 9/12, 12pm-2pm
Monday, 9/12, 6pm-7:30pm

Tuesday, 9/13, 11am-1pm

Tuesday, 9/20, 7pm-9pm

Friday, 9/23, 9:30am-11am

Friday, 9/23, 9am-4:30pm
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License Renewal
What You Need to Know to Renew Your License in 2016
Please note: The Licensing Renewal website is not fully functional at this time.
If you have already renewed, you do not need to do anything else. If you have not yet renewed, NASW-NJ recommends that you DO NOT attempt to renew until you check our Web site for information.
Click here for the most recent update. Please share this information with your colleagues.
General Information
By now you should have received a renewal notice for your Social Work License (LSW or LCSW) or Certification (CSW) in the mail.  If you have not yet received your renewal notice, click here for information on how to renew once the website is functional.  

Click here to access the FAQ page on license renewal, CE requirements and CE certificates. Click  here to see "Tips for Understanding the NJ Social Work Regulations for Continuing Education."
NASW Endorses
Hillary Clinton for President

NASW-PACE enthusiastically endorses Hillary Clinton for President in 2016. 

Our endorsement of Secretary Clinton is motivated by her history of social change. For example, in 1992, Secretary Clinton was instrumental in developing and eventually passing the Children ' s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a highly successful program that provides insurance coverage to children whose families earn too much to qualify for medical assistance, but who could not afford to purchase private insurance.

Over the years, she has been a stalwart and outspoken proponent for health care reform, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment; women's reproductive rights; social safety net; racial justice and equal rights; LGBTQ rights; and many other values and policies that are strongly aligned with NASW's. NASW is further encouraged that during her campaign to become the nation's next president, she has articulated her unambiguous commitment to work with Congress on passing key social justice and economic justice legislation, including immigration reform, college loan relief, criminal justice reform, increases in the minimum wage, and environmental protection. For more information on the NASW-PACE endorsement of Hilary Clinton, click here.
For a full list of NASW's endorsements of candidates  in New Jersey, click here.

School Social Workers

Check out the NASW Legal Issue of the Month:

Click here to read:
"FERPA and the Disclosure of Student Education Records"



- Another Door Opens Recovery Center is seeking professionals for part-time positions immediately. Congenial atmosphere; Working with substance abuse and mental health. We also deal with dual-diagnosis disorders. Please contact Reja Patterson at . Our facility is located in Trenton, NJ (near the Sun Arena).


Trauma-Focused CBT for Children and Adolescents: The Basics Workshop in September and October
September 6th and 7th
Middletown, DE. Register

October 6th and 7th Cherry Hill, NJ Register


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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          


presenter NASW-NJ Needs a Few Good Presenters!
Deadline is August 29 to Submit Proposals for 2017 Annual Conferenc e

Want to get paid while attending the Annual Conference? 
You can by sharing your expertise with your peers!

Join us as a presenter for the 2017 NASW-NJ/NJSWERS Annual Conference in May in Atlantic City. Submit your workshop proposal by August 29, 2016 to be reviewed by the Continuing Education Committee. Applicants will be notified in November whether their workshop has been accepted.

Step 1: Read through Call for Proposals Guidelines & check presenter criteria here:

Step 2: Create your proposal.

Step 3: Submit your workshop proposal here by August 29, 2016.

Questions? Call us at 732-296-8070.
Mercer/Burlington Unit Event

Members of the Mercer/Burlington Unit enjoy a presentation on School Social Work by Sam Bernstein, MSW, ACSW at Chickie & Pete's in Bordentown.  Their next Unit Event will be on September 20 on Eating Disorders.  For more information, check out our Events Calendar here.
Save the Date! 
Second Annual  Social Work Gala

"Honoring the Best of Our Community"
Join us as we celebrate
  • Our profession
  • Our membership
  • Installation of the 2016-17 Board of Directors  
Share in the joy as your colleagues receive honors such as the prestigious NASW-NJ Social Worker of the Year Award.
Members and students are encouraged to attend and witness what being a part of NASW-NJ and NJ SWERS is all about.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, NJ

Enjoy live music, dancing, and incredible company on a night to be remembered!
Watch newSWire for registration information and additional information!
CE Institute
Did you know that there is no limit to the number of
online CEUs you can take for your NJ license?

Are you looking for online CEUs that are valid
for your NJ license or certification?

Choose from over 150 courses available on the
Social Work Online CE Institute.
Share Your Experience with the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force

As part of U.S. Department of Health & Human Services efforts to expand access to treatment for people with mental health and substance use disorders, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum in March 2016 creating a Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force. The Task Force wants to hear from health care providers, social workers and other stakeholders on their experience with mental health and substance use disorder parity requirements. Please take this opportunity to provide feedback to the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force.

To leave comments:
Health Care Conference 
(6 Clinical, including 3 Social/Cultural CEUs)

The Brain and Behavior: 
Information for Social Workers
(Given by the NJ Association of Health Care Social Workers)
October 17, 2016
8:00am - 4:30pm
Pines Manor
Edison, NJ 
Note : CEUs valid for NJ licensed social workers, not for NY. 
Full schedule, cost and exhibitor opportunities available on the conference homepage here.
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses

SWtestprep (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
September 23 - Register 
LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Courses
October 6- Register
December 1 - Register
NASW Press eBook platform is open!

We are excited that the NASW Press eBook platform is LIVE and OPEN for business. NASW members can now enjoy "reading anytime and anywhere." The platform includes new book releases, award-winning titles, bestsellers, and popular reference works. 

Features include: 

- Secure online shopping 
- Portability 
- Search capability 
- Titles by expert authors 

Private Practice Special 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 Christina Mina at with the name of the group you would like to join.

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:
August 19 - South NJ (meets in Voorhees)
September 12 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
September 13 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
September 23 - Hudson (meets in Jersey City)

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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