NASW-NJ newSWire
December 16 , 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Saturday, 12/17, 9am-4:30am
LSW Test Prep Course- Masters

Thursday, 12/22, 6pm-8pm
Hudson Unit Holiday Event 

Thursday, 12/22, 6pm-8pm
Middlesex Unit Holiday Event

Monday, 1/9, 9:30am-11am
Mercer/Burlington PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 1/9, 12pm-2pm
North/Central PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 1/9, 6:30pm-8:30pm
(2 CEUs) Working with Stepfamilies: Understanding the Dynamics of a Family Forest

Tuesday, 1/10, 11am-1pm
Bergen PPSIG Networking Meeting

Thursday, 1/12, 7pm-9pm
Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG Meeting

Friday, 1/13, 9am-4:30pm
LSW Test Prep Course- Masters

Friday, 1/20, 9:30am-11am
South PPSIG Meeting 
Did You Know_
You can find a Clinical Supervisor
by clicking
here !  

Annual Conference & Exhibition

(2 0+ CEUs)
April 30 - May 2, 2017  


Borgata Hotel & Casino

Atlantic City, NJ


Attendees: Registration opens on December 21st at


NY social workers: Contact hours at the Conference are valid for your license now too.


Exhibitors and Agencies: If you are interested in purchasing a sponsorship or exhibit booth, click here to request an Exhibitor Prospectus.

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.

LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
(includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
December 17 (5 seats left!) - Register
January 13 - Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Courses
February 10 - Register


LSW - Acelero Learning Head Start seeks LSW bilingual English/Spanish Family Support Advocate to engage families to promote children's development and school readiness. Please email resume to  or  for details.

(Non-NASW Sponsored**)

16-week course for those who wish to improve clinical skills with children, adolescents, families and couples.  
30 CEUs: #163009-418.

For more information, click here

** 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
to review Tips for Understanding the NJ Regulations for Continuing Education

To view more ad postings on our Web site click here
Get Exposure!  

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

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Submit any two ads and
get one ad free.
(e.g. buy one newSWire™ + one FOCUS, get one FREE
Web site ad.
Submit two newSWire™ ads; receive one FREE ad for either the Web site or newSWire™)
For more details 
 send your questions to
Click to see photos from recent NASW-NJ events. 

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.

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           

DSM-5 Updates

For the comprehensive guide of the DSM-5 updates effective September 2016, click here.
NASW-NJ Unit & PPSIG Events
North/Central Private Practice members gather at Casa Luna Mexican Grill in Somerville on December 12th for their annual Holiday Gathering.  The next PPSIG meeting will be January 9th.  For more info & to register, click here.
Members of the Somerset/Hunterdon Unit gather for their Holiday Gathering at Houlihans in Bridgewater on 12/13.  The group also collected toy donations for the Salvation Army for needy kids this Holiday Season.  Stay tuned for upcoming Unit events!
Mental Health Parity Update

Legislation affecting insurance for mental health and addiction will be introduced in the coming weeks in the New Jersey Legislature. Two Democratic Senators, Joseph Vitale and Robert Gordon, are being joined as co-prime sponsors of the bill by Republican Thomas Kean, the Senate Minority Leader. The bill will apply the standards of a federal law that requires insurers to provide coverage for behavioral health at the same level they do for physical illnesses.

To learn more, go to
Women's March on Washington

Women's Rights are Human Rights

NASW stands behind the mission and vision of the Women's
March on Washington. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, we will unite for the Women's March on Washington.  For organized transportation down to DC, check out the NJ Citizen Action website for more information. If there are no more seats available, you can also check out Rally Bus.
Open Enrollment for Affordable Healthcare

Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act began November 1 and lasts until January 31, 2017. Now is the time to compare healthcare plans so that you can find the best one for you. You and your clients can learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace and how to apply for benefits at . 
Upcoming CE Courses   
Working with Stepfamilies: Understanding the Dynamics of a Family Forest 
(2 Clinical CE credits) 
January 9, 2017 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Whippany
Info & Registration

Maintaining Boundaries in 21st Century Social Work Practice  

(6 Clinical
& Ethics CE credits)
January 27, 2017 from 10:00am - 5:00pm in North Brunswick 

Talk & Beyond Talk: Emotional Smarts & The Emotional Freedom Techniques  

5 Clinical CE credits)   
February 3, 2017 from 10:30am - 4:30pm in Cherry Hill
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 
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.
Job Seekers: 20% off all Career Development Packages

Season's Greetings from the NASW's Career Center- JobLink! The holidays can be a costly and busy time for all -- the NASW JobLink makes it easy for you to save on all of your job search resources and connect with top employers in the field during the holiday season.

By using the code NASWHOLIDAYS, you receive 20% off all Career Development Packages, such as interview coaching services, resume services, reference checking, and more! Find your dream job and develop your career skills today with JobLink from now until Dec. 31.

Job Hunting? Let NASW Help!

Take your career to the next level in 2017!

The NASW Virtual Career Fair will connect you directly with top employers with open social work career opportunities from the comfort of your own home, office, smartphone or tablet.
Register here today and take the next couple months to perfect your professional profile, prepare for the event, and explore the available positions as new employers sign up.
HUD Provides Information to NASW-NJ Members

Periodically, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) publishes articles that might be of interest to Social Workers. Below are links to several of these.

To explore additional research, data sets, and publications, please visit HUD User's new address:

Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Neighborhoods and Schools of Opportunity: The Edge, November 2016

Neighborhoods and Violent Crime: Evidence Matters, Summer 2016

Reducing Offender Recidivism and Reconnecting Opportunity Youth: Evidence Matters, Summer 2016
Ready to Run™ Campaign Training for Women
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.
Social Work Month 2017 - 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.
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:

January 9 -   Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
January 9 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
January 10 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
January 12 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Tinton Falls)
January 19 - Essex  (meets in West Orange)
January 20 - South (meets in Cherry Hill)

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!
For more about NASW, click here.             To join NASW, click here.