October 13 , 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Thursday, 10/13, 7pm-9pm *TONIGHT*
Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG (Private Practice Special Interest Group) Meeting

Saturday, 10/15, 9am-4:30pm
LSW Test Prep Course- Masters

Monday, 10/17, 9:30am-11am
Mercer/Burlington PPSIG (Private Practice Special Interest Group) Meeting
Monday, 10/17, 12pm-2pm
North/Central PPSIG (Private Practice Special Interest Group) Meeting

Monday, 10/17, 8am-4:30pm
(6 CEUs) 2016 Fall Health Care Conference

Monday, 10/17, 7:30-9:30pm
Social Workers & The Law Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting

Wednesday, 10/19, 6pm-7:30pm
Bergen/Passaic Unit Event

Wednesday, 10/19, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Somerset/Hunterdon Unit Event

Thursday, 10/20, 10am-11:30am
Essex PPSIG (Private Practice Special Interest Group) Meeting

Thursday, 10/20, 6pm-8pm
Union Union Event

Thursday, 10/20, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Middlesex Unit Event

Friday, 10/21, 9:30am-11am
South PPSIG (Private Practice Special Interest Group) Meeting

Tuesday, 10/25, 7pm-9pm
(2 CEUs) Family Engagement: Turning a Social Work Value into Practice

Wednesday, 10/26, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Monmouth/Ocean Unit Event

Thursday, 10/27, 5:30pm-10pm
Annual Social Work Gala

Monday, 10/31, 6pm-8pm
Morris Unit Event 
The Annual Social Work Gala
"Honoring the Best of Our Community"


This year we will present
Outstanding Service Awards
to NASW-NJ members from each of the Chapter Units.
Donna Marie McElroy - Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland
Lisa D'Acierno - Bergen/Passaic
Richard Stagliano - Camden/Gloucester/Salem
Nelida Arancibia - Essex
Lynn Saltiel - Hudson
Renee Koubiadis - Mercer/Burlington
DuWayne Battle - Middlesex
Robin Bottino - Monmouth/Ocean
Susan Solomon - Morris
Leslie Tsukroff - Somerset/Hunterdon
Kenyetta Jackson - Union
In addition,
NASW-NJ and NJSWERS Honorees Include:

Terri Klemm, MSW, LCSW - Social Worker of the Year Centenary University
Amy Mansue, MSW - Visionary Leadership Award RWJBarnabas Health

Richard Blake, PhD, LCSW - Lifetime Achievement Award Seton Hall University

Teresa Kelly, MSW, LCSW - Elected Public Official of the Year Award

Buena Vista Township    

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, NJ
See below to register!
Urge Senate to Pass Family First Prevention Services Act

NASW is part of a coalition that supports the Family First Prevention Services Act, bipartisan legislation that would improve the outcome for vulnerable children and families. The coalition is pressing the Senate to pass the bill. You can help make this happen.

LCSW / LPC - PennReach - NJ - Join our dynamic team supporting at-risk youth transitioning into adulthood, building lives in the community. Seeking candidates with strong clinical skills to help youth address the challenges in their lives as they work toward independence.
Positions available in Union, Mercer and Burlington Counties. Requirements: LCSW or LPC with sub-specialty/certification in substance abuse disorders, 5+ years working with incarcerated youth, experience in trauma-informed, integrated approaches to treatment and recovery for youth.
Email resume: pbailo@pennreach.org.


WE NEED YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW!  Impact a Young Person's Life by volunteering with ServiceWorks.  Our program addresses the crisis of low college and career attainment for underserved youth in Newark, age 16-24.  We use volunteerism as a strategy to teach leadership and project management skills in preparation for college and careers.  For more information or to find out how you can get involved, go to: JerseyCares-ServiceWorks or contact Brenda Teed, LSW at brenda@jerseycares.org or 732-672-0307.


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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           

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.
An Hour with Private Practice Q&A:
What is NASW Doing to Advocate for Private Practitioners? 
FREE Q&A Session for NASW Members (no CEUs)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Teleconference (12-1pm)

This session is offered by our NASW National Office.
For more information on how to join the call, click here.

LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses

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

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
October 15 - Register
November 18 - Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Courses
December 1 - Register
2017 NASW-NJ Chapter Elections
Would you like to serve in a Leadership Position with NASW-NJ?
If so, we want to hear from you!
We are currently seeking potential candidates to fill the following positions on the Chapter Board of Directors:
- First Vice President
- Northwest Regional Representative
- Northeast Regional Representative
- Undergraduate Student Representative (BSW only)
- Graduate Student Representative (MSW only)
Also, the Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI) will have four (4) positions open in the next Election.
The Election will take place in May of 2017. Terms of service begin on July 1, 2017. Candidates will be notified of Election results by the first week of June.
Interested members should submit a nomination form.
For more information, see Run For Office or contact Mary Jean Weston (mjweston@naswnj.org or 732.296.8070 x12).
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 Christina Mina at cmina@naswnj.org. or 732-296-8070, ext. 15.

NASW Releases Social Justice Priorities for 2016-17

NASW will focus on five social justice priorities in 2016-17, including economic equality and criminal justice reforms. Find out more information about NASW's priorities and how the association will try to achieve them: Learn more here.
NASW Schools of Social Work Virtual Grad Fair

November 9, 2016

Register for the first NASW Schools of Social Work Virtual Grad Fair.


- Schools of Social Work: Register here.  

- Students: Register here

Twitter Chat Addresses HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment

Want to learn more about how social workers can help improve HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment? Read the transcript of this #MacroSW Twitter chat featuring NASW staffer Evelyn Tomaszewski, NASW member David Fawcett and AIDS activist and MSW student Aaron Laxton to find out about valuable resources.
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 cmina@naswnj.org with the name of the group you would like to join.

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:
October 17 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
October 17 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
October 20 - Essex (meets in West Orange)
October 21 - South (meets in Voorhees)

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.  
Are you looking for online CEUs that are valid for your NJ license or certification?
CE Institute
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.

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.