September 23 , 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Thursday, 9/29, 5pm-7pm

Thursday, 10/6, 9am-4:30pm

Friday, 10/7, 9am-2:30pm
Special Interest Groups
Second Annual  Social Work Gala
"Honoring the Best of Our Community"
Amy Mansue 
Visionary Leadership Awardee      

Social Worker and President of the Southern Region at
Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health.  

Come celebrate:
  • Our profession
  • Our membership
  • Installation of the 2016-17 Board of Directors   

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, NJ
Enjoy live music, dancing, and incredible company on a night to be remembered!
Renew License by September 30
$100 Late Fee after October 1
See below for details. 
Seeking Nominations for
Outstanding Service Awards

We are excited to announce a new award which will be presented at this year's Annual Social Work Gala in October.

The Outstanding Service Award is given to NASW-NJ members or a community-based social work program for outstanding service to their local communities.

Each Chapter Unit will present an award to a Unit member or local organization. Through these Awards, NASW-NJ recognizes the best in social work values and accomplishments demonstrated by our members and organizations.

Deadline for submission is Friday, September 30th at 5 PM. Click here for information on the nomination process (scroll to the bottom of the page) or contact Christina Mina ( for more information.


LPC / LMFT / LCSWs needed for Southern Counties! We offer a flexible, per-Diem schedule to conduct in home/community therapy and needs assessments with children. Visit  or email  today!

NJ LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, LCSW, LMFT or LPC to join growing group practice with two office locations in Pennington, NJ and Marlton, NJ. Seeking individuals who have clinical experience treating adults and children/adolescents and who are preferably credentialed with some insurance panels. Interested candidates must be available some evenings or weekend hours on a per diem basis and able to see a minimum of 10 patients per week. Email: or call 609-513-0110.


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 or 732-672-0307.


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NASW Joins the Rock the Vote Campaign!

NASW, Social Work Helper Magazine and the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare are urging social workers to each register five people to vote between now and Sept. 30. Learn more about how you can get involved with this campaign with Rock the Vote, a nonprofit organization created to build and engage the power of young voters.

For more information on how to get involved with the campaign, including information on the Social Work Helper app, online voter registration web forms and downloadable mail-in voter registration forms, 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

Buy 2, Get 1 FREE

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. 

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           

ICD-10 Diagnosis Changes Effective October 1

For a table of the upcoming changes to the DSM-5/ICD-10 diagnoses effective 10/1/16, click here.
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.
NASW-NJ Morris Unit Event
Morris Unit members had a great time doing yoga at the Purple Om Studio in Denville on 9/16/16!  The next Morris Unit Event will be on October 31 at 6 pm at the Morris County Library. Jersey Battered Women's Center will be presenting in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  To register, click here

Camden/Gloucester/Salem Unit Event
Unit members attended an event and presentation by Dr. Amy Moore learning about Holistic Approaches to Mental Health Treatment at the William G. Rohner Library in Westmont on 9/20.  For upcoming Unit events, check out our Events Calendar here.
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses

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

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
October 15 - Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Courses
October 6- Register
December 1 - Register
License Renewal
Good News About Renewing Your Social Work License
If you've been having trouble renewing your license or certification, there's good news. The Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE) has extended the date for renewal to September 30, 2016.

Click here to read the full ALERT on the top of the BSWE Web site. If you're still having problems, do not try to call the BSWE office because the renewal web site is managed by the Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA). If you've tried to renew on the Web site at least 3 times without success, please call the DCA at 973.273.8001. 

When you finish renewing, you will be able to print out a receipt/confirmation that you have paid. Be sure to print and keep this receipt so you will have proof that you have renewed.
Didn't get a Renewal Notice? Need information about CE Requirement and CE Certificates?
  • Click here to access the NASW-NJ 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."
The NASW-NJ Chapter Office Needs

*    Make membership calls
*    Assist with mailings to recruit and welcome new members
*    Administrative Tasks

If interested, click here to sign up.
Installment Payment Option Now Available for Membership Renewal

You now may pay your membership renewal in full in two or three installments by your membership renewal date. Installment payments may be made by mail to PO Box 79949, Baltimore, MD 21279-0949 or by phone to NASW Member Services at 800.742.4089 Monday - Friday, 9AM - 9PM ET. The installment option is not available online at this time. A $25 processing fee will be assessed for refunds of incomplete installment payments. For more information, click here.
Free Legal Articles for NASW Members from the Legal Defense Fund

Legal Issue of the Month articles present an overview of legal topics relevant to social work practice and often focus on a recent court decision.  An archive of 100 free legal articles exclusively for NASW members addresses commonly asked questions as well as hot-button emerging issues.

Recent articles:
"FERPA and the Disclosure of Student Education Records"
"Who is Responsible for Making the Child Abuse Report?"
"Waiver of Co-Payments and Deductibles"
"Couples' Therapy- Access to Records"

For more information on NASW's legal information and resources, click here.
NASW Schools of Social Work Virtual Grad Fair *NEW DATE*

November 9, 2016

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


- Schools of Social Work: Register Here.  

- Students: Register 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.
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:
October 11 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
October 13 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Tinton Falls)
October 17 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
October 17 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)

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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