NASW-NJ newSWire
March 2 , 2017

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar
Tuesday, 3/7, 11:00am-1:00pm
Thursday, 3/9 7:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, 3/10 10:00am-1:00pm 
Friday, 3/10 9:30am-5:00pm
Monday, 3/13 12:00pm-2:00pm
Monday, 3/13 9:30am-11:00am
Thursday, 3/16 10am-11:30m 
Essex PPSIG Meeting

Friday 3/17 9:00am-4:30pm
Monday, 3/20,  10:00am-1:00pm
Friday, 3/24, 10:00am-1:00pm  
Monday, 3/27,10:00am-1:00pm
Sunday, 4/30 - Tuesday, 5/2
NASW-NJ Annual Conference in Atlantic City 
* Free CE seminar for social work month. Choose one.
Social Work Month is March 2017 - Social Workers Stand Up!
Social Workers Stand Up
NASW has launched a "Social Workers Stand Up" campaign during Social Work Month in March 2017.

The campaign focuses 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 also highlights 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 here.
selfie Happy
Social Work Month!

Enter a chance to win a $25 Gift Card!

The Rules Are:
1.  Find and Like this selfie post of our intern on the NASW-NJ Facebook page.
2. Post a photo of yourself, say "I am a Social Worker because..." and Tag us (@NASW-NJ).
3. One winner randomly selected every Monday in March, and posted each week on our Facebook page.
4. Double your chances by including NASW-NJ merchandise in your photo.

The last drawing will take place on March 27, 2017.
Facebook Page for
Social Work Advocacy

NASW-NJ is pleased to announce that the Legislative and Social Action (LASA) Committee has set up a new Facebook page to address advocacy issues.

Be sure to find and Like us at NASW NJ LASA.
For more details and to submit your t-shirt slogan, click here.
Deadline is April 7th!
Did You Know_
You can nominate an exceptional colleague as a NASW Social Work Pioneer.
CONTINUING ED (Non-NASW sponsored**)

Voices of September 11th NJ Symposium:  Promoting Resilience in Communities Impacted by Trauma.  Thursday, April 20, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Kean University, Union NJ.  $75; 6 Clinical CEU Credits: $25.  Topics covered include healing trauma with Brainspotting; Transcendental Meditation for PTSD; the long-term needs of victims' families, responders and survivors; and mental health post 9-11.  Register at


BRIDGEWATER - The PeopleCare Center for Nonprofits has announced new rental opportunities for nonprofit agencies at 120 Finderne Avenue in Bridgewater, NJ. Contact Marie Hughes at 908-725-2299, or

** 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

To view more ad postings on our Web site click here

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.
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
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

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           

Happy Social Work Month - Choose 1 Free CE Program in March!

As a "thank you" to our members during Social Work Month, NASW-NJ members can select one of four particular 3-CEU programs in March to attend for FREE!

Seating is limited. Course information and registration is now open on our Calendar .  
CJFHC party shot
Party at CJFHC
Share Your
Social Work Month Party Pictures!

Are you or your company celebrating Social Work Month?

If so, send us shots of your celebration by tagging @NASW-NJ on Facebook. You and your co-workers may be featured in upcoming editions of newSWire or FOCUS!
Social Work Day
On The Hill
March is Social Work Month and Social Workers will be gathering in the nation's capital to collectively demonstrate our interest in the work of Congress and the federal government.

The CRISP Policy & Politics Forum and Reception will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM in Washington, DC.

Click here to register and find more information.


Annual Conference & Exhibition

0+ CEUs)
April 30 - May 2, 2017  
Borgata Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ  
Choose from 60+ workshops, meet with 80+ exhibitors, network with your colleagues and enjoy the beautiful hotel amenities!  

- Info & registration at
- If your school or company is paying by PO, please contact for further instructions
NY social workers: Contact hours at the Conference are valid for your license now too.
Exhibitors and Agencies: Click here to register to exhibit or sponsor.
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.

Senator Wynona Lipman Chair in Women's Political Leadership Lecture
Hosted  by Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics
Co-sponsored by NASW-NJ

Featuring Chair Holder:
Joy Reid, National Correspondent, MSNBC
T he Lipman Chair honors the first African American woman in the New Jersey Senate, who was best known as a champion of the rights of women and children and an advocate for small businesses. NASW-NJ is proud to cosponsor this event and support the advancement of gender and racial equality in New Jersey politics. Please join us to hear Ms. Reid's message on Truth and Consequences: What We Know and Why It Matters.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7pm
Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University
100 George Street, New Brunswick 
Registration and additional information can be found here.
Joy Reid_ Lipman Chair
Upcoming CE Courses   
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 
School Avoidance in Adolescents: Causes, Management, and Treatment 
(5 Clinical CE credits) 
April 3, 2017 from 9:30am-3:30pm 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.
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
Clinical Exam Guide (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
March 17 - COURSE FULL
March 20 - Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Courses
March 10 - Register
April 6- Register
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:

March 13 -  North/Central PPSIG Meeting March 16 - Essex PPSIG Meeting
March 17 - South PPSIG Meeting

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.