March 10, 2016    

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Thursday, 3/10, 7pm-9pm
Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 3/14, 9:30am-11am
Mercer/Burlington PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 3/14, 9:30am-4:30pm
(6 CEUs) Legal and Ethical Considerations in Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Monday, 3/14, 12pm-2pm
North/Central PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 3/14, 6pm-8pm
Morris Unit Event & Presentation

Monday, 3/14, 7pm-8:30pm
Social Work in Sports Webinar

Tuesday, 3/15, 10am-3:30pm
(5 CEUs) Palliative Care for Social Workers

Wednesday, 3/16, 10am- 2pm
Essex Unit Service Project: Project Homeless Connect Day

Wednesday, 3/16, 6pm-8pm
Middlesex Unit Meet & Greet Networking Event

Friday, 3/18, 10am-1pm
(3 CEUs) Structured Therapeutic Games to Enhance Treatment for Youth

Friday, 3/18, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Union Unit Meet & Greet Networking Event

Saturday, 3/19, 9am-4:30pm
LSW Test Prep Course- Masters

Saturday, 3/19, 11am-1pm
Mercer/Burlington Unit Service Project: Rescue Mission of Trenton

Monday, 3/21, 10am-1pm
(3 CEUs) Cultivating Psychological Flexibility: An Introduction to Acceptance

Tuesday, 3/22, 12pm-2pm
Bergen PPSIG Meeting

Wednesday, 3/23, 7pm-8:30pm
Bergen/Passaic Unit Event

Thursday, 3/24, 6pm-7:30pm
Hudson Unit Meet & Greet Networking Event

Monday, 3/28, 10am-1pm
COURSE FULL (3 CEUs) Power Imbalance, Knowledge Deficits and Underutilization of Hospice

Monday, 3/28, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Monmouth/Ocean Unit Event

Tuesday, 3/29, 12pm-2pm
South NJ PPSIG Networking Meeting

Tuesday, 3/29, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Somerset/Hunterdon Unit Event

Friday, 4/1, 9:30am-11am
Hudson PPSIG Networking Meeting

Sunday, 4/3, 9am-4:30pm
LSW Test Prep Course- Masters

Friday-Sunday, 4/8-4/10, 9am-5pm
(20 CEUs) Clinical Supervision
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Message from Executive Director
Walter Kalman

Happy Social Work Month!

We hope you will enjoy all the activities in March that are a part of the celebration of our members and the profession.  Visit our Calendar for upcoming events. 


Annual Winona Lipman Lecture

NASW-NJ is once again proud to help sponsor the Rutgers University Center for American Women in Politics' annual Winona Lipman Lecture. This year's Lecture is entitled Race, Gender, and the 2016 Election by CNN Senior Political Reporter, Nia-Malika Henderson. The program will be held on April 20th from 7:00-8:30 p.m.


This FREE, public lecture was created to honor the legacy of the late State

Senator Wynona Lipman, the first African American woman in the New Jersey State Senate (full biography here).


Please join us for this special opportunity. 
Info and Registration

Women's Pay Equity Day of Action at the NJ State House
Join leading women's groups and progressive organizations for a Day of Action at the NJ State House to support the NJ Pay Equity Act, S992 / A2750. In New Jersey women earn 80 cents on the dollar, and the wage gap is even greater for women of color.
The NJ Pay Equity Act will arm women with tools to combat wage discrimination and help us take a big step closer to wage parity.  Participants will be able to talk to legislators just prior to the vote in the Assembly, helping to shore up support for the bill.  We will also witness this historic vote as it takes place.

Date: March 14
Time: 10:00 am 
Place: Committee Room 12 on 4th floor in the State House Annex
Call  Dena Mottola or John Connelly at (732) 246-4772 for more details.   
Annual Conference & Exhibition
May 1 - 3, 2016
Borgata Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ

Come hear ethics expert  Frederic Reamer, PhD speak on  Social Work in the Digital Age: Novel Ethical Challenges and Risk-Management Issues.

Earn 20+ CE Credits in 3 days.
Choose from 60+ workshops and complete your credits for the licensing cycle! 
NY social workersContact hours at the Conference are valid for your license. 

Attendees: Click here to register now.

Exhibitors Opportunities Selling Out! If you are interested in purchasing a sponsorship or exhibit booth, click  here to request an Exhibitor Prospectus.    
Legislative Education and Advocacy Day
April 21 in Trenton

NASW-NJ works every day to influence policy and legislation that affects our state's most vulnerable citizens as well as our own profession.
To learn more about how you can influence decision makers on issues you care about - join NASW-NJ, fellow social workers, and social students from across New Jersey for Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) at the Statehouse in Trenton. The day will include expert speakers on lobbying for legislative and policy change, advocating for the social work profession, and information about legislation important to social workers.  
Thursday, April 21, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Trenton
For more information and to register click here.

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Upcoming CE Courses  
Legal and Ethical Considerations in Drug and Alcohol Counseling
(6 Clinical, Ethics CE credits)
March 14, 2016 from 9:30pm - 4:30pm in North Brunswick
Info & Registration
Palliative Care for Social Workers
(5 Clinical, Ethics CE credits from NJAHCSW) 
March 15, 2016 from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm in North Brunswick
Note: this course is not valid for New York licenses, since this course is being given by the NJ Association of Health Care SWers.   
Info & Registration

Looking for more courses?
View the full list of scheduled NASW-NJ CE Courses on our Web site here.
Private Practice Special Interest Groups  

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

March 10 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Tinton Falls)
March 14 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
March 14 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
March 22 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
March 29 - South (meets in Cherry Hill)
April 1 - Hudson (meets in Jersey City) 

If you are in Private Practice or are interested in Private Practice related issues and would like to be added to one of the 9 locally-based PPSIGs, send an email to Christina Mina at with the name of the group you would like to join. 

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.
Social Work in Sports Webinar

March 14th, 7:00-8:30 pm.

Join the NASW-NJ Social Work in Sports Special Interest Group as we hear from Natalie Graves, LCSW, CADC. Natalie is a mental health expert in sports, and she will discuss this new, growing area of social work practice.

To register, click here.
Reporting Medicare PQRS 2016 Through Claims: An Hour With Private Practice Q&A  
Clinical social workers who are Medicare providers should not miss this upcoming FREE call-in session on PQRS. It was also offered on February 17.

FREE Q&A Session for NASW-NJ Members
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Teleconference (12 - 1pm)

This session is offered by our NASW National Office.
For more information, click here.    
Help us design a n ew T-shirt for NASW- NJ!

Please tell us your best idea(s)
for a t-shirt slogan - one that YOU would want to wear!

Winner will be no tified by e- mail, receive recognition in our FOCU S newsletter, and a t-shirt!

Fill out your contact information and  submit your t-shirt slogan here.
Deadline March 25, 2016
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
SWtestprep (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $75 value!)

LSW- Masters Test Prep Courses
March 19 - Register
April 3- Register

LCSW- Clinical Test Prep Course
April 15 - Register
June 17- Register
Clinical Supervision Course
(20 Clinical CEUs, including 5 Ethics and 3 Social/Cultural)
Presenter: Patricia O'Dell, LCSW
April 8, 9, 10 - Three day course 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day

This course is for those who have held their LCSW for at least 3 years and who wish to supervise LSWs seeking their clinical hours.

NASW Member - $325
Non-Member - $400


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NASW-NJ affects progressive social change and social justice for
individuals, families, and communities.
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