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June 22, 2018

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Friday, 6/22, 6:30pm-8:30pm *TONIGHT*
Monday, 6/25, 6pm-8pm
Monday, 7/9, 12-2pm
Monday, 7/9, 6pm-8pm
Friday, 7/13, 9:30am-11am
Monday, 7/16, 9:30am-12:30pm 

Friday, 7/20, 9am-4:30pm

Saturday, 7/23, 10am-4pm

Sun-Mon, 7/29-31, 9am-4:30pm each day
(20 CEUs) Clinical Supervision

Monday, 7/30, 6pm-8pm

NASW members enjoy discounts on admissions to concerts, museums, zoos, sporting events, and other entertainment, as well as many hotels and car rental agencies across the country and abroad. Save on tickets with Ticket Monster and book your room or car today for this summer's vacation!

Access NASW member discount programs HERE!
Demand Justice for Detained Immigrants

While NASW-NJ is relieved the Administration has reversed the harmful policy of separating migrant children from their parents, more needs to be done. We are still facing a growing humanitarian crisis on our southern border.

Many social workers have reached out to us, asking how they can help the children and rectify this terrible situation. Please refer to our website for information and updates on how you can get involved.
NASW-NJ Unit Kickboxing Event

Kick off summer TONIGHT at the Somerset/Hunterdon Unit Event! 
Join the unit for a fun, unique opportunity to participate in an introductory  kickboxing class and  learn about self-care.

FREE to all NASW-NJ members.

For more details & to register, click HERE!
NASW-NJ Awards Nominations

Celebrating Excellence and Service in Social Work

We are accepting nominations for the following awards:
-Social Worker of the Year
-Lifetime Achievement 
-Public Citizen of the Year
-Elected Public Official of the Year

Deadline for Nominations is July 30, 2018.

For more information, go to
Licensing Webinra
Licensing Questions?
Upcoming CE Webinar on Changes to Social Work Licensure

Social Work Licensure: National & State Changes that Impact Your Practice
2 Ethics CEUs on June 25 from 6pm-8pm

This engaging workshop was a big hit at the 2018 NASW-NJ Annual Conference, so we're offering it via live webinar to give you the scoop on national and state changes which impact your social work license in NJ. The Association of Social Work Boards implemented new national social work licensing exam blueprints in 2018. In addition, there are regulatory changes proposed with regard to your social work license in New Jersey - make sure you know what changes are coming!

NASW Member: $35
Non-Member: $50

State Budget Battle Continues

Yesterday, the state legislature passed a budget bill that continues the Christie-era trend of austerity budgeting. NASW-NJ is extremely disappointed that the legislature has passed this budget rather than adopt the Governor's proposed budget which addresses the long-term financial needs of the state. The legislature's budget leaves much needed revenue on the table, while at the same time cutting an additional $75M from public transportation and $95M from Medicaid and Medicare.

Let your legislators know you oppose austerity budgeting and demand a budget that meets the needs of working families in our state. 
Employment Opportunities

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Licensed LCSW, LPC, Psychologist- Busy, established group practice in Hillsborough, NJ. Competitive Pay. Flexible hours. Great Opportunity. Send resume to:
GLADSTONE, NJ - Gill St. Bernard's School, an independent/nonsectarian day school for students Pre-K through Grade 12, is seeking a LCSW, LSW, or Psychologist. This position, working with faculty and administrators, will address the social-emotional needs of students and as a vital contact and resource for teachers and parents. Experience in a school setting required. Will also consider part time applicants. Email cover letter, resume and references to:
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Celebrate PRIDE
June is LGBT+ Pride Month. This town unveiled a rainbow crosswalk. How will you show your pride? 

North Jersey Pride calendar.

Find more LGBT events here

Learn about the history of Pride Month.
NASW-NJ Online CE Courses

Looking to take some of your courses from home? NASW-NJ is making it affordable!

Our current offering of pre-recorded webinars can be found here.
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

Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Jennifer Thompson, MSW
Executive Director          

What's Important to You??

Take the Social Work Survey

In order to gain a better understanding of the needs of social workers in our state and your experiences with our organization, we would like you to provide candid feedback to us. You do not need to be an NASW member to complete the survey--we want to hear from ALL social workers, regardless of affiliation. 

Click HERE to take the anonymous survey (and pass it along to your friends and colleagues!)
Hour of Private Practice: Q&A Schedule Now Available

The full 2018 Calendar and Topics is  now available . These calls provide NASW members with important clinical social work updates   impacting the delivery of mental health services.

You must have your NASW username and password to access this information. 
Weigh in on NASW Policy Statements
Comment Forum Open June 25 - July 25

Get involved in the policy development process at NASW - member feedback is important. There are currently nine policies up for review. We invite NASW members to review and comment on these policies by visiting the Comment Forum June 25 - July 25, 2018:

  • Adolescent and Young Adult Health
  • Community Development
  • Confidentiality and Information Utilization
  • Crime Victim Assistance
  • Family Violence
  • Hospice Care
  • Rural Social Work
  • Parental Kidnapping
  • Voter Participation
Help NASW Launch the New Member Community Site

Update Your NASW Profile by June 30!
NASW will launch its first-ever online community for NASW members-MyNASW in just a few weeks! Before we launch, review your NASW member profile to make sure your professional practice information is accurate. The MyNASW member community will be your go-to interactive network and a key way to connect and collaborate with colleagues, so be sure your profile is up-to-date. With MyNASW, you'll be able to
  • Post questions and participate in discussions specific to your practice.
  • Find colleagues via the member directory.
  • Browse documents and digital resources shared by other members.
  • Access resources from the NASW Research Library.
Guidance on New Duty to Warn and Protect Requirements

Last week, Governor Murphy signed into law legislation that will require health care professionals, including social workers, to help keep firearms away from clients who may harm themselves or others. The legislation ( A1181 ) strengthens existing Duty to Warn or Protect law and requires clinicians to notify local police if a client makes a credible threat of violence, or is deemed to be a threat of violence, against themselves or others.   

We've prepared a tip sheet to help social workers understand the new reporting requirements. The information is also available under the "Clinical SW" drop-down on our website.
Looking to gain leadership experience?
Volunteer as a NASW-NJ Unit Leader!

NASW-NJ has 12 branches, called Units, across the state of New Jersey to provide members regionally based networking and educational opportunities. This is a great opportunity for members to build new skills while gaining leadership experience, influence the Unit and Chapter's efforts, impact your local social work community, boost your visibility/grow your network, and have fun!

The following Units need new leadership:
  • Camden/Gloucester/Salem
  • Hudson
  • Monmouth/Ocean
  • Sussex/Warren Unit
If you would like information on how to become a Unit Leader, please contact Ashley Rifkin at or 732-296-8070, ext. 119.
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Clinical Exam Guide LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses

*NEW!* This course includes your own copy of the Revised ASWB Masters or Clinical Exam Guide (written by Dawn Apgar, printed by Springer Publishing) AND a personal code to download the app version of the book and its supplemental materials.

Cost: $120 for members, $160 for non-members

Upcoming LSW - Masters Prep Course
Friday, July 20 - Register

Upcoming LCSW - Clinical Prep Course
Friday, August 10 - Register
Upcoming NASW-NJ CE Courses

(Live Webinar) Social Work Licensure: National & State Changes that Impact Your Practice
2 Ethics CEUs on June 25 via webinar

(Live Webinar) From Teenage to Old Age: Empowering Older Adults to Combat Peer Bullying
2 Clinical CEUs on July 10 via webinar

Deconstructing/Reconstructing Stories: Spiritual Direction as an Intervention for Addiction
3 Social/Cultural CEUs on July 16 in North Brunswick

Can Men be Discriminated Against? The Ethical Treatment of Men
5 Clinical, Ethics CEUs on July 23 in North Brunswick

(Live Webinar) Understanding Body Image Issues
2 Social/Cultural CEUs on July 30 via webinar

Sensory Processing: What is It? Why Should a Social Worker Care?
3 Clinical CEUs on August 3 in Wayne

(Live Webinar) Storiez: Trauma Narratives with Inner City Youth
2 Clinical, Social/Cultural CEUs on August 23 via webinar
3-Day Clinical Supervision Courses
(20 CEUs)

This course if for those who have held their LCSW for at least 3 years and who wish to supervise LSWs seeking their clinical hours. The course meets the NJ BSWE requirement for 20 continuing education credits related to supervision, and also includes 5 Ethics and 3 Social/Cultural Competence CEUs. Courses are held at our NASW office in North Brunswick.

Cost: $350 for NASW members, $425 for non-members

Upcoming dates, presented by NASW-NJ President Dr. Tawanda Hubbard:

Sunday July 29 through Tuesday July 31

Friday August 17 through Sunday August 19
Info & Registration

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Private Practice Shared Interest Group (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. For a full list of PPSIGs, click here. 
Upcoming Meetings:
July 9 - North/Central Summer Celebration
July 13 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville) 

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.