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June 7, 2019
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Upcoming Events
To see all our events, visit our Calendar.

Monday, 6/10, 12pm-2pm

Monday, 6/10, 6pm-7:30pm

Wednesday, 6/12, 6pm-8pm

Monday, 6/17, 12pm-2pm

Monday, 6/17, 6pm-8pm

Tuesday, 6/18, 6pm-8pm

Wednesday, 6/19, 12pm-1pm

Wednesday, 6/26, 6pm-7pm

Wednesday, 6/26, 6pm-8pm

Wednesday, 6/26, 6pm-8pm

Saturday, 6/29, 5pm-7pm

Tuesday, 7/16, 9am-4:30pm

Friday-Sunday, 7/26-28, 9am-4:30pm

The CE Approval Collaborative is administered by NASW-NJ and recognized by the New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE) as an approving entity for social work continuing education credits in the state and offers a comprehensive review process for the approval of quality social work continuing education courses
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.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and the beginning of the public fight for LGBTQ rights and human rights. Now more than ever, it is important to stay current on issues, policies, movements, and ways to combat LGBTQ prejudice. NASW believes social workers are key allies in the necessary efforts to ensure wellness, safety, and equity for all LGBTQ persons. Social workers have a shared commitment to promoting laws, policies, and programming that affirm, support, and value LGBTQ individuals, families, and communities. 

Celebrate Pride this June with this calendar of events taking place across New Jersey.
Lead the Conversation, Be a Thought Leader. Call for Papers Now Open.

Apply to Be a Presenter at the 2020 NASW-NJ Annual Conference

NASW-NJ is soliciting proposals for presentation at our next statewide continuing education conference, to be held  A pril 26-28,2020 in Atlantic City.

Each year the conference attracts over 1,200 attendees and hundreds of exhibitors from across the country for three days of intensive learning and dialogue. Our presenters play a critical role in this conference, sharing knowledge and expertise across a variety of different topics.

Proposals are Due September 2, 2019. More information.
Webinar: Video Game Addiction 101: The Latest Behavioral Disorder

2 CEU Live Webinar

June 18, 6-8pm

Video game addiction is the latest behavioral disorder.  To put it into perspective, worldwide revenue for McDonalds was $22 billio n in 2017.  Revenue in the U.S. alone from video games in 2018 is projected to be $30 billion.  

This webinar will discuss the research, prevention and treatment options that social workers can put into practice.

Webinar: Prescription Opioid Dependence

1 CEU Live Webinar*

June 26, 6-7pm

Learn the basics about the prescription opioid addiction epidemic in the tri-state area. Hear how to spot it and referral/treatment options.  

*Please note: This course meets the requirement for the 1 credit of prescription opioid CEU for social works in New Jersey as set forth by the State Board of Social Work Examiners. 

2nd Annual Social Work Survey: Your Voice Matters

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!)

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All courses on the Social Work Online CE Institute  are valid for NJ social workers.

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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          

Currently Accepting Volunteer Unit Leadership Applications!

NASW-NJ is primarily supported by volunteers, and you can enhance the value of your membership by sharing your time and talents. NASW-NJ has 12 units across New Jersey to provide members regionally based activities. 

Each unit has a volunteer Chair and Co-Chair to plan and coordinate educational, networking, social and volunteer events that bring value to our members.
Open Unit Volunteer Roles:
  • Sussex/Warren - Chair & Co-Chair
  • Bergen/Passaic - Chair & Co-Chair
  • Essex - Co-Chair
  • Somerset/Hunterdon - Co-Chair
  • Monmouth/Ocean - Chair
  • Mercer/Burlington - Co-Chair
  • Camden/Gloucester/Salem - Co-Chair
  • Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland - Chair & Co-Chair 
What's in it for you:
  • Build new skills while gaining leadership experience
  • Influence the Unit and Chapter's efforts
  • Impact your local social work community
  • Boost your visibility and grow your network
  • Have fun
  • And earn up to (4) free CEUs!
Questions? contact Christina Mina at or 732-296-8070, ext. 117.
Are You Ready to Take Your Career to the Next Level?

NASW-NJ's LSW and LCSW Test Prep Courses Can Get You There!
These courses includes:
  • your own copy of the Revised ASWB Masters or Clinical Exam Guide ($90 value!) 
  • a personal code to download the app version of the book 
  • access to the interactive practice test and supplemental materials
  • your questions answered by expert instructors
Cost: $120 for members, $160 for non-members

LSW - Masters Prep Course
July 16 -  Register
Instructor: Dawn Apgar, PhD, author of the ASWB Masters Exam Guide
3-Day Clinical Supervision Course 
(20 CEUs)
These courses are 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. This course is held at our NASW office in North Brunswick.
Cost: $350 for NASW members, $425 for non-members
Friday, July 26th through Sunday, July 28th
9am-4:30pm each day
Presented by Dr. Tawanda Hubbard
Info & Registration
"Trauma Through the Social Work Lens": NASW Virtual Conference Registration Now Open

June 19-20, 2019

The personal response to traumatic events widely varies, some deep rooted and hard to heal. It is essential for social workers to develop a deeper understanding and knowledge base of how past traumas impact a client's current level of functioning, by learning to recognize, assess and treat trauma.

By attending the 2019 NASW Virtual Forum, you will be able to
  • Access 4 plenary sessions and 8 breakout sessions 
  • Earn up to 8 CE contact hours
  • Learn about the following topics as they relate to trauma: clinical practice, child welfare, elder abuse, self care and more.
  • View the sessions you missed during the live broadcast for up to 90 days after the event
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The May Washington Update is now available. Read more.
Urge Congress to Fund and Protect the Older Americans Act and Other Aging Services Programs.

The Older Americans Act (OAA) and other federally funded aging services programs help older adults to maximize dignity, health, and independence. Services funded through the OAA include case management, elder abuse prevention, family caregiver supports, nutrition programs, and transportation. Social workers are involved in the provision and administration of many of these programs, which are a cost-effective way of enabling older adults to age in their homes and communities.
In partnership with the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations, the Eldercare Workforce Alliance, and other groups, NASW has advocated consistently to fund the OAA and other aging services programs. Thanks to this persistence, funding for some programs was increased or held steady in fiscal years (FYs) 2018 and 2019. However, funding for the OAA and other aging services programs falls far short of the need, and the President's budget proposal for FY 2020 will exacerbate the problem. Your help is needed to ensure Congress passes a budget that enables the OAA and other aging services programs--and, consequently, older adults and entire communities--to thrive. 

Health care and social service workers are nearly five times more likely to be assaulted than other workers, and the rate of violent injuries is growing rapidly. The 
Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act  seeks to keep social workers, health care professionals, and social service professionals safe at work. This much-needed legislation would require hospitals, residential treatment facilities, substance use disorder treatment centers, clinics at correctional or detention facilities, and other service facilities to develop and implement comprehensive violence prevention plans and provide whistle-blower protections for workers.

Clinical social workers are one of three mental health professions that provide psychotherapy services for Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare reimburses clinical social workers at only 75% of the rate reimbursed to psychiatrists and psychologists. This rate is even lower than the 85% other non-physician practitioners (such as physical therapists, physician assistants, and occupational therapists) are reimbursed. This discrepancy deters clinical social workers from becoming Medicare providers and makes it difficult to retain clinical social workers as Medicare providers, thereby decreasing Medicare beneficiaries' access to mental health services. A key provision of the bipartisan legislation is to increase the reimbursement rate for clinical social workers to 85% of the physician fee schedule, which would ensure beneficiaries' access to clinical social workers.

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