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April 13, 2018

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Monday, 4/16, 9am-4:30pm *SOLD OUT*

Wednesday, 4/18, 12pm-1pm

Wednesday, 4/18, 6pm-8pm

Thursday, 4/19, 10am-4pm

Wednesday, 4/25, 6pm-8pm *NEW DATE*

Thursday, 4/26, 5pm-6pm and 6pm-8pm

Sunday-Tuesday, 4/29-5/1

Monday, 5/7, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Thursday, 5/10, 6pm-8pm

Friday, 5/11, 9:30am-11am *NEW DATE*

Saturday, 5/12, 10:30am-4:30pm
NASW NJ members in good standing can apply for the Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship until April 16, 2018! For more information and scholarship application guidelines, click here .

To join NASW, click here .
Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship Application Deadline Extended

NASW-NJ is now accepting applications for the 2018 Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship.

The application deadline is Monday, April 16, 2018.
To apply you must be an NASW Member in good standing and be enrolled as a social work student (BSW or MSW) for the 2018-2019 academic year.

For more information and scholarship application guidelines, click here.
To join NASW, click here.
Dr. Reamer
Ethics Institute with
Dr. Frederic Reamer

Cutting-edge Ethical Issues for Social Workers: Practical Implications of Evolving Standards

(5 Clinical, Ethics CEUs)
June 19 from 9:30am - 3:30pm in  Montclair

Recently the social work profession adopted updated ethics standards, regulatory guidelines, and practice standards, especially related to practitioners' use of technology. Dr. Reamer will explain these and explore high-risk ethical issues and practical strategies designed to protect clients and practitioners. Key topics will include novel forms of service delivery and ways to communicate with clients, management and storage of electronic information, boundary issues, dual relationships, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, privileged communication, informed consent, clients' rights, documentation, and termination of services. 

Cost: $125 for NASW members, $160 for non-members
(includes 5 CEUs, coffee/tea and lunch)

On-Site Registration Info for
NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition

April 29 - May 1, 2018
Borgata Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ

Pre-registration has ended, but registration at the door will be available this year.

NOTE: On-site registration is based on available courses.

Registration desk opens:
- Sunday, April 29 at 9am
- Monday, April 30 at 6:45am
- Tuesday, May 1 at 6:45am

For information on what courses are still available and how/when to register on-site at the Conference, click HERE.


Pennington, NJ-  Social Worker, MSW, FT, Days.  Capital Health is the region's leader in advanced medicine with significant investments in advanced technologies and the area's most experienced physicians.

Responsible for assessing, diagnosing, intervening with and planning for social work services related to patient and family bio-psycho-social needs and behaviors.

Requirements: MSW, one year of experience in a clinical setting performing clinical social work preferred, and Licensed Social Worker.
To learn more and apply online, please visit 

Equal opportunity employer.


PARK RIDGE, NJ - Furnished spacious room, 1st floor, plenty of  parking, 24/7 access, near transportation, shared waiting room with another psychotherapist. Tuesday, Friday and or weekends available. Call Stacey 201-690-6760 or
NASW New York City Chapter Seeks Executive Director

The New York City Chapter of NASW, with a membership of 6400, is seeking an Executive Director with strong leadership and management skills. Applicants should have a substantial knowledge of and a strong commitment to the social work profession and social work values, with an awareness of the diversity of social work practice. 

See the full job announcement
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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.

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NASW Recommends Ratios for School Social Workers

NASW advocates for ratios in its latest revision (2012) of the NASW Standards for School Social Work Services that reflect the need for an increase in social work positions across the nation in all schools.

NASW National is in partnerships with coalitions that are working to support school social work positions and urges members and the larger social work community to contact their elected officials to advocate for school social work positions in schools.

See this article for more information.

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          

An Hour with Private Practice:  Questions & Answers
Provider Contracts: Reimbursement
Questions To Ask

FREE Q&A Session for NASW Members (no CEUs)
Wednesday, April 18
Teleconference (12-1pm)

This session is offered by our NASW National Office.
For more information on how to join the call, click here.

NASW-NJ Unit Events

The Mercer/Burlington Unit had a fantastic April Meeting! Thank you Claudia Azille and Safa Simmons, DCP&P Resource Development Specialists from Burlington Outreach Community Program for speaking on Child Abuse Prevention.

The Essex Unit hosted Emily and Nicola from Morris County Prevention is Key for an informative NARCAN training. Thank you for taking the time to share such valuable information!
NASW 2018 National Election

Voting for the NASW 2018 National Election began 
on Wednesday, April 4th and will end on Friday, May 25th.

  Candidates' information including bios and platform
 statements can be accessed  here.

To be eligible to vote, members must be in good standing (current membership and no pending sanctions).  Questions may be sent to or 202-336-8270.
NASW Seeks Resolution with CMS Regarding PQRS Negative Payments for LCSWs

In a letter to the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), NASW CEO, Angelo McClain, requested a review the 2018 negative payment penalties to clinical social workers to determine if they were inappropriately penalized for not using measures beyond their scope of practice.

NASW also submitted comment to CMS on the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) which will replace PQRS in 2019, requesting that the standard MIPS formula be reconsidered as the evaluation tool for clinical social workers.
happy_female_graduate.jpg MSW Students: Steps to Obtain Your Social Work License!

As graduation approaches, many students want to know the quickest way to get their Social Work Licenses (LSW).

NASW-NJ has developed a detailed checklist of the steps you must take to get an LSW in New Jersey. The checklist has been reviewed and approved by the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE/Licensing Board). We provide this checklist so that you will not need to contact the BSWE to complete your application.

 Click here
to check out the checklist.  
NASW-NJ Supported Legislation Advances in Assembly and Senate

Votes were held yesterday in the NJ Senate and Assembly on several long-standing bills of importance to social workers and our clients.

After a decade of advocacy, both the paid sick leave bill and the out-of-network transparency bill have been approved by both state legislative chambers

Governor Murphy is expected to sign both bills by the end of April.
Legislators Seek Testimony from School Social Workers

Social workers have another opportunity to testify before NJ Lawmakers on gun violence and school safety issues. It is critically important that social workers' voices are heard in this discussion . Legislators have specifically asked to hear from school social workers.
The third and final hearing is set for 3 p.m. on April 23 at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, part of Rutgers University-Newark .
The event is open for public comment.
If you are able to attend one of these events and would like to speak, please email Jeff Feldman. We will give the legislative committee aides a heads up that you will be there. 
Earn More Ethics CEUs with Us!

Ethics of Social Justice Advocacy: From the Micro to the Macro
(5 Ethics CEUs)
April 19, 10am - 4pm in North Brunswick
Presenter: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW

Now, more than ever perhaps, the call for social workers to engage in social justice activities is front and center. Whether the focus on international atrocities, or local causes such combating racism, sexism, xenophobia, homo- and transphobia, or religious bigotry, or poverty and environmental issues, social justice is a fundamental component of who we are and what we do. This workshop will explore social justice as a function of social work and will engage the participants in discussions of the ethical concerns that may arise out of this work. Topics will include engaging clients in social justice work, disconnects between social justice efforts and employer limitations, how far should a social worker go in standing up for social justice, and guidelines for addressing ethical decision making and dilemmas in social justice work.

What's New in Social Work: Ethical and Legal Updates
(5 Clinical, Ethics CEUs)
May 12, 10:30am - 4:30pm in Cherry Hill
Presenter: Leslie Tsukroff, LCSW

2017 was a momentous year for New Jersey Social Workers. NASW published long-awaited revisions to The NASW Code of Ethics and The Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice and New Jersey passed its first Telemedicine and Telehealth Law. This workshop will review how these critical changes impact Social Workers' use of Technology in their day to day work.

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NASW Opposes "Citizenship Question" on 2020 Census

Including citizenship as one of the questions on the 2020 Census questionnaire is extremely worrisome. Specifically, adding this question has major implications for immigrant communities and for the integrity of fair allocation of Congressional representation. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) strongly disagrees with the proposed addition of the citizenship question to the 2020 Census. 

Read the full statement
(Not NASW Sponsored** )
** While this course is 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

Healthcare Issues Faced by Immigrant Populations
(3 Social & Cultural CEUs for NJ Social Workers)

Monday, April 23
10:00 AM -1:00 PM  


Questions?  Contact Mary Ellen:

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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.

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

May 10 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Eatontown) 
May 11 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
May 14 -  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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