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July 6, 2018

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Monday, 7/9, 12-2pm
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-NJ offers online CE courses for purchase? 
Click HERE to earn CEs from home!

License/Certification Renewal Notices for All NJ Social Workers Have Been Mailed

As of this week, the Division of Consumer Affairs has mailed all license/certification renewal notices for NJ social workers. If you are a NJ LCSW, LSW or CSW - and the Board of Social Work Examiners has your correct address - you should have received, or will soon receive, your renewal notice. 

The renewal deadline is August 31, 2018.
For more information, click here or refer to the NASW-NJ Website .
NASW Launches First-Ever Online Community- myNASW

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.
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
-Outstanding Service

Deadline for Nominations is July 30, 2018.

For more information, refer to the Chapter Awards page on our website.
Help an Unaccompanied Immigrant Child

NASW-NJ has received the following information from Center for Family Services (CFF) about how people can be of assistance to the immigrant children detained in our state. 

Become a Shelter Parent  - Spread the word about the need for community members in New Jersey's southern region to open their homes to provide short term shelter for a child. English speaking and Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking homes needed.

Start a Collection - Host a collection to provide needed items for children in CFF's supportive housing programs. We can accept donations of new items.

Make a Donation  - Monetary donations help CFF expand their work and provide direct support to the children and families in our care.

Refer to the NASW-NJ Website for additional information and resources.
Ocean, NJ- Lovely, warm office space available by day or hour. Convenient location on Hwy. 35, Ocean township/Monmouth County. Utilities and wifi included/shared waiting area. 732-517-1177 or for info or pictures. 

MATAWAN, NJ- Clinical Supervisor LCSW Opening - Stress Care of NJ,  is looking for a FT LCSW Clinical Supervisor for IOP/PHP Programs. Flexible hours and full benefit packages available. Visit us at . To Apply contact Alex Smuklavskiy Fax: 
732-679-4549 or Email
Get Exposure!  

Showcase your organization
to over 20,000 visitors each month.
Your LOGO can be displayed on the NASW-NJ  
website for 30 days.

It will appear as a clickable link
right to your website.  
Just send us your Logo and
Web site URL!

For more information, contact
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          

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
Seeking Presenters for 2019 Conference

We are starting to plan our 2019 NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition, to be held April 28 - April 30, 2019 at the beautiful Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.

Interested in Presenting a Workshop?
Click HERE for information on submitting your proposal.

Want to Exhibit Your Agency/Services to 1,000+ Social Workers?
Click HERE to provide us with your contact information.

Deadline for submissions is August 29. 
webinars CE Webinar on Upcoming Licensing Changes
(2 Ethics CEUs)

Now available for self-study! If you missed the live webinar the other day, we have it ready for you to purchase. Learn about changes that may affect you and earn 2 Ethics CEUs!

Upcoming NASW-NJ CE Courses

(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
An Overview of Physician Aid in Dying and the Role of Social Workers

Also called "Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill," when adopted at the state level, physician aid in dying (PAD) is a process that allows physicians to write a prescription for a terminally ill person to self-administer medication to end his or her life. It's important for social workers to understand the PAD process and its legal, clinical, and ethical practice implications.

For updates on efforts to pass Aid in Dying/PAD legislation in NJ refer to the Compassion and Choices website.
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

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
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.