NASW-NJ newSWire
November 16, 2017

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Friday, 11/17, 7pm-8:30pm
Tuesday, 11/21, 6pm-8pm
Tuesday, 11/28, 9am-4:30pm
Wednesday, 11/29, 6pm-8pm
Wednesday, 11/29, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday, 11/30, 6pm-8pm
Friday-Sunday, 12/1-12/3, 9am-5pm
Friday, 12/1, 12pm-1:30pm
Tuesday, 12/5, 11am-1pm

Thursday, 12/7, 6pm-7:30pm
Friday, 12/8, 9am-4:30pm
Monday, 12/11, 9:30am-11am
Monday, 12/11, 12pm-2pm
Monday, 12/11, 6pm-7:30pm
Monday, 12/11, 6pm-8pm
Saturday, 12/16, 9am-4:30pm
Did You Know_ Members receive reduced rates for Licensing Test Prep courses!
NASW Code of Ethics Training Available on Demand  
View the Recording for Free;
Take the CE Version (2 CEUs) for $10
(through November 30) 
October's training on the revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics is now available on demand. You can view the recording of the training free of charge here. You also can take the CE option of the training for a nominal charge here.

Now through November 30th NASW is offering a special discounted rate on the CE option: $10 for NASW members and $25 for non-members. After November 30, the rate will increase to $25 for NASW members and $40 for non-members.
NASW Revised Code of Ethics is now available to access online free or purchase the hard copy for $5.00 here.  

View FAQs for a listing of the revised sections of the Code here.  
Saying Farewell and Best Wishes to our Membership Coordinator

Janine Hendryx, our Membership Coordinator and staff member for over 13 years, has moved out of state and is no longer working with NASW-NJ. We wish her all the best and good wishes for her future endeavors!

NASW-NJ has other staff dedicated to member support. Click here to view our staff directory.
Update your Member Profile

If you've moved or changed jobs, or never got around to completing your NASW member profile, call Member Services to update your information at 800.742.4089 M-F, 9am-9pm.  

If you prefer, you can update your profile online at the Member Center using your NASW username and password. (If you can't remember your login information, you can reset your password or receive a reminder.)
Open Enrollment for the ACA is NOW!  
November 1st - December 15th

The open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace is significantly shorter this year - November 1 to December 15, 2017 (it's normally three months). The Trump Administration has also cut funding for advertising and enrollment assistance. Social workers should share this enrollment information with clients, families, friends and communities to bring awareness to the narrow enrollment window.

For a list of helpful resources and to read more information, click here.
Mercer/Burlington and Monmouth/Ocean Joint Service Project

Members of the Mercer/Burlington and Monmouth/Ocean Units of NASW-NJ invited members to volunteer to serve a meal at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) on Wednesday, November 8.  

The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) feeds those who are hungry in the Trenton area and offers programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life for its patrons. This is the fifth year that NASW-NJ members have participated in this exceptionally rewarding community outreach program.

Please consider attending a future volunteer opportunity and learn more about TASK by visiting their website at

CHERRY HILL - (Kings Highway)
Office space available; serenely decorated office, on-site convenient parking, in-suite bathroom; hourly or monthly rental options; call 856-428-1685 for inquiry.
To view more classifieds on our Web site, click here.
Get Exposure!  

Showcase your organization
to over 10,000 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
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

Mary Jean Weston, MSW, LCSW
Interim Executive Director          

Upcoming CE Programs
Using Motivational Interviewing to Move Clients through the Stages of Change - WEBINAR
(2 Clinical CEUs) 
November 29 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm via webinar 

From Teenage to Old Age: Empowering Older Adults to Combat Peer Bullying
(2 Clinical CEUs)
December 5 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in Hamilton
Info & Registration 

Health and Healthcare for LGBT+ Populations - WEBINAR
(2 General, Social/Cultural CEUs) 
December 11 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm via webinar
Info & Registration 

Clinical Supervision Course- 3 Days
(20 Clinical CEUs, including 3 Social/Cultural & 5 Ethics)
February 2, 3 and 4 from 9:00am - 4:30pm in North Brunswick

Looking for more courses?
View the full list of scheduled NASW-NJ CE Courses (and keep an eye out as we add more!) on our Web site here.
Celebrate Social Work Month March 2018

NASW National announces its theme for social work month in March!

Social Work professionals are Leaders, Advocates, and Champions for millions of people each day. Celebrate Social Work professionals and their important contributions. Honor and show support for your profession, staff, colleagues and friends with gifts from the NASW.

To shop for 2018 Social Work month, click here.
Medicare Resources for Private Practitioners

Additionally, CMS is informing clinical social workers who are Medicare Part B providers whether they will be receiving a 2018 PQRS negative payment adjustment beginning January 1, 2018. NASW encourages its members to file an informal review request form by December 1, 2017 if they believe they have been inappropriately penalized.

For more information, read the NASW Practice Alert, 2018 PQRS Negative Payment Adjustment.
Save the Dates to Earn 20+ CEUs!
NASW-NJ Annual Conference

Sunday - Tuesday
April 29 - May 1, 2018

Mark your calendar now to be at the beautiful Borgata Hotel with 1,000 other social workers!

In addition to our 60+ workshops, we will be also be offering:
- an ethics pre-conference session with Dr. Allan Barsky, the Chair of the Task Force that wrote the latest revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics.
- a Monday keynote session from Dr. Mauricio Cifuentes on Working with Immigrants at Risk for Deportation
- a Tuesday keynote session from Dr. Gregory Perkins on Ethics and Trauma

Registration will open in December, make sure to register early to get in to the workshops that you want!
Test Prep Courses - App Now Included!
LSWGuide *NEW!* This course includes your own copy of the Revised ASWB Masters 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.
LCSW Test Prep
December 8 - Register

LSW Test Prep
November 28 - Register
December 16 - Register
January 6- Register
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:
December 1 - Middlesex (meets in North Brunswick)  
December 5 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
December 11 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)   
December 11 - North/Central (Holiday Party in Somerville) 

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.

Did you know that there is no limit to the number of online CEUs you can take for your NJ license?

Choose from over 150 courses available on the
Social Work Online CE Institute.

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.