NASW-NJ newSWire
December 14, 2018
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Upcoming Events

To see all our events, visit our Calendar.

Tuesday, 12/18, 6pm-8pm

Thursday, 12/20, 10am-11:30am

Tuesday, 1/8, 11am-1pm

Thursday, 1/10, 6pm-8pm

Saturday, 1/12, 9am-4:30pm

Friday-Sunday, 1/13-1/15, 9am-4:30pm

You can pick up the perfect holiday gift for any social worker over at our online store. Visit the store HERE!

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.

2019 MACRA Reporting for Clinical Social Workers in Private Practice

NASW has released a new practice alert informing clinical social workers about the 2019 MACRA quality payment exclusion for clinical social workers, what led to it, and its impact. Read the full alert here
Behavioral Health Telehealth Options Expanded

Under the new  2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has removed restrictions in Medicare around originating sites for telehealth services used to treat substance use disorder (SUD) and co-occurring mental health disorders. Previously, patients were limited to telehealth appointments only when calling from specific locations, such as their primary care provider's office. The new rule removes these originating site geographic requirements and adds individuals' homes as permissible originating sites for telehealth services, greatly increasing access to SUD treatment, especially for individuals in rural and frontier communities.
Social Workers, Share Your Story Today
Seeking inspiring stories for publication in multiple outlets

NASW-NJ is collecting stories of social workers in New Jersey--stories of social workers creating programs, leading research, helping clients, students, driving community advocacy, providing clinical support, etc. We plan to begin sharing these stories in March 2019 during Social Work Month via our online blog, social media, FOCUS, and will even feature a few as part of our collaboration with New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

Do you know a social worker who is doing exceptional things in our state? Do you have a story to share? We'd love to hear!

Please complete the form to nominate a social worker--and remember, all submissions must be of individuals with a formal social work degree (BSW, MSW, PhD, DSW)!

Place your classified ad or banner ad in NASW-NJ newSWire today and reach 20,000 readers weekly. Learn more.

View a full listing of ad postings on our Web site  here.
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Our weekly round-up of state and national news relevant to the social work profession in New Jersey
(subscription may be required to access some articles)

Maureen Tillman is a Member
- New York Times

Peter Herbst is a Member
- Jersey Journal
Most Americans Still Think Spanking is Fine. It's Not.
- Washington Post

- Star Ledger

- New York Times

Almost 15,000 Migrant Children Now Held At Nearly Full Shelters

- TapInto New Brunswick

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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          

LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
This course 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
Cost: $120 for members, $160 for non-members

LSW - Masters Prep Course
January 12 - Register
February 10 - Register

LCSW - Clinical Prep Course
February 8 - Register
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

Sunday January 13 through Tuesday January 15
Presented by Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Info & Registration

Friday March 22 through Sunday March 24
Presented by Manda Gatto, LCSW
Info & Registration

Clinical Supervision webinar

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

Our North/Central Private Practice Shared Interest Group (PPSIG) gathered for a wonderful holiday party on 12/10 at the Westbrook Restaurant & Bar in Bound Brook!  Join the group for upcoming meetings in 2019!
Rally in Trenton for Drivers Licenses for All
Starting at Turning Point Methodist Church
15 S. Broad St, Trenton

Join advocates to rally in support of licenses before the NJ legislature goes home for the holidays. Our communities need licenses now! Follow the Facebook event for most updated details. 

TAKE ACTION! Tell Your Legislators to support A4743/S3229

A4743/S3229 will create a standard driver's license giving New Jersey residents an option to protect their privacy and allow more residents to access a state ID and drivers license. 

Call your NJ legislators by going to

Support Family Leave Insurance Enhancements

As women's rights and worker protections are under assault in Washington, here in NJ we have the opportunity to expand rights for women and anyone who cares for family members while juggling work responsibilities. A precious newborn or a dying parent need our devoted care - but sadly not everyone can afford to take time off from work to provide that care.

A bill that would overhaul the New Jersey Family Leave Insurance program and move us closer to a paid leave program that works for everyone is up for a final vote in both houses of the New Jersey State Legislature on Monday.

Some of the exciting improvements included in this bill are:
  • Increasing the weekly wage replacement to 85% of a worker's average weekly wage (capped at 70% of the Average Weekly Wage in NJ);
  • Expanding the paid time available from 6 to 12 weeks;
  • Expanding job protection for an estimated 200,000 workers;
  • Expanding the definition of family to cover grandparents and grandkids, siblings, adult children, parents-in-law, and chosen family.

Looking to gain leadership experience?! 
Volunteer on the NASW-NJ Membership Committee!

We are currently seeking additional members to join the Membership Committee. 
The Membership Committee is charged with the recruitment, retention and growth of NASW-NJ's membership.  Committee members consult with staff on member services, participate in the planning of membership events, and develop outreach strategies for engaging members and potential members.  

If you would like more information or to be considered, please contact 
Christina Mina, Director of Member Services,

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards for social workers, and to advance sound social policies.
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