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July 20, 2017
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Message from Executive Director
Walter X. Kalman

NASW-NJ Testifying at Joint-Hearing on DMHAS Transfer

July 25th, 2017
11:00 AM, Committee Room 4

Chris Christie's plan to shift DMHAS from the DHS to the DOH has been met with widespread criticism across the spectrum of mental health and addiction providers. Although some have supported the Governor's plan, NASW-NJ and its partners strongly oppose the implementation of this transfer.  

NASW-NJ supports improved integration of behavioral and health services. However, this reorganization is ill-timed, in the midst of existing instability and uncertainty related to the transition to Fee For Service. Additionally, we find it irresponsible to make such major changes shortly before the turnover in administration. This leaves new players to put together the pieces at the cost of the consumer.

I will be testifying at the Assembly Human Services and the Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee joint hearing on Tuesday, July 25th. Please come and show your support for making a responsible decision in blocking this transfer.

Upcoming CE Course Courses
Maintaining Boundaries in 21st Century Social Work Practice 
(5 Clinical, Ethics CEUs)
Presenter: Leslie Tsukroff, LCSW
Monday, July 31 from 10:30am - 4:30pm in Millburn

Illegal but Not Criminal: A Social Work Argument for Drug Decriminalization  
(1.5 CEU Webinar) 
Presenter: Amanda Bent, LSW 
Wednesday, August 2 from 6:30pm - 8pm 
Info & Registration - $10 for members!

Yoga and Mindfulness: Empowering Individuals Diagnosed with PTSD
(4 Clinical CEUs)
Presenter: Jennifer Giovinazzi, LCSW, RYT
Friday, August 4 from 12pm - 4pm in Cherry Hill
Info & Registration

Using Play Therapy with Parents to Support Children's Emotional Development 
(5 Clinical CEUs)
Presenter: Christian Bellissimo, LCSW, RPT
Monday, August 14 from 9:30am - 3:30pm in North Brunswick
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LCSW/LSW - This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-paced, dynamic and growing company! Theia Senior Solutions, an exceptional level of informed concierge eldercare, is a single point of contact for planning and managing the care and complexities that come with growing older. We are looking for a LCSW/LSW to perform intake, home evaluation, home visits, needs assessment and make recommendations on supportive care referrals. 3-5 years' experience required, preferably community based/in-home visit experience. Please email resume to To learn more about us, please visit

CLINICIAN - Seeking part time clinician willing to work weekends who is not on insurance panels. Located in Ocean township/Monmouth County, NJ. 732-517-1177

LCSW/LPC - Care Plus is staffing new school contracts throughout Northern NJ. These management positions will direct individual and group clinical services for a caseload of youth, complete risk assessments, facilitate teacher and parent workshops, conduct community outreaches to engage youth and families, link youth and families to resources, collaborate with school personnel to achieve goals, participate on Care Plus NJ management team, provide Field Instruction for Masters level intern(s) Please visit:  

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Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW, CAE
Executive Director           

Mercer/Burlington Unit Networking Dinner

Mercer/Burlington Unit Members enjoy a night of networking at Jersey Grill in Hamilton Township on 7/11.
ethics 8 series
Ethics Tips & Resources from NASW

The Ethics 8 Series offers 8 useful tips related to prevailing topics in social work practice. These tip sheets serve as a starting point in uncovering ethical considerations in a given topic area, and direct users to additional resources related to the topic areas.

Mark Your Calendar for the 2017 NASW Virtual Career Fair
September 14, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The 2017 NASW Virtual Career Fair is an excellent resource for social work professionals, like yourself, to connect with the nation's top employers via Skype and Instant Messaging. Register today to create your Job Seeker Profile on NASW JobLink, and don't forget to flag your resume as a Virtual Career Fair candidate!
Test Prep Courses
test prep book (includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW Test Prep
August 25 - Register
September 24 - Register 
LCSW Test Prep
August 11 - Register
October 6 - Register
Seeking Presenters for 2018 Conference

We are in the process of planning our 2018 NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition, to be held in April 29 - May 1, 2018 at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.

Interested in Presenting a Workshop?
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Interested in Exhibiting Your Agency/Services to 1,000+ Social Workers?
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Training Room: Weekday starting  at $100 /  Weekend $300
Conference Room: Weekday starting at $70 / Weekend $250 

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Choose from over 150 courses available on the
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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.
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