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October 27, 2017
NASW National is completing the launch of their new website.  Some processes may be interrupted while the transition is completed. We apologize for this inconvenience.

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Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Did You Know_ Legislative Alerts tell you what's going on, why social workers should get involved, and how to get involved. Sign up for advocacy email alerts and look up your elected officials.
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What are you waiting for?! Click here to read the Top 10 Reasons to Join NASW-NJ. Then join us here!
Murphy/Oliver Campaign Visit to  

NASW-NJ Volunteer Leadership and Staff met with Phil Murphy's sister- Dorothy Egan Murphy (social worker and NASW member); sister-in-law- Charlene Murphy; and Parimal Garg- policy advisor to discuss social work issues in New Jersey and ways to move the social work agenda forward.
Upcoming CE Courses
Using Motivational Interviewing to Move Clients through the Stages of Change - LIVE WEBINAR 
(2 Clinical CEUs) 
November 29 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm via webinar 

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

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.
Save the Dates!
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 a special session with Dr. Allan Barsky, the Chair of the Task Force that wrote the latest revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics. Registration will open in December, make sure to register early to get in to the workshops that you want!


LCSW - Senior Care Therapy is seeking New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) to provide psychotherapy and counseling services to residents of senior facilities throughout New Jersey. The positions can be full or part time. Opportunities to work evenings and weekends are available as well. We offer clinically fulfilling as well as financially rewarding positions with a flexible work schedule. Whether you are looking for a full-time opportunity, a private practitioner looking for supplemental work, or juggling a busy and unpredictable schedule, we will have an opportunity for you. Please send resume to

SOCIAL WORKER, MSW, Case Management, FT, Days, Pennington, NJ
Capital Health is the region's leader in advanced medicine with significant investments in advanced technologies and the best 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. Licensed Social Worker. To learn more and apply online, please visit  Equal opportunity employer.


TINTON FALLS/ SHREWSBURY - Large office suite, 2 available rooms to share with busy practice of speech and occupational therapists and counselor with cross referrals, internet, xerox, fax. Linda Rembisz, 908 -601- 3838

ORADELL - Spacious office in 3 room suite, 3 windows, free street parking, less than 10 minutes from Ridgewood. $425 per month. Available immediately. Contact Joe 201-953-2717.

To view more classifieds on our Web site click here.
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North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Main: 732-296-8070
Fax: 732-296-8074

Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW

Mary Jean Weston, MSW, LCSW
Interim Executive Director          

Tuesday, November 7!

The election is only 11 days away. Make sure your voice is heard on Tuesday, November 7!

For a full list of NASW's endorsements of candidates in New Jersey, click here.
Contribute to 2018 Global Observatory to Report on Current State of Social Work and Social Development in Our Region

Member Action Requested by November 1

You can help promote community and environmental sustainability by contributing to the 2018 Global Observatory Data Collection. In preparation for the 2018 World Conference for Social Work and Social Development, the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW), and the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), established the Global Observatory to gather information on the activities of social workers, educators, and social development practitioners on the 3rd Global Agenda theme, Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability. Your participation also will make your work more visible across the globe. The questionnaire welcomes examples of your resources, research, practice, and case studies to support your responses. The last day to participate in the survey is Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
#SWAdvocacy Twitter Chat

NASW Senior Field Organizer, Dina Kastner did a Twitter chat on 10/17 to inform followers about NASW's efforts to advocate for social workers and social work issues in U.S. Congress. 

To view a transcript of the chat, click here.
Copies of the New Code of Ethics Available 
The 2017 revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics reflect the most substantive changes to the Code since 1996.  
Copies of the new Code of Ethics can be purchased here.  
View FAQs for a listing of the revised sections of the Code here.  
NASW Transition Document to the New Administration
Following the 2016 Presidential election, NASW delivered to the new administration and the 115th Congress a comprehensive transition document, Advancing the American Agenda: How the Social Work Profession Will Help. The document outlines priority areas where social workers play a significant role in addressing social challenges and advancing the broader American Agenda. Here's a selected statement:

Preserve the Best of the ACA

It is imperative that the best parts of the ACA be preserved - such as allowing young adults to stay on their family policies to age 26; prohibiting the denial of coverage due to pre-existing conditions; and availability of subsidies for the population ages 45 to 65, who have chronic conditions and can't afford insurance coverage outside the exchanges. The option for states to expand Medicaid should be preserved as well. As the Trump administration and 115th Congress consider repealing or restricting the ACA, we urge them to preserve these vital and popular provisions and continue to provide coverage for people with chronic conditions.
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
Prepare Beneficiaries for the New Medicare Cards

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to prevent fraud and identity theft and to protect private health care and financial information of Medicare beneficiaries. New Medicare cards will be mailed between April 2018 and April 2019. Each card will include a Medicare number unique to the beneficiary, the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI).

Click here for more information from NASW and to learn how to communicate with beneficiaries about the upcoming change.
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:
November 9 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Eatontown)  
November 13 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
November 14 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck) 

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!
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