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February 16, 2018

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Monday, 2/19, 6pm-7:30pm
Wednesday, 2/21, 12pm-1pm
Wednesday, 2/21, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday, 2/22, 10am-4pm
Thursday, 2/22, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Monday, 2/26, 6pm-8pm 
(2 CEUs) The Hidden Face of Modern Slavery & What Social Workers Should Know

Friday, 3/2, 1pm-4pm
(3 CEUs) Employing Cultural Competence and Transformational Leadership with Diverse Clients and Colleagues

Monday, 3/5, 1pm-4pm
(3 CEUs) Fostering Resilience in Children Coping with Loss

Tuesday, 3/6, 9am-4:30pm
LSW Test Prep Course- Masters

Tuesday, 3/6, 11am-1pm
Bergen PPSIG Meeting

Thursday, 3/8, 5:30pm-8:30pm
NEW DATE! (3 CEU Live Webinar) Social Workers and Anti-Poverty Practice

Thursday, 3/8, 7pm-9pm
Monmouth/Ocean PPSIG Meeting

Friday, 3/9, 9am-4:30pm
LCSW Test Prep Course- Clinical

Monday, 3/12, 9:30am-11am
Mercer/Burlington PPSIG Meeting

Monday, 3/12, 12pm-2pm
North/Central PPSIG Meeting 

Monday, 3/12, 6pm-7:30pm
Essex Unit Event & Presentation

Monday, 3/12, 6pm-8pm
Morris Unit Event & Presentation 
Host an Event for Social Work Month 2018 
Planning a Social Work Month event?
Social Work Month starts on March 1. One way to celebrate is to host your own Social Work Month event.  Here are some tools to help you make your party or event memorable!
NASW Responds to Florida School Shooting
Photo Credit: Greg Lovett / The Palm Beach Post

At NASW-NJ, we mourn the loss of life and extend our condolences to the community of Parkland, FL which is reeling from the mass shooting on Wednesday.  

As social workers, we must take action, not only to end this type of violence, but to ensure that survivors and their families receive the care and support they need to help heal from this tragedy.

Read the statement on the shooting from NASW-FL.

Read NASW's Social Justice Brief: Gun Violence in the American Culture.

Read an article from the New York Times about addressing gun violence from a public health perspective.

And please join with us in working for an end to gun violence.
February is Black History Month
Ronald Johnson will be retiring this year after more than three decades as an advocate for the HIV community
As the AIDS United chief policy staff member, Johnson has helped establish the organization's leadership role on many HIV-related issues, including federal funding for domestic HIV/AIDS programs, the Ryan White Program, and the successful lifting of the HIV travel and immigration ban.
Thanks to the work of Johnson and other advocates, much progress has been made in addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic. However, African-Americans still represent a disproportionate number of persons living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. The United States Department of Health and Human Services reports on the work still to be done.
CE Webinar with
NASW-NJ President
Dr. Tawanda Hubbard

Let's Talk About Opposition in Adolescence
(2 Clinical CEUs)
Thurs, February 22 from 6:30-8:30pm

Opposition in adolescence has become synonymous with oppositional defiant disorder. This view of opposition as a disorder is limiting and puts adults in conflict with youth. This workshop will focus on discussing the need to see opposition on a continuum.

Participants will identify and discuss their personal constructs about oppositionality in adolescence. They will explore Dr. Hubbard's construct of opposition as advocacy and power expression in adolescence, which facilitates the youth's development of a healthy sense of self and purpose.

COST: $2 5 for NASW members, $45 for non-members

Happy Social Work Month - Choose 1 Free CE Course in March!

As a "thank you" to our members during Social Work Month, you will be able to select one of four particular 3-CEU courses in March to attend for FREE!

Seating is limited, register for one now:
- March 2 from 1-4pm in Tenafly (Bergen County)
Can't make it to an in-person course or just want more credits?
We are offering a 3-CEU social & cultural competence live webinar for just $15 on March 8th from 5:30-8:30pm! Register for the webinar here.
NASW members save up to 40% on Entertainment through Ticket Master!

PENNINGTON, NJ - Social Worker, MSW, FT, Days.  Capital Health is the region's leader in advanced medicine with significant investments in advanced technologies and the area's most experienced 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, and Licensed Social Worker.
To learn more and apply online, please visit: 
Equal opportunity employer.

ORADELL, NJ - Spacious office in three room suite. Waiting room, bathroom and kitchen. Three windows, free street parking, less than ten minutes from Ridgewood. Available March 1. $425 per month. Renting to psychotherapist only. Joe Carlozzo @201-953-2717.
Looking to Earn CEUs?

View the full list of scheduled NASW-NJ in-person and webinar CE Courses (and keep an eye out as we add more!) on our Web site 
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
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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

Mary Jean Weston, MSW, LCSW
Interim Executive Director          

An Hour with Private Practice: Questions & Answers

Advocating for Private Practitioners:  
A Look at Common Coding Errors

FREE Q&A Session for NASW Members (no CEUs)

Wednesday, February 21
Teleconference (12-1pm)

This session is offered by our NASW National Office.
For more information on how to join the call, click here.
Social Work Day at the United Nations

The International Federation of Social Workers and the International Association of Schools of Social Work are pleased to announce that the 35th Annual Social Work Day at the United Nations is scheduled for Monday, March 26, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Social Work Day at the UN is a gathering place for people around the world who are working to make a difference. For 35 years students, practitioners, and educators have been convening at the UN to learn more about the UN, innovative projects and issues related to International Social Work and the critical role Social Work plays in the international arena.

Online registration will be available on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 1 p.m. EST. Register early; this event fills up quickly.
House Approves HR 620 Despite Efforts of Disability Advocates

NASW recently sent an action alert to members asking them to oppose HR 620, the slyly named "ADA Education and Reform Act." HR 620 attempts to gut the ADA by preventing people with disabilities from seeking immediate legal recourse to protect their rights. Learn the myths and truths about HR 620.

Former Congressmen Tony Coelho, an original sponsor of the ADA, has penned an Op Ed suggesting Congress address the weaknesses of ADA without taking away the rights of millions of Americans.

The House of Representatives voted yesterday to pass HR 620. At this time there is no Senate companion bill. NASW will keep you updated on next steps in opposing this legislation.
Live Q&A Discussions on 2017 Revisions to the Code of Ethics

The revised NASW Code of Ethics went into effect January 1, 2018.  These revisions reflect the most substantive changes to the Code since 1996. The 2017 revisions to the Code focus largely on the use of technology and the implications of technology for ethical practice.Nineteen sections of the Code were affected. Make sure you know how these significant changes impact the profession and your practice.
Still have questions? Join one of the post-course discussions being offered:
Registration is free.  Space is limited. 250 participants per session will be accepted. CE credits are not available for the Q&A Sessions.
NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition

Today's Social Workers: United by Values, Working for Justice
April 29 - May 1, 2018
Borgata Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ

Earn up to 23 CEUs!

Earn 2 extra Ethics CEUs at a Sunday morning Plenary, presented by NASW Code of Ethics Review Task Force Chair, Allan Barsky.

Attend a Private Practice Lunch & Learn to get tips on starting or expanding your practice, new technology standards, and billing.

And.... Trivia Night is back and the competition is going to be fierce!

Sponsors, Exhibitors, & Advertisers!

View and download a copy of the exhibitor prospectus  HERE

Call 732-296-8070 or email  for more information.
NASW Member to Speak at Family Addiction Network
Attendees at the February 20 meeting of the Family Addiction Network will hear from NASW member Abby Boxman. M s. Boxman is the founder of an organization that  brings awareness to the dangers of prescription drugs and their abuse and misuse. She holds an MSW from Rutgers University and is currently pursuing her licensure in the State of NJ.
Support Paid Time Off for All Workers

Learn more about the efforts of the  Time to Care Coalition to secure paid leave for all workers in New Jersey and see a free screening of the documentary film " Zero Weeks." 

Feb 20th  - 6pm at  Labyrinth Books in Princeton. RSVP here
Feb 24th  - 6pm at The Asbury Hotel following the Asbury Park Women's Convention. RSVP here

*All events organized by NJ Time To Care*
NASW Practice Standards and Guidelines   
Are you meeting the benchmarks in service that patients should expect of you? NASW practice standards and guidelines reflect current and emerging best practice trends and are a critical component of the professional social worker's toolkit.
Join Us in Welcoming Social Work Month

To celebrate Social Work Month, NASW is hosting a
Thunderclap on March 1. 

A Thunderclap occurs when supporters share a message via their social media channels. It is a great way to advertise Social Work Month on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Link your social media page to the Thunderclap now and show your love for Social Workers and the Social Work Profession.  
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- Clinical Test Prep
March 9 - Register

LSW Test Prep
March 6 - Register
April 5 - 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:
March 6 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
March 8 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Eatontown)
March 12 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
March 12 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater) 
For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.

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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