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July 13, 2018

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Monday, 7/16, 9:30am-12:30pm 

Friday, 7/20, 9am-4:30pm

Monday, 7/23, 10am-4pm

Tuesday, 7/24, 5pm-6pm

Tuesday, 7/24, 6pm-8pm

Monday, 7/30, 6pm-8pm

Friday, 8/10, 9am-4:30pm
NASW-NJ works closely with the
Board of Social Work Examiners. 
This allows us to bring you the most current licencing information.

Click here for details!
NASW-NJ Awards Nominations

Celebrating Excellence and Service in Social Work

We are accepting nominations for the following awards:
-Social Worker of the Year
-Lifetime Achievement 
-Public Citizen of the Year
-Elected Public Official of the Year
-Outstanding Service

Deadline for Nominations is August 15, 2018.

For more information, refer to the Chapter Awards page on our website.
NASW Opposes Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to U.S. Supreme Court 

Due to Judge Brett Kavanaugh's  judicial record and past opinions on a variety of issues and President Trump's promise that he would appoint a Supreme Court Justice who would overturn Roe v. Wade, NASW opposes Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more.
NASW Launches First-Ever Online Community- myNASW

MyNASW Community is a great place to connect with leaders in social work. 

Check out this exclusive members-only community at and expand your network today!
Renew Social Work License/Certification

The Division of Consumer Affairs has mailed all license and certification renewal notices for NJ social workers.
If you are a NJ LCSW, LSW or CSW - and the Board of Social Work Examiners has your correct address - you should have received, or will soon receive, your renewal notice. 

The renewal deadline is August 31, 2018.
For information on renewal, click here or see  the NASW-NJ Website  .
The Legal Aspects of
Private Practice:
Hour with Private Practice Q&A
FREE Q&A Session for NASW Members (no CEUs)
Wednesday, July 18
Teleconference (12-1pm)

This session is offered by our NASW National Office.
For more information on how to join the call, click here
Not an NASW Member Yet?

What are you waiting for?! Click here to learn about member benefits! 

MATAWAN, NJ- Clinical Supervisor LCSW Opening - Stress Care of NJ, is looking for a FT LCSW Clinical Supervisor for IOP/PHP Programs. Flexible hours and full benefit packages available. Visit us at . To Apply contact Alex Smuklavskiy Fax: 
732-679-4549 or Email
WALDWICK, NJ-  Three large, sun-filled offices, plus waiting room in an all therapist building. Ample on-site parking. Will rent individually.
$780/month. Location 93 Franklin Turnpike. Opportunity for referrals. Contact steve @201-819-3344 or email:
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to over 20,000 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
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.
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
Jennifer Thompson, MSW
Executive Director          

webinars CE Webinar on Upcoming Licensing Changes
(2 Ethics CEUs)

Now available for self-study! If you missed the live webinar the other day, we have it ready for you to purchase. Learn about changes that may affect you and earn 2 Ethics CEUs!

Upcoming NASW-NJ CE Courses

Deconstructing/Reconstructing Stories: Spiritual Direction as an Intervention for Addiction
3 Social/Cultural CEUs on July 16 in North Brunswick

Can Men be Discriminated Against? The Ethical Treatment of Men
5 Clinical, Ethics CEUs on July 23 in North Brunswick

(Live Webinar) Understanding Body Image Issues
2 Social/Cultural CEUs on July 30 via webinar

Sensory Processing: What is It? Why Should a Social Worker Care?
3 Clinical CEUs on August 3 in Wayne

(Live Webinar) Storiez: Trauma Narratives with Inner City Youth
2 Clinical, Social/Cultural CEUs on August 23 via webinar
Seeking Presenters for 2019 Conference

We are starting to plan our 2019 NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition, to be held April 28 - April 30, 2019 at the beautiful Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.

Interested in Presenting a Workshop?
Click HERE for information on submitting your proposal.

Want to Exhibit Your Agency/Services to 1,000+ Social Workers?
Click HERE to provide us with your contact information.

Deadline for submissions is August 29. 
The Uncomfortable Truth Housing Forum

The Anti-Poverty Network (APN) of NJ will be hosting a stakeholders forum on August 11 regarding subsidized and affordable housing, foreclosure, and other issues that impact low-income tenants.

Details and registration available on the APN website.
NASW Needs Your Expertise!

Weigh in on NASW Policy Statements through July 25

Get involved in the policy development process at NASW - member feedback is important. There are currently nine policies up for review. We invite NASW members to review and comment on these policies by visiting the Comment Forum June 25 - July 25, 2018:
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Health
  • Community Development
  • Confidentiality and Information Utilization
  • Crime Victim Assistance
  • Family Violence
  • Hospice Care
  • Rural Social Work
  • Parental Kidnapping
  • Voter Participation
Private Practice Group & Unit Event Happenings

Our North/Central Private Practice group met at Chimney Rock Inn in Bridgewater for their Annual Summer Gathering!
We even had one little future social worker in attendance!

On 7/10/18 the Mercer/Burlington Unit hosted Fred Tehan, MPA, Center for Family Services. Fred shared his powerful immigrant experience and how to care for immigrant children going through their journey. As Fred shared, "We are all connected. Nothing is ever wasted."
Guidance on New Duty to Warn and Protect Requirements

Last week, Governor Murphy signed into law legislation that will require health care professionals, including social workers, to help keep firearms away from clients who may harm themselves or others. The legislation ( A1181 ) strengthens existing Duty to Warn or Protect law and requires clinicians to notify local police if a client makes a credible threat of violence, or is deemed to be a threat of violence, against themselves or others.   

We've prepared a Tip Sheet to help social workers understand the new reporting requirements. The information is also available under the "Clinical SW" drop-down on our Website.

Click here to read NASW's July Washington Update.
Looking to gain leadership experience?
Volunteer as a NASW-NJ Unit Leader!

NASW-NJ has 12 branches, called Units, across the state of New Jersey to provide members regionally based networking and educational opportunities. This is a great opportunity for members to build new skills while gaining leadership experience, influence the Unit and Chapter's efforts, impact your local social work community, boost your visibility/grow your network, and have fun!

The following Units need new leadership:
  • Camden/Gloucester/Salem
  • Hudson
  • Monmouth/Ocean

If you would like information on how to become a Unit Leader, please contact Ashley Rifkin at or 732-296-8070, ext. 119.

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Upcoming LSW - Masters Prep Course
Friday, July 20 - Register

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Friday, August 10 - Register

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3-Day Clinical Supervision Course
(20 CEUs)

This course if 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

Friday August 17 through Sunday August 19
Presented by NASW-NJ President, Dr. Tawanda Hubbard
Info & Registration

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.