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July 27, 2017
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Message from Executive Director
Walter X. Kalman

NASW-NJ Testified at Joint Committee Hearing to Oppose DMHAS Transfer

On Tuesday, I testified before a joint Committee hearing on Governor Christie's plan to transfer the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) from the Department of Human Services to the Department of Health.

Although this transfer is based upon the sound
concept of integrating behavioral and physical health services, the transfer is ill-timed and hastily developed. If implemented it would roil a market already facing major uncertainty during the Fee For Service transition.

At the hearing there was near-unanimous opposition from those who testified. The Assembly is convening on Monday, July 31st for a vote to oppose the shift, but the Senate has not yet declared an intention to oppose it. A joint resolution from the Assembly and Senate is required to block the transfer.

Call your Senators and Assemblymen today and urge them to
oppose the transfer of DMHAS to the Department of Health.

Find legislator contact info here.

Read my full testimony here.   

Upcoming CE Course Courses
WEBINARIllegal 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
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.
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Conference Room: Weekday starting at $70 / Weekend $250 

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Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW

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

Join Us for the NASW-NJ Board Installation and Membership Dinner!


Monday, September 25, 2017
Wilson Hall at Monmouth University
(Registration information coming soon.)

New Social Work Technology Standards Are Now Available 

NASW partnered with ASWB, CSWE, and CSWA to develop a uniform set of technology standards for professional social workers to use as a guide in their practice.

To view the new Standards, click here.
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?
Click HERE for information on submitting your workshop proposal.

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

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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