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June 1, 2018

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Tuesday, 6/5, 11am-1pm

Tuesday, 6/5, 6pm-8pm *NEW DATE*

Thursday, 6/7, 9am-4:30pm

Friday, 6/8, 9am-4:30pm

Friday, 6/8, 9:30am-11am *NEW DATE*

Monday, 6/11, 10am-4pm

Monday, 6/11, 12pm-2pm

Monday, 6/11, 6pm-7:30pm

Thursday, 6/14, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Friday, 6/15, 9:30am-3:30pm

Tuesday, 6/19, 9:30am-3:30pm

Wednesday, 6/20, 12pm-1pm

Friday, 6/22, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Monday, 6/25, 6pm-8pm

NASW-NJ Members receive a discount on LSW and LCSW Test Prep Courses! Register for a course HERE.

Primary Elections are June 5th!
Regardless of political affiliation or leaning, one of the most important things social workers can do to bring about change is to vote in elections. Congressional primary elections are Tuesday, June 5. Let your voice and the voice of the social work profession be heard.

NASW PACE has endorsed two social workers running in NJ Congressional primaries.
Tamara Harris  is running in the Democratic primary in the 11th Congressional District. She received her MSW/EMPA dual masters from New York University and works as a family advocate and divorce coach. She has also taught at the NYU Silver School of Social Work. Click here to read an Op Ed Tamara authored about running for Congress as a Social Worker. 
To volunteer for Tamara's campaign, click here.   

Peter Jacob  is running in the Democratic primary in the 7th Congressional District. He earned an MSW from Washington University in St. Louis and has championed such issues as health care reform, environmental sustainability, and immigrant integration. 
To volunteer for Peter's campaign, click here.
NASW-NJ salutes Tamara and Peter and will keep you updated on the status of their campaigns.  
Dr. Reamer
Ethics Institute with
Dr. Frederic Reamer
in Montclair

Cutting-edge Ethical Issues for Social Workers: Practical Implications of Evolving Standards

(5 Clinical, Ethics CEUs)
June 19 from 9:30am - 3:30pm

Recently the social work profession adopted updated ethics standards, regulatory guidelines, and practice standards, especially related to practitioners' use of technology. Dr. Reamer will explain these and explore high-risk ethical issues and practical strategies designed to protect clients and practitioners.

Key topics will include novel forms of service delivery and ways to communicate with clients, management and storage of electronic information, boundary issues, dual relationships, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, privileged communication, informed consent, clients' rights, documentation, and termination of services. 

Cost: $125 for NASW members, $160 for non-members
(includes 5 CEUs, coffee/tea and lunch)

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

The NASW-NJ Executive Committee will review nominations and determine recipients of these Awards. All awardees must be NASW members.   Deadline for Nominations is July 30, 2018.

For more information, go to

MANALAPAN, NJ -Part-time office space available immediately with shared waiting room in a warm and friendly environment. Beautifully furnished. Ample parking. Convenient Route 9 location.
CE Course from NJAHCSW
Daily Strategies to Cope with Acute/Chronic Illness 
3 CE credits for NJ Social Workers
June 20, 2018 from 10 am - 1 pm
NASW-NJ Office, North Brunswick

(Not NASW Sponsored**)

** While this course is not offered by NASW-NJ, as a service to our members we will run ads for programs that can document approval by entities accepted by the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE).
* For information on what programs the BSWE approves:
Click here to review Subchapter 13:44G - 6.4 of the NJ Social Work Regulations or
Click here to review Tips for Understanding the NJ Regulations for Continuing Education
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.
Get Exposure!  

Showcase your organization
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
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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
Jennifer Thompson, MSW
Executive Director          

Looking to gain leadership experience?
Volunteer as a NASW-NJ Unit Leader!

NASW-NJ is primarily supported by volunteers, and you can enhance the value of your membership by sharing your time and talents. NASW-NJ has 12 branches, called Units, across the state of New Jersey to provide members regionally based networking and educational opportunities.

The following Units need a Leader and/or Co-Leader:
  • Camden/Gloucester/Salem
  • Hudson
  • Monmouth/Ocean
  • Sussex/Warren Unit
What's in it for you:
  • Build new skills while gaining leadership experience
  • Influence the Unit and Chapter's efforts
  • Impact your local social work community
  • Boost your visibility and grow your network
  • Have fun
  • And earn vouchers for free CEUs through our Incentive Program!
If you would like information on how to become a Unit Leader, please contact Ashley Rifkin at or 732-296-8070, ext. 119.
NASW Response: Plan to Separate Undocumented Immigrant Children from Parents

NASW has released a statement on the egregious "zero immigration policy" that would prosecute families that attempt to cross the border and separate children from parents. NASW will push Congress to rescind this Trump Administration policy. The full release can be read here.
Clinical Exam Guide LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses

*NEW!* This course includes your own copy of the Revised ASWB Masters or Clinical 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.

Cost: $120 for members, $160 for non-members

Upcoming LSW - Masters Prep Courses
Thursday, June 7 - Register
Friday, July 20 - Register

Upcoming LCSW - Clinical Prep Courses
Friday, June 8 - Register
Friday, August 10 - Register
Advocate for a Fairer Budget

Come to Better Choices for New Jersey Lobby Day
June 7th - 10 AM - Trenton

NJ legislators are currently debating the FY 2019 Budget, in effect determining whether our state will be able to meet its goals and obligations while reinvesting in the areas that make our state great.  Regardless of priority, without adequate funding, our state will NOT be able to meet any of our expectations.

With your help, we can help ensure a Fairer State Budget that reinvests in New Jersey and its Residents. Join us at Better Choice for New Jersey Lobby Day.

Registration is available here .  
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Upcoming NASW-NJ CE Courses

Relational Life Therapy: Overcoming Divorce One Successful Marriage at a Time
5 Clinical CEUs on  June 11 in North Brunswick

Life Coaching and the Evolution of Psychotherapeutic Practice
5 Clinical CEUs on June 15 in North Brunswick

Ethics Institute with Dr. Reamer
5 Clinical, Ethics CEUs on June 19 in Montclair

*Live Webinar- just added!*
Social Work Licensure: National & State Changes that Impact Your Practice
2 Ethics CEUs on June 25 via webinar

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

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

The Poor People's Campaign is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation's distorted morality. Learn more here.


The Campaign will hold a rally focusing on a specific social and economic justice issue every Monday for the next month (Tuesday, May 29th due to the Memorial Day holiday). You can RSVP for each of the remaining Poor People's Campaign Rallies by clicking on the date below:

The May 2018 Washington Update is now available. Click here to view.
3-Day Clinical Supervision Courses
(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. Courses are held at our NASW office in North Brunswick.

Cost: $350 for NASW members, $425 for non-members

Upcoming dates, presented by NASW-NJ President Dr. Tawanda Hubbard:

Sunday July 29 through Tuesday July 31

Friday August 17 through Sunday August 19
Info & Registration

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Major Study Reveals Increased Diversity and Job Satisfaction Among New Graduates

The first report from the study, Profile of the Social Work Workforce , analyzes available data sources to present a profile of the current social work workforce. The second report from the study, New Social Workers: Results of the Nationwide Survey of 2017 Social Work Graduates , provides a snapshot of social workers in terms of where they come from; which jobs they find; marketplace demand; satisfaction; and future career, education, and licensing/certification plans.
African Americans and Latinos More Likely to be at Risk for Depression

A new study published in the May 2018 issue of  Preventive Medicine
shows that African Americans and Latinos are significantly more likely to experience serious depression than Whites, but chronic stress does not seem to explain these differences. Read more.

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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. For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.

Upcoming Meetings:
June 5 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
June 8 *NEW DATE* - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
June 11 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)

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.