NASW-NJ newSWire
March 16, 2018

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.

Friday, 3/16, 6pm-8pm *TONIGHT*
Union Unit Meet & Greet Networking Event

Monday, 3/19, 10am-1pm
(3 CEUs) Storiez: Trauma Narratives with Inner City Youth

Wednesday, 3/21, 12pm-1pm
(Teleconference) Private Practice Q&A Call-In: Using Technology Effectively in Private Practice

Wednesday, 3/21, 7pm-9pm
Bergen/Passaic Unit Networking Event

Wednesday, 3/21, 6pm-8pm
Middlesex Unit LCSW Panel Discussion

Wednesday, 3/21, 7:30pm-9pm
Somerset/Hunterdon Unit Self-Care and Kickboxing

Thursday, 3/22, 5pm-6pm
Monmouth/Ocean Unit Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, 3/22, 6pm-8pm
Monmouth/Ocean Unit Event

Friday-Sunday, 3/23-25, 9am-4:30pm
(20 CEUs) Clinical Supervision

Monday, 3/26, 10am-1pm
(3 CEUs) Game-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Children

Wednesday, 3/26, 6pm-8pm
Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland Unit Service Project

Wednesday, 4/4, 9am-3pm
Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD)

Friday, 4/6, 9am-4:30pm
LCSW Test Prep Course- Clinical

Monday, 4/9, 12pm-2pm
North/Central Private Practice Meeting

Monday, 4/9, 6pm-7:30pm
Essex Unit Event & Presentation

Monday, 4/9, 6pm-8pm
Morris Unit Event & Presentation

Tuesday, 4/10, 11pm-1pm
Bergen Private Practice Networking Meeting

Wednesday, 4/11, 6pm-8pm
Union Unit Event & Presentation

Thursday, 4/12, 6pm-8pm
Monmouth/Ocean Private Practice Meeting 
Governor Murphy Declares March
Social Work Month

Governor Murphy and Lt. Governor Oliver signed a formal proclamation recognizing March 2018 as Social Work Month in New Jersey.

NASW-NJ thanks the Governor and Lt. Governor for recognizing and celebrating social workers for the work we do to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities throughout our state.

View the Governor's Proclamation here.
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, including a 3-credit course (social/cultural competence) that's just $15 for NASW members through the end of this month!

New Jersey March for Our Lives Events

Next Saturday, March 24, student advocates and their family members in communities across the state will assemble to advocate for the passage of legislation that will protect and save children from gun violence.

To find an event near you, go to the March for Our Lives website and enter your zip code.

Want to find and network with other NASW members and social workers at one of these events? Use the NASW-NJ March for Our Lives Facebook event to communicate and coordinate with each other. And don't forget to post your pictures using the hashtag #SocialWorkersMarchForOurLives  
Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship

NASW-NJ is now accepting applications for the 2018 Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship.

The application deadline is Monday, April 9, 2018.
To apply you must be an NASW Member in good standing and be enrolled as a social work student (BSW or MSW) for the 2018-2019 academic year.

For more information and scholarship application guidelines, click here.
To join NASW, click here.
Using Technology Effectively in Private Practice: An Hour with Private Practice Q&A Call
FREE Q&A Session for NASW Members (no CEUs)
Wednesday, March 21
Teleconference (12-1pm)

This session is offered by our NASW National Office.
For more information on how to join the call, click here
Hard copies of the NASW Code of Ethics can be purchased for only $5!
Buy one and give one to a colleague! 


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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 
NASW Research Library- New Member Benefit!

Thousands of new research papers and consumer guides are published every year by hundreds of organizations.  The NASW Research Library is a member benefit that allows you to quickly search more than 25 different social science, health care and public policy databases for resources that support social work practice.

Visit the NASW Research Library, here!
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          

NASW-NJ Unit Kick Boxing Event

In celebration of Social Work Month, members boxing_business_woman.jpg are invited to join the Somerset/Hunterdon Unit for a fun networking night and experience the thrill of kick boxing (no prior experience necessary)! Come out and enjoy a new way of destressing and practicing self-care.

For more information and to register, click here.
March 26th Lobby Day for Earned Sick Time Bill 

Join NASW and other members of the Time to C are Coalition on March 26th i n Trenton to lobby in support of The New Jersey Earned Sick & Safe Days Act (A1827/ S2171).

The bill would allow all workers in NJ to earn paid sick days to recover from illness or care for a sick loved one . It would also allow victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to use sick days to recover and handle relocation as well as legal issues related to their assault.

Register to attend the Lobby Day.

Can't attend in person? Let your legislator know you support  earned sick and safe days for all workers in NJ.
Virtual Career Fair- Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2018 Virtual Career Fair, which will be held March 29 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT).  

There will be Skype and online interviews. This event is limited, so please register early. Learn more about job postings and the Social Work Career Center.

To register for the Career Fair, click here.

Addressing School Shootings

In a statement on the mass shootings at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, NASW urged our leaders to address gun violence in our country as a public health crisis.

This article from NPR discusses how a public health approach can be used to prevent further shootings.

Meanwhile, students from across New Jersey gathered to protest gun violence on the one month anniversary of the shootings in Parkland, FL. 

Do you have children who participated in the walkouts? Let us know. NASW-NJ would like to write a feature article about social workers whose children participated in these events.
Ethics of Social Justice Advocacy: From the Micro to the Macro
(5 Ethics CEUs)

April 19, 10:00am - 4:00pm in North Brunswick
Presenter: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW

Now, more than ever perhaps, the call for social workers to engage in social justice activities is front and center. Whether the focus on international atrocities, or local causes such combating racism, sexism, xenophobia, homo- and transphobia, or religious bigotry, or poverty and environmental issues, social justice is a fundamental component of who we are and what we do. This workshop will explore social justice as a function of social work and will engage the participants in discussions of the ethical concerns that may arise out of this work. Topics will include engaging clients in social justice work, disconnects between social justice efforts and employer limitations, how far should a social worker go in standing up for social justice, and guidelines for addressing ethical decision making and dilemmas in social justice work.

COST: $80 for members, $40 for student members, $110 for non-members

New Medicare Cards Coming Soon

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers
from Medicare cards. Between April 2018 and April 2019, CMS will issue new Medicare cards to all beneficiaries. Each card will include a new unique, randomly assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI).

Beginning April 2018, clinical social workers who are Medicare providers in private practice will need to update their patient files to include the new MBI number and use it on the CMS-1500 form when submitting a claim. In addition, other systems may need to be updated to accept the new MBI format.
To read more information, read NASW's Practice Alert here.
NASW-NJ Offers Testimony on Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill

On March 12, NASW-NJ provided testimony to the Assembly Judiciary Committee in support of a bill ( A-1504) that would allow for aid in dying for the terminally ill (known as Death with Dignity in many states).

NASW-NJ also successfully advocated to expand the definition of "mental health care professional" under this act to include Licensed Clinical Social Workers. The bill passed out of committee on a 5-2 vote and now awaits a hearing in the full Assembly.

Read NASW-NJ's testimony here .

Learn more about this legislation on the Compassion & Choices website.
Global Issues, Local Solutions - What Can One Social Worker Do?
Take a moment to read this inspiring article from NASW-NJ 2018 Conference Plenary Speaker Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD on how social workers can advocate locally and engage with others constructively.

Want to meet Dr. Barsky and learn from him about the newly revised NASW Code of Ethics? He'll be speaking at our Conference on April 29 down in Atlantic City. Check out information on his 2 credit plenary session here. 
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.
Access "Mental Health" Article Collection Free Through March 31

Now through March 31, NASW members can access a diverse collection of mental health articles published in NASW's scholarly journals: Social Work, Social Work Research, Health & Social Work, and Children & Schools. Members receive an online subscription to Social Work and discounted rates on subscriptions to Social Work Research, Health & Social Work, and Children & Schools.

Learn more here.
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LSW Test Prep - 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.
April 16, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Cost: $120 for members, $160 for non-members

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:

April 9 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)
April 9 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
April 10 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
April 12 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Eatontown) 
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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