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March 8, 2019
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Upcoming Events

To see all our events, visit our Calendar.

Monday, 3/11, 9am-4:30pm

Monday, 3/11, 12pm-2pm

Tuesday, 3/12, 6pm-8pm

Wednesday, 3/13, 11:30am-1pm

Wednesday, 3/13, 6pm-8:30pm

Thursday, 3/14, 5pm-7pm

Thursday, 3/14, 6pm-8pm

Tuesday, 3/19, 6pm-7:30pm

Wednesday, 3/20, 12pm-1pm

Wednesday, 3/20, 7pm-9pm

Friday-Sunday, 3/22-3/24, 9am-4:30pm

Monday, 3/25, 6pm-7:30pm

Monday, 3/25, 6pm-8pm

Tuesday, 3/26, 6pm-7:30pm

Wednesday, 3/27, 6pm-8pm

Friday, 3/29, 10am-11:30pm

Friday, 3/29, 6pm-8pm

Dreaming of summer?  NASW offers discounts on Disney World tickets and vacation packages including Universal Studio, Sea World, and more! 

March 1 Livestream

Did you see our livestream video on Facebook and Instagram? Check it out as we launch our Social Workers Take Over Social Media Campaign and share exciting information about upcoming Social Work Month activities and events.
NASW Urges Congress to Pass "Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act"

On February 27 NASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, testified at a Committee on Education and Labor  Workforce Protections Subcommittee hearing in support of the  Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309) . McClain stated that the bill will help reduce preventable physical and psychological assaults on social workers and other health and social services professionals. The bill will direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires covered employers within the health care and social service industries to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan. 

Read the full testimony.
Today Is International Women's Day

NASW-NJ Staff Strike the 
#BalanceforBetter Pose
International Women's Day has celebrated the economic, cultural, political and social achievements of women for more than 100 years. 
The day isn't simply a celebration - it's a call to action for everyone to continue to push for complete gender equality. 

This year's theme, #BalanceforBetter, runs all year long. The campaign theme provides a unified direction to guide and galvanize continuous collective action. Working together we can build a gender-balanced world. 

Learn more about the history of International Women's Day.
Sip & Paint Networking Event

Join friends and colleagues for a fun sip and paint! Enjoy a relaxing evening while networking and practicing self-care.

No painting experience necessary!

March 13, 2019

Ticket Price: $35
Ticket Price Includes: Light Refreshments, Drinks & Painting Materials

Register HERE
Happy Social Work Month!
This month, join us as we place the spotlight firmly on social work. We're looking to ELEVATE the stories of social work and social workers throughout March and we've created some great tools to help you do so.

Facebook Profile Frame
On Facebook, you can use our special NJ Social Work profile frame to let people know you are a proud social worker. Click "update" on your profile picture, select "add frame" and search for "NASW-NJ Social Work Month."

Calendar of Events
We've got more than a dozen events planned around the state to help you celebrate social work. For a quick snapshot of events, download the Social Work Month Calendar.

Social Work Infographic
Social workers are everywhere! Download and share this excellent infographic with facts and statistics about the social work profession.

Logos and More
Download the ELEVATE Social Work logo and more resources.
"From the Front Lines"
Read and Share our 4-page Feature on Social Work in New Jersey

We're incredibly excited to be able to share our special Social Work Month collaboration with New Jersey Monthly Magazine. 

Social workers are integral to the well-being of society and are often the unsung heroes in our lives. We can be found in almost every employment sector--for-profit, not-for-profit, private, and public--engaging in work to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities, particularly the most vulnerable memb ers of our society.

Read the article to learn more about some of the great work being done by social workers in New Jersey. Then share with your non-social workers friends to help grow awareness of our profession!
This March, Social Workers Take Over Social Media
Download the Social Work Month Social Media Toolkit

Social Workers can be found in all areas of society, striving to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Join us this March as we ELEVATE the profession by taking over social media during Social Work Month. We're calling on all social workers to share their stories this month to let the public know about the invaluable work we do. Share why you entered the field, or what the most rewarding part of your job is, or explain what your job entails and how YOU make a difference. Let's show the world the power of social work!

Download the Social Work Month Social Media Toolkit.
Learn More About NASW-NJ's Social Work Month Activities.
Discounted CE Webinar in March!
Teen Dating Abuse
(3 General CE credits)
March 27 from 5-8pm via live webinar
Presenters: Sarah Baig, LSW, IMH-E & Elizabeth Paterno-Culp
1 in 3 teen girls and 1 in 7 teen boys in the US is a victim of dating abuse each year. Because of the high prevalence of teen dating abuse, it is likely that practitioners will come across this issue in their work. This webinar will serve to increase participants' knowledge of teen dating abuse, including the complex dynamics of these relationships and the unique challenges teens face. Participants will also develop the ability to recognize warning signs of abuse, work with both victims and abusers, and identify resources. 

COST: $20 for NASW members, $65 for non-members

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.
Classified Ads

Place your classified ad or banner ad in NASW-NJ newSWire today and reach 20,000 readers weekly. Learn more.

View a full listing of ad postings on our Web site  here.

SOUTH JERSEY, NJ - S outh Jersey Elder Care Law Firm seeks FT Geriatric Care Coordinator. Specific job responsibilities discussed during interview. Travel throughout South Jersey required. Minimum qualifications: Masters Degree in Social Work, NJ LCSW, and at least three (3) years of Geriatric social work or case management experience. Send cover letter and resume to
Office Space

UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ -  Beautiful sunny office in five office suite dedicated to therapy. Perfect for individual or group sessions. Subleasing permitted. Small office to provide supervision also available. Contact Ed at 973-699-8910 or email
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

All courses on the Social Work Online CE Institute  are valid for NJ social workers.

Our weekly round-up of state and national news relevant to the social work profession in New Jersey
(subscription may be required to access some articles)

- InsiderNJ


- Asbury Park Press

-NJ Biz

- NJ Advance Media

- Insider NJ

- NJ Advance Media


- Star Ledger

- NJ Spotlight
Click to see photos from recent NASW-NJ events.

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North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Main: 732-296-8070
Fax: 732-296-8074

Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Jennifer Thompson, MSW
Executive Director          

NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition
April 28 - April 30, 2019
Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa
Atlantic City, NJ 
  • Earn up to 22.5 CEUs in one incredible weekend.
  • CEUs also valid for NY and PA
  • Learn about telemedicine best practices at our pre-conference program.
  • Fulfill your new 1-CEU prescription opioid addiction requirement at our early morning session on Prescription Opioid Dependence.
Note: M13, T28 and the Leadership Certificate Program are almost sold out. Register soon!

Thank you to our Premier Conference Sponsors

Star Ruby Sponsor - Institute for Personal Growth
Hope Pearl SponsorCenter for Network Therapy
Black Opal Sponsor -
Your logo could be here! A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are still available for the NASW-NJ Annual Conference. Contact for more info or call 732-296-8070.
Webinar: Tools for Social Workers to Prevent Gun Violence
March 21, 2-3pm

The injuries and deaths by gun violence that occur every day in America are a public health crisis that needs to be addressed. Social workers play a powerful part in preventing gun violence, through education, outreach, and intervention. Public health education, legal, and legislative tools can help social workers combat the crisis of gun violence deaths and injuries through prevention and intervention.

Register for the free webinar (this course does not provide CE credits).
Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD)
April 3, Trenton War Memorial

LEAD bring s together hundreds of social work students and professionals in our State capital of Trenton. This event is intended to further social workers' and students' kn o wledge of the legislative process, grassroots advocacy and familiarity with major statewide policy initiatives. Attendees will hear from an array of passionate speakers from the government sector, community organizers, and advocates. Register here.
Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship: Apply Now
Application Deadline April 13

The Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship Fund is dedicated to the memory of pioneer Social Worker and charter member of NASW, Harriet Bloomfield. Ms. Bloomfield served her community in New Jersey in a variety of roles including work in the Department of Youth and Family Services, Bonnie Brae, and the Elizabeth Board of Education. She was deeply committed to educating the next generation of social workers and taught at Kean College and Rutgers University.

Student members of NASW who have been accepted into or are enrolled in an accredited BSW or MSW program for the 2019-2020 Academic Year are encouraged to apply. For more information and application instructions click here
Get Your Social Work Swag!
Social Work Month: Diversity & Inclusion Series

JOINING AGAINST HATE  is  hosted by  NASW-NJ and  Rutgers University  School of Social Work  in honor of Social Work Month. 
Join us for our third and final program of the series. This event is  free and open to all students & NASW members! 

*Lunch will be provided!

Wednesday, March 13, 11:30am-1pm
Invisible Wounds of Racial Trauma 

Upcoming CE Courses

The Application of Evidence-Based Treatment and Social Justice in Groups
(3 Clinical or Soc/Cultural CEUs)
3/15/19 from 10am-1pm in Westampton

Cause in the Matter: A New Perspective in Couples Work
(2 Clinical CEUs)
3/25/19 from 6-8pm in Hackettstown

*Just added - discounted rate of only $20!*
Teen Dating Abuse
(3 General CEUs)
3/27/19 from 5-8pm via live webinar

Releasing Resentment & Cultivating Self-Forgiveness
(2 Clinical CEUs)
4/8/19 from 6-8pm in Whippany
3-Day Clinical Supervision Course 
(20 CEUs)

These courses are 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 May 17 through Sunday May 19
Presented by Manda Gatto, LCSW
Info & Registration
LSW & LCSW Test Prep Courses
This course includes:
  • your own copy of the Revised ASWB Masters or Clinical Exam Guide ($90 value!) 
  • a personal code to download the app version of the book 
  • access to the interactive practice test and supplemental materials
  • your questions answered by expert instructors
Cost: $120 for members, $160 for non-members

LSW - Masters Prep Course
March 11 - Register
April 1 - Register
May 6 - Register

LCSW - Clinical Prep Course
May 10 - Register
New CE Requirement on Prescription Opioids

We know that there have been a lot of questions about the new 1-hour prescription opioid CE requirement for social workers. Though it is not yet posted on the Board of Social Work Examiners site, it is part of a state law (that's why you won't see it in the Regulations themselves) that was adopted by the BSWE. This will be required for you to complete each licensing cycle, so you have time!

The law can be found here, See the section titled C.45:15BB-11.1 Continuing education for social workers.  

Ellen Runyon, LCSW, presented to the Morris Unit about working with EMS workers who develop PTSD. Ellen has a background in EMS and her talk had a strong impact on all present. 
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 Chair and/or Co-Chair:
  • Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland
  • Mercer/Burlington
  • Monmouth/Ocean
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.

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