NASW-NJ newSWire
August 17, 2017
Please Note: NASW-NJ Staff have new e-mail addresses and phone extensions. 
Please click here for more information. 

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Friday, 8/18-8/20, 9am-5pm
Thursday, 9/7, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Friday, 9/15 9:30am-3:30pm
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NASW-NJ offers a Free Mentor Program for members
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We must remember Charlottesville and say "Never again!!"
NASW-NJ, led by its Board and Staff, denounce the racist, bigoted, hate-filled messages and actions that were brought to Charlottesville last weekend by white supremacists.

The violence that ensued, the death of Heather Heyer and injury to many others, the destruction of property and the terror that was generated are familiar to those of us who have lived through other times of hate and fear in this country and around the world. This activity must not be allowed to continue.
In addition, we expect President Trump to condemn white supremacy and those who follow this path of hate and violence. NASW posted a statement calling on the President to show leadership by explicitly denouncing white nationalism and neo-Nazism. Please click here to read and respond.

Code of Ethics includes among the values of our profession Dignity and Worth of the Person and Social Justice. NASW and NASW-NJ call upon all social workers to work actively against any group focused on the destruction, degradation or demonization of others. Our Code of Ethics demands no less.
Transition at NASW-NJ

We want to take this moment to acknowledge and thank Walter X. Kalman for 16 years of dedicated service to NASW-NJ as our Executive Director. We appreciate the work he has done on behalf of this Chapter and all New Jersey social workers, and we wish Walter all the best in his future endeavors.

Mary Jean Weston will serve as Interim Executive Director during this transition. Our Board and Staff will continue the work of NASW-NJ - supporting our Members, the professional social work community, and the individuals and communities we serve.

Tawanda J. Hubbard, DSW, LCSW                   
President, NASW-NJ

Mary Jean Weston, LCSW
Interim Executive Director, NASW-NJ


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Conference Room: Weekday starting at $70 / Weekend $250 

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Senate to Vote on DMHAS Shift
Call Democratic Senators Now!
Tell them to vote to block Governor Christie's DMHAS transfer.

The Senate has officially scheduled to convene on August 25th to vote on blocking Gov. Christie's DMHAS transfer from the Department of Human
Services to the Department of Health. This is an ill-timed move and could significantly disrupt the provision of services by increasing market uncertainties, causing funding complications, changing the agency culture, and more. Since the Democratic Senators are likely to unanimously oppose this shift, Gov. Christie scheduled the period in which we can stop the shift to expire during the summer recess while legislators are on vacation. We need them to show up and vote or this shift will go through as Gov. Christie planned.

Every call, email, and letter counts. You can find their contact info by clicking here.
Seeking Presenters for 2018 Conference
Deadline: August 29

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

Monday, September 25, 2017
Wilson Hall at Monmouth University
Earn 1.5 Ethics CEUs
On Your Own Time! 

**Pre-recorded Webinar**
Social Work Licensure:
How to Keep Yourself Out of Trouble  
(1.5 General, Ethics CEUs)

Want to avoid fines and keep your license? Sure you do! Learn what gets NJ social workers in trouble with the Licensing Board (NJBSWE), and how to prevent these problems in your social work practice.

Participants will purchase the course to access the recorded video (at your leisure), take a post-test and your CE certificate will be e-mailed to you within 1 week after successfully completing the post-test.

NASW Member - $15
Non-Member- $25

Purchase now
Upcoming CE Courses
Military Culture for Social Workers: Understanding their Strengths, Structure and Battles 
(5 Clinical, Social/Cultural CEUs) 
Presenter: Patricia Spencer, LCSW 
Friday, September 15 from 9:30am - 3:30pm in North Brunswick 

When Addiction and Motherhood Collide- LIVE WEBINAR 
(2 Clinical CEUs)
Presenter: Debra Ruisard, DSW, LCSW
Tuesday, September 26 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm via webinar
Info & Registration

How to be a Sex Positive Therapist: This is Not Your Gym Teacher's Presentation
(3 Clinical CEUs)
Presenter: Melissa Donahue, LCSW, CST
Tuesday, October 24 from 10:00am - 1:00pm in Wayne
Info & Registration

NASW-NJ Leadership Development Program:
Leading Through a New Lens
(20 General CEUs, including 4 Ethics & 4 Soc/Cultural)
October 27, 28, and 29 in North Brunswick
Info & Registration

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.
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 Technology Standards,
click here.

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
October 6 - Register

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.
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:

September 7 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Eatontown)
September 11 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
September 12 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck) 

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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