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July 7, 2017

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
To see Private Practice Shared Interest Group meetings, click here.
Friday, 7/7, 9:00am-4:30pm
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Did You Know_ At least seven social workers are currently running for elected office in NJ.
Message from Executive Director
Walter X. Kalman

NASW-NJ Welcomes Dr. Tawanda Hubbard as President

On July 1, 2017, Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW became President of NASW-NJ . Dr. Hubbard holds the distinction of being the first African-American woman to be president of our Chapter.  Prior to this, she  has been an integral part of helping NASW-NJ navigate the last few  
President_ Tawanda Hubbard_ DSW
years in her roles as Vice President and President-Elect
Dr. Hubbard's dedication to NASW-NJ is exemplary and we look forward to working with her over the next two years. Please join me in welcoming her to this new role!

In celebrating this transition, we also want to acknowledge the  dedicated work of our Immediate Past President, David Barry. Mr. Barry's leadership, expertise, and sense of humor have brought us to through exciting and challenging times. Thank you, David Barry!
Take Action to Protect Client Confidentiality

Too often in NJ, insurance companies have pressured social workers and agencies to provide information that is considered privileged by the Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE/Licensing Board). In response to this conflict, NASW-NJ and the NJ Society for Clinical Social Work have worked with Senator Gordon and Assemblywoman Vainieri-Huttle to introduce the Confidentiality Bill (S2805/A4355). We also thank Senator Cardinale for signing on as a co-sponsor.
When signed into law, this bill will limit insurance companies, for many policies, to requesting only information allowed by the same Regulations you follow for your Social Work license.
With the help of NASW-NJ Members who stepped up, wrote letters and gave testimony, the bill recently passed the NJ Senate. Now insurance company lobbyists are gearing up to oppose our bill in the Assembly. It will be a formidable task to prevent their objections from derailing this important legislation, which a great many of you have sought over the years.
If you have experienced an insurance company asking for information to which they are not entitled, please let us know. Your written or spoken testimony, as well as your personal advocacy with your legislators (all of whom are up for re-election in November) is critical in passing S2805/A4355.
Please contact our Advocacy Associate, Anthony Gallo, at or (732) 296-8070 ext. 15 to share your story.



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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.
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For more information contact
Janine Hendryx at

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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

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

CE Course from NJAHCSW

Memory Care Innovation - Social Work Takes the Lead 
(3 Non-Clinical CE credits for NJ licensees.
NOTE: These CEUs are not valid in NY state.) 
July 19, 2017 from 10:00am - 1:00pm in North Brunswick 
Info & Registration
Upcoming CE Course Courses
Social Work in a Digital Age: Strategies for Effective and Ethical Practice 
( 5 General, Ethics CEUs )  
Presenter: David Barry, JD, LSW 
Saturday, July 15 from 9:30am - 3:30pm in North Brunswick
Info & Registration

Maintaining Boundaries in 21st Century Social Work Practice
(5 Clinical, Ethics CEUs)
Presenter: Leslie Tsukroff, LCSW
Monday, July 31 from 10:30am - 4:30pm in Millburn
Info & Registration

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.
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.
Check Out These Networking Opportunities!

Monday, July 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Tuesday, July 11, 6:30pm -8:00pm

Thursday, July 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meet Our Office Volunteer 
Meaghan Flaherty

I began volunteering with NASW-NJ in the beginning of June 2017. I was lucky enough to grow up in a family that made helping people a priority and decided to extend this lifestyle into a career. Since graduating from Rutgers School of Social Work, I have continued to seek knowledge and experience in all aspects of social work to improve my advocacy skills and overall understanding of the profession. Volunteering with NASW-NJ has afforded me this opportunity while additionally allowing me to support those helping others.

Thanks Meaghan- we're so happy to have you here too!

Sign up for the NASW Virtual Grad Fair if you're thinking of pursuing a social work degree. With 24 schools of social work from across the country attending you can find the perfect place to start your future.This event is FREE for students! What are you waiting for? Register now!

July 13, 2017
12pm-4pm EST

Info & Registration
Test Prep Courses
(includes ASWB Masters or Clinical study manual - $85 value!)

LSW Test Prep
August 25 - Register

LCSW Test Prep
August 11 - 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.
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Meeting Space!
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Training Room: Weekday starting  at $100 /  Weekend $300
Conference Room: Weekday starting at $70 / Weekend $250 

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PPSIG Private Practice Shared Interest Groups (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 Janine Hendryx at with the name of the group you would like to join.

Click on the PPSIG names for information & to register:

Monday, 7/10, 9:30am-11am
Mercer/Burlingon PPSIG Meeting 

Monday, 7/10, 12:00pm-2:00pm

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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