NASW-NJ newSWire
November 2, 2017

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Wednesday, 11/15, 12pm-2pm
Thursday, 11/16, 6:30-8:30
Tuesday, 11/21, 6pm-8pm
Tuesday, 11/28, 9am-4:30pm
Wednesday, 11/29, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Friday-Sunday, 12/1-12/3, 9am-5pm
Friday, 12/1, 12pm-1:30pm
Did You Know_The NASW-NJ website lists employment opportunities listed on our Classifieds page.
Tuesday, November 7!

The election is only 5 days away. Make sure your voice is heard on Tuesday, November 7!

For a full list of NASW's endorsements of candidates in New Jersey, click here.
November 6 Advocacy Webinar Addresses Voting Rights and Threats

Register today for Challenges for Voting Rights in America. Led by two of the country's foremost experts and advocates on the current state of voting rights, this webinar will touch on the historical context of gaining access to the ballot by African Americans and women. It also will look at the threat to voting rights for Hispanics, college students, and African Americans for the upcoming mid-term elections in 2018 and the presidential election in 2020. Learn more about NASW advocacy, policies, social justice, and field mobilization.
Open Enrollment for the ACA is NOW!  
November 1st - December 15th

The open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace is significantly shorter this year - November 1 to December 15, 2017 (it's normally three months). The Trump Administration has also cut funding for advertising and enrollment assistance. Social workers should share this enrollment information with clients, families, friends and communities to bring awareness to the narrow enrollment window.

For a list of helpful resources and to read more information, click here.
Save the Dates!
NASW-NJ Annual Conference

Sunday - Tuesday
April 29 - May 1, 2018

Mark your calendar now to be at the beautiful Borgata Hotel with 1,000 other social workers!

In addition to our 60+ workshops, we will be also be offering a special session with Dr. Allan Barsky, the Chair of the Task Force that wrote the latest revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics. Registration will open in December, make sure to register early to get in to the workshops that you want!
An Hour with Private Practice: Questions & Answers

Advocating for Private Practitioners:  
A Look at 2016-2017
FREE Q&A Session for NASW Members (no CEUs)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Teleconference (12-1pm)

This session is offered by our NASW National Office.
For more information on how to join the call, click here.

NASW-NJ seeks staff member to support legislative/advocacy efforts. Requirements: Excellent written/oral communication, knowledge of NJ legislative/regulatory process, field organizing, social media. Full time, some travel, evenings/weekends. Mid-30s to low-40s. Click here for details.
Email cover letter and resume to: (subject line: Advocacy). 

To view more classifieds on our Web site click 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
Click to see photos from recent NASW-NJ events.

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          

Congratulations to NASW-NJ Leadership Certificate Program Attendees!

Fifteen social workers spent last weekend with us and completed the full 3-day Leadership Certificate Program. 
Many thanks to our instructors and the attendees for an informative and meaningful experience. 
To the right is a picture of most of the Fall 2017 Leadership attendees- remember their faces, you're going to want to work with them someday!
Upcoming CE Courses
Using Motivational Interviewing to Move Clients through the Stages of Change - LIVE WEBINAR 
(2 Clinical CEUs) 
November 29 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm via webinar 

Health and Healthcare for LGBT+ Populations - LIVE WEBINAR 
(2 General, Social/Cultural CEUs) 
December 11 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm via webinar
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.
Nominations for NASW National Awards DEADLINE EXTENDED through 11/8

Recognize and honor exceptional leaders within the profession and our communities who fully embody social work values and ethics.

NASW and the NASW Foundation are seeking nominations of individuals within the profession and our communities who fully embody social work values and ethics for National Awards. Categories include Social Worker of the Year (exemplifies the best of the profession's values), Lifetime Achievement (demonstrates repeated outstanding achievements throughout the social worker's lifetime career), Public Citizen of the Year (for going above and beyond in the community), Public Elected Official of the Year (for leadership in public policy issues important to the profession), Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement (for exemplary contributions in health and mental health practice), Knee/Wittman Outstanding Achievement (for significantly affecting national mental health public policy, professional standards, or program models), and the International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award (for advancing the public image of social work). Submit your nominations by November 8, 2017.

Recipients will be honored at A Night at the Awards...A Night to Remember awards reception held in conjunction with NASW's National Conference in June 2018 in Washington, DC. For more information, contact Sharon Burk at or 202.408.8600, ext. 484.
Test Prep Courses - 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.
LCSW Test Prep
December 8 - Register

LSW Test Prep
November 28 - Register
December 16 - Register
How to Achieve Work-Life Harmony

If work-life balance isn't realistic, try this instead. Trying to balance everything in our lives just stresses us out more. The key to happiness is more about creating work-life harmony.

Strive for symmetry between your professional and personal lives, advises entrepreneur and speaker Amy Vetter. "[R]esearch continues to find that applying work-life harmony principles in the workplace improves employee productivity, including creative thinking and problem solving," writes Vetter in this three-part method for utilizing this approach.

Click here to read the full article from Entrepreneur online.

With the NJSCSW, 
IPS presents:


Everybody daydreams.Daydreams revealed in therapy, however, can be understood as valuable information to understand a patient's personality including character traits, symptoms, and distress. Daydreams are different from nocturnal dreams.

 One of the  most important aspects of daydreams is that daydreamers are often concealed in therapy. As a result, daydreams may be missed by the therapist as a way of understanding unconscious material. This conversation will elicit a discussion of daydreams in psychotherapy.

November 12th 11:00 am- 1:00 pm
655 Pomander Walk, Teaneck, NJ
 $25 for Non-Members of IPS
2 CE's from NJSCSW
Register at
or call 201-457-0809
Light refreshment offered.
Copies of the New Code of Ethics Available 
The 2017 revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics reflect the most substantive changes to the Code since 1996.  
Copies of the new Code of Ethics can be purchased here.  
View FAQs for a listing of the revised sections of the Code here.  
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:
November 9 - Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Eatontown)  
November 13 - North/Central (meets in Bridgewater)
November 14 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck) 

For a full list of PPSIGs, click here.

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.

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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