NASW-NJ newSWire
November 22, 2017

Upcoming Events  

To see all events, visit our Calendar.
Tuesday, 11/28, 9am-4:30pm
Wednesday, 11/29, 6pm-8pm
Wednesday, 11/29, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday, 11/30, 6pm-8pm
Friday-Sunday, 12/1-12/3, 9am-5pm
Friday, 12/1, 12pm-1:30pm
Tuesday, 12/5, 11am-1pm
Thursday, 12/7, 6pm-7:30pm
Friday, 12/8, 9am-4:30pm
Monday, 12/11, 9:30am-11am
Monday, 12/11, 12pm-2pm
Monday, 12/11, 6pm-7:30pm
Monday, 12/11, 6pm-8pm
Monday, 12/11, 6pm-8pm
Saturday, 12/16, 9am-4:30pm
We Are Thankful - 

At NASW-NJ, we are thankful ever day for our members and fellow social workers who are committed to the work, the values and the ethical principles of our great profession.

Because of your efforts, the world is a better place - and we thank you.

Warriors for Justice 

We also want to remember the work of two remarkable individuals who shared our values and commitment.



Edith Savage-Jennings and John Raines, each of whom were NASW-NJ Awardees, died recently. Though neither were social workers, each spent a lifetime working for social justice. Each had the heart of a social worker.

We are grateful to have known these warriors for justice, and we are thankful that they showed us how to "walk the walk" toward a better tomorrow. Read about Edith Savage-Jennings and John Raines during your holiday weekend. You'll be inspired and thankful, too.
We wish you a very happy, relaxing (or bustling!) Thanksgiving Day and hope that you get to enjoy it with your family and friends. 

Mary Jean Weston, LCSW
Interim Executive Director
NASW Code of Ethics Training Available on Demand  
View the Recording for Free;
Take the CE Version (2 CEUs) for $10
(through November 30) 
October's training on the revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics is now available on demand. You can view the recording of the training free of charge here. You also can take the CE option of the training for a nominal charge here.

Now through November 30th NASW is offering a special discounted rate on the CE option: $10 for NASW members and $25 for non-members. After November 30, the rate will increase to $25 for NASW members and $40 for non-members.
NASW Revised Code of Ethics is now available to access online free or purchase the hard copy for $5.00 here.  

View FAQs for a listing of the revised sections of the Code here.  
Did You Know_ NASW-NJ offers local networking events through our regional Unit meetings. For more information, check out our

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Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW

Mary Jean Weston, MSW, LCSW
Interim Executive Director          

April Ryan with NASW-NJ

Interim Executive Director, Mary Jean Weston

NASW-NJ Supports Women's Political Leadership 
Once again, NASW-NJ was proud to be a community co-sponsor of the Senator Wynona Lipman Chair in Women's Political Leadership.

Hosted by the Center for American Women and Politics, this year's lecture, "The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of the White House and Race in America," was given by April Ryan. Ms. Ryan is a White House Correspondent and CNN Political Analyst. Ms. Ryan was introduced by Lieutenant Governor-Elect Sheila Oliver.
Ms. Ryan has a unique vantage point as the only Black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House. Her message was dynamic but reality based, and she repeated her mantra many times: "It isn't about politics. It's about the heart." She sees her job as getting the news for all of us, regardless of the politics of the time and she plans to continue asking the hard questions, regardless of who is in the White House.
For more information about the Lipman Chair, click here. For more information about April Ryan, click here.
Social Work Safety:
Urge Your Representative to Co-Sponsor H.R. 1484 Today!

As social workers serve on the frontlines in communities across the nation, it is vital that your safety is a priority. Delivering these critical services to our nation's most vulnerable individuals, families, and communities depends heavily on your ability to do so safely and securely.

Please email your Representative and urge them to support this vital legislation. Together, we can help ensure you're able to provide care effectively, and without compromising your own safety. Support your profession by helping urge support for this legislation.

Upcoming CE Programs
Using Motivational Interviewing to Move Clients through the Stages of Change - WEBINAR
(2 Clinical CEUs) 
November 29 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm via webinar 

From Teenage to Old Age: Empowering Older Adults to Combat Peer Bullying
(2 Clinical CEUs)
December 5 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in Hamilton
Info & Registration 

Health and Healthcare for LGBT+ Populations - WEBINAR
(2 General, Social/Cultural CEUs) 
December 11 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm via webinar
Info & Registration 

Teen Media Communication in a Multi-Cultural World: A Crisis of Communication
(2 Clinical CEUs)
January 8 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Whippany

Clinical Supervision Course- 3 Days
(20 Clinical CEUs, including 3 Social/Cultural & 5 Ethics)
February 2, 3 and 4 from 9:00am - 4:30pm 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.
NASW Twitter Chats

Tweet with NASW - All NASW Members Are Invited!
Follow @NASW to join the conversation!

Recent Changes to the NASW Technology Standards and the NASW Code of Ethics: Are You Prepared?

Wednesday, December 13, 1PM-1:30PM ET
Host: Dawn Hobdy, MSW, LICSW
Hashtag: #SocialWorkEthics
Private Practitioners: Did You Receive a Negative PQRS Payment Adjustment Letter for 2018?

Last Day to File a Request for an Informal Review is December 1

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) currently is contacting clinical social workers who are Medicare Part B providers who will be receiving a 2018 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) negative payment adjustment beginning January 1, 2018. The 2018 penalty is two percent. If you believe you received a negative payment adjustment letter in error, NASW encourages you to file a request for an informal review by the deadline, December 1, 2017.

To get more information, read the NASW Practice Alert here.
Celebrate Social Work Month March 2018

NASW National announces its theme for social work month in March!

Social Work professionals are Leaders, Advocates, and Champions for millions of people each day. Celebrate Social Work professionals and their important contributions. Honor and show support for your profession, staff, colleagues and friends with gifts from the NASW.

To shop for 2018 Social Work month, click here.
NASW Statement on International Violence Against Women Act

Association urges Congress to quickly pass legislation to empower women, girls, communities and nations to end violence.

NASW has issued a statement to welcome the introduction of the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) in the Senate. Along with other members of the Coalition to End Violence Against Women and Girls Globally, NASW urges Congress to pass this legislation quickly.
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 to Earn 20+ CEUs!
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:
- an ethics pre-conference session with Dr. Allan Barsky, the Chair of the Task Force that wrote the latest revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics.
- a Monday keynote session from Dr. Mauricio Cifuentes on Working with Immigrants at Risk for Deportation
- a Tuesday keynote session from Dr. Gregory Perkins on Ethics and Trauma

Registration will open in December, make sure to register early to get in to the workshops that you want!
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- Clinical Test Prep
December 8 - Register
February 9 - Register

LSW Test Prep
November 28 - Register
December 16 - Register
January 6- Register
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:
December 1 - Middlesex (meets in North Brunswick)  
December 5 - Bergen (meets in Teaneck)
December 11 - Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville)   
December 11 - North/Central (Holiday Party in Somerville) 

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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