Congratulations, America, on Marriage Equality!
Happy 4th of July!
Applauds the U.S. Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
"Americans should be very proud,"
because small acts of courage "slowly made an entire country realize
that love is love."
President Barack Obama
"Their hope is not to be condemned to
live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization's oldest
institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The
Constitution grants them that right."
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Earned Income Tax Credit Expanded
On Monday, the New State Legislature voted to expand the
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) that helps many low-wage residents in
New Jersey. The Earned Income Tax Credit program will get a boost of
$120 million for the state, helping about 500,000 New
Jerseyans. This is great news as the tax credit has been cut in prior
budget years, hurting our state's working poor.
The State Legislature, in an agreement with Governor Christie, approved
an increase in the EITC from 20% to 30% of the federal EITC rate. This
will give New Jersey families who benefit from the EITC an average of
$250 extra per year. Most of the families who receive this tax credit
earn $20,000/year or less. With this change their take home pay can
increase up to $600/year .
To qualify, a single person without children cannot earn more than
$14,820; the limit for a married couple filing jointly with three
children is $53,267, according to 2015 IRS data.
We applaud Governor Christie, the Senate, and Assembly for taking this
step that helps the economy and New Jersey's working families.
New for Members from NASW National: Ethics
The Ethics 8 Series offers 8 useful tips
related to prevailing topics
in social work practice.
Considerations When Terminating the Social Worker-Client Relationship
(You will need your NASW user ID and password to access this
Highlights of Good
An Hour With Private Practice: Questions and Answers
Free Q&A Session on Private Practice
Teleconference - Wednesday, July 15, 2015 (12 - 1 pm)
“An Hour With Private Practice: Questions and Answers” is held every
third Wednesday of the month through November 2015 from 12:00 to 1:00
pm ET. This discussion will be led by NASW clinical practice expert
Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT. Each session focuses on a current private
practice issue and provides private practitioners with an opportunity
to call in and have their questions answered.
Sessions are limited to the first 100 callers of the day of the event.
This is a free benefit to NASW members and there is no
pre-registration. You will need to log in with your NASW username and
password to receive the phone number and access code. For more
information, click HERE.
Join Us for an
Environmental Justice Special Interest Group (SIG) Conference Call
Join NASW-NJ for an Environmental Justice Special
Interest Group (SIG) Conference Call on July 8, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00
pm. If you have questions, you can contact Renee Koubiadis at email@example.com or
732-296-8070 x 14.
The Environmental Justice SIG discusses ways in which
social workers and NASW-NJ can get involved in the issues of
Environmental Justice around the state.
You can register HERE.
Volunteer as a Unit Leader and
Receive Great Benefits!
We need Leaders for these Units:
One benefit of becoming a Unit leader: you can earn
vouchers for free CEUs through our Incentive Program.
We are always looking for additional Steering Committee Members for all
of the Units. As a member of the Steering Committee you would assist
your Unit in planning and hosting meetings, participate in service
projects for your community, and welcome new members to the Unit.
If you would like information on how to become a Unit Leader or would
like to be on a Steering Committee, please contact Christina Mina at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone
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Presenters Wanted for 2016
NASW-NJ Annual Conference
Get paid to attend the Annual Conference by sharing your
expertise with your peers!
Join us as a presenter for the 2016 NASW-NJ Annual
Conference in May in Atlantic City. Submit your workshop proposal by
August 26, 2015 to be reviewed by the NASW-NJ Continuing Education
Committee. Applicants will be notified in November whether their
workshop has been accepted.
Step 1: Read through Call for Proposals
check presenter criteria here: http://tinyurl.com/2016-CallforProposalsGuide
Step 2: Create your proposal.
Step 3: Submit your workshop proposal here by
August 26, 2015.
Questions? Call Kendra Hayes at 732-296-8070 x16.
We have a new advertising feature on our website.
Your logo ad will be on the NASW-NJ website for 30 days.
will appear as a live (clickable) link to your website.
Just send us your Logo and URL (link to your website)!
For more information click HERE or contact
Janine Hendryx at email@example.com.
Learn More about the DSM-5 From
Home and Earn CEUs!
Understanding and Working with the DSM-5: Diagnostic
Changes and Clinical Implications
(4 Clinical CEUs)
Presenter: Amanda Mathisen Stylianou, LCSW
The ability to assess and diagnose is a core competency
for mental health providers. The changes in the new DSM manual requires
practitioners to modify their current understanding of diagnostic
symptoms and categories. This online workshop will describe the
development of the DSM-5, the changes to the organizational structure,
and major revisions to the existing diagnoses.
Watch it and earn CEUs online HERE.
Upcoming Test Prep Courses
The courses below are being held in North Brunswick.
Cost for all test prep courses:
NASW Member- $110.00
Click on the title for more information & to
– Masters Test Prep on July 18
– Masters Test Prep on August 15
– Clinical Test Prep on August 28
Clinical Supervision Courses
Clinical Supervision - 3-day
Courses (North Brunswick)
(20 Clinical CEUs, including 5 Ethics and 3 Social and
Cultural Competence CEUs)
Instructor: Patricia O’Dell, LCSW
Cost for this course:
NASW Member - $275.00
Non-Member - $350.00
NASW Gold Card Member - $250.00
August 21-23, 2015 from 9:00 am -
5:00 pm each day
Info, Cost and Registration HERE
Save the Date! Help Us Celebrate
Our 45th Anniversary!
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Join us for our Annual Membership Celebration and
Installation of 2015-2016 Board Members.
Presenters & Agencies! Apply
to the CE Approval
Do you offer a quality, cutting-edge course for social
professionals in New Jersey?
Would you like your course to be more attractive to
professionals by offering continuing education credits?
If you answered YES to these questions, we invite you to
apply to The
New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative (CE
The CE Approval Collaborative is recognized by the New
Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE) as an approving entity for social
work continuing education credits in this state and will offer a
comprehensive review process for the approval of quality social work
continuing education courses.
Application and materials are available on the NASW-NJ
the Continuing Education drop-down menu. The CE Approval Collaborative
must receive your application at least 90 days before your course will
Eligibility & Application HERE.
Private Practice Special Interest
Group (PPSIG) Meetings in July
Click on the PPSIG names for information & to
July 13th - Mercer/Burlington
(meets in Lawrenceville)
Topic: Managing Your Practice: Roundtable Discussion
July 20th - North/Central
PPSIG Summer Celebration (meets in Somerville)
July 24th - Hudson
(meets in Jersey City)
If you are in Private Practice or are interested in
Private Practice related issues and would like to be added to one of
the 9 locally based PPSIGs that meet around the state, send an email to
the name of the group you would like to join. For a list of
PPSIGs, click HERE.
Looking for Online CEUs?
Click on the ad above to access the Social Work Online
CE Institute and browse the catalog. If you see something that
interests you, create a user account, purchase your workshop, then sit
back and relax while you earn CE credits from your home or office. It's
Note: All of the courses listed in the
Social Work Online CE Institute are valid for New Jersey licensed
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