A Message from NASW-NJ Executive
Director Walter Kalman
NASW Policy Statement Available
“Conversion Therapy” has been in the news quite a bit recently. NASW's
position statement, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) and
Conversion Therapy with Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, and Transgender
Persons, is now available via the NASW
Here is a blog
about the publication.
The House We Live In: Film
Screening and Discussion
You are invited to attend a film screening - the third
installment of the documentary series Race: The Power of an Illusion.
The House We Live In screening will be held
on July 22, 2015 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm at Georgian Court University, 900
Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701.
You can click HERE
for the program flyer.
Note: There are no CEUs being offered for this
If you have questions, please contact Renee Koubiadis,
NASW-NJ Advocacy Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 732-296-8070 x 14.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
One in 10 older adults living in the United
States experiences abuse, neglect, or exploitation every year. For
every reported case of elder mistreatment, an estimated 23 cases go
unreported. Elder abuse can manifest as neglect or self-neglect;
emotional, psychological, physical, or sexual abuse; financial abuse
and exploitation; and abandonment.
Social workers play essential roles in preventing,
addressing elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
NASW supports World
Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) and encourages social workers to
awareness of elder mistreatment in their own workplaces and
communities—whether on the June 15 WEAAD observance, before the July 13
House Conference on Aging, or
throughout the year.
for NASW's listing of resources to address elder abuse, neglect, and
Social Work Tips for Creating
"Grassroots advocacy often begins with a single
individual who is passionate about a cause and feels compelled to act."
The June 2015 issue of NASW News offers an
excellent article on grassroots advocacy. It's well worth the read. You
can find it HERE.
Changes to Dues Rates &
After holding dues steady for 10 years, NASW is
increasing membership dues effective October 1, 2015. New dues rates
apply to those with membership expiration dates of 9/30/2015 and later.
To provide more flexibility in paying dues, NASW is
offering two payment options: (1) prepay at the current rate for up to
two years by September 30, 2015 or (2) prepay your full dues in two or
three installments by your membership expiration date. Both payment
options are available by phone or by mail (but not online).
To prepay by phone at the current dues rates, before
the increase on October 1, call NASW Member Services at 800.742.4089
M-F, 9 am-9 pm.
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.
Children and Adolescents Special
Interest Group (SIG) is Looking for You
The Children and Adolescents Special Interest Group
(SIG) is looking
for a co-chair and new members. Are you working with
adolescents? You can be part of the conversation on:
• Research, resources, current topics
and issues of
diversity that pertain to children and adolescents,
• Advocating for and supporting social
initiatives that promote the well-being of children and adolescents on
the local and state level,
• Planning and implementing education
in the field of
children and adolescents.
your interest in the Children and Adolescents SIG, contact Renee
Koubiadis, NASW-NJ Advocacy Coordinator,
or 732-296-8070 x 14.
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.
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.
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 require
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 Course
Clinical Supervision - 3-day
Course (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
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.
Morris Unit Meet & Greet
Monday, July 27, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Black Barn River Restaurant
1178 Rte 10W
Randolph, NJ 07869
Join your colleagues for an evening of networking and
interesting conversation. We will provide the appetizers at this
award-winning local restaurant.
Private Practice Special Interest
Group (PPSIG) Meetings
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)
August 10th - Mercer/Burlington
(meets in Lawrenceville)
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.
Social Workers in the News
NY, Black Families More Likely To Be Split By Foster Care System
Medicine With Tailored Social Services
Border Crossers Being Detained More, Longer
Arizona Daily Star
Do Good Social Work Managers Promote Staff Wellbeing?
you Should Know About Mental Illness
Buddies Volunteers Ready To Just Listen
Southern Maryland News
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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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