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Shared Interest Groups

Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) bring social workers together in an organized way to advocate, educate, disseminate information, connect people with resources, and promote social action on behalf of clients, themselves, and others. NASW-NJ has the following Shared Interest Groups. For a description of the areas each SIG covers, click here

For more information on how to get involved with a Shared Interest Group, please contact the appropriate chair. To join any of our SIG listservs, please send an e-mail with the SIG title to For Private Practice SIGs (PPSIGs), send an e-mail with the PPSIG title to Janine Hendryx at

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- Addictions (contact Michael Chenkin at

- Children and Adolescents (contact us at

- Environmental Justice (contact us at

- International Social Work (contact us at

- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersexed (contact Jacqueline E. Warr-Williams at or Kathryn A. Dixon at

- Private Practice (regional, please see below)

- Social Work in Sports (contact Lorin Mordecai or Adnan Munshi at

- Social Workers and the Law (contact Kathryn A. Dixon or Alex Coglianese at

- Spirituality and Social Work (contact us at

- Military and Veterans (contact us at




- Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland (contact Debbie Sandler at

- Bergen (meets in Teaneck; contact Lisa D'Acierno at

- Essex (meets in West Orange; contact Vashonna Etienne at

- Hudson (meets in Jersey City; contact Kimberlee Van Burch at

- Middlesex (meets in North Brunswick; contact Judi Oshinsky at

- Mercer/Burlington (meets in Lawrenceville; contact

- Monmouth/Ocean (meets in Eatontown; contact Ellen Bloom  at, Lori Tonti at
 or Gerry Viggiani at

- Morris (contact Christina Mina at

- North/Central (meets in Bridgewater; contact Maureen Wiese-Waibel at

- South (Camden area; contact Linda
Goldberg at


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