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December 4, 2014
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North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Main: 732-296-8070
Fax: 732-296-8074

Christine James, MSW
President

Walter X. Kalman, MSW, LSW
Executive Director

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A Message from NASW-NJ Executive Director Walter Kalman

The Grand Jury has Spoken: NASW-NJ Joins in
National Outrage; Recommends Action

"It is incumbent upon all of us as Americans, regardless of race, region, faith, that we recognize this is an American problem and not just a black problem or a brown problem or a Native American problem; this is an American problem."                                                                           President Barack Obama

We join with President Obama in expressing our outrage at yesterday’s announcement that a Staten Island grand jury decided that there was not enough evidence to go forward with charges against police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner in July 2014.

The fatal encounter was captured on video and was seen around the world. But after viewing the video and hearing from witnesses, the jurors took less than a day before deciding that there was not enough evidence to charge the officer.

This grand jury decision comes on the heels of the St. Louis County grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. After that announcement, the National Association of Social Workers urged reforms that would help end the excessive use of police force.

Clearly, something more positive has to happen. As social workers we call upon both state and federal legislators to step up and change what has become the norm, not the exception.

We join with NASW National in calling for increased public attention on ending police racial profiling and improving the way police interact with people living with disabilities and mental illnesses.

NASW has also recommended reforms that could prevent unnecessary police shootings from occurring. These include:

•    National standards on the use of lethal police force.
•    National standards on how police handle persons living with mental
      illnesses or disabilities.
•    Training to help end police bias and racial profiling when dealing with
      people of color.
•    Making body cameras standard police equipment.

NASW also supports the U.S. Justice Department’s continuing efforts to bring about police reforms and improve community policing.

At NASW-NJ, we encourage our members, and the wider social work community, to become involved in activities and organizations that are active in bringing about policing reforms.

Watch newSWire™ for recommendations in the coming weeks.

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Save the Dates! 2015 NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition

2015 NASW-NJ Annual Conference & Exhibition
The Meeting of the Profession
Creating a Culture of Collaboration
May 3-5, 2015
Borgata Hotel & Casino

The 2015 Conference schedule and registration will be available at www.naswnj.org starting in late December.

Make sure to register early to secure your seat in the workshops you want!



Presenters & Agencies! Apply to the CE Approval Collaborative

Do you offer a quality, cutting-edge course for social work professionals in New Jersey?

Would you like your course to be more attractive to social work 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 Approval Collaborative).

The CE Approval Collaborative is recognized by the New Jersey State 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 Website through the Continuing Education drop-down menu. The CE Approval Collaborative must receive your application at least 90 days before your course will occur.

Eligibility & Application HERE




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Upcoming CE Courses

Note: we are still adding courses to our schedule, so please check our Calendar at www.naswnj.org for new additions.

Engaging, Connecting, and Bringing about Change with Adolescents through Music
(3 Clinical, Social/Cultural CEUs)
Instructor: Tawanda Hubbard, LCSW

January 23, 2015
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

NASW-NJ Chapter Office
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ

This workshop will focus on learning about Hip Hop as a cultural force and intervention with adolescents in the 21st century. Participants will review some key concepts essential to cultural proficiency, which will equip them to utilize music as a tool. They will engage and explore their personal constructs about Hip Hop and its viability as an effective intervention.

Cost for this course:
NASW Member- $50.00
NASW Student Member- $25.00
NASW Gold Card Member- $25.00
Non-Member- $65.00

Info & Registration HERE



Show Me the Money – Grant Writing for Social Workers
(3 Non-Clinical CEUs)
Instructor: Mary Ellen Colangelo, LSW

February 16, 2015
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

NASW-NJ Chapter Office
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ

Social workers are great at giving—but ASKING? The word is often not in our vocabulary, particularly when it comes to asking for program funding. This interactive workshop provides novice grant writers with the necessary tools and resources to competitively apply for grants.

Cost for this course:
NASW Member- $50.00
NASW Student Member- $25.00
NASW Gold Card Member- $25.00
Non-Member- $65.00

Info & Registration HERE



Understanding & Working With the DSM-5 – Save the Dates!

Due to its popularity and rave reviews, we will be offering Understanding & Working with the DSM-5: Diagnostic Changes & Clinical Implications
(5 Clinical CEUs) on Sunday, February 8, 2015 and Saturday, April 4, 2015. We are still booking the locations, so please check the Calendar for locations, pricing, and to register.



CE & The Arts- screening of the film Short Term 12

We will be pairing this award-winning film with a CEU workshop in
3 different locations across the state in January and February. Don’t miss out on this unique CE experience!



Upcoming Test Prep Courses

LCSW – Clinical
Test Preparation Course

December 11, 2014
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

NASW-NJ Chapter Office
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ

Cost for this course:
NASW Member- $110.00
Non-Member Price- $150.00

Info & Registration HERE



LSW – Masters
Test Preparation Course

December 13,  2014
(Course FULL)




LSW – Masters
Test Preparation Course

January 18, 2015
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Rutgers Labor Education Center
50 Labor Center Way
New Brunswick, NJ

Cost for this course:
NASW Member- $110.00
Non-Member Price- $150.00

Info & Registration HERE




Clinical Supervision Courses

Clinical Supervision - 3-day Course
(20 Clinical CEUs, including 5 Ethics and 3 Social and Cultural Competence CEUs)
Instructor: Patricia O’Dell, LCSW

December 5-7, 2014
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

NASW-NJ Chapter Office
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Cost for this course:
NASW Member - $275
Non-Member - $350
NASW Gold Card Member - $250

Info, Cost and Registration HERE



Clinical Supervision - 3-day Course
(20 Clinical CEUs, including 5 Ethics and 3 Social and Cultural Competence CEUs)
Instructor: Patricia O’Dell, LCSW

February 6-8, 2015
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

NASW-NJ Chapter Office
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Cost for this course:
NASW Member - $275.00
Non-Member - $350.00
NASW Gold Card Member - $250.00

Info, Cost and Registration HERE



Networking Opportunities at NASW-NJ Meetings

Are you looking for ways to network with other social workers in your area? When you join NASW on the national level, you are automatically a member at the state level. 

NASW-NJ has 12 volunteer-led Units throughout the state. The Units meetnetworking image regularly for social events, advocacy, service projects, networking, FREE CEU workshops, and more! Your Unit assignment is based on the mailing address listed on your membership.

For upcoming Unit meetings, go to the Unit Side bar located on the left hand side of this article. Or for more upcoming Unit activities for the next several months, visit www.naswnj.org and click on Calendar.



Private Practice Special Interest Group (PPSIG) Meeting
(No CEUs)


North/Central PPSIG Holiday Party

December 15, 2014
12:00 - 2:00 pm

Casa Luna Mexican Grill
30 South Doughty Avenue
Somerville, NJ  08876

Please join the North/Central PPSIG for their Annual Holiday Party!

The party will be a buffet luncheon. The cost per person is $15 to be paid upon arrival.

Please RSVP directly to Leslie at Lstsukroff@aol.com no later than Tuesday, December 9th.

Click HERE to Register



Middlesex PPSIG

Friday, January 16, 2015
12pm – 1:30 pm

NASW-NJ Chapter Office
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Topic: Web Development

Speaker: Mary Ellen Colangelo

Brown Bag Lunch

Click HERE to Register




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Note: All of the courses listed in the Social Work Online CE Institute are valid for New Jersey licensed social workers.



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