A Message from NASW-NJ Executive
Director Walter Kalman
Once again, we have seen a senseless tragedy ravage a community and
nation. Once again, we shine a spotlight on the divisive issues of race
gun crime in America.
On June 17, nine members of the
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South
Carolina, including the senior pastor and
state senator, Clementa C. Pinckney, were
gunned down in a racist attack by a 21-year-old white man. Emanuel
African Methodist Episcopal Church is one of
the United States' oldest black churches and has long been a site for
community organization around civil rights.
NASW National has offered its
condolences to the families and friends of the nine people who lost
their lives. NASW-NJ joins in this message. This senseless tragedy has
shaken the nation and is an
example of the deadly consequences of racial hatred and unfettered
access to guns.
Results of 2015 NASW-NJ Election
Here are the winners of the 2015 NASW-NJ Election. We deeply
appreciate the willingness of all of the candidates in the 2015
Election to step forward and run for Chapter leadership positions. All
of the positions below are 2-year terms, except as
Tawanda Hubbard – Vice President
Sam Young – Treasurer-Elect
Candice Daly – NW Regional Rep
Kimberlee Van Burch – NE Regional Rep
Gina Pearson – Graduate Student Rep (1 year)
Anthony Gallo – Undergraduate Student Rep (1 year)
Continuing BOD members:
David Barry – Incoming President
Elsa Candelario – Secretary
Darcy Dobens – Treasurer
Nelida Arancibia – Central Regional Rep
Jacquelyn Warr-Williams – Southern Regional Rep (appointed to fill
Continuing CCNLI members:
Delegate Assembly (all 3 year terms)
Kevin J. Williams | 1952-2015
We were saddened to learn of the death of NASW-NJ member
Kevin J. Williams on Monday, June 22nd.
A longstanding NASW-NJ member, Kevin had been involved
with the NASW-NJ LGBT Special Interest Group (SIG) and was a presenter
at many NASW-NJ Annual Conferences over the years.
Kevin was a self-employed psychotherapist for more than
35 years. He was an honorary member of the Maywood Rotary, and founder
and director of the Maywood Rotary Kenya Project. Kevin was the husband
Assemblyman Timothy J. Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic), our 2014 Elected
Public Official of the Year. In addition to being
the beloved husband of Assemblyman Eustace, he was the father of Kyle
Eustace-Williams, Cory Eustace-Williams, and the late Lee Eustace-
In his obituary, family members wrote: "We like to think
he changed the world."
for Kevin's obituary.
In my last NW message I spoke about NASW-NJ's distinguished history of
promoting grassroots advocacy. It's clear that grassroots advocacy can
expanding our role as social workers and enabling us to shape public
policy, regulations, and the public perception of our profession.
you are involved politically in your town or county as an elected or
appointed public official, or involved in other local advisory
committees, please contact Renee Koubiadis, Advocacy Coordinator
732-296-8070 x 14). We would love to know
how we can help you in the work you're doing at the grassroots level.
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your Personal Profile.
We have spoken with Aetna staff and they confirm these are legitimate
calls. However, you can always ask for more information and a call-back
number if you want to explore this inquiry further.
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 children and
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 ad will be on the NASW-NJ website for 30 days. It
will appear as a live (clickable) link to your website.
Just send us your Logo and URL (link to your website)!
For more information 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 CE Courses
Click on the title for information & to register
for these courses:
July 1st (1/2 price for 2 Clinical CEUs)
Attachment Theory in Your Clinical Work (Haworth, NJ)
July 10th (5 Clinical CEUs)
a Mindful Life: Cultivating Mindfulness in Your Personal and
Clinical Practices (North Brunswick, NJ)
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
Click on the image above for more
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.
Upcoming Unit Events
Hudson Meet & Greet - TONIGHT!
Thursday, June 25, 2015
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Surf City of Jersey City
1 Marin Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Light refreshments will be served.
Social Workers in the News
New Law Makes Child Safety Priority
Worker Obtained State Licenses Despite Criminal Past
Mental Health Patients Stable and Out of Jail
Campaign Will Make Substance Abuse, Mental Health Key Issues
The Washington Post
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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