Welcome Michigan Social Workers!
To build NASW-Michigan into a leading voice in social justice advocacy and the development of statewide
social service policy. NASW-Michigan will advance the quality
of services provided to client populations by advancing the principles
and standing of the social work profession.
NASW is a membership organization with a dual mission to: 1) Promote,
develop and protect the practice of social workers; and 2) Seek to
enhance the effective functioning and well-being of individuals,
families and communities through its work and advocacy.
Michigan Social Work Professional Development Booklet ReleasedAccording to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), social work is the fastest growing careers in the United States. The profession is expected to grow by 19% between 2012 and 2022. Professional social workers are found in every facet of community life—in schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, senior centers, elected office, private practices, prisons, military, corporations, and in numerous public and private agencies that serve individuals and families in need. Many also serve as social and community service directors.
This Michigan Social Work Professional Development Booklet aims to help social workers navigate an ever-changing workplace and equip them with the professional tools they may need to secure employment.
- Building a Professional Identity
- Resume/Cover Letter Tips
- How to Network
- Checklists for Pre/Post Interviews
- Follow Up/Thank You Notes
Click here to download the complete booklet.(members only resource)
Michigan Social Workers Advocate for Change
NASW-Michigan is proud to announce the official release of two documents which are of great importance to physical health, mental health, and the social work profession. The first, “Better Health, Better Health Care, and Reduced Costs: Integrating Community Supports into Michigan’s Health Care System
,” represent a culmination of an extensive and collaborative effort between NASW-Michigan and multiple community-focused organizations and professionals. In the document, the case is made for establishing a model where social workers, along with community health workers, serve as key players in a primary care team. By joining social workers and community health workers it is possible to operationalize true primary healthcare and enhance the health of individuals and their communities.
The second, “Gaps in Mental Health Care for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Michigan
,” makes the case for addressing the gaps in mental health for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. This endeavor is a collaborative effort between NASW-Michigan and representatives from the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. This issue was highlighted extensively at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Profession Conference.
NASW Members Receive 15% Discount on DSM-5
The DSM-5 was released by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) May 2013. APA is offering NASW members a 15% on the manual. To receive this discount, create a free online account with American Psychiatric Publishers at www.appi.org and enter promo code "NASWMEM” when placing order.
Network with NASW-MI on Facebook, LinkedIn & Weebly Today!
Receive the most breaking NASW updates as well as keep up-to-date on events and news happening around the state on your chapter Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Additionally, taking advocacy to a new level the Michigan Chapter of NASW now has a blog - The Social Worker Perspective! NASW members are encouraged to submit articles to email@example.com. The aim of the blog is to give another opportunity for social workers across the state to have their voices heard.