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Welcome Michigan Social Workers!

Our Vision:

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.

Our Mission:

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

Annual Conference Registration Now Open

Please click the image to the left to view the Annual Conference issue of The Bridge (find a printable registration form inside). This year's conference features two phenomenal keynote speakers and social justice advocates, Congressman Ron Dellums and Steve Hamerdinger. Attendees will get to choose from over 60 workshops (10 different tracks available), get inspired through song with Ellis, Michael and Muxlow during the preconference event, honor fellow practitioners in the 2014 NASW Michigan awards ceremony, learn about legislative priorities for the profession and much more.

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NASW Michigan Website Updates:

Over the next several months NASW Michigan will be renovating our website to help provide members the most up-to-date and easy to follow information. There will be many new additions, so please continue to check back. If you are having any difficulty navigating through the site or have any questions please contact

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 and enter promo code "NASWMEM” when placing order.

Right of Sepulcher Legislation Introduced

NASW Michigan is proud to announce the recent introduction of Right of Sepulcher legislation with House Bill 5162. It has been a long time coming but with the help of many NASW members, including the Aging Work Group, the Legislative and Social Policy Committee, and Michigan House of Representative and NASW member Marcia Hovey-Wright, HB 5162 has been introduced into the state legislature. Right of Sepulcher is a bill that will permit a person to designate a person of their choice to make decisions about their funeral arrangements following their death.

The bill was submitted November 14, 2013 and sent to the House Committee on Families, Children and Seniors. The bill was introduced by Representative Segal, with the co-sponsorship of Representative Marcia Hovey-Wright (NASW Member) among others.

To see all legislation that NASW Michigan is follow or to contact your legislator please see our Legislative Action Center.

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 The aim of the blog is to give another opportunity for social workers across the state to have their voices heard.



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