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Important Updates for Social Work Students

Monday, March 23, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Duane Breijak
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As we all adjust to an ever changing world due to the COVID-19, NASW-Michigan wanted to check in with our student members to see how you are doing. Social work students have been impacted greatly over the last couple of weeks, with huge changes to your courses, field sites, and graduation and hooding ceremonies. Please know that NASW-Michigan is here to support you as you finish the semester and as you start your social work career. Feel free to reach out at any time if you need any specific resource or guidance.

 

We at NASW-Michigan wanted to reach out to your specifically to make sure you had the most up-to-date information as your prepare for the end of the semester.

 

  • Resources Around COVID-19 for Social Workers
  • Upcoming Webinars and Trainings for Graduation Students and New Professionals
  • $500 Scholarships Available for NASW-Michigan Members
  • Spotlighting Graduating Students

 

Duane Breijak, LMSW-Macro

Director of Member Services & Development. NASW-Michigan


Important Resources for COVID-19 for Social Workers


Upcoming Webinars and Trainings for Graduation Students and New Professionals

 

NASW-Michigan has several upcoming programs to assist our student members and new professionals as you approach the end of the semester, graduation, and prepare to take your social work exam.

 

  • March 24, 2020. 12-1pm. How to Obtain Your Social Work License in Michigan - Webinar (FREE for all students)

  • March 24, 2020. 6-7pm. Manage Your Student Debt – Webinar (FREE and open to NASW members)

  • March 26, 2020. 2-3pm. Manage Your Student Debt – Webinar (FREE and open to NASW members)

  • March 31, 2020. 12-1pm. Reframing the Anxiety: Supporting Your Clients and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • April 14, 2020. 12-1pm. Finding Your Macro Social Work Job (FREE and open to NASW members)

  • July 25, 2020. 9am-4pm. Social Work Licensure Exam Institute (Prep Course). Grand Rapids (Registration and more information available soon)

  • July 26, 2020. 9am-4pm. Social Work Licensure Exam Institute (Prep Course). Detroit (Registration and more information available soon)


How to Obtain Your Social Work License in Michigan (Webinar)

Please register for How to Obtain Your Social Work License in Michigan on Mar 24, 2020 12:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2104907664859113484 (PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU REGISTERED BEFORE 3/17 YOU WILL NEED TO RE-REGISTER AS THE EVENT PLATFORM HAD TO CHANGE)

 

NASW-Michigan Director of Member Services Duane Breijak, LMSW will walk you through some of the immediate obstacles you may face when entering the profession. This workshop will provide an overview of the licensure process in Michigan, supervision requirements, the ASWB exam, as well as give new professional tools for salary negotiation and career advancement. 

 

No CEs are available for this webinar. 


Manage Your Student Debt – FREE Educational Webinars

 

To help our members tackle student debt, NASW partnered with Savi, an innovative student loan education company, to bring you Savi's Student Loan Tool. During Social Work Month, join us for one of these free webinars to learn how the tool can help you manage your loans:

 

In each free webinar, experts will discuss student debt and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, and why a majority of applicants have been unsuccessful in qualifying for relief through the PSLF. We’ll review the Student Loan Tool to see how members create a free account to sync their student loans and learn about their options to manage repayments, all at no cost.

 

Members who choose to can purchase a premium service that includes application monitoring, auto-enrollment paperwork, and unlimited access to 1-1 support with Savi student loan experts.

 

Visit NASW.bySavi.com to create your free account today. Register for a webinar to learn more.

 

Questions? Contact NASW Member Services at 800.742.4089 Moday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. ET. Or, email membership@socialworkers.org.

 

 

Reframing the Anxiety: Supporting Your Clients and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Please register for Reframing the Anxiety: Supporting Your Clients and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mar 31, 2020 12:00 PM EDT at:

 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6351794417025547020


 

Finding Your Macro Social Work Job

 

Please register for Finding Your Macro Social Work Job on Apr 14, 2020 12:00 PM EDT at:

 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5082676523461623820

 

 

Macro social work is a growing, vital, but often overlooked part of the profession. Finding a career in macro social work can be seemingly more complicated than searching in more traditional clinical tracks. This webinar will explore issues facing macro social workers entering the workforce and explore the career trajectory of two recent graduates.  


Scholarships Available for NASW-Michigan Members

 

The Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is pleased to award two Student Leadership in Diversity Scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. These scholarships recognize and promote leaders among social work students who are working on projects, research, or advocacy initiatives that promote diversity and social justice.

Students should demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities (show ambition, vision and is highly motivated), have an above average academic record, and be working to promote the ideals of social work and our Code of Ethics. 

About the Scholarship: 

A $500.00 scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year to one BSW and one MSW student who is a member of the NASW-Michigan Chapter. The student must have been accepted in an accredited BSW or MSW program. Scholarship applications and essays must be postmarked no later than August 1, 2020.  Award recipients will be honored at NASW-Michigan’s Legislative, Education & Advocacy Day on October 29, 2020 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan where checks will be distributed.  The scholarship winner must be available for an interview and the winning essay may be published in NASW-Michigan The Bridge newsletter.


Graduating This Spring? We Want to Spotlight You?

 

Are you a graduating BSW or MSW student and a member of NASW? We would like to recognize and highlight our graduating members in an upcoming issue of The Bridge and on our social media pages. If you would like to be highlighted please feel send over a picture (with a caption/names) any great stories from your social work program. Bonus if the pictures include multiple graduating students. Send any photos and stories to dbreijak.naswmi@socialworkers.org

 

If you are still having a ceremony show pride in your membership during your graduation or hooding ceremony with a NASW membership cord! These teal cords are only available to student members of NASW. You can order yours today for $10 at https://naswmi.site-ym.com/store/ViewProduct.aspx?id=6028899. (You will be asked to log on in order to receive member pricing)

 



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