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NASW-Michigan Student Center


Welcome to the NASW-Michigan Student Center! Please click on the drop down menu above for a list of great resources for student members.


Establish your relationship with your professional association, the National Association of Social Workers, and reap the benefits over your entire career.

You’ve chosen a profession dedicated to improving lives. Turn to the association dedicated to supporting you—the National Association of Social Workers.

Stay Up-To Date

Stay current with regional events and programming, policy developments and legislative initiatives, and news in Michigan and nationally!


Publish your work, reflections, events, and articles in NASW-Michigan’s Chapter newsletter, and access the journal Social Work, along with three archived years, which will help you in completing assignments and research projects. Stay informed with research that informs professional practice by connecting to the Social Work Policy Institute.  

Advocacy Tools

The social work profession was founded in social change. Through the profession’s history, social workers have sought to ensure that all people have equal access to the resources and opportunities that allow them to meet their basic needs. The Public Policy Department at NASW upholds this challenge by advocating for the Association to members of Congress and regulatory agencies that so often hold the authority in their hands to influence policy.


Review the NASW Code of Ethics and receive assistance with ethics questions from NASW-Michigan’s Ethics Committee or the Ethics Hotline.

Professional Development and Training

NASW views professional development as an essential activity for ensuring quality social work services. Professional development is a self-directed process, which requires social workers to assume responsibility for the growth of their own professional knowledge base. Regardless of career stage, social workers are ethically required to keep informed of current research, theory, and techniques that guide social work practice to better serve clients and constituents.

NASW is committed to helping social workers meet their professional development needs. This strong dedication has led to the creation of multiple professional development programs and products such as credentials, education and training courses, newsletters, employment information, resources, and publications. NASW members receive both free CEs and CEs at discounted rates to fill their licensing or credentialing requirements when they participate in our professional development programs.

Career Services

Get access to Michigan and National job listings, information about practice-specific positions, including typical responsibilities and salaries, as well as receive assistance with your resume

New/Soon-to-be Graduates

Turn to NASW Michigan while working towards your license for help with questions or getting great discounts on licensure preparatory courses. Need to acquire a supervisor outside of your workplace? Search for licensed supervisors in your region! Begin practicing social work in security with affordable malpractice insurance – also available at the student level.

Financial Assistance

Receive financial help as you complete your social work degree with Michigan and National scholarships. Learn to manage your student loan debt and how student loan forgiveness may be an option.

Leadership Opportunities

Develop valuable leadership skills with opportunities at Michigan and National levels as a university representative, with a professional network of specialty practice peers, or as a member of our Board of Directors.


NASW membership comes with great discounts at family and entertainment venues. Take some time for yourself to watch a game, visit a museum, or purchase some social work merchandise!

Social Networking

Receive daily updates and stay connected with NASW and your social work community on social media.

Student Action Networks Formed for Michigan Social Work Students 

Do you want to get more involved in the legislative and political process?

Interested in helping get social workers elected to office?


NASW-Michigan is excited to announce the launch of a new statewide initiative for BSW, MSW, and DSW students across the state. The new initiative, Student Action Network (SAN), is a group of social work students and new social work professionals dedicated to promoting social work values in local and state government. SAN members will work primarily with other students/new professionals in your school or region, and have access to key resources from your professional association.

If you are interested in joining the movement please click here!



To promote social work values in local and state governments following the NASW Code of Ethics. The Student Action Network (SAN) is a collaborative of current Michigan social work students and new social work professionals passionate about being involved in the democratic process.



  • Engage Michigan social work students in political social work and advocacy
  • Collaborate with elected officials who are social workers or hold a social work degree


  • Mobilize/register voters for the November 8th, 2016, election
  • Influence local and state policy through direct action
  • Partner with NASW-Michigan’s Legislative Social Policy (LSP) and Michigan Political Action for Candidate Election (M-PACE) Committees in order to promote social work values and policies
  • Hold NASW-Michigan SAN rallies at various campuses with current BSWs and MSWs serving in an elected office

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The NASW-Michigan Student Action Network is an initiative of the 2015-2016 ULink Advocates. U-Link is a NASW-Michigan initiative that identifies student leaders from each social work program in Michigan who serve as a link between their respective program and National Association of Social Workers.

2014 Student Leadership in Diversity Scholarship Winner Antoinette Debose gives a powerful speech to the graduating BSW students of Oakland University. (May 2015)

Antionette Debose gave the empowering closing remarks at the Oakland University Social Work Program ceremony. We love you Toni!

Posted by NASW-Michigan on Friday, May 1, 2015
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