This exclusive members-only community allows social workers to log in with their socialworkers.org username and password to post questions, seek advice, and participate in discussions specific to their practice or career stage.
“Michigan’s over 27,000 licensed social workers and nearly 7,000 students now have an online platform where they can share best practices, get questions answered, discuss policy concerns, and network across the state and nation” said Duane Breijak, NASW-Michigan’s Director of Member Services & Development. “We hope that MyNASW can be a transformative space to build collaboration and a sense of community within our field.”
In addition to discussions, members can add contacts and send private messages, networking with their peers both locally and across the country. Using the directory’s advanced search, find colleagues by Chapter, practice area, work setting, job function, or organization type. Each member controls what parts of their profile are visible to others by adjusting their privacy settings.
Another feature of the MyNASW Community is a searchable resource library, where members can upload and browse documents and digital resources in variety of formats.
"MyNASW is your go-to for all things social work," said Jennifer Watt, Director of Membership at NASW’s National Office. "It allows members who may not have access in person, to create a network of their peers and be included in the latest discussions.”
Currently, MyNASW Community offers four discussion forums:
• All Member Forum – open to all active NASW members
• Children, Youth, and Schools - for members of the Child Welfare; Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults; and School Social Work Specialty Practice Sections
• Clinical Social Work, Aging, and Health – for members of the Aging; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs; Health; Mental Health; and Private Practice Specialty Practice Sections
• Social Justice, Administration, and Courts - for members of the Administration/Supervision; Social and Economic Justice & Peace; and Social Work and the Courts Specialty Practice Sections
Visit mynasw.socialworkers.org to update your profile and join the conversation today. Questions? Contact NASW Member Services at 1-800-742-4089 Monday through Friday 9 am-9 pm ET.