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National and International Social Work Organizations

Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (AC0SA)

The Association for Community Organization and Social Administration was formed in 1987 to strengthen community organization and social administration. ACOSA is a membership organization for community organizers, activists, nonprofit administrators, community builders, policy practitioners, students and educators.

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens recognized as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country.

International Federation of Social Workers

Global organization striving for social justice, human rights and social development through the promotion of social work, best practice models and international cooperation.

Latino Social Workers Association

Resource for social work agencies, focusing on recruitment, mentoring and cultural competency training.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 140,000 members. Works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, create and maintain professional standards, and advance sound social policies. NASW Social Work portal.

National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW)

Comprised of people of African ancestry, committed to enhancing the quality of life and empowering people of African ancestry through advocacy, human services delivery, and research.

School Social Work Association of America

Empowers school social workers and promotes the profession of school social work to enhance the social and emotional growth and academic outcomes of all students.

Social Welfare Action Alliance (SWAA)

National organization of progressive workers in human services. Founded in 1985, and based on key principles that reflect a concern for social justice, peace and coalition building with progressive social movements. These principles articulate a need by social service workers for a practice and theory that responds to progressive concerns.

Society for Social Work and Research

Non-profit association committed to improving the support for research among social workers.

Michigan Social Work Organizations

National Association of Social Workers-Michigan

Supports, promotes and advocate for professional social work practice, practitioners and the social work profession, to improve the quality of life for the people of Michigan.

Michigan Association of School Social Workers

Advocates for the delivery of school social work services to meet the needs of all children. Actively promotes the educational and professional growth of members to ensure that the highest standards of practice are upheld and works to impact legislation that will improve the delivery of school social work services and enhance the education of all children.

Michigan League for Public Policy (formerly the Michigan League for Human Services)

Works to identify and help solve basic health and social welfare problems through research and analysis, information dissemination and advocacy.

Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (Mi-AiMH)

Promotes and supports nurturing relationships for all infants. Committed to educating family professionals in relationship-based practice; diversifying the infant mental health community, and advocating for the well being of all infants and toddlers.

Contact Us: School of Social Work | 317 Everett L. Marshall Building | Ypsilanti, MI 48197 | Tel.: 734.487.0393 | Fax: 734.487.6832

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