Welcome to the official MABSW website of the Michigan Association of Black Social Workers, Inc. (herein after “MABSW” “We” “Our” “Us”). MABSW maintains this site to enhance member and public access to information and serves as the primary vehicle for disseminating electronic information from the organization. The website shall be accurate, intuitive, robust, attractive, timely, and culturally relevant. Every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of this information; however, we cannot guarantee it but will make every effort to correct errors brought to our attention.
We create our website and pages using principles of accessibility and usability. We carefully inspect our pages and test them with a variety of software tools. We welcome comments on how to improve our pages for users.
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Adobe PDF Files
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MABSW offers both electronic and print advertising. For specific information regarding MABSW advertising criteria, please contact our Michigan Office.
Certain areas and features of this website may be available to MABSW Members Only. Authorized access will require a unique user ID and password.
Career Center (Job Board)
Employment opportunities offered by both private and public employers throughout the U.S. may be posted on the MABSW Career Center (Job Board). MABSW members and general public job-seekers may have access to a wide range of employment opportunities that are updated regularly.
Confidentiality, Security, and Integrity
Security measures in place on this site to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of user information under our control. Management personnel of this site are trained to keep user information safe and confidential. The integrity of this system is assessed through auditing, monitoring, and data management processes. We use physical, electronic, procedural, and computer access controls. Policies and procedures are in place to direct and limit access to user information.
This disclaimer is in addition to, and not in lieu of any disclaimer on other pages, applications, or programs found on this website. In addition, the terms of this disclaimer extend to the MABSW, its officers, and employees.
Reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacture, or otherwise does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by MABSW.
The content of this website is not designed or intended to provide authoritative financial, accounting, investment, or other professional advice which may be reasonably relied on by its readers. If expert assistance in this area is required, the services of a qualified professional should be sought.
Materials on this website may be owned by or licensed to MABSW and all rights are reserved. You must abide by all copyright notices and restrictions. You may make a reasonable number of machine-readable copies only if you do not alter the text or remove any trademark, copyright, or other notice displayed on the materials.
Other than for personal, non-commercial use you may not copy, distribute, enter into a database, display, perform, create derivative works, transmit, or otherwise use any materials from this site.
Content: All ideas communicated within and information contained on the website that is represented in words, colors, layout, graphics, logos, video, photographs, and other elements.
Integrity: refers to the security of the information, protection of the information from unauthorized access or
revision, to ensure that the information has not been compromised in any manner through corruption or falsification. Secure information systems are essential to providing high-quality information to the public and to protect critical
systems and information. MABSW has instituted a comprehensive set of policies, procedures, guidelines and controls for security.
Routine Changes: Additions, deletions, or modifications of content that do not differ substantively from the existing content. Routine changes include updating events, meeting information, forms, committee reports, calendars, or News articles.
Objectivity: includes whether disseminated information is accurate, clear, complete, and unbiased both in presentation and substance. Objectivity refers to the accuracy and reliability nature of the information. MABSW's information products are presented in a clear, complete and well-documented manner. MABSW uses a variety
of methods to achieve objectivity, utilizing both internal and external resources. It uses highly reliable review sources for corroboration and seeks public comment as appropriate.
Quality: is an encompassing term that includes objectivity, utility, and integrity.
Significant Changes: Paragraphs, pages, or whole sections added, deleted, or modified that deviate substantively from the existing content or that address high-profile issues—particularly those that are publicized. Significant topics include, but are not limited to, current, future, or potential issues that may adversely affect the image of MABSW and/or membership confidence in the MABSW leadership.
Technical Aspects: All programs, formats, effects, features, and other elements associated with how the website functions.
Utility: refers to the usefulness of the information to MABSW and to the public users. MABSW seeks to ensure utility by regularly conducting reviews of key information to ensure it is current. MABSW also continually seeks
feedback from its members to evaluate the utility of the information it disseminates. MABSW strives to make its key information distributions available through its website in order to enhance the material's availability to the
public. MABSW subject matter experts are actively involved in the social work field and allied disciplines to ensure timeliness and value in the presentation of MABSW's distributed products.
E-Commerce: Transactions requiring credit card information are performed in a secure environment, and such information is discarded immediately upon completing the necessary transaction(s). MABSW uses (Verisign) to provide authentication, trust, and SSL encryption (128 bit). This allows site visitors to verify MABSW with a trusted third party organization, while enabling communication With the MABSW website using secure, encrypted channels.
E-Mail: The MABSW website provides you with the ability to communicate With MABSW via email and through electronic communications using the website. If you choose to communicate via electronic mail message (e-mail),
that message will contain your e-mail address. If you include personally identifying information in your e-mail because you want us to address issues specific to your situation, we will ONLY use that information in responding to your question. Please be aware that most e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. Please send only information necessary to help us respond to your question. Exercise caution whenever you transmit
electronic mail containing sensitive, confidential information. As an alternative, you always have the option of submitting such information by postal mail. We review all inquiries and comments in the order in which they were received.
E-mail addresses obtained as a result of a request to MABSW’s website shall not be sold or given to other private companies for marketing purposes. If you decide to send the MABSW information, including personally identifying information, the information you supply - whether through a secure Web form, a standard Web form, or by sending an electronic mail message - is maintained by MABSW only for the purpose of processing your request or inquiry.
Various employees of MABSW may see the information you submit in the course of their official duties. If you register With an MABSW online mailing list, the information you provide may also be used to send you “official” MABSW communiqués or notify you about updates to our website.
General Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
Access to or use of the MABSW website constitutes consent to the following terms. This site and the information,
contents, graphics, documents, and other elements included herein (collectively “the contents”) are provided on an “as is” basis with all faults and without warranty of any kind. MABSW hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions With regard to the site contents, including without limitation, all implied warranties and conditions or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.
Except as expressly stated on this website, neither MABSW nor any of its officers, employees, or other authorized
representatives shall be liable for any damages arising out of or in connection With the use or performance of this site, or the information or contents available from this site. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that
applies to all damages of any kind, including (Without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property, and claims of third parties.
The contents of this site could include technical inaccuracies or typographical error. Changes are periodically added to the contents of this site. MABSW may make improvements, deletions, changes or other modifications to this site, the contents hereof, and the products and software described herein at any time without notice.
MABSW may provide links to other websites. The documents posted on the MABSW site may contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other organizations. MABSW does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. The inclusion of links or pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse views expressed, products or services offered, on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites. MABSW is not responsible for any loss or damages that occur by users reliance on content, goods, or services that may be found on linked websites.
MABSW is not responsible for and does not endorse the information on any linked website unless specifically stated. When accessed, some links contained Within the MABSW website will cause you to leave the MABSW
website. Linked sites are not under the control of MABSW; therefore, MABSW is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. These links are provided to users only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by MABSW. MABSW will allow links from its website to internet sites of other organizations at the sole judgment and discretion of MABSW.
No links will be allowed to websites comprised of statements or images that are obscene, scurrilous, slanderous,
defamatory, abusive, or otherwise harmful to individuals or groups, particularly with regard to race, national origin, age gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability status, or political affiliation. Anyone encountering objectionable material on this website should notify the Webmaster of this site immediately. At its sole discretion, MABSW may remove any link to its internet site at any time, with no notice to the sponsoring organization. (See Termination)
MABSW may set a maximum number of linked websites that it will allow. The MABSW Web and Information
Technology (WAIT) Team will review each request and approve the website link if it serves the general purpose of MABSW's website. MABSW may allow links to the home page of the MABSW site as long as it does not cast MABSW in a false or misleading light. The content of the MABSW site may not be framed. Without the expressed written consent of MABSW, metatags or any other "hidden text" that incorporates the MABSW trademark or name may not used. The following general criteria will be used to approve or deny requests for MABSW website links. The WAIT Team will review requests on an individual basis that do not readily fit the general criteria.
MABSW will approve links to websites for:
With some relationship to MABSW (including but not limited to: MABSW affiliate chapters, affinity groups, organizations collaborating with MABSW, organizations sponsoring MABSW activities or programs, and organizations participating in MABSW activities or programs).
The MABSW's website will not provide links to websites for:
The MABSW WAIT Team will review and approve any policy before it is implemented. This website contains hyperlinks to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. External links are identified in the link text or an accompanying description. These links add value to the site by providing visitors with additional information about topics and eliminating duplicate content. MABSW does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information on other websites. Links to particular items in hypertext are not intended as endorsements of any views expressed, products or services offered on outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring those sites. Many program sites have lists of links within their sites. Each program has its own criteria that are used when adding links to the site. Requests to add links or inquiries about linking criteria should be directed to the program sites. (See Website Link Criteria)
Microsoft PowerPoint and Word Viewer MABSW provides links to Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and Word Document files. If you do not have PowerPoint or Word, you can download free viewers for each at the following Microsoft web pages: Microsoft Word Viewer and Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer.
Recognizing MABSW’s responsibility for ensuring that information is accurate and complete, MABSW strives to make information available as soon as possible. MABSW makes all non-sensitive information available to the public via its website. Time and date sensitive information is published as soon as it is available. Other information is updated on a cyclical schedule.
MABSW guidelines promulgate our standards of quality and formalized correction mechanism. Information is disseminated that meets MABSW’s high standards, and is confirmed by stringent internal review and approval processes. MABSW is committed to integrating the principle of information quality into every step of information development, including its creation, collection, maintenance, and dissemination.
MABSW’s policies and procedures are intended to ensure that the information and data released to the public is accurate, appropriate, and meets internal definition of quality. The individual definitions of the three components, objectivity, utility, and integrity, collectively, constitute our definition of "quality." (See Definitions) Standard review
methods and practices are utilized to ensure quality. We address these components in unique ways, and utilize quality procedures to ensure accuracy and value before information is released. Specialized committees work together to review, modify, and update our major publications to ensure information currency. (See Publishing Policy)
The MABSW logo, and any other MABSW trademark on this website, are owned by MABSW, Inc. and may not
be used in connection with any product or service that does not belong to MABSW, or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among users about whether we are the source, sponsor, or endorser of the product or service, or in any manner that disparages or discredit MABSW.
Use of Website
MABSW strives to provide a safe and enjoyable online environment and assumes no liability for any damages or loss of any kind that might arise from:
Website Link Criteria
Website management personnel approve the links and pointers on this site. Criteria for selecting resources include:
We appreciate your questions, comments, problems, and/or feedback regarding the website. Please direct all inquiries and comments regarding the website, or any information or resources made available through the website, to MABSW using the following: