…advocates that guardianship should only be used as a last resort, and that all other alternatives be used whenever possible.
…is governed by a board of directors who carry out its mission; This diverse group provides an unprecedented exchange of information and ideas to enable groups and individuals to provide the highest quality guardianship and other protective services.
…publishes a quarterly newsletter to provide members with upcoming workshops/conferences, association business and a variety of relevant feature articles.
…provides education and training featuring topics of immediate concern to practitioners and is offered through presentation by expert speakers, round table discussions, debates and networking. The sessions bring together multiple disciplines of persons interested in upgrading their skills and knowledge at an affordable cost. MGA also distributes an instructional DVD on guardianship and conservatorship.
…offers the National Certified Guardian review course and examination for the NGA at least once a year. Certification is a means to demonstrate to the public, clients and the courts that the certified guardian has sufficient skill and knowledge to be worthy of the responsibility entrusted to him or her.
…provides members with a membership certificate and membership list on an annual basis. This valuable tool provides names, addresses and phone numbers of fellow MGA members. Members have found this list valuable for networking, communicating and seeking assistance with services from other areas of the state.
For more membership information and how to join the Michigan Guardianship Association, please open the Membership page.