Project Description

Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries

Dr. Michael Smith has served with Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries since 2006 and is currently the COO for statewide operations. Michael has been practicing social work for 28 years in a variety of settings. He has served as an item writer, exam reviewer, and content reviewer for social work licensure examinations for the Association of Social Work Boards since 2003. He also served as Chair of the Alabama State Board of Social Work.

Michael’s education includes a Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work, and Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama. Michael also earned the Doctor of Philosophy in Management from Walden University. He is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and holds a Private Independent Practitioner certificate (PIP) with endorsements in clinical social work, social work administration, social work research, social casework, and community organization.

2021 Conference Session: A Failing System: The Inadequacy of “Best Interests of the Child” in Modern Child Welfare