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Social Science Research Network

  • Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a world wide collaborative of over 267,100 authors and more than 1.7 million users that is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research.

Futures Without Violence

  • ”For more than two decades, theFutures without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF), has worked to end violence against women and children around the world. Instrumental in developing the landmark Violence Against Women Act passed by Congress in 1994, the FVPF has continued to break new ground by reaching new audiences including men and youth, promoting leadership within communities to ensure that violence prevention efforts become self-sustaining, and transforming the way health care providers, police, judges, employers and others address violence.” Provides news related to legislation and policy change."

information for practice

  • This linking site provides access to social work and related resources, including news and full text access to selected scholarly articles.

Social Work Examination Services

  • ”Since 1983, Social Work Examination Services has been the leader in providing on-site review courses and home study programs specifically designed to prepare social workers for license examinations throughout the United States.”

Websites of Interest to Social Workers

  • "Here are some social work-related sites we've found that you might want to check out. Many of the sites listed here are among the 350 sites reviewed in the book, THE SOCIAL WORKER'S INTERNET HANDBOOK, co-authored by The New Social Worker editor Linda Grobman and University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration former Dean of External Affairs Gary Grant."

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

  • The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.

Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

  • The Administration for Children & Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities with funding, strategic partnerships, guidance, training and technical assistance.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ)

  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. AHRQ priorities are described.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Watch a short video to get to know about us and our work, mission, and vision. Or watch a longer version to also get to know the programs we administer including: Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Health Resources and Services Administration

  • The Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the Public Health Service, provides health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable

National Institute of Drug Abuse

  • Our mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

Bureau of Justice Statistics

  • BJS's mission is to collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to federal, state, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded.

Office for Victims of Crimes

  • This OVC website provides resources for crime victims, volunteers, and victim service providers, including links to websites, publications, databases, and hotlines. The site features seven public service announcements (PSAs) which feature the experiences of 16 survivors that give a face to crime victims, volunteers, and victim service providers through photos and brief testimonials

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

  • Juveniles in crisis—from serious, violent, and chronic offenders to victims of abuse and neglect—pose a challenge to the nation. Charged by Congress to meet this challenge, OJJDP collaborates with professionals from diverse disciplines to improve juvenile justice policies and practices. OJJDP, a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, accomplishes its mission by supporting states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles. The Office strives to strengthen the juvenile justice system's efforts to protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and provide services that address the needs of youth and their families.

Office of Violence Against Women

  • The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Clinical Social Work Federation 

  • This organization focuses on providing resources, support, and services to clinical social workers.

International Federation of Social Workers

  • ”The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) is a global organisation striving for social justice, human rights and social development through the development of social work, best practices and international cooperation between social workers and their professional organisations.”

National Association of Black Social Workers 

  • This organization focuses on empowering people of African descent through advocacy, services, and research.

National Organization of Forensic Social Work 

  • This organization focuses on the use of social work in combination with forensic science to improve the judicial court system

North Carolina Association of County Directors of Social Services (NCACDSS) 

  • This organization represents the social service directors across NC counties.

National Association of Social Workers 

  • Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

National Association of Social Workers NC Chapter 

  • As a membership association NASW-NC provides numerous membership benefits such as newsletters, consultation on professional issues, malpractice insurance, lower fees at association conferences, etc. The Chapter is also involved in professional advocacy through lobbying efforts in the NC General Assembly and representation on numerous statewide coalitions, committees and task forces, as well as with numerous departments with NC state government. The Chapter's advocacy efforts also cover issues that would be of concern to social workers clients, such as health care for all.