Social Work Webliography
Maintained by the Social Work / Social Welfare Committee
- Community Organization and Development
- Education Supervision and Training
- Ethics and Legal Issues
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Licensing, Credentials, and Certification
- Social Policy, Federal Legislation
- Social Policy, Federal Agencies
- Social Policy, Public Policy Organizations
- Social Work and Human Resources
- Social Work History
- Social Work Organizations/Associations and Agencies
Internet Resources: Social Work and Social Administration
The University of Hong Kong Libraries has compiled an extensive set of social work links that have been arranged into categories. In addition to general sites and associations, there are specialized sites covering such areas as abuse, gender issues, social welfare, addictions, minorities, the aged, poverty, children, and social policy.
Resources for Social Work Administration
This site features a select group of resources related to social work administration and includes a brief annotation for each. Many of these provide information about fund raising for non-profit organizations, grant writing, volunteer work, and promoting community involvement. Others address the optimal utilization of information technology in social agencies, increasing accountability, and identifying employment opportunities in non-profits organizations.
Web Links in Social Work
The A.B. Longman Company has compiled this annotated list of administration-related social work sites arranged alphabetically by title. Among the topics covered are philanthropy, grantmaking, fundraising, volunteering, advocacy, and leadership. There are links to using the Internet for non-profit activities, bulletin boards, online forums, and strategic planning.
Social Work Supervision and Managed Links
Geocities offers this compilation of supervision-related resources. These include links to supervision resources and scholarly research on supervision. The site also provides course materials on supervision, models of supervision, and information about supervision in different settings. There are links to multicultural supervision, incorporating technology into supervision, and strategies for effective supervision.
International Community-Development Organizations on the Web
A lengthy list of nongovernment and private voluntary organizations from around the world have been assembled at this site. The organizations are arranged alphabetically by title and some include brief annotations describing the organization. Well-known organizations like Habitat for Humanity and the Hunger Project can be found here along with many more less well-known ones.
The Center for Community Change sponsors this site, which offers definitions of community organizing and social change. It describes the functions of the Center, including training for groups, organizational support, and public policy efforts. The site also provides information about jobs, economic development, housing and community development, policy change, and building organizations.
Describing itself as “The On-Line Conference On Community Organizing and Development, Comm-Org includes several features. There is a moderated email discussion list of issues related to community organizing. It also includes a collection of syllabi from courses on community organizing papers on organizing communities, and links to other resources.
The Community Organizing Toolbox
The primary purpose of this web site is for funding agencies to better understand and appreciate community organizing. It provides a definition and history of community organizing, describes how groups work, and what they have accomplished. There is also information about how to establish a community-organizing grantmaking program. The site provides several case studies of community organizing and its supporters.
Mickey’s Community Development-Neighborhood Revitalization Resources
This is a metasite of links to other resources related to community and economic development. It features an extensive collection of annotated links covering not only community development but community involvement and sustainability, employment, entrepreneurship, government, organizations, policy and research, programs and strategies, and more. The site is well organized and includes several alphabetical indexes to its contents.
Sustainable Community Development
Neighborhoodsonline.net is a large site that offers many community-related links, including a section of links on community organizing. These include links to poverty news and issues, federal and state agencies, services to children and families, data on poverty, services to the aged, and a list of links to advocacy organizations in the human services. There are also links to sites related to human services legislation, including house and senate committees.
U.S.Office of Community Services
The Office of Community Services, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children & Families Division, has a website that includes a series of fact sheets about various OCS programs. These cover a range of initiatives, including food and nutrition, empowerment zones and enterprise communities, family violence prevention, and more. There is also a list of funding opportunities along with deadlines for applying.
Office of Community Planning and Development
The Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) is part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The CPD web site features recent news about new government-funded housing projects and programs. Resources for community development can be found at this site, including census data and an extensive library of publications and reports related to community development.
Council on Social Work Education CSWE Online
The Council of Social Work Education is the main accrediting body for schools of social work. The site includes a manual for schools seeking accreditation. It also includes a directory of accredited institutions and a variety of curriculum resources for social work educators.
World Wide Web Resources: Information for Practice
World Wide Web Resources for Social Workers is a comprehensive metasite originally designed by Dr. Gary Holden of NYU and is now maintained by the Ehrenkranz School of Social Work at NYU and the Mount Sinai-NYU Medical Center and Health System. This specific site features Information for Practice (IP), a free monthly service designed to give site visitors the latest Internet based resources that have potential use for practice. These links are selected by members of the WWWRSW team and are carefully evaluated for quality.
National Association of Social Workers: Practice
This is the site of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the largest member organization of professional social workers in the world. This specific site on social work practice includes NASW’s recommended standards for professional practice. Featured here are standards on cultural competence, personnel work, clinical practice, school social work, case management, and work with adolescents. The practice site also includes standards for social work in specific settings such as medical hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, and nephrology settings.
NASW Press (National Association of Social Workers)
This is the site of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the largest member organization of professional social workers in the world. This site is particularly useful for the practicing social worker or social work educator because of its catalog of latest publications.
NASW Standards for Continuing Professional Education
This is the site of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the largest member organization of professional social workers in the world. The NASW’s site on continuing education includes a comprehensive outline of the standards and guidelines for professional social workers to follow when seeking to fulfill continuing education requirements.
ACA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice (American Counseling Association)
The American Counseling Association is a professional organization dedicated to the growth and development of the counseling profession. This specific site outlines the ACA’s Code of Ethics and Standards for Practice. It also includes answers to frequently asked ethical questions, resources for best practice standards and links to ethics for specific counseling fields.
APA’s Ethics Office (American Psychological Association)
The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. This specific site outlines ethical guidelines for all practitioners working in the psychology field.
The Ethics of Social Work: Principles and Standards (International Federation of Social Workers)
The mission of the International Federation of Social Workers is to promote the participation of social workers in social planning and the formulation of social policies both nationally and internationally. This site features the IFSW’s code of ethics for general practice and an extensive section on Social Work within an international context. This site is highly accessible for users who are not trained in legal research.
Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute
The Legal Information Institute is sponsored and maintained the Cornell School of Law. This comprehensive site features news on recent legal issues and cases. It also include a searchable database of legal cases (at the local, federal, and Supreme Court levels), constitution and codes, and state and federal law.
National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics
This is the site of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the largest member organization of professional social workers in the world. The NASW outlines its official code of ethics on this highly utilized site.
National Association of Social Workers Legal Issue of the Month
A site sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers that lists and discusses current legal issues that impact the social work profession.
The following sites links to recommended listservs for communicating with social work professionals.
L-Soft Social Work Listervs
Access: http://www.lsoft.com/scripts/wl.exe?qL=social+work&F= L&F=T
National Association of Social Workers Register of Clinical Social Workers
The New Social Worker Online Discussion Forum
Access: http://www.socialworker.com/cgi-bin/discus/discus.cgi?pg= topics
Social Work World
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABE)
The American Board of Examiners in clinical social work is a national credentialing agency created specifically for clinical social workers. ABE's mission is to issue the Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work for social workers who wish to be recognized for their work in the field of clinical social work. This site features an application kit for board certification. It also includes an online continuing education component and a code of ethics for clinical practice.
Association of Social Work Boards
The ASWB is the central board that develops and maintains the social work licensing examinations throughout the country. The site contains an overview of the licensing process and registration information. It also features information on continuing education requirements.
National Association of Social Workers Credentials & Specialty Certifications
This is the site of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the largest member organization of professional social workers in the world. The NASW online features information on specialty certifications for practicing social workers. Specialty areas include school social work, health care, substance abuse, case management, and children and families.
Social Work Exam Licensing Test Reviews
SocialWorkExam.com is a part of Licensure Exams, Inc., a coalition of professional educators formed to prepare students and working professionals to take the Social Work licensing exams. The site features exam tips and sample questions from the licensing exams. It also includes an online bulleting board where visitors can contact other people who are seeking a study partner.
World Wide Web Resources for Social Workers: Licensing
World Wide Web Resources for Social Workers is a comprehensive metasite originally designed by Dr. Gary Holden of NYU and is now maintained by the Ehrenkranz School of Social Work at NYU and the Mount Sinai-NYU Medical Center and Health System. This specific site within World Wide Web Resources for Social Workers includes a directory of licensing links for social workers.
This site promises “The Latest Addiction Information on the Internet,” and includes many resources related to the psychology and physiology of addiction, as well as social and legal aspects. It provide links to statistical studies of drug abuse, methods of treatment, and offers extensive links to organizations that are involved in substance abuse prevention and treatment. The site includes a number of links to resources that discuss drug policy.
Columbia University Social Work Library
The librarians at Columbia’s Social Work Library have compiled a series of subject guides to resources that are intended for social work students and researchers. Although many of the sources mentioned in the guides are specific to Columbia’s collection, there are also links to web resources that are accessible to all. The guides cover such topics as aging, child welfare, research methods and testing, health policy legislation, and terrorism.
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Clearinghouse provides a web site that includes a keyword-searchable database containing over 37,000 records related to child abuse and child welfare topics. It includes a glossary of terms related to child abuse and a series of topical reports in this area. Links to prevention resources, national organizations, federal agencies, and funding sources can all be found at this site.
NIAAA Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism maintains a database called ETOH. It claims to be the most comprehensive database available for material on alcohol and alcohol abuse. It contains over 110,000 records, which consist of citations and abstracts of books, articles, dissertations, and conference reports. The database is updated monthly and contains material dating back to the late 1960s.
Research Rescue Research Tips and Aids
The Social Work Library at the University of Michigan has created a user-friendly resource that includes research guides in how to use library resources in the field. It features an extensive collection of subject bibliographies covering child abuse, alcoholism, gerontology, family violence, juvenile delinquency, adolescent pregnancy, and other topics. It also includes a large collection of research guides which provide tips on how to research topics in the field and how to use databases like PsycINFO, Cinahl, and Lexis-Nexus, as well as style guides, test resources, and other materials.
GPO Access Home Page
GPO Access is a gateway to official information from all three branches of the Federal Government. It provides access to bills, public laws, congressional documents and reports. Links from this page also allow searching across multiple databases, and by topic. Although dates may vary by document, coverage generally begins 1993-1994.
THOMAS-Legislative Information on the Internet
THOMAS provides access to current and recent legislation, roll call votes, the Congressional Record, committee reports, bill summaries. Check this page for dates of coverage.
Congressional Budget Office
The Congressional Budget Office provides objective, nonpartisan economic analyses of pending legislation. This page provides access by subject and document type. Consult the homepage as well, for hot issues.
The General Accounting Office supports the work of Congress by performing audits and evaluations of government programs and activities. The majority of these reviews are made in response to specific congressional requests. A searchable database goes back to 1975 and results display abstracts of GAO reports and testimony with links to available electronic reports. This is an excellent source of information regarding the effectiveness of social programs.
Overview of Entitlement Programs: Green Book
This important resource provides descriptions and historical information on major social and economic programs, as well as related programs and issues. Topics covered include social security, Medicare, TANF, child care, child protection and foster care, poverty, etc. Enabling legislation is noted and over 500 detailed tables and charts providing detailed data are provided.
Access: http://waysandmeans.house.gov/Documents.asp?section= 813
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
This is the current homepage for the federal department that oversees social and human services programs. Brief descriptions and links to its major agencies follow below.
Administration for Children & Families (ACF)
This HHS agency is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. It oversees numerous programs and administers TANF, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, the state-federal welfare program.
Administration on Aging (AOA)
Part of HHS, the AOA develops polices, plans, and programs that promote the welfare of the elderly. It also supports a nationwide aging network that provides services to the elderly.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
This HHS agency conducts scientific research that provides evidence-based information on health care outcomes, access, quality and cost, and use.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Formerly the Health Care Financing Administration, the centers administer Medicare and Medicaid programs and the State Children's Health Insurance Program.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
The mission of the HRSA is to assure the availability of quality health care to low- income, uninsured, isolated, vulnerable and special needs populations. Key programs include HIV/AIDS services, maternal and child health, and rural health policy.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA is the HHS agency that focuses on the prevention and treatment of substance abuse and mental disorders. Included are links to statistics and data, workplace resources, mental health services, and addiction treatment.
Office of Human Services Policy (HSP)
This office focuses on welfare, poverty, service delivery issues, data for research, and policies affecting children, youth and families. It is in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation, HHS. Major areas HSP covers are included with links for publications and ongoing work. This is an important source for information on policy and legislative developments.
Brookings Institution-Social Policy
One of the oldest think tanks in the United States, the Brookings Institution is an independent, nonpartisan organization that focuses on research and analysis of economic, foreign, and social policy issues. This page is devoted to social policy topics including children and families, community development, inequality and poverty, and welfare reform.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
A policy institute and nonpartisan research organization that analyzes a range of government programs and polices, with an emphasis on those affecting low and moderate income people.
Center on Fathers, Families, and Public Policy (CFFPP)
CFFPP is focused on barriers faced by never-married, low- income fathers and their families. It conducts policy research, provides technical assistance, training, and public education.
Center for Research on Youth and Social Policy
CRYSP is part of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work and it is an applied research center providing information and suggested solutions about problems faced by youth and social systems. Many of the center's publications are available online.
Center for Human Potential and Public Policy
The Center for Human Potential and Public Policy conducts research on policy related to the development of children and their families, education, poverty, and other related areas.
CLASP-Center for Law and Social Policy
Clasp is a national, nonprofit organization that conducts research, policy analysis, and advocacy on issues related to economic security for low-income families with children. This site is a rich source of electronic publications on many issues including welfare policy, child welfare, child support and low-income fathers, couples and marriage policy, and child care and early education.
Institute for Women's Policy Research
As its name indicates, this policy organization is devoted to issues that are relevant to women and their families. There are links to the institute's research and public policy areas such as poverty, welfare and income security, work and family, and the status of women in the states.
Joint Center for Poverty Research
Run jointly by the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, with core funding provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the JCPR studies the causes of poverty and inequality in America and the effectiveness of policies to reduce poverty. Areas of research include the changing labor market, family functioning and the well-being of children, and the impact of urban poverty. Many working papers, policy briefs, and research summaries are available online.
National Center for Children in Poverty
The mission of this nonpartisan policy organization is to "identify and promote strategies that prevent child poverty in the United States and that improve the lives of low-income children and families." Strengths of organization include its policy analysis, research, and demographic statistics. The site includes an easy-to-use data wizard for comparing states on a variety of variables. Access: http://www.nccp.org/ Pew Center on the States-Stateline.org This site provides state-by-state information and news on innovative public policies in the states, as well as statistics.
The Urban Institute conducts research that informs policy across a broad range of topics including children, housing, welfare reform, immigration, cities and metropolitan regions, the nonprofit sector, and tax policy. One of its major projects is Assessing the New Federalism, an effort to analyze the devolution of responsibility for social programs from the federal government to the states. The site is organized via links are to research, issues in focus, and policy centers.
Welfare Information Network
This site is a clearinghouse for information and policy analysis related to welfare, workforce development, and other human and community services. Information resources are organized into four categories: program issues; management issues; research, and other resources/links.
This site has job listings for a variety of agencies across the country dealing with mental health. List for jobs are arranged by state. There is a member’s section that allows users further access to resources.
Social Service.Com is a site that advertises social services job openings and recruit social service employees. Resumes can be posted. No job posted is over 21 days old.There is a priced involved in this service.
Social Work and Social Services Jobs Online
This site is sponsored by the Career Services Office, at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University. Links to job postings are available in areas such as mental health, social and economic development, gerontology, children, youth, & families, volunteer and services organizations, and academia. There are also links to government jobs.
The Social Work History Station
Professor Dan Huff of Boise State University has developed a site dedicated to the history of early social work and social welfare. The site has five online chapters of the early history of social work, beginning in the 1860's through the Great Depression. A picture gallery featuring the photographs of reformer /photographer, Jacob Riis is also available. Links to biographies of social work pioneers and other early social history sites are present. This project sponsored by the Social Welfare Archives and Boise State University was a C.S.W.E. Millennium project.
The Social Work History On-Line Time-Line
Jill Murray from Louisiana State University's School of Social Work has developed a social work on-line-time line. This site provides a detailed time-line for social work history. The time-line begins in 1869 and continues to the present day. Links are provided and many of the important events and social changes that have been affected by social workers and those working with social policy are listed.
NASW Foundation National Programs Social Work Pioneers
The website for the NASW's foundation contain biographies of many social work pioneers. Some social workers are well known, while others are not as readily recognizable. NASW’s Pioneers are social workers that have explored new territories and built outposts for human services on many frontiers. Each has made an important contribution to the social work profession and to social policies through service, teaching, writing, research, program development, administration, or legislation.
Association of Social Work Boards
The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) is the association of boards that regulate social work. ASWB develops and maintains the social work licensing examination used across the country, and is a central resource for information on the legal regulation of social work.
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
CSWE is a national association dedicated to preserving and enhancing social work education. It sets and maintains policy and program standards, accredits bachelor's and master's degree programs in social work, promotes research and faculty development, and advocates for social work education.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
NASW is the largest organization of professional social workers in the world. It works to develop, promote, and protect social work practice and its practisherners. The website contains valuable information regarding its publications, professional development projects, press reports, advocacy, and a number of topical links.
Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR)
The Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) was founded in 1994 as a free-standing organization that works collaboratively with other organizations that are committed to improving the support for research among social workers. The site contains links to good resources aimed at supporting and linking social workers engaged in research. International resources are available as well in a member’s only section.
Clinical Social Work Federation (CSWF)
CSWF consists of a federation of 31 state societies for clinical social work. The website has quality links to online resources related to various aspects of clinical social work, including legislation priorities.
The New Social Worker Online
This online companion to the New Social Worker has a links to many social work organizations and agencies, including location specific sites.
Social Work and Social Services Web Sites
The Washington University in St. Louis School of Social Work has compiled this website that contains a large number of organizations, associations, and agencies. There is a topical index arranged alphabetically by subject heading that is very extensive. The site welcomes new websites for inclusion and is constantly growing.
NYU's World Wide Web Resources for Social Workers
This site contains a comprehensive list of organizations and agencies under its professional association link. The list contains international associations and agencies. The links on NYU's World Wide Web Resources for Social Worker are high quality and well-maintained.
United States Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. This site has links to more than 300 programs.
Webliography prepared by Karen Hartman, Arif Jamal, Brian Quinn, and Kate Silfen.
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