Social Work & Social Work Education 

National Association of Social Workers
http://www.naswdc.org
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 153,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

Help Starts Here

http://www.helpstartshere.org
This site is a source for professional advice across all disciplines including families, mental health, aging, and illness. It includes real-life stories, tips, and an array of other resources.

Council on Social Work Education
http://www.cswe.org/
CSWE administers social work curricula for institutions of social work education across the country and provides a listing of all accredited MSW and Ph.D. Social Work programs in the nation.

National Association of Black Social Workers

http://www.nabsw.org/
The National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc., comprised of people of African ancestry, is committed to enhancing the quality of life and empowering people of African ancestry through advocacy, human services delivery, and research.

Association of Social Work Boards

http://www.aswb.org
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. Through the association, social work boards can share information and work together. ASWB is also available to help individual social workers and social work students with questions they may have about licensing and the social work examinations.

Information for (Social Work) Practice

http://www.nyu.edu/socialwork/ip/
Information for Practice’s mission is to help social service professionals throughout the world conveniently maintain an awareness of news regarding the profession and emerging scholarship.

Local Schools of Social Work
http://www.ric.edu/socwk

Council of Social Work Education

http://www.cswe.org
Contains a link to a list of all MSW and Ph.D. schools of Social Work.

Social Work Career & Licensing

Association of Social Work Boards
http://www.aswb.org/
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. Through the association, social work boards can share information and work together. ASWB is also available to help individual social workers and social work students with questions they may have about licensing and the social work examinations.

School Social Work Association of America

http://www.sswaa.org/http://www.sswaa.org/
The School Social Work Association of America (SWAA) is dedicated to promoting the profession of School Social Work and the professional development of School Social Workers in order to enhance the educational experience of students and their families.

Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research
http://www.iaswresearch.org/
IASWR was founded in 1993 by five national professional organizations that represent the social work practice and education communities, to fulfill recommendations from a 1991 report adopted by National Institute of Mental Health’s advisory council, which highlighted the need to strengthen social work research resources. In 2000, those five organizations were joined by a sixth. A freestanding, not-for-profit organization, IASWR serves the research needs of the entire social work profession. Sponsoring organizations are represented on the Board of Directors of IASWR and contribute annually to its financial support. IASWR promotes social work research conducted under the auspices of other academic and professional organizations. IASWR does not conduct or fund social work research directly, except in surveys on behalf of the profession, which relate to fulfilling Institute goals.

 

International Social Work Practice

International Federation of Social Workers
http://www.ifsw.org
The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) recognizes that social work originates variously from humanitarian, religious and democratic ideals and philosophies; and that it has universal application to meet human needs arising from personal-societal interactions, and to develop human potential. Professional social workers are dedicated to service for the welfare and self-fulfillment of human beings; to the development and disciplined use of scientific knowledge regarding human behaviour and society; to the development of resources to meet individual, group, national and international needs and aspirations; to the enhancement and improvement of the quality of life of people; and to the achievement of social justice.

International Association of the Schools of Social Work
http://www.iassw-aiets.org
The International Association of Schools of Social Work, IASSW, is the worldwide association of schools of social work, other tertiary level social work educational programmes, and social work educators. The IASSW promotes the development of social work education throughout the world, develops standards to enhance quality of social work education, encourages international exchange, provides forums for sharing social work research and scholarship, and promotes human rights and social development through policy and advocacy activities. IASSW holds consultative status with the United Nations and participates as an NGO in U.N. activities in Geneva, Vienna and New York. Through its work at the U.N. and with other international organizations, IASSW represents social work education at the international level.

International Council on Social Welfare

http://www.icsw.org
The International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW), founded in Paris in 1928, is a nongovernmental organization which now represents national and local organizations in more than 50 countries throughout the world. Their membership also includes a number of major international organizations. ICSW member organizations collectively represent tens of
thousands of community organizations which work directly at the grass-roots with people in poverty, hardship or distress. Almost all of them are independent organizations working in their own communities rather than branches of organizations based in other countries. Many have been established by people who are themselves experiencing hardship. Within their own communities, ICSW’s network of organizations provides help for a wide range of people who are poor, ill, disabled, unemployed, frail or oppressed. They help young people, older people, families, indigenous peoples, migrants, refugees and others who are experiencing special hardship or vulnerability.

Social Work & Society

http://www.socwork.net/
Social Work and Society is dedicated to critical analysis of the relationship between social work, social policy, the state and economic forces. It provides a forum in which conventional views can be challenged, theories about the status and mission of social work in society can be developed and ways for social work to act politically and responsibly can be identified. The journal aims to engage in truly international debate by including discussants from countries all over the world. In doing so, it is committed to constructing discursive relationships between research, theory, education and practice. It aims at widening the scholarly discourse to critical, user-accessible debates on current developments concerning the broad field of social work and society in all parts of the world.

International Social Service

http://www.iss-ssi.org
The International Social Service (ISS) is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to helping individuals and families with personal or social problems resulting from migration and international movement. ISS's national branches, affiliated bureau and correspondents in over 100 countries facilitate communication between social services to resolve these problems.