Social Work Resources
- National Organizations
- Links Related to Fields in Social Work
- Policy, Administration & Social Justice
The views and opinions expressed within the linked websites featured above are strictly those of the website organization and/or author. The contents of the pages have not been reviewed nor approved by Meredith College or the professional staff of the Meredith Division of Social Work.
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing over 3,000 individual members as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education.
National Association of Social Workers
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.
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. 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.
American Public Human Services Association
Non-profit, bipartisan organization of individuals and agencies with a mission to develop, promote and implement public human service policies and practices that improve the health and well-being of families, children and adults.
Online resource for those who want to learn more about the field of aging and gerontological research
American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
Professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy leading the way to increasing understanding, research and education in the field of marriage and family therapy, and ensuring that the public's needs are met by trained practitioners.
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work
The American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABE) sets national practice standards, issues an advanced-practice credential, and publishes reference information about its board-certified clinicians.
American Psychological Society
The American Psychological Society is a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote, protect, and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, teaching and the improvement of human welfare.
Association of Oncology Social Work
Organization with a mission is to advance excellence in the psychosocial care of persons with cancer, their families, and caregivers.
Child Welfare League of America
Oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization committed to engaging people in promoting the well-being of children, youth and their families.
Clinical Social Work Association
CSWA seeks to keep clinical social work visible and understood, to generate clinical research, and to provide professional training and publications on the national level.
A recognized leader in the field of international volunteering and an international not-for-profit organization with no political or religious affiliations.
Institute for the Advancement of Social Work
A freestanding, not-for-profit organization, the Institute for the Advancement of Social Work serves the research needs of the entire social work profession.
National Organization of Forensic Social Work
The National Organization of Forensic Social Work is organized exclusively for the primary purpose of education, and for secondary scientific and charitable purposes.
Nephrology Social Work
Enables practitioners in the field of kidney disease to easily publish ideas, projects and resources in a professional forum, who may not otherwise have the time and/or resources to participate in formal research endeavors.
Association for Community Organization and Social Administration
Membership organization for community organizers, activists, nonprofit administrators, community builders, policy practitioners, students and educators.
Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information
One-stop resource for information about substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment.
CODEPINK - Women for Peace
A women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities.
A statewide organization dedicated to securing equality and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. We work toward that goal by effectively lobbying the North Carolina General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments on issues like employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, domestic partnership, HIV/AIDS, and more.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NC Chapter)
An organization working to improve the quality of life for individuals and their families living with the debilitating effects of severe and persistent mental illness and to protect the dignity of people living with brain disorders through advocacy, education and support.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Organization advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.
National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare acts in the best interests of its members through advocacy, education, services, grassroots efforts, and the leadership of the Board of Directors and professional staff.
National Organization for Women
NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.
A new effort to rally Americans to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty.
Online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating, in hate's stead, communities that value diversity.
US Census Bureau
The leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
Federal Housing Administration
US House of Representatives
Find a bill or law, locate your representative, etc.
Social Work Exam Prep
Interactive exam prep for generalist and clinical social workers.
Fried Social Worker
Career resources, humor for social workers, Social Work month and other issues related to the field of social work.
The New Social Worker Online
Magazine with a primary focus on career development for social workers and social work students at all levels.