A Professional Membership Society for Social Work Researchers

The Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), founded in 1993, is a non‐profit, professional membership organization. SSWR supports social workers, social welfare professionals, social work students, social work faculty and researchers in related fields.

If you have any questions, please contact the SSWR administrative office at info@sswr.org or 703-352-7797.



SSWR 25th Annual Conference Anniversary Celebration
Social Work Science for Social Change
January 19-22, 2021
Virtual Conference

Read Message from SSWR President Luis Zayas to SSWR Membership


Request for Self-Nominations: JSSWR Associate Editor Positions, Deadline: 12/15/2020

The Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research (JSSWR) is accepting self-nominations for associate editor positions. Associate editors serve 3-year terms. Each associate editor handles approximately 6–8 manuscripts per year, using the journal’s Editorial Manager platform to assign reviewers and recommend publication decisions to the editor-in-chief. [read more]

Policy Briefs: SSWR PhD Student Traineeship in Research Communication Program

Now available! Eight policy briefs on social work research: US Census Burau Data; Campuses & Dating Violence; Opioid Addiction; Ending Cash Bail; Childhood Mental Health Systems; and Eating Disorders among Boys and Men. [read more]

2020 Summary of Actions Taken: policy statements, sponsorship, sign-on letters

[Learn more about SSWR’s 2020 Summary of Actions Taken: policy statements, sponsorship, sign-on letters]


SSWR 2020 Board of Directors Elections Open, 11/20/2020!

Deadline: December 21, 2020, 11:59 PM EST. [Click here for sample ballot & nominees’ bios & vision statements. ] Current members should have received an email with a link to the voting site. If not, please contact Kristen Reamy.

Town Hall Meetings on Membership Form Questions on Race and Ethnicity

Dates: 12/2/2020 & 12/4/2020. Sign up here.

SSWR Anti-Harassment Policy and Code of Ethics

All members and conference attendees please see the SSWR Anti-Harassment Policy and SSWR Code of Ethics. Learn More

JSSWR Journal

The Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to presenting innovative, rigorous original research on social problems, intervention programs, and policies. [view more]