Please note abstract status notifications will be sent to all authors late-September 2015. If you have any questions, please contact DeeJay Garringo, CAE, Program Director, at dj@sswr.org.


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.



January 13-17, 2016
2016 Annual Conference

Grand Challenges for Social Work: Setting a Research Agenda
for the Future
Renaissance Washington DC Washington, DC, USA


Call for 2016 Awards Nominations Now Available!

SSWR is now accepting nominations for the 2016 awards. View Call for Awards

Announcing 2016 Policy Award!

The Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Policy Award was established in July 2015 to honor social work researchers who have made outstanding contributions to policy and policymakers and leaders who have made extensive use of social work/social welfare research in the policy process.
View Call for Nominations Here

Hotel Reservations for SSWR 2016 Now Open

The Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel is the official headquarters hotel for SSWR 2016 conference.
Reserve Here


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]

View Preliminary Schedule at a Glance

The preliminary schedule at a glance for SSWR 2016 is now available. Please note schedule is subject to change.
View Schedule Here


News: A Message from the Social Work Leadership Forum

The Social Work Leadership Forum is comprised of the leadership of the following organizations: The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD), The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), The Group for the Advancement of Social Work Doctoral Education (GADE), The National Association of Social Work Deans and Directors (NADD), The Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), and The St. Louis Group. [Read more]


Please contact the SSWR office at info@sswr.org or call 703-352-7797.
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