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


2016 Conference App Now Available!

To download the app to your mobile device, please follow download instructions here.

Conference Online Program Schedule Now Available

The online program schedule is searchable by author, day, presentation format, and cluster and topical areas.
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Online Registration Ends 1/7/2016

Online registration for the SSWR 2016 Annual Conference is now open! Please note online registration deadline is January 7, 2016.
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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]

Grand Challenges Sessions and Events at SSWR 2016

The theme of the 2016 SSWR conference is “Grand Challenges for Social Work: Setting a Research Agenda for the Future.” To view the Grand Challenges (GC) sessions and events at SSWR 2016, click 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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