Call for Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Submit Now Request Submission Deadline: July 31, 2016


In order to facilitate the meetings of special interest groups (SIGs), it is necessary that all pre-existing and new SIGs notify us in advance so that we can collect the convener contact information and schedule the groups and meeting space for you. Please see the lists below for SIGs held in 2016. If you would like to convene one of these groups or convene a new group, please complete the online survey at by July 31, 2016. If we do not hear from you by this date, we will assume that the SIG with which you are associated does not plan to convene during the 2017 annual conference.

The SIGs will be scheduled for either Friday (January 13) or Saturday (January 14), 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. Due to the complexity of the schedule we cannot consider scheduling requests. Meeting space is limited. We will confirm your request via e-mail by September 2016. Confirmed SIGs will be listed in the conference program and will indicate the meeting room assignment.

If you have any questions about SIG meetings, please contact DeeJay Garringo, program director, at or 703- 352-7797, ext. 218.

How to Request a SIG Meeting

Please complete the request form online at by July 31, 2016.

SIGs held at the SSWR 2016 Annual Conference

Addictive Behaviors & Substance Misuse
Aging Research, Policy and Advocacy Network
Anti-racism and social work research
Associate Deans and Directors for Research
Associate Deans of Educational Programs
Cancer SIG
Caucus of LGBT Faculty and Students in Social Work
Causal Inference in Social Research
Changing Urban and Global Environments: Research and Intervention
Child and Adolescent Development
Child Welfare Research Interest Group
Coalition for the Promotion of Behavioral Health: Unleashing the Power of Prevention
Community Level Intervention Research
Criminal and Juvenile Justice
Disaster Research
Early Childhood
Editorial Board, Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare
End of Life Care
Father Related Research
Financial Capability and Asset Building SIG
Forensic Social Work Research, Practice, and Advocacy
Foster Care Youth and Higher Education
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Global Social Work
Human Rights & Social Work
Human-Animal Interaction and Social Work
Immigrant and Refugee Studies
Implementation Research Special Interest Group
Integrated Behavioral Healthcare: HRSA funded Social Work Schools/Programs
Integrating R into Your Classroom and Research
Interprofessional and Transdisciplinary Collaboration: Research and Practice
Life Course Trauma, Oppression, and Well-Being
Maternal and Infant Mental Health
Mental Health Consumer/Mad Identified Social Workers
Neuroscience in Social Work
Organizations and Management
Promoting Positive Youth Development through Out-of-School Time Programs and Sport
Psychiatric Medications
Qualitative Methods Interest Group
Research on Bullying and Peer Victimization
Research Transparency and Openness
Research with Service Members, Veterans, and Military Families
School Social Work and Research
Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
Social Entrepreneurship, Investment, and Innovation
Social Media and Technology Research in Social Work
Social Work Research in China
Social Work with Men
Suicide and Suicide Prevention
Support for Research in Teaching Institutions
Systematic Review Methods
Tenure-Track Professors of Social Work and Social Welfare
Trauma Informed Care & Social Work
Violence against Women and Children
Women in leadership in social work research
Work, Family, & Family Policy