Submission Deadline: August 20, 2018

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 2018. If you would like to convene one of these groups or convene a new group, please complete the online survey at by August 20, 2018. 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 2019 annual conference.

The SIGs will be scheduled for either Friday (January 18) or Saturday (January 19), 7:00 am – 8:00 am or 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 mid-October 2018. 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. 2.

How to Request a SIG Meeting

Please complete the request form online at by August 20, 2018.

SIGs held at the SSWR 2018 Annual Conference

Achieve equal opportunity and justice (Grand Challenge)
Addictive Behaviors and Substance Misuse
Advance long and productive lives (Grand Challenge)
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Aging Research, Policy, and Advocacy Network
American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Global Indigenous Populations
Associate Deans for Research
Build financial capability for all (Grand Challenge)
Campbell Collaboration- Systematic Reviews
Caucus of LGBT Faculty and Students in Social Work
Changing Urban and Global Environments: Research and Intervention
Child protection in China
Child Welfare Research
Child Welfare System-Involved LGBTQ Youth
Close the health gap (Grand Challenge)
Coalition for the Promotion of Behavioral Health: Unleashing the Power of Prevention (Grand Challenge)
Community and Neighborhood Research
Create social responses to a changing environment (Grand Challenge)
Criminal and Juvenile Justice
Data Science in Social Work Research
Disaster Research
Doctoral Education
Editorial Board, Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare
End-of-Life Care
Eradicate social isolation (Grand Challenge)
Father Related Research
Foster Care Alumni and Higher Education
Global Justice and Forensic Research, Practice, Education, and Advocacy
Grand Challenge to reduce extreme economic inequality (Grand Challenge)
Harness technology for social good (Grand Challenge)
Homelessness (Grand Challenge)
Human Trafficking
Immigration and refugees studies
Implementation Research Special Interest Group
Instructors for Research Methods for BSW/MSW students
Integrated Health Research Group
Interprofessional, Interdisciplinary, Transdisciplinary Practice and Research
Life Course Trauma, Oppression, and Well-Being: Research, Practice, Advocacy, Education
Maternal and Infant Mental Health SIG
Mental Health Stigma
Organizations and Management
Promote smart decarceration (Grand Challenge)
Research with Service Members, Veterans, and Military Families
Rural Behavioral Health
School Social Work and School-Based Research
Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Social Justice in Social Work Education, Practice, and Research
Social Media for Social Work Research
Social Work and Anthropology
Social Work and Research with Muslims
Social Work in Sports
South Asian Faculty and Staff in Social Work
Southern Schools of Social Work-History, race, and political climate
Stop family violence (Grand Challenge)
System Science in Social Work: Social Network, Agent-Based Modeling, Systematic Dynamics
Tenure-Track Professors of Social Work and Social Welfare
The Collaborative on Healthy Parenting in Primary Care
Transracial Adoption
Trauma Informed Care
Violence Against Women and Children
Work, Family, & Family Policy
Youth Participatory Research and Practice

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