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SSWR Governance Updates 

SSWR Anti-Harassment Policy and Code of Ethics and Procedures for Review of Member Conduct  (link)

The SSWR Board of Directors approved, January 15, 2020,  the SSWR Anti-Harassment Policy and Code of Ethics and Procedures for Review of Member Conduct.  All new and renewing member application forms include a “check-off” statement that the member has received, read, and understands the anti-harassment policy and code of ethics of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR).

Membership Demographic Questions on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation and Race and Ethnicity:

In 2019, the Membership Committee, chaired by Lin Fang, employed a systematic process to modify the sexual orientation/sexual identity and gender identity questions on the membership form. The goal of these modifications is to ensure that the membership form captures the most accurate and inclusive information about our SSWR constituents. This information will be used to tailor programs and practices that more effectively address diversity and inclusion within our organization. Currently, the main charge for the 2020 Membership Committee is to undergo a similar process to modify and update the current questions about race, ethnicity and disability on the membership form. In sum, we aim to complete this process and have the membership and registration forms updated in Fall 2021; in time for the 2022 SSWR annual meeting. The membership committee will continue to utilize a transparent process that is responsive to the membership. We appreciate your support as we embark on this journey and welcome the involvement and feedback of membership.

Registration Rate:

  • JOIN or RENEW TODAY.  The SSWR membership application is available online at sswr.org.
  • If you join or renew your membership for 2020 before you register your new/updated contact and demographic information will not be reflected on the registration form in real-time; you will need to re-enter your information. Please note, if you are a presenter you must be a current member at the time of your presentation in 2021 regardless of when you register.
  • Membership questions: please contact DeeJay Garringo, CAE, Program & Membership Director, at info@sswr.org or call 703-352-7797, ext. 2.

Please note that SSWR membership dues rates and payment schedules are based on the calendar year, January 1 through December 31, for all members. All membership dues received on or after October 1st will be applied to the next calendar year.

Membership in SSWR is open to:

SSWR11-07Proof1 Full Members: Open to individuals with a bachelors, masters, or doctoral degree in social work or social welfare; or to social work/social welfare faculty teaching in such degree programs): USA and International Members: – $175.00 for One Year (payable in US dollars)
SSWR11-07Proof1 Student Members: (Full-time students in bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral programs in social work or social welfare): USA and International Members: – $50.00 for One Year (payable in US dollars)
SSWR11-07Proof1 Associate Members: (Open to individuals that are not otherwise eligible for Full or Student membership): USA and International Members: – $175.00 for One Year (payable in US dollars)
SSWR11-07Proof1 Emeritus Members: (Open to individuals who have been continuous members of the Society for at least five years and are retired from their primary place of employment, and who make a written request to the Society for Emeritus status ): USA and International Members: – $50.00 for One Year (payable in US dollars)

Membership Benefits

  • Free electronic subscription to the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research (JSSWR) available on the SSWR website
  • Reduced registration fee at the SSWR Annual Conference
  • Reduced subscription rate to Research on Social Work Practice (RSWP). Please see below for discounted rates and how to subscribe. To subscribe online, please go to https://secured.sagepub.com/rswp.html.
  • Reduced subscription rate to Social Service Review (SSR). Please see below for discounted rates and how to subscribe. To subscribe online, please go to https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/subscribe/ssr.html.
  • Reduced subscription rate (30%) to the journal Qualitative Social Work (QSW). Please e-mail subscriptions@sagepub.co.uk and mention your SSWR membership. For more information visit the QSW website at www.sagepub.co.uk/qsw.
  • Inclusion in the SSWR online membership directory
  • Advocacy for social work research
  • SSWR Listserv that delivers up-to-date announcements regarding  SSWR news i.e., call for award nominations, call for board of director and officer nominations, conference call for papers, conference registration, and program updates, etc.
  • Job Posting service to link researchers and scholars with employers with available positions
  • Access to the Doctoral Student Center available on the SSWR website
  • Social Work Research Network (SWRNet) – we encourage SSWR members to join the SWRNet for timely information about resources for all areas of social work research.  Subscribers to SWRnet receive weekly email updates (https://www.bu.edu/swrnet/)

SSWR Member Discounts Available for Research on Social Work Practice (RSWP) and Social Service Review (SSR) Journal Subscriptions
Starting in 2014, as a privilege for current SSWR members, the journals RSWP (SAGE Publications) and SSR (University of Chicago Press) are offering current SSWR members discounted rates for subscriptions.

Please see below for further information on discounted rates and how to subscribe.

Research on Social Work Practice (RSWP) Discounted Rates and How to Subscribe
Research on Social Work Practice (RSWP), published bi-monthly, is a disciplinary journal devoted to the publication of empirical research concerning the assessment methods and outcomes of social work practice. Social work practice is broadly interpreted to refer to the application of intentionally designed social work intervention programs to problems of societal or interpersonal importance. Interventions include behavior analysis and therapy; psychotherapy or counseling with individuals; case management; education; supervision; practice involving couples, families, or small groups; advocacy; community practice; organizational management; and the evaluation of social policies.

Frequency: 6 issues per year
Individual Subscription Price $172
Your exclusive membership discount starts at $40. Members may opt for one of three subscription types:

  • Print (Domestic) $40.00
  • Print (International) $55.00
  • Electronic $27.00

Payments may be made via credit card by filling out the payment information online or by sending a check to Shelly Monroe, Research on Social Work Practice, SAGE Publications, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320.

To subscribe, please go to https://secured.sagepub.com/rswp.html.

Social Service Review (SSR) Discounted Rates and How to Subscribe

Founded in 1927, Social Service Review is devoted to the publication of thought-provoking, original research on pressing social issues and promising social work practices and social welfare policies. Articles in SSR analyze issues from the vantage points of a broad spectrum of disciplines, theories, and methodological traditions, at the individual, family, community, organizational, and societal levels. Social Service Review features balanced, scholarly contributions from social work and social welfare scholars and from members of the various allied disciplines engaged in research on human behavior, social systems, social structure, history, public policy, and social services.

Frequency: 4 issues per year

Three subscription formats are available:

  • Print + Electronic $36 (regular $60)
  • Print only $33 (regular $56)
  • Electronic only $30 (regular $54)

Two and three year rates are also available.

To place an order, SSWR members can complete the order online by selecting the SSWR rate.

ORDER ONLINE HERE

To place an order by phone, call customer service at (800) 621-2736 (US & Canada, toll-free, or (773) 702-7000 (international).