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New Zealand: Surfing the World Wide Web - A great article on using the web in social work practice.The 21st Century has been described as the knowledge or information age. This paper reviews the presence of social work on the World Wide Web (WWW) both globally and locally. The review will include the identification of major social work web sites both overseas and in Aotearoa New Zealand. Also, discussed is the potential use of the World Wide Web by Social Workers in practice. 

Scotland: Social Work Services Website - This is the Social Work Services Scotland website. This website has been set up by the Scottish Executive to enable you to access a wide range of information about Changing Lives - the change programme for social work services in Scotland.

Wales: Barefoot Social Worker - Social work is going through a crisis caused by confusion about the values and role of social workers. Increasing professionalisation is not the answer. What is needed is a radical approach which reconsiders the notion of professionalism and challenges the prevailing culture of managerialism. A series of thought provoking essays. The editor considers this the radical social work voice of Britain.

United States/Canada: Social work News updated every 2 minutes from a couple of dozen RSS sources including news sites and blogs. A link to the original news item and an excerpt from the content is displayed. Each news article is categorized, tagged with the country of origin and linked to related stories to enable users to access the news stories that interest them.

United States: Association of Oncology Social Work
AOSW is dedicated to increasing awareness about the social, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of cancer patients. It supports its members’ commitment to helping and advocating for cancer patients by providing continuing education through conferences and publications; promoting clinical research; and fostering networking to address common issues and concerns. It is involved in numerous collaborative efforts with other national and international oncology organizations to advocate for the support and care of people with cancer.

United States: Clinical Social Work Federation
The Clinical Social Work Federation is a confederation of 31 state societies for clinical social work. Our state societies are formed as voluntary associations for the purpose of promoting the highest standards of professional education and clinical practice. Each society is active with legislative advocacy and lobbying efforts for adequate and appropriate mental health services and coverage at their state and national levels of government.

United States: National Association of Social Workers
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 150,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

United States: National Association of Forensic Social Workers
Forensic social work is the application of social work to questions and issues relating to law and legal systems. This specialty of our profession goes far beyond clinics and psychiatric hospitals for criminal defendants being evaluated and treated on issues of competency and responsibility. A broader definition includes social work practice which in any way is related to legal issues and litigation, both criminal and civil. Child custody issues, involving separation, divorce, neglect, termination of parental rights, the implications of child and spouse abuse, juvenile and adult justice services, corrections, and mandated treatment all fall under this definition.

United States: US Department of Health and Human Services - THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. THE DEPARTMENT INCLUDES MORE THAN 300 PROGRAMS, covering a wide spectrum of activities.

United States: North American Association of Christians in  Social Work
NACSW supports the integration of Christian faith and professional social work practice in the lives of its members, the profession and the church, promoting love and justice in social service and social reform.

United States: Resources for Methods in Evaluation and Social Research
This page lists resources for methods in evaluation and social research.  The focus is on "how-to" do evaluation research and the methods used: surveys, focus groups, sampling, interviews, and other methods.  Most of these links are to resources that can be read over the web.  A few, like the GAO books, are for books that can be sent away for, for free (if you live in the US), as well as read over the web.

United States: Social Work Friends
Social Work Friends is a professional social work consultation agency. Their mission is empowering social workers to accomplish their goals and reach their potential; researching barriers to success; expanding networking capabilities; developing useful programs and services for social workers; and
motivating social workers to have a broader sense of progressive movements for themselves and the profession.

United States: Virtual Resource Community. 
The designers describe this virtual resource: "More than two years ago dreamers, planners, and academicians at the Jordan Institute for Families and the School of Social Work began developing a resource for scholars, social workers, policy makers, families, and interested individuals. We wanted a place where people could find, exchange, and share information about families. A place alive with learning and informed debate. And a place where leading social worker researchers could be accessed and questioned. We wanted a community. Concept is now reality, thanks in part to the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation. We've built a library, a government hall, and a community center with a lecture hall and information desk. And…we've only just begun. Nose around, and drop by often. New developments are around the corner.

United States: Global Social Work Network
The mission of the Global Social Work Network is to create an association of social work professionals world wide.  This network promotes information exchange of global and local social work resources, educational opportunities, foreign and domestic social work licensure regulations, and to support those seeking career opportunities worldwide

Canada: Social Work Help
Social work related news, jobs, a discussion forum and books available through Amazon (all proceeds from which will be used to maintain the site and donated to charity).  Great little resource site!

The Netherlands: Socio-Site - The SocioSite is designed to get access to information and resources which are relevant for sociologists and other social scientists. It has been designed from a global point of view - it gives access to the world wide scene of social sciences. The intention is to provide a comprehensive listing of all sociology resources on the Internet. The enormity and constantly changing nature of the Internet makes it impossible to develop a definitive and comprehensive listing. That's why the SocioSite will always be 'under construction'. The SocioSite is a project based at the faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. And therefore it provides access to all the educational and research programmes of the Sociology Department. But the SocioSite covers a lot more.

Great Britain: Care and Health - Care and Health is a social work led organisation forged from an alliance of care, technology and business professionals committed to improving the quality of care delivered in the UK. Our underlying philosophy is to work in partnership with all individuals and organisations dedicated to raising the standards of care in the UK. By delivering common sense solutions to the practical information needs of care professionals, Care andHealth proposes to become the definitive information exchange for the social care sector in the UK. Care and Health lists social work jobs, resource links and information on working in the UK.

Great Britain: British Association of Social Workers
BASW is the largest association representing social work and social workers in the UK. Whether you are qualified or not, experienced, or just entering the profession, they exist to help, support, advise and campaign on your behalf. As an organisation of members serving members, their success and vitality is built on the active involvement of members who share a commitment to good social work practice as outlined in the Association's Code of Ethics for Social Work - an essential document which sets the professional standard to which BASW members subscribe.

Ireland: Irish Association of Social Workers
The Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW) was founded in 1971.  It is the national organisation of professional social workers in the Republic of Ireland.

International: Global Social Work
An Internet-based International Social Work Community for social workers, human services workers, humanitarian aid workers, and human rights organizations.


Social Work Associations

Action Network for Social Work Education and Research (ANSWER)
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABE)
Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA)
Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGE-SW)
Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups (AASWG)
Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD)
Association on Oncology Social Work (AOSW)
Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
British Association of Social Workers (BASW)
Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work (CASSW)
Clinical Social Work Federation (CSWF)
General Social Care Council—United Kingdom (GSCC)
Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education (GADE)
Influencing State Policy (ISP)
Information for Practice from NYU (IP)
Institute for Geriatric Social Work (IGSW)
Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research (IASWR)
International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)
International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)
Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development
Latino Social Workers Organization (LSWO)
National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW)
National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work (NADD)
National Association of Puerto Rican/Hispanic Social Workers (NAPRHSW)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
National Membership Committee on Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work
National Social Work Qualifications Board—Ireland
North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW)
Rural Social Work Caucus
School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA)
Society for Social Work and Research
Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care 
 

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