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.
The Society for Social Work and Research advances, disseminates, and translates research that addresses issues of social work practice and policy and promotes a diverse, just, and equitable society.
encourages the design, implementation and dissemination of rigorous research that enhances knowledge about critical social work practice and social policy problems and advances social welfare practices and programs;
fosters a trans-disciplinary inter-professional support network of investigators conducting research on social work practice and social policy in the United States and around the world;
provides learning opportunities to improve the conduct of social work-relevant research and its application;
promotes practices and policies grounded in an evidence-base;
supports increased research funding and training programs for social work researchers;
provides formal recognition of significant contributions to social work-relevant research; and
seeks active partnerships with other social work and research-related organizations to accomplish all of the above.