School of Social Work

Social Work on the Web

Recommended Websites

Administration for Children & Families

Includes press releases, organizational information, fact sheets on ACF programs, and links to other related federal government sites.

American Humane Association

This national advocacy organization provides numerous resources on policy and practice in child protective services.


American Public Human Services Association

Current news, policy information, publications, upcoming conferences, a web board, and links to similar sites.


Bureau of the Census

Sources of data on children and children's programs, lists current reports on children, and provides links to census demographic data.


Center for Law and Social Policy

Information and publications on economic security of low-income families with children and access to our civil justice system.


Child Trends, Inc.

Research focused on children, youth and families. Also comprehensive data on how welfare reform affects children.


Child Welfare League of America

Lists services, advocacy information, and information on the nation's oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization.

Children's Bureau, Administration for Children, Youth & Families

Contains information on federal initiatives in foster care and adoption and statistics, child abuse and neglect, and other programs.


Children's Defense Fund 

Current information on federal policy initiatives. Particular attention to the needs of the poor, minority children, and those with disabilities.


Families & Work Institute

Describes the institute's research on a broad range of issues on the connections between work and family.


Family Education Network

An educationally focused website for parents, with resources, and on-line community, and links to other sites.


Family Resource Coalition of America 

Describes the organization, provides links to demonstration programs, and sources of information and support.


Institute for Women Policy Research

Covers welfare reform, domestic violence, reproduction, education, & issues that impact women. Also has an on-line forum for discussion.


Journal of Poverty

Includes a table of contents for the journal, abstracts, links to related sites, and a book list.


Kids Count


Access to data from the annual measures of educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of children.

NASW Michigan

NASW's Michigan website on programs, legislation, job openings, publications, social work links, and information about NASW.


NASW National

National social work site including social work publications, services, resources, news, information, and information about NASW.


National Archives and Records Administration

Database to search the Code of Federal Regulations by subject or title. Includes related documents and links.

National Center for Children in Poverty

Provides statistics about children, along with information on how welfare reform affects children.


National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Includes child photos and other child search services and educational materials to prevent child abduction.


National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse

Numerous resources for advocates, including information packets, publications of statistics and trends, and lists of local chapters.


National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Daily update of news in juvenile justice, NCJFCJ policies, publications and information on a broad range of juvenile and family issues.


National Family Preservation Network

The central coordinating point for a network of family-preservation staff and programs.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Access to NICHD publications, focusing on research, research training, and information on prenatal, maternal, child and family health.

National Parent Information Network

Offers resources from ERIC clearinghouse and provides information on parenting and urban/minority families.


National Resource Center for Permanency Planning

Focuses on permanency planning, kinship foster care, concurrent planning, family group decision making, and HIV/AIDS.


Native Web

Provides a cyber-community for indigenous peoples, with an extensive search capacity and links to other sites.


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Facts on juvenile justice, available grants, program information, publications, and event information.

United States Department of Health and Human Services


Site includes headlines in the news, agency information, links to related sites, and a search engine on health & human service topics.


United States General Accounting Office

General Accounting Office reports, other publications, and information about the GAO. Also includes a search engine for the site.


United States Supreme Court

Information about the United States courts, publications, directories, news, links and searches.


Urban Institute

Offers information on all aspects of welfare reform, extensive research on families & children, and state databases with welfare reform efforts.


Welfare Information Network

Clearinghouse of welfare reform-related information, with summaries of federal legislation, and calendar of welfare-related events.


Working Mother Life Net

Information on day care for working parents, with results of state surveys on licensing laws and other consumer information.


Influence Social Policy

Influencing State Policy (ISP) assists social work faculty and students in learning to effectively influence the formation, implementation, and evaluation of state - level policy and legislation.


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