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 Bar Association Center on Children and the Law

Information on federal child welfare laws, state child abuse laws, adoption laws, and working with the courts in child protection.


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 webboard, 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, Youth and Family Education and Research Network

Information and resources on children, youth, parents, families, communities, and evaluation. Includes a chat room.


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.


Father & Family Link

Provides current, reliable information on research, practice, policy, and programs related to fathers in families.



Offers information, training, and technical assistance to nonprofit agencies. Provides bulletins and summaries of recent federal policy.


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.


Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse

Links and resources on minority males, females, drugs, gangs, mentoring, general juvenile justice issues, & grants for juvenile justice.


Kids Count

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


Library of Congress, THOMAS

Database provides information on legislation, congressional record, committee information, public laws, session calendars, and other links.


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 Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Includes information for parents, teenagers, advocates, and scholars on preventing teen pregnancy.


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 Foster Parent Association

Information on becoming a foster parent, and addresses information on children, newborn through adolescence, as it relates to fostering.


National Indian Child Welfare Association

Contains information on community development, public policy, and information exchange on child welfare services.


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 Network for Child Care

An Internet source of over 1,000 publications and resources related to child care. Also offers a e-mail listserv and newsletter.


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.


National Resource for Family Centered Practice

Includes lists of materials available, bibliographies, and The Prevention Report.


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.


Parents' Place

Contains parenting information on a wide range of subjects, an extensive search facility, and numerous chat rooms.


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 Lifenet

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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