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Thinking about majoring in Social Work? Join the Social Work Orientation Meetings
Thursday, December 4 from 3:30-4:30 pm
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The Social Work & Gerontology department wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Contact Information

Department of Social Work & Gerontology
Shippensburg University
382 Shippen Hall
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 477-1717
dfjaco@ship.edu  

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Social Work Resources

Here are links to some sites that may be of interest to you.  More will be added, so come back often...

General Sites  
PA Chapter of the NASW  PA chapter of the National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Social Workers  The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world
School Social Work Association of America  SSWAA is the only national organization solely dedicated
to advancing the profession of School Social Work.
 
Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare  The Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care is an association dedicated to promoting the universal availability, accessibility, coordination, and effectiveness of health care that addresses the psychosocial components of health and illness.
The New Social Worker Online  The magazine's primary focus is on career development for social workers and social work students at all levels.
Association of Social Work Boards 
 
Council on Social Work Education  The sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country.
 
Association for Community Organization & Social Administration   A membership organization for community organizers, activists, nonprofit administrators, community builders, policy practitioners, students and educators.
Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups  The purpose of this non-profit, member-driven organization is to promote excellence in group work practice, education, field instruction, research and publication.
 Geriatric Sites 

National Institute on Aging 

 Leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

Social Security Administration   
Administration on Aging   The Administration on Aging (AoA) is the Federal agency responsible for advancing the concerns and interests of older people and their caregivers.
 
Medicare   
Institute on Aging (IOA) at Boston College  The overall mission of IOA is to foster education and research regarding spiritual, physical, social, financial, and emotional dimensions of well-being of older adults and their families.
Children, Youth, and Family Sites 
Child Trends  A nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development.
Child Welfare League of America   CWLA is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving vulnerable children and families since 1920.
ACT against Violence   The ACT program mission is to mobilize communities and educate families to create safe, nurturing, healthy environments that protect children and youth from violence and its consequences.
National Data Archive on Child Abuse & Neglect (NDACAN) 

NDACAN promotes scholarly exchange among researchers in the child maltreatment field. 

 Reference Sites  
American Psychological Association  American Psychological Association electronic reference citation format
Purdue Online Writing Lab   The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material that are provided as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue.
Social Welfare Policy 
Society for Social Work and Research  Founded in 1994 as a free-standing organization dedicated to the advancement of social work research.
American Evaluation Association   An international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation.
Influencing State Policy  Assists faculty and students in learning how to influence effectively the formation, implementation, and evaluation of state-level policy and legislation.
  Research 
The Institute of Quantitative Social Science at Harvard  Access the world's largest collection of social science research data
The Library of Congress/THOMAS   Federal legislative information freely available to the public.
Human Services News   A collection of current human services and community development information important to low-income communities and communities of color.
 Diversity Issues  
Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice (CHHIRJ) at Harvard Law School 

This institute is committed to marshalling the resources of Harvard  and beyond to use the law as a tool to reverse the unjust consequences of racial discrimination. 

The Jim Crow Museum  Jim Crow Museum at Ferris University, Grand Rapids, Michigan displays many artifacts that represent racism in America
Feminist Majority Foundation   A cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence and utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically 
Anti-Defamation League  The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy 
Diversity Rx  Diversity Rx works towards promoting language and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant and ethnically diverse communities. 
Human Rights Watch 

Human Rights Watch is the largest human rights organization based in the United States 

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved 

ACU is a nonprofit, trans-disciplinary organization of clinicians, advocates, and health care organizations united in a common mission to improve the health of America's underserved populations and to enhance the development and support of the health care clinicians serving these populations. 

GLBT Concerns Committee  The online presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and ally (LGBTQIA) resources and organizations at Shippensburg University 
 International Social Work  
NGOabroad 

A unique service that helps you enter or advance in international humanitarian work and provides frugal international volunteer opportunities. 

The United Nations  The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights 
International Council on Social Welfare 

It is a non-governmental organization which represents national and local organizations in more than 70 countries throughout the world that work directly with people in poverty, hardship or distress. 

Mental Health
National Institute of Mental Health   The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
SAMHSA   The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)  The mission of SAVE is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a source to those who are touched by suicide.
 Clearances  
 Pennsylvania Background Checks and Clearances
 This webpage has all of the information about obtaining a Pennsylvania ChildLine clearance, PA state background check, and FBI background check.
 New Jersey Child Abuse Record Information (CARI)
Child abuse record information. This website provides instructions to obtain this clearance.
 New Jersey State and Federal Background Checks
Information about obtaining New Jersey's state and federal background checks. Complete Form A.
 Maryland State and Federal Background Checks
Maryland's state and federal background checks.
 Maryland Child Protective Services Background Check
Maryland's child protective services clearance.
 West Virginia Background Checks and Clearances
This link opens directly to West Virginia's PDF form to be completed for a state, federal, and central abuse background checks.
 West Virginia Background Check Instructions
 This webpage has instructions to complete a background check and where to go to be fingerprinted.