Archive for the ‘Research’ tag

Research Opportunities

American Cancer Society announces Master’s and Doctoral Training Grants in Oncology Social Work – Annual Deadline – Oct. 15.  Click Here for more details (see attachment).  For a full description of all research and training grants offered by the American Cancer Society, including eligibility requirements, applications, instructions, and policies, visit:  Choose “Mentored Training and […]

September 2nd, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Social Work Research and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER): A Research Symposium to Strengthen the Connection

Final report and agenda for action now available. On November 16, 2009 the Social Work Policy Institute (SWPI) convened a think tank meeting, Social Work Research and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER): A Research Symposium to Strengthen the Connection. This symposium examine how the social work profession might best contribute to the expanding attention to CER […]


References Toward Understanding Homelessness: The 2007 National Symposium on Homelessness Research Research Articles Web Resources In 2005, an estimated 744,313 men, women, and children were homeless in the United States (National Alliance to End Homelessness, 2007). The Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 defines people as homeless when they lack a fixed, regular, […]

March 24th, 2010 at 11:15 am

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Social Work And Cancer Research

Social workers practice and conduct research in cancer-related services and concerns including treatment adherence, survivorship, caregiver issues, and cancer-related health care policy. Two recent research reports and tools are noted below. Also, NASW has developed a report on practioners’ use of cancer related research. (NASW NCI report) Additional resource references provide an array of social […]

March 24th, 2010 at 10:56 am

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Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

Social work’s history in the field of alcoholism and alcohol abuse ranges from providing food, temporary shelter, and the encouragement to practice “temperance” in the early 20th century, to today’s sophisticated treatment approaches involving medication, consumer-driven supportive treatment, abuse group-specific targeted prevention, and inpatient and outpatient treatment of alcoholism along with co-morbid conditions. The field […]

March 24th, 2010 at 10:33 am


This introductory look at research related to depression includes information that can be used by social work practitioners, educators, and policy-setters.  It includes links to depression-specific web pages, including those of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), […]

January 10th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

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