Listed below are several websites that serve as resource information regarding educational standards, research, funding sources, licensure and other topics related to social work and the human services.
Council on Social Work Education
CSWE is a nonprofit national
association of social work professionals. It is the only organization
authorized to accredit social work education programs. Site contains
information on membership, CSWE events, as well as general information
about the social work profession and steps to becoming a social worker.
The site is especially geared towards men and women either in a social
work education program or thinking about going into one.
National Association of Social Workers
NASW is the largest association of social work
professionals in the world. The site provides information on further
education in the social work field, important developments in research,
and recent developments in policy that affect the profession.
National Association of Social Workers - California Chapter
This site provides information on
social work relevant to California, especially pertaining to education
opportunities and legislation.
California Board of Behavioral Sciences
The BBS regulates the activities of professionals in the behavioral
sciences, including social workers. The site provides information on
different careers in the behavioral sciences field, licensing, and
Service Employees International Union
Visit this site to join the SEIU.
The site contains information on union benefits and events, as well as
articles pertaining to recent developments with legislature. The site
also contains important information on workers’ rights.
California Department of Social Services
The CDSS oversees the protection of
needy children and adults in the state of California. The site contains
information on how to improve the lives of needy Californians, as well
as information on employment opportunities with the CDSS.