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SSWR 16th Annual Conference
Research That Makes A Difference: Advancing Practice and Shaping Public Policy

11-15 January 2012 I Grand Hyatt Washington I Washington, DC

The SSWR Annual Conference offers a scientific program that reflects a broad range of research interests, from workshops on the latest quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to symposia featuring studies in child welfare, aging, mental health, welfare reform, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS.

Over 500 symposia, workshop, roundtable, paper and poster presentations. Research methods workshops designed to enhance methods expertise and grant-writing skills and special sessions on research priorities and capacity building that target cutting-edge topics vital to contemporary social work research.

Preconference programs and a networking reception especially for doctoral students.

   
 

 

Click here for the SSWR 2012 Thursday Morning Workshops and Special Sessions and Invited Sessions Presentation Slides

Special Interest Groups Meeting Schedule

SSWR 2012 Conference Printable Program Book (PDF)

SSWR 2012 Conference Registration Brochure

 

Important Message About Overflow Hotel
The Grand Hyatt Washington is SOLD OUT. SSWR has secured the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel as the overflow hotel. Click here to reserve at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel or call the Renaissance Hotels toll free reservations @ 1-800-HOTELS-1 and ask for the Society for Social Work & Research Overflow Block guest room block in order to get the conference rate.

If you have reserved at the Grand Hyatt Washington and your plans have changed, such as your dates of arrival and departure have changed or that you are no longer planning to attend the conference, we encourage you to please call the Grand Hyatt Washington at (800) 233-1234 or (202) 582-1234 immediately.

 
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ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE! Click here for more info

  • Click here for conference attendee registration information
  • Click here for exhibitor/advertiser registration information
  • Click here for student volunteer registration infomation

Presentation Schedules Have Been Sent
Presentation schedule for all speakers/presenters at the SSWR 2012 conference have been sent on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. If you did not receive your presentation schedule, please email DeeJay Garringo, Program Director, at dj@sswr.org.

Abstract Notifications Have Been Sent
Abstract notifications have been sent to ALL authors on Thursday, September 8, 2011. If you did not receive your abstract notification, please contact DeeJay Garringo, Program Director, at dj@sswr.org. Please note all accepted presenters/speakers are required to register for the conference and must be current 2012 SSWR members. This includes ALL oral and poster presenters, symposia organizers, paper presenters and discussants, and workshop and roundtable speakers.

Important Notice to Abstract Authors
You DO NOT need to be a SSWR member to submit an abstract. However, if your abstract is accepted for presentation you MUST be a current 2012 member and register for the conference. This includes ALL oral and poster presenters, symposia organizers, paper presenters and discussants, and workshop and roundtable speakers.

 
A few things to look forward to at the SSWR 2012 annual conference

The SSWR Annual Conference offers a scientific program that reflects a broad range of research interests, featuring studies in child welfare, aging, mental health, welfare reform, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, organizations and management, poverty and social policy, research and design measurement, and more. Annual conference events and activities include:

  • Presidential plenary and awards presentation, invited symposia, and over 500 symposia, workshop, roundtable, paper, and poster presentations.
  • Research methods workshops designed to enhance methods expertise and grant-writing skills and special sessions on research priorities and capacity building that target cutting-edge topics vital to contemporary social work research.
  • Program and networking events especially for doctoral students. Opportunities for student volunteers are also available.
  • Over 40 exhibitors including universities, publishers, non-profit organizations, foundations, and government agencies
  • Earn up to 28.5 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEU) (additional fee)
  • 30+ special interest groups convene (all welcome)
  • Job Seekers Registry
 
Preliminary Program Schedule

View the preliminary program schedule. This schedule will be updated as the conference is being developed.

 
Registration Rates and Deadlines

Participant registration includes all conference materials, refreshment breaks, admissio to the Welcome to SSWR in Washington Reception on Wednesday, Opening Plenary Session and Reception on Thursday, the President’s Reception on Friday, the reception on Saturday as well as the Membership Breakfast and Meeting on Sunday. Participant registration also includes entry to exhibits, lectures, papers, symposia, and workshops. All presenters/speakers are required to register for the conference and must be current 2012 SSWR members. This includes ALL oral and poster presenters, symposia organizers, paper presenters and discussants, and workshop and roundtable speakers. We urge you to register as soon as possible, as space is limited. Those registered before December 2, 2011 will receive the early registration rate. Please complete the CONFERENCE REGISTRATION form on page 15 of the registration brochure or register online.

Registration Type

Early Bird Rate (before 12/2/2011)

Member*

$275

Non-Member

$450

Student Member*

$135

Student Non-Member

$225

* In order to be eligible to take the member or student member rates, your membership must be current at the time of registration. However, if you are an accepted presenting author/speaker for the 2012 conference, your membership must be current for the 2012 membership year as well as register for the conference.

Click here to view the full 2012 registration rates and deadlines chart.

 
Student Volunteers at the SSWR Annual Conference

The Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) provides opportunities for students to “earn” their registration fee by volunteering at the annual meeting. Volunteers assist with registration, monitor sessions (handout materials, count the number of attendees in each session, assist presenters with AV needs, sign CEU forms) and provide directions to participants. Student volunteers must attend one of the orientation sessions either Wednesday or Thursday held at the Grand Hyatt Washington to receive their assignments.

Volunteers are expected to contribute 8 hours of time during the conference. Students who are also presenters can schedule their volunteer time so it does not conflict with their presentations.

Visit the Student Volunteers page for more information.

 
Missed the 2011 SSWR Annual Conference? Access to the 2011 conference program abstracts and presentations

In case you missed the 2011 annual conference that was held in Tampa, FL, January 2011, you may access the program abstracts and presentations offered at the last conference.

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2011 annual conference website

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Program Book (PDF)

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Access to the Thursday Workshops/Special Sessions and Invited Sessions Presentation Slides

Mark your calendars now for the SSWR 2012 annual conference, January 11-15, 2012, Grand Hyatt Washington, in Washington, DC. We hope to see you there!

 

SSWR 2012 Thursday Morning Workshops and Special Sessions and Invited Sessions Presentation Slides

Research Methods Workshops

Multilevel and Longitudinal Analysis
Andrew Grogan-Kaylor (University of Michigan)

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Secondary Data
JoAnne McFarland O’Rourke, MSW, Lynette Hoelter, PhD (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)

Special Sessions on Research Priorities and Capacity Building

Publish, Not Perish: Essential Strategies for Writing Peer-Reviewed Articles
Brian Perron, PhD (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), Michael G. Vaughn, PhD (Saint Louis University)

Understanding Private Foundations
Maureen Martin, Lindsey Rossow-Rood (University of Michigan)

Building Research Capacity in Social Work Education Programs
Ruth G. McRoy, PhD (Boston College), Joan Levy Zlotnik, PhD, ACSW (National Association of Social Workers), Jerry Flanzer, PhD (San Jose State University), Carol M. Lewis, PhD (University of Texas at Austin)

Panel of Recently Funded Scholars
Gary Cuddeback, MSW, MPH, PhD (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Felipe Castro, PhD (University of Texas at El Paso), Melissa Jonson-Reid, PhD (Washington University in St. Louis), Craig Field, PhD (University of Texas at Austin)

Foundations: A Local, Regional and National Perspective: The Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan, the Council of Michigan Foundations, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Randall Ross (Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan), Michael Litz (Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers), Benjamin Kerman (The Annie E. Casey Foundation)

Presidential Plenary

Promoting Social and Emotional Well-Being for Vulnerable Children and Youth: What We Know and Where We Are Going
Bryan Samuels, MS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Invited Symposia

Promoting Positive Development in Children, Youth, and Families
Moderator: Jeffrey M. Jenson, PhD (University of Denver)
Presenters: Richard F. Catalano, PhD (University of Washington), Neil B. Guterman, PhD (University of Chicago), Mary McKay, PhD (New York University)

Race and Ethnicity in Research and Practice: What Difference Have We Made?
Moderator: Rowena Fong, EdD (University of Texas at Austin)
Presenters: Karina Walters, PhD (University of Washington), Sean Joe, PhD, LMSW (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD (New York University)

Shaping Public Policy: Poverty and Low Income Families
Moderator: Roberta Rehner Iversen, PhD (University of Pennsylvania)
Presenters: Daniel R. Meyer, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Susan J. Lambert, PhD (University of Chicago), Yolanda C. Padilla, PhD (University of Texas at Austin)

   
 

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