Schedules Have Been Sent!
Presentation schedules have been
sent to all speakers/presenters/organizers/discussants
on Thursday, September 27, 2012. If you did not receive
your presentation schedule, please contact DeeJay Garringo,
Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 703-352-7797, ext. 218.
Status Notifications Have Been Sent!
abstract status notifications have been sent to all
authors on Thursday, September 13, 2012. If you did
not receive your abstract status notification, please
contact the Program Director DeeJay Garringo at either
email@example.com or call
703-352-7797, ext. 218.
Notice to Speakers/Presenters/Organizers/Discussants:
Please be reminded that all presenters, speakers,
organizers, and discussants are required to register
for the conference and must be current 2013 SSWR members.
This requirement is applicable to oral and poster presenters,
symposium organizers, symposium paper presenters and
symposium discussants, and workshop and roundtable speakers.
Please note that co-authors are not expected to comply
with this policy. Co-authors attending the conference,
however, are required to register for the conference.
To join/renew for 2013, please click here.
for Papers/Abstract Submissions - CLOSED
Abstracts were due Monday,
April 30, 2012. View
Call for Papers
All submitted abstracts/session proposals are currently
under review. Please note that abstract status notifications
will be sent September 2012. If you have any questions,
please contact Program Director DeeJay Garringo at either
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
703-352-7797, ext. 218.
Call for Papers Overview and Submission Instructions
Conference Planning Committee of the Society for Society
Work and Research (SSWR) invites submissions for presentations
within all content areas of social work, social welfare
services, and social policy.
theme for the 2013 conference is “Social Work
for a Just Society: Making Visible the Stakes and Stakeholders”.
With shrinking resources and mounting social problems,
it is important that social workers understand not just
the problems at hand and the people confronting the
problems but also what society stands to gain or lose
when deciding on potential solutions. This annual conference
provides the opportunity for social work researchers,
educators, practitioners and policy makers to strengthen
the scientific knowledge base that has significant impact
in advancing social work practice and shaping public
policy. Submissions for presentations may include individual
paper and poster presentations, organized paper symposia,
round-table discussions, and workshops.
illustrated in the cluster areas, submissions are encouraged
across all areas of social work. These may span various
forms of research. Preliminary cluster areas are: Adolescents
and Youth Development, Aging Services and Gerontology,
Child Welfare, Crime and Criminal Justice, Gender, Health
and Disability, International Social Work and Global
Issues, Mental Health, Organizations and Management,
Poverty and Social Policy, Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration,
Research Design and Measurement, Research on Social
Work Education, School Social Work, Sexual Orientation,
Social Work Practice, Substance Misuse and Addictive
Behaviors, and Work, Family, and Family Policy.
conference will focus on original research that has
implications for practice or policy. Research abstracts
are encouraged in all substantive areas, using scientifically
sound qualitative and/or quantitative methodology. The
research may take place in any country and at the micro,
macro, or policy level. You are invited to submit abstracts
for presentations of one of three types of original
research: (1) Oral paper presentation; (2) Symposium
(organized by the applicant) of three or more papers
on the same topic to be presented in the same session;
(3) Poster presentation. Only paper and poster abstracts
reporting completed findings will be reviewed. We urge
that studies with “findings pending” be
submitted for future review after the study is complete.
Abstracts should not be based on research previously
published elsewhere. If applying for a paper or poster
presentation, please submit an abstract of 500 words
or less References are not required, and if included
count towards the 500 word limit. If applying for a
symposium, please submit an abstract (500 words or less)
for each symposium paper, along with an overall abstract
(500 words or less) for the symposium session that describes
the symposium theme and its importance. Preference will
be given to symposia that demonstrate cohesiveness across
presentations. Symposia will be accepted or rejected
in total, i.e., abstracts will not be accepted independently.
should be submitted in a structured format and include
the following: Background and Purpose: description of
the problem, study objectives, research question(s)
and/or hypothesis (es). Methods: study design, including
a description of participants and sampling methods,
data collection procedures, measures, and appropriate
analytic/statistical approach. Results: specific results
in summary form. Conclusions and Implications: description
of the main outcome(s) of the study and implications
for practice, policy, or further research. Note: Image(s)
and table(s) are not permitted in any abstract.
conference committee also invites abstract submissions
for workshops and roundtable sessions. Workshop and
roundtable session abstracts should include a topic
that : (1) adds to the current knowledge base in social
work practice, policy, theory, and research methodology,
and (2) offers clear meaningful implications for social
work research, policy and practice. The topic for workshop
session abstracts should also offer training opportunities
for methodology (study design, sampling, data collection,
measurement, and analysis), If applying for a workshop
or roundtable session, please submit an abstract of
500 words or less that describes the content and how
it will be addressed. For workshops, describe the pedagogical
techniques and for roundtables describe the topics that
will be addressed elaborating on viewpoints and perspectives
which may be discussed.
seeks to optimize as many people participating in the
conference as possible. SSWR, therefore, limits the
number of roles that participants can play in the 2013
conference. There is a limit of two (2) presenting-author
abstract submissions per person. This limit applies
to these presentation formats: oral papers, both individual
papers and papers within an organized symposium, posters
and workshops. It does not apply to co-authorship. Participants
may, however, perform additional roles such as chairing
an organized symposium, leading a special interest group,
serving as moderator for a session of grouped oral papers,
and a panelist in a round table session. 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 2013 member and register for the conference.
This includes ALL oral and poster presenters, symposia
organizers, paper presenters and discussants, and workshop
and roundtable speakers.
reviews will be used to select submissions based upon
technical merit and importance of findings. Please note
that all abstracts are to be submitted online using
the SSWR online abstract management system, which will
be accessible March 2012.
Deadline: 11:59pm PDT on Monday, April 30, 2012
We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!