Alyssa Joy Mowery, BSW

Diversity, equality, & social justice. Beauty, light, & hope.

For Social Workers

Addiction Search
Addiction Search is all about helping people find the tools they need for help with drug addiction, treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery. They offer resources such as a reference guide and information about treatment resources.

Adolescent Health Working Group
AHWG is a local San Francisco organization that provides access to high-quality, culturally competent, and youth-friendly health services. They serve as an example of a working group with high priority on the local level for youth advocacy.

Adoption Therapist
A blog about adoption counseling and therapy interventions.

Advanced Recovery Systems
ARS is an organization that treats substance abuse issues & co-occurring mental health disorders. They put behavioral health front and center, providing assistance to people with substance abuse issues, addictions, eating disorders, and mental health concerns. They host several recovery facilities and strive to provide the highest quality of care, using evidence-based therapeutic models. They provide information about co-occurring disorder treatment on their website.

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
AAGP consists of almost 2,000 geriatric psychiatrists and other health care professionals across the globe dedicated to the mental well-being of older adults. They are committed to this goal through professional education, public advocacy, and career development for anyone in the fields of geriatric psychiatry and mental health.

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
AAMFT supports married couples and their children and advocates for their equal rights and claims to equal benefits, protection, and responsibility. This organization consists of marriage and family therapists who seek to resolve clinical issues that could affect the well-being of marital and family life.

American Association of Christian Counselors
AACC is a Christian counselor resource, where biblical truth and psychosocial insights can be found to help individuals move from hurt to personal wholeness. Members receive a plethora of benefits that include preferred pricing, a plaque, and access to practical assistance such as member-discounted malpractice insurance programs.

American Clinical Social Work Association
Along with operating the credentialing American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (BCD), ACSWA offers a new format for clinical social workers to blog, network, advocate, and conduct research. Membership costs range from student to new practitioner to non-certified and certified professionals.

Association for Community Organization and Social Administration
ACOSA keeps its members informed about the latest innovations in community and administrative practice. Their members-only portal provides organizers, activists, nonprofit administrations, students, educators, and anyone who seeks to build healthy communities a place for peer-related networking and information.

Association for Death Education and Counseling
ADEC, also known as the Thanatology Association, is one of the oldest interdisciplinary organizations researching and writing about the field of dying, death, and bereavement. This organization also provides plenty of educational opportunities for their members, including a certification program.

Association of Oncology Social Work
Dedicated to the enhancement of psychosocial services to people with cancer and their families.

Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers
Our efforts are focused on enhancing the lives of children with cancer and blood disorders and the families who care for them.  We accomplish our mission by advancing pediatric psychosocial oncology care through clinical social work practice, research, advocacy, education, and program development.

Association of Social Work Boards
The ASWB is all about licensing for social workers, and this site provides the ultimate resource for licensing exams and licensing. Learn all you need to know about taking the exam, its contents, and how to prep for that exam through this informative site.

Bridge of Hope
Bridge of Hope is a Christian social ministry that reaches out to homeless single mothers and their children across the country. This program was founded in 2002, and today there are seventeen affiliate Bridge of Hope offices in eight states.

California HIV/AIDS Research Center
This HIV/AIDS research program in California has provided start-up funds for over 2,000 cutting-edge research projects SINCE 1983, gaining leverage in bringing federal and private dollars to the state to help towards the prevention and treatment for HIV/AIDS.

Center for Financial Social Work – Learning Center
This mission of this site is to provide information and support for professionals to help others make long-term financial behavioral changes. The exciting tools that this center provides includes certification, a workbook, a learning center with growing resources, and other services that help individuals achieve a healthy perspective on finances.

Center for Public Justice
This independent, non-partisan organization is located in Washington, D.C., and it is dedicated to public policy research, leadership development, and public education. This organization holds a Christian-democratic perspective and their call for justice for all.

Children’s Aid Society
The Children’s Aid Society serves New York’s neediest children and their families for over 150 years. Their projects focus on the child before it is born through high school years, and all aspects of that child’s development are addressed as well as services to parents to enable them to provide a stable household for that child.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
If you’re concerned about child welfare, adoption issues, child abuse and neglect, and out-of-home care for children, Child Welfare Information Gateway may have the research and tools you need for advocacy. This U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agency provides free tools for anyone to use to help prevent and to report child abuse and neglect.

Chronicle of Social Change
An online news site covering youth services and policy.

Classroom to Capitol
Melinda Lewis, LMSW, provides a resource for social workers, instructors, and students that focuses on community organizing, policy analysis and advocacy, and organization development. Her goal — social justice — is evident in her updated and thoughtful blog articles.

Clinical Social Work Association
This organization is for clinical social workers, and it focuses on providing products, professional support, and national identity for the profession.

Council on Social Work Education
CSWE is the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this county, serving as leaders in research, career advancement, and education. They ensure that the quality of social work education promotes justice and faculty development, and by advocating for social work education and research.

Court Appointed Special Advocates
CASA provided more than 77,000 volunteers in one year to help 234,000 abused and neglected children find safe shelter and permanent homes. Because there is a lack of volunteers for this children’s advocacy service, judges often assign the most difficult cases to these volunteers, who see each case through to the end.

Crisis, Grief, and Healing
This site and its growing content about crisis, grief, and healing, have been on the Internet since 1995. Tom Golden saw the need for this type of resource when his father died, and he has kept this popular site going now for almost two decades.

Drug Rehab
This site seeks to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery. It is a web resource provided by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). ARS is an integrated behavioral health care management organization dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. Included in their site is treatment and support information as well as extensive information regarding the complexities of addiction.

Education for Justice
The Center of Concern, an independent organization that focuses on social analysis, theological reflection, research, education, and policy advocacy, founded this site to help teachers, social action directors, parish members, ministers, and other leaders to meeting the challenge of sharing Catholic social teaching and social justice issues.

Evangelicals for Social Action
ESA promotes social work through a Christian perspective, offering holistic programs that combine evangelism with social action through churches. They also use biblical scholarship combine with policy analysis to further economic and sexual wholeness and to promote racial and ecological justice.

Grief Challenges
Many grief sites exist online, but this site is different in that it marks the publication of Neil Thompson’s book, Grief and its Challenges, and it serves to help people understand loss and grief in an updated and friendly format. This is an excellent resource for professionals and for the general public.

Geriatric Social Work Initiative
GSWI collaborates with social work programs, organizations, and other concerned funders and agencies to prepare workers who can help improve the care and well-being of older adults and their families.

Human Solutions
This UK website is dedicated to the promotion of well-being in the workplace, at home, and in the community. Relevant information at this site is free for anyone to use, including information on how to tackle discrimination and how to protect adults from abuse.

IAHPC: International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
A non-profit organization dedicated to advancing and developing hospice and palliative care worldwide.

International Federation of Social Workers
IFSW reaches across the globe to create a platform for social justice, human rights and social development. They represent over 750,000 professional social workers in their promotion of social work, best practice models, and the facilitation of international cooperation.

Journal of Palliative Medicine
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., in collaboration with Stanford University, provides a weekly blog that features papers from the Journal of Palliative Medicine. They also provide thoughts and opinions from the editor and expert panelists on why each paper was considered important to publish.

Mental Health America
All of us live with threats to our mental health, especially when dealing with stress, poor eating habits, and chronic overwork. MHA is America’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people live mentally healthy lives, educating the public on these issues and more and how they can affect our mental well-being.

Mental Help Net
CenterSite offers this mental health and wellness education and advocacy resource to the general public, providing blogs, information, videos, and other tools to help practitioners and clients to learn more about this topic. Readers also can use this site to find therapists in their areas.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is the largest grassroots mental health organization focused on building better lives for the nearly 60 million Americans who suffer from mental health conditions. They advocate for access to services and treatment, and they support research, and are committed to education for public awareness.

National Association for Rural Mental Health

National Association of Black Social Workers

NASW: National Association of Social Workers
NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, providing support and professional growth and development for its members. Their website contains a wealth of information, from blogs, policy information, practice and professional advice, and news in the field.

NASWF: National Association of Social Workers Foundation

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
NDACAN is devoted to facilitating secondary analysis of collected research data about child abuse and neglect. Their efforts provide information to more researchers as a means to develop an accessible and scientific method to explore child maltreatment issues.

National Foster Parent Association
NFPA, established in 1972, is the ultimate resource for foster parents. This organization supports foster parents as they seek safety, permanence, and well-being for the children and youth under their care.

NACSW: North American Association of Christian Social Workers

National Council for Adoption
America’s leading adoption advocacy nonprofit and the voice for children waiting to be adopted.

National Council on Aging
NCOA serves as a national voice for older Americans and for the community organizations that serve them. Their mission is to improve older adult lives, especially those four million older adults with health issues and five million older adults in vulnerable and disadvantaged life situations

NOVA: National Organization for Victim Assistance
Assisting those harmed by crime & crisis nationwide through advocacy and education.

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices
NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than 350 substance use and mental health interventions. NREPP was developed to help the public learn more about evidence-based interventions that are available for implementation.

RAINN: Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network
Nation’s largest anti-sexual violence org. Helping survivors recover via National Sexual Assault Hotline & DoD Safe Helpline.

Resources for Social Workers (Free through NYU Library)

School Social Work
Scott Carchedi is a grad student at Jane Addams College of Social Work. He is the founder and editor of this site, which focuses on topics found in school social work. His goal is to create an online community for workers in this field.

School Social Work Association of America

Social Justice Solutions
A social work run news and advocacy organization seeking to initiate social change by creating a forum to share news and opinions on world events.

Social Work Focus
Dr. Neil Thompson, a highly-respected author, presents a site that includes a blog that examines “people issues” to empower individuals and groups to reach their fullest potential. Learn how to deal with group dynamics, and help people deal with their problems through his expertise and insight.

Social Work License Map
If you ever need a simple guide to social work licensure, Social Work License Map provides a path for your quest. They clarify the steps to licensure in your state, and they also provides news and advice about skills to help you land that social work position you crave.

Social Work News
As a busy social worker, you may not have time to read dozens of social work blogs or news feeds. This site is a remedy for time-crunched schedules, as its search engine checks dozens of news feeds across the globe every two minutes to provide you with the latest social work news at a glance.

Social Work Podcast
Provides information on all things social work, including direct practice (both clinical and community organizing), research, policy, and education.

Social Work Policy Institute
SWPI serves a vital role in social work by examining issues that relate to social workers. This organization conducts research into various topics, such as how to serve people with complex needs, and how public organizations deliver health and human services.

Social Work Reinvestment Initiative
The goal of the Social Work Reinvestment Initiative is to secure federal and state investments in professional social work to enhance this country’s social well-being. The site carries information about the 112th Congress act, its tools, state action, a section on social work history, and a blog that keeps readers informed on progress.

Social Work Tech
If you are employed as a social worker or in a related field, this blog can keep you up to speed on the latest technology available to social workers. These tools can help you communicate faster and with more pertinent information with peers and with clients.

Society for Social Work and Research
SSWR is an organization dedicated to the advancement of social work research on social work practice and policy that promotes a just, diverse, and equitable society. More than 1,300 members across the globe are committed to improving support for research among social workers.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Team Social Work
Team Social Work is a globally active platform where organisations tell about their Social Projects, submit social jobs and meet Teamer – people that are interested in social jobs.

The Innocence Revolution
The Innocence Revolution aims at uniting and mobilizing societies worldwide to end child sexual abuse. This framework will promote, and provide access to, resources and service providers, support the education of communities, the protection of children, and healing for those adults who have suffered sexual abuse as children.

Treatment Research Institute
An independent, nonprofit research and development organization dedicated to science-driven reform of treatment and policy in substance use.

Voice Today
Understand that child sexual abuse is a crime. VOICE Today is breaking the silence and cycle of child sexual abuse worldwide through The VOICE Movement, Prevention, and Healing programs for abuse survivors.

World Vision
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to worldwide community work to help the underprivileged and those children and families affected by natural disasters and conflict. Their mission extends into nearly 100 countries around the world.

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