Websites – S

This is an alphabetical list of websites listed on Harris Library web pages.

School Social Work Association of America
The primary benefit of going to this site is its access to the Association’s online newsletter which contains articles of interest to school social workers.

Scripps Gerontology Center
Located at Miami University in Ohio, the Scripps Gerontology Center is one of seven such centers in the United States. This site includes an extensive and detailed list of frequently asked questions and an exhaustive links page. In addition, they have many publications with some available in PDF. Their Aging in Ohio section has detailed reports at both the county and state level on the 60+ age population as well as future projections.

Social Science Research Council
Founded in 1923, the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit, international association devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences. This site is designed to inform social scientists and students about the activities of the SSRC. Scholars interested in applying for an SSRC grant will find descriptions of fellowship programs in these pages, as well as information about and literature from SSRC publications.

Social Security Administration
This site provides extensive information on social security benefits, regulations and programs. Excellent information on the history of social security and policy-related aspects of the program can be found in the Resources section under History, Research & Data. Also includes Benefit Calculators, a section on the future of Social Security, and a publications section.

Social Security Programs Throughout the World
This page links you to the PDF version of Social Security Programs Throughout the World published by the Office of Policy of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare’s Social Security Administration. The report summarizes the features of social security systems in 172 countries and territories.

Social Work Action Network (SWAN)
SWAN is an on-line interest group composed of caseworkers, counselors, therapists, students, administrators, and professors in the social work fields. SWAN is dedicated to promoting technology as an instructional enhancement tool across the social work curriculum. SWAN also provides information and pointers to networked resources of interest to social workers.

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State Policy.Org SEE: Influencing State Policy
The goal of this site is to assist social work faculty and students in their understanding of the formation, implementation and evaluation of state-level policy and legislation. Features of the site include links to other resources in areas such as welfare reform, federal government, and general policy issues. Sample assignments and student projects are also part of the site. Click on the flag to go to your state to see what new policies or programs are developing as well as the latest, “breaking” news.

Statistics Canada
This is the site of Canada’s national statistical agency. The agency collects information in three broad subject areas: demographic and social, socio-economic and economic. The site allows you to search by keyword or under a number of main themes. It also includes links to other Canadian information resources.

Statistics Sweden: International Statistics
This web page, which is part of the “Statistics Sweden” site, provides links to government statistics for Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, and Australia and Oceania. It also connects to websites of various international organizations.

Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) (Formerly: National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center- for teens)
This is an informative website on a variety of topics and subjects.

Student’s Guide to Planning a Career in International Social Work
Ann Glusker of the University of Pennsylvania wrote the chapter presented in this site to help students find their way through the process of finding international social work employment.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
This comprehensive federal government site provides a good overview of government programs that are addressing mental health concerns, as well as substance abuse issues. The site includes direct links to The Center for Mental Health Services, The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. The web site includes access to statistics, reports and managed care initiatives. It can be searched by keyword. A one-stop resource that provides health care information prevention, diagnosis, and treatment services for substance abuse and mental illnesses.

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