SSWR 23rd Annual Conference 
Ending Gender Based, Family and Community Violence
January 16-20, 2019, Hilton San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
Call for Papers NOW OPEN!
Submission Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018


Call for Abstract Submissions Now Open!

Submission Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018, 11:59 pm, Pacific Time


The Conference Planning Committee of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) invites submissions for presentations within all content areas of social work, social welfare services, and social policy.

The theme for the 2019 conference is “Ending Gender Based, Family and Community Violence.” This theme expands one of our Grand Challenges, reflecting the importance of simultaneously addressing these interrelated social justice issues that adversely affect people all over the world, especially those most vulnerable and marginalized in our communities. Violence is often grounded in systemic oppression, fueled by gender and ethnic bias, and economic exploitation. Social work has historically been at the forefront of working to end all forms of violence with our founding mother Jane Adams receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 for her opposition to war. Social movements like #me too, Black Lives Matter, #never again, are underway creating increased visibility through activism and advocacy for the potential to powerfully impact policies and practices. It is imperative that during this resurgence of activism that we as social work researchers contribute to solving this broad and far reaching challenge of ending violence in our society by bringing innovative, high quality, evidence-based knowledge to this work.

View CFP, requirements, submission guidelines, and more!

Overview of the SSWR Annual Conference

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. Pre-conference programs and a networking reception especially for doctoral students.

The Thursday plenary session and invited symposia are developed by the Vice President/Conference Chair.  The Thursday morning workshop sessions are developed by the Vice President-elect.  The SSWR Board of Directors and the Conference Committee provides input into the development of all invited sessions.

Conference Venue

Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, California, 94102, USA
TEL: +1-415-771-1400
FAX: +1-415-202-7798

Questions? Please contact:

DeeJay R. Garringo, CAE
SSWR Program Director, 703-352-7797, ext. 218,