Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Meetings at SSWR 2022

Friday, January 14, 2022, 7:00 AM-8:00 AM

Friday, January 14, 2022, 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Saturday, January 15, 2022, 7:00 AM-8:00 AM

Saturday, January 15, 2022, 12:30 PM-1:30 PM


Submission Deadline: October 30, 2021

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The Society for Social Work and Research special interest groups (SIGs) facilitate networking opportunities for conference attendees to discuss specific social work research, policy, or practice in greater depth. We are now accepting requests to convene a SIG meeting (new or existing) to be held as part of the SSWR 2022 Annual Conference. As you may know, especially those of you who have held SIG meetings at SSWR over the years, the SIGs are an important component of the annual conference. SSWR will provide a meeting space for your SIG.


To facilitate the meetings of special interest groups (SIGs), it is necessary that all pre-existing and new SIGs submit a request to convene a SIG. Please see the list below for SIGs held in 2021. If you would like to convene one of these SIGs or convene a new SIG, please complete the online form at https://sswr.confex.com/sswr/2022/sig/cfp.cgi by October 30, 2021. If we do not hear from you by this date, we will assume that the SIG you are associated with does not plan to convene during the 2022 annual conference.


The SSWR Research Capacity Development Committee (RCDC) hosted a webinar in January 2021, in which SIG conveners were invited to participate. Watch the video here. The purpose of the webinar was to provide new SIG conveners with an introduction to SIGs and provide all SIG conveners with ideas for the development and expansion of their SIGs and begin to develop a network of SIG conveners.  Please note that SIG meetings for the 2022 annual conference will be held in-person in Washington, DC.


SSWR, as part of its governance structure, has legal responsibility for SIG meetings at the conference and SIGs who meet at the SSWR annual conference are “committees.” The convener/co-conveners of the SIG will serve as chair/co-chair of the committee.

SIG requests must include the following information.

  • Basic information (e.g., SIG name, convener and co-conveners, anticipated SIG attendance)
  • Activities (e.g., SIG meetings in addition to those held at SSWR, communications to SIG attendees)
  • Legal status (e.g., non-profit entity, for-profit entity, incorporation status)
  • Description (e.g., 100-word description of your SIG)

SIG convener/co-convener requirements include:

  • Membership – all conveners/co-conveners must be current members of SSWR when they request the SIG and must be current members for the 2022 membership year (January 1 – December 31, 2022).
  • Conveners must complete a post-conference report (e.g., provide the number of attendees and a narrative summary of your SIG meeting). A separate questionnaire will be sent to you after your SIG meeting, which must be completed within 30 days of your meeting.

IMPORTANT: Failure to adhere to these requirements will impact future SIG requests.

The SIGs will be scheduled for either Friday (January 14), 7:00 am – 8:00, am, 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, or Saturday (January 15), 7:00 am – 8:00, am, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. Due to the complexity of the schedule we cannot consider scheduling requests. Meeting space is limited. We will confirm your request via e-mail by mid-November 2021. Confirmed SIGs will be listed in the conference program and will indicate the meeting room assignment.

SIGs requests for the SSWR 2021 Annual Conference
Achieve equal opportunity and justice (Grand Challenge) SIG
Addictive Behaviors and Substance Misuse SIG
Advance long and productive lives (Grand Challenge) SIG
Advanced Illness, Palliative and End of Life Care SIG
Aging Research, Education, Advocacy, and Practice Network (REAP) SIG
American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Global Indigenous (Indigenous) SIG
Anthropology and Social Work SIG
Asian Mental Health in Higher Education SIG
Associate Research Deans and Directors SIG
Child Welfare SIG
Close the health gap (Grand Challenge) SIG
Coalition for the Promotion of Behavioral Health (Grand Challenge) SIG
Community and Neighborhood Research SIG
Create social responses to a changing environment (Grand Challenge) SIG
Criminal and Juvenile Justice SIG
Critical and Radical Social Workers for Justice and Change SIG
Data Science SIG
Disability SIG
Disaster Research SIG
Doctoral Education SIG
End homelessness (Grand Challenge) SIG
Eradicate social isolation (Grand Challenge) SIG
Father Related Research SIG
Financial capability and asset building (FCAB) for all (Grand Challenge) SIG
Foster care and higher education SIG
Global Social Work SIG
Harness technology for social good (Grand Challenge) SIG
Human Rights and SDGs: A Social Work Perspective SIG
Human-Animal Interaction Research SIG
Immigration and refugee studies SIG
Implementation Research SIG
Integrated Health SIG
Journal of Community Practice Editorial Board Meeting SIG
Justice-Involved Youth and Young Adults SIG
Korean American Social Work Educators Association SIG
Management and Organizations SIG
Maternal and Infant Mental Health SIG
Methods of Quantitative Social Intervention Research SIG
Minority Behavioral Health SIG
Mixed Methods Research SIG
Oncology SIG
Promote smart de-carceration (Grand Challenge) SIG
Psychiatric Medications SIG
Qualitative Social Work Research SIG
Reducing extreme economic inequality (Grand Challenge) SIG
Research on Social Work in Public Libraries SIG
Research with Latinx Communities SIG
Research with Service Members, Veterans, and their Families SIG
Rural Behavioral Health SIG
School Social Work and School-based Research SIG
Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship SIG
Social Justice in Social Work Education, Research and Practice SIG
Social Work and Neuroscience (SWAN) Research SIG
Social Work and Reproductive Justice SIG
Social Work and Research with Muslims SIG
Social Work Research and Practice in China SIG
Social Work Scholars in LGBTQ+ Research SIG
Social Workers and Gun Violence SIG
South Asian Social Work Research SIG
Stop family violence (Grand Challenge) SIG
Systematic Reviews SIG
Tenure-Track Professors of Social Work and Social Welfare SIG
Trauma Informed Care SIG
Violence Against Women and Children SIG
Work, Family, and Family Policy SIG
Youth Behavioral Health Policy and Services Research SIG
Youth Participatory Research and Practice SIG

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