Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Health Services Officer Professional Advisory Committee

SWPAG Favorite Links

DISCLAIMER: The SWPAG does not endorse or promote any specific information posted in this list or on the websites of the links provided.  This information is provided as potential resource list of information that one may find useful in the course of their social work practice.  The posted listings are also not endorsements from the US Public Health Service, the Commissioned Corps or the social work profession.


Children of Prisoners Library

Family and Corrections Network have created a new resource—the Children of Prisoners Library (CPL), an Internet based resource at CPL provides free information sheets designed for people serving children of prisoners and their caregivers.

Internet Mental Health

Internet Mental Health is a free encyclopedia of mental health information created by a Canadian psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long. The website includes diagnosis/assessment tools, mental health information, definitions and criteria of mental disorders.

National Institute on Corrections

This site offers information about current correctional practices and provides information on training/technical assistance services and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

This website includes contacts for state and local NAMI affiliates, fact sheets on specific mental illnesses and treatment options, legislative action alerts, and articles on recent research including clinical trials and ethical issues.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA - formerly the National Mental health Association) a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people live mentally healthier lives. MHA promotes mental wellness and well-being of the nation on a daily basis and in times of crisis. The website includes information on mental health, advocacy, research, education and service.

CEU Information

Pathways Courses

Online Courses that offer prevention courses that are free to the public. Some courses are meant for professionals and have continuing education credits available. Other courses are designed to provide helpful information to members of the general public interested in prevention topics. This site offers education and free CEU’s regarding substance abuse issues.

Worldwide Learn

Online continuing education courses and training for mental health professionals, including physicians, psychologists, school counselors, marriage and family therapists, addiction professionals, psychiatric nurses, and social workers.


NASW WebEd is the venue for online course offerings developed and offered by the NASW National Office. NASW WebEd courses are credited and social workers who pass the course exam will receive CEUs.

Social Work Research

Social Work Search offers an online database of links and other services devoted solely to the Social Work profession. It started as a Webring service to link together Social Work related websites all over the world (Social Work Webring).

Professional Organizations/Associations

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

CSWE is the accrediting body for social work education in the United States and the largest professional association of social work educators. The website offers information on accreditation, a directory of accredited social work degree programs, information on the annual convention, e-learning courses, and a career center.

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) is the association of boards that regulate social work practice. ASWB develops and maintains the social work licensing examination used across the country, and is a central resource for information on the legal regulation of social work. Through the association, social work boards can share information and work together. ASWB is available to help social workers and social work students with questions they have about licensing and the social work examinations.

Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA)

The Clinical Social Work Association is a confederation of 31 state societies for clinical social work. The state societies are formed as voluntary associations for the purpose of promoting the highest standards of professional education and clinical practice. Each society is active with legislative advocacy and lobbying efforts for adequate and appropriate mental health services and coverage at their state and national levels of government.

Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research (IASWR)

A freestanding, not-for-profit organization, IASWR serves the research needs of the entire social work profession. IASWR promotes social work research conducted by academic and professional organizations but does not conduct or fund social work research directly, except in surveys on behalf of the profession, which relate Institute goals. The IASWR listserv alerts in the social work community to opportunities for research funding and fellowships, conferences, calls for papers and important new research findings.

Mental Health America (MHA-formerly the National Mental health Association)

A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people live mentally healthier lives. MHA promotes mental wellness and well-being of the nation on a daily basis and in times of crisis. The website includes information on mental health, advocacy, research ,education and service.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

NASW is the largest association of professional social workers in the United States. With 155,000 members in 55 chapters, NASW promotes, develops and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its work and through its advocacy.

Society For Social Work Leadership in Health Care

The Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care is an association, 1300 members strong, dedicated to promoting the universal availability, accessibility, coordination, and effectiveness of health care that addresses the psychosocial components of health and illness.

International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)

The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) is a global organization striving for social justice, human rights and social development through the development of social work, best practices and international cooperation between social workers and their professional organizations.

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