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Social Work Research Guide


Organizations & Statistics 

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

NASW, California Chapter

Websites of Interest to Social Workers (New Social Worker)

Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Policy and planning links to several statistical reports including statistics on adoption/foster care, Head Start programs, and child abuse.


International statistics on issues such as HIV/AIDS, education levels, and infant mortality. UNICEF’s online publications “The State of the World’s Children” and “Progress for Children” are also available.

Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)

Reports, charts, studies, and more in the topic areas of child poverty, child health, and education. Much of the data retrieved is found in the online report from CDF, “The State of America’s Children.”

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect

Maintained by Cornell University, data archived on child welfare and maltreatment allows for secondary analysis. Nearly all data sets are free.