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It is important to remember when searching for information on the 'free web' that there is no 'quality control' or editor. The information you find may be biased, neither accurate nor dependable.
The following is a list of association sites that have been reviewed in terms of their authority, objectivity, and accuracy. They can provide you with objective and reliable information:
Evidence Based Clearinghouses
Other Useful Sites
- Child Welfare Information Gateway
Connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.
- Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC)
"The Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) is an internationally recognized center for research and training in the varied facets of human-animal interaction across the lifespan and grounded in evidenced-based practice for implementing diverse and ethically responsible animal-supported educational and therapeutic interventions."
- Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education (KAKI)
"The Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education strives to prepare educators, researchers, students, and practitioners for an increasingly global community through its programs and initiatives."
- National Institute of Mental Health
"Understanding the scope of mental health problems and treatment in the United States is central to NIMH’s mission."
- Social Work Policy Institute
"The Social Work Policy Institute examines issues that relate to the work of social workers, including how to serve people who have multiple or complex needs and how public agencies and other structures deliver health and human services."
- Society for Social Work and Research
"...a free-standing organization dedicated to the advancement of social work research."