Social Work and Human Services: Online Resources

This guide introduces library resources and information on the topics of Social and Human Services.

Occupational Outlook

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Find out more about the Social Work and Counseling professions by visiting the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Check out these blogs to learn more about life as a professional social worker.

Ohio Resources

National Resources

This list provides information about professional associations and government organizations regarding mental health and social work.


The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 145,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

National Institute of Mental Health logo

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives.

NAMI logo

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

Ohio Organizations

Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services Logo

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services offers a wealth of information regarding all areas, including treatnent, prevention, research, state initiatives, and funding.  It's mission is to provide statewide leadership of a high-quality mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery system that is effective and valued by all Ohioans. 

Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board

The Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board is a State agency responsible for the regulation of counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists in the State of Ohio.

The Ohio Mental Health Counselors Association (OMHCA) provides professional information, education, training, and advocacy for Mental Health Counselors in Ohio.

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