Wikipedia:WikiProject Social Work

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Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize themselves and improve articles related to Social work. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians and develop consensus on best practices for these types of articles. If you would like to help, please feel free to sign up as a participant in the project or simply just dive into the project tasks.


This WikiProject aims primarily to improve Wikipedia articles relating to social work by organizing articles on the subject, locating notable weaknesses, and editing diligently. We also hope to recruit editors with expertise in the field of social work to create needed articles.


There are currently three places to look for contributors to this WikiProject. The best place to look is Wikipedia:WikiProject Directory/Description/WikiProject Social Work, which shows active editors in this area. The second place is Category:WikiProject Social Work participants, which shows everyone who has tagged their user page. A third list is under the Participants section below.

To join the group simply edit this page and add yourself to the list of participants below. Also, please add one of the following to your user page:

  1. [[Category:WikiProject Social Work participants|{{subst:PAGENAME}}]]
  2. {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Social Work/WPUBX}}

You'll also want to watch both this page and the WikiProject article alerts page.

Members of this WikiProject are encouraged to be mindful of the core values of the (U.S.) National Association of Social Workers in their writing and in their interactions with other editors.[1][2]

Participants - click on "show" to the right to expand

Current events[edit]

Articles for creation

Thank you for helping out!


Open Tasks - click on "show" to the right to expand
  1. Improve social work related stubs
  2. Improve stub and start class articles
  3. Improve B class articles to GA's
  4. Start a Social Work portal, listed under social sciences - like Portal:Psychology and Portal:Sociology have. [List of Portals]
Articles needing work

Please remove tasks from this list when completed

Theories/sub-fields/topic articles needing improvement

Please remove tasks from this list when completed

Articles that need to be written

Registered users add stubs or start class articles, in order to get rid of a redlink. and please remove tasks from this list when completed

Statistics & Assessments[edit]

The following table is convenient for determining priority articles and overall project coverage, but is maintained by the WP_1.0_bot, which is poorly maintained and updates the table only unreliably. Articles by Quality and Importance
Social work
Importance Refresh
 Top   High   Mid   Low  ???  Total
Quality  FA 0 0 0 0 0 1
 A 0 0 0 0 0 0
 GA 0 0 0 0 0 8
B 0 0 0 0 0 70
C 0 0 0 0 0 289
Start 0 0 0 0 0 510
Stub 0 0 0 0 0 269
 FL 0 0 0 0 0 0
List 0 0 0 0 0 6
??? 0 0 0 0 0 19
Total 12 87 176 621 295 896


Navigation template[edit]

{{Social work}} This template should be put on all social work related articles, so users can browse the primary concepts and see the schools of social work as well.

Social Work stubs[edit]

{{socialwork-stub}} - This template indicates that the article is a stub about social work and incorporates the article automatically in the category Social work stubs.


Code Output
{{WP:WikiProject Social Work/WPUBX}}
This user is a member of WikiProject Social Work
{{User Degree/MSW}}
MSWThis user has a
Master of Social Work degree.
{{User:Ursasapien/Userboxes/social worker}}
SWThis user is a Professional Social Worker.

{{WP:WikiProject Social Work/userboxes/SSW}}
SSWThis user is a Student Social Worker.

{{User mental health provider}}
This user is a mental health provider.



  1. ^ NASW Delegate Assembly (2008). "Code of ethics of the National Association of Social Workers". Washington, DC: National Association of Social Workers. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  2. ^ Glicken, Morley D. (2010). Social work in the 21st century: An introduction to social welfare, social issues, and the profession (PDF). Sage Publications. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  3. ^ Rothman, Jack (2007). "Multi Modes of Intervention at the Macro Level". Journal of Community Practice. 15 (4). Informa UK Limited: 11–40. doi:10.1300/j125v15n04_02. ISSN 1070-5422.
  4. ^ [bare URL PDF]
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