Faculty & Staff News

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New Mothers Abused by Partners at Greater Risk of Suicidal Thoughts

June 30, 2017

New mothers who are in abusive relationships are three times more likely to have suicidal thoughts, a new study suggests. Conducted with women in Brazil, the study is among a growing body of research to establish a link between suicidality and intimate partner violence among postpartum women in low- or middle-income countries. More than 700 ... Read more

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Implementing the Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative

February 15, 2017

Paula S. Nurius, University of Washington Darla Spence Coffey, Council on Social Work Education Rowena Fong, University of Texas at Austin Wynne Sandra Korr, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ruth McRoy, Boston College The Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative (GCSWI) reflects the power and potential of social work to accelerate social innovations and resolve ... Read more

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Student-Perceived Quality of Motivational Interviewing Training: A Factor-Analytic Study

February 15, 2017

This study developed and tested a student-report measure of motivational interviewing (MI) teaching quality called the Evaluation of Motivational Interviewing Teaching (EMIT) scale. Douglas Smith, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Melinda Hohman, San Diego State University Stéphanie Wahab, Portland State University Trevor Manthey, George Washington University Access the Journal of the Society for Social Work ... Read more

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Integrity House Offers New Treatment Model for Previously Incarcerated People

February 13, 2017

“Participants are motivated to be part of the study because they haven’t seen an intervention like it before,” the program director, Dr. Liliane Windsor, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, says. “We use images to stimulate discussion about the impact of social determinants of health on health inequalities and community organizing strategies to foster ... Read more

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Illinois Social Work Partnership Creates Intervention Project Which Aims to Open Doors Upon Re-entry

February 13, 2017

Community Wise, a community-based research collaboration, has launched an intervention to reduce substance use in marginalized communities through a program that can be delivered for less than $250 per participant. Community Wise was created by the Newark Community Collaborative Board (NCCB), and the intervention will be supported by a four-year, $2 million grant from the ... Read more

Local Trauma Training Opportunity for Social Workers (CEUs available)

February 3, 2017

Champaign County is looking for individuals who want to help: educate others in the community, their organizations, groups or families about trauma families, community members, & their peers heal! share resources with those impacted by trauma(s) & help identify and find healing and helpful solutions Choose one of these upcoming sessions: March 2nd & 3rd ... Read more

Join us at the 21st Annual SSWR Conference in New Orleans

December 19, 2016

Friday, January 13, 2017 9:00am – 10:00 am New Orleans Marriott Lafayette Room, 41st Floor 555 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 Enjoy a morning break and classic New Orleans treats including beignets, king cakes and Café Au Lait. RSVP by January 6, 2017 ... Read more

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School of Social Work Luncheon @ the Chicago Area Illini Days

November 9, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016 12-1:30 p.m. Orange and Blue Conference Room Illini Center 200 South Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606 “Promoting innovation in social work practice with vulnerable children and families” – 0.5 CEU Speaker: Dr. Kimberley A. Mann- Project Director, IB3, UIUC “Innovations in school-based mental health: Integration of technology into programming for children ... Read more

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Preschoolers Form Body Images – but Parents are Unaware, Study Says

October 6, 2016

Preschoolers may express awareness about body-image issues – but their parents may miss opportunities to promote positive body-image formation in their children because parents believe them to be too young to have these concerns, new research suggests. University of Illinois eating disorders and body-image expert Janet Liechty, who led the study, said young children are ... Read more

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MSW Program Virtual Info Session

September 21, 2016

Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn about our campus MSW and outreach (iMSW) programs, the application process, our school, and our faculty. Join us on: November 15, 2016 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (CST) Questions? E-mail: socialwork@illinois.edu or give us a call at (217) 333-2261.     ... Read more