Faculty & Staff News

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When is the disaster over?

September 13, 2017

The onslaught of disasters over the past two weeks has been overwhelming even for a casual observer. Imagine what it must be like for those living it — the victims who’ve lost houses, belongings, loved ones. The children who lived through the terror of howling winds or quaking buildings, who’ve seen their rooms flooded, their ... Read more

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New Dean, Steven Anderson, Sees Bright Future for School of Social Work

September 11, 2017

“I’m very excited to be returning to the U. of I.,” Anderson said. “I spent a lot of time in my career here conducting research, teaching and developing curriculum. I’m really excited about the personnel who are in place. I know the school and the university, so for me it’s a great opportunity, and I’m ... Read more

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Powell to Assist Victims of Hurricane

September 8, 2017

Professor Tara Powell works with both adults and children to teach coping strategies after natural disasters. Powell will be headed to Houston, TX next week to help those in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Hear her WILL The 21st show interview.  (approx. 35 minute mark) ... Read more

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Tabb Named Recipient of NAPSW Innovation Program Award

July 27, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Tabb Dina, recipient of the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers (NAPSW) Innovation Program Award. Dr. Tabb Dina accepted this award at the recent 41st Annual NAPSW Conference in Portland Oregon. Her project will be featured at next year’s conference in Long Beach, CA. ... Read more

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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