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School of Social Work Ranked 6th in World, According to CWUR

October 27, 2017

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work, ranked 6th in the world in Center for World University Rankings , according to the (CWUR). These 2017 CWUR rankings are based on the number of research articles in top-tier journals, and strongly reflect on the research productivity of various schools; the CWUR Rankings by ... Read more

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New iMSW Program-Fully Online

October 19, 2017

Introducing the fully online iMSW program in Leadership and Social Change. The iMSW in Leadership and Social Change is a part-time MSW program that offers convenience and flexibility for practitioners who live in rural and urban communities that are a distance from the University  of Illinois campus, as well as for practitioners who live in ... Read more

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Illinois Social Work Presenters at CSWE

October 16, 2017

Council on Social Work Education 63rd Annual Program Meeting Dallas, Texas Sheraton Dallas Hotel October 19–22, 2017 Dean Steve Anderson Friday, October 20, 2017 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Towards New Competencies: Global Issues in the Social Work Curriculum Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Kinship Provider Perspectives on Caregiving Related Health ... Read more

Dr. Douglas Smith Releases New Book

October 16, 2017

This book addresses how a societal shift in the timing of developmental tasks affects treatment outcomes for substance use disorders, which are among the most highly prevalent and costly mental health problems in the United States. It presents readers with a summary of the developmental period of emerging adulthood as well as a comprehensive review ... Read more

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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