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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

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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11th Annual Brieland Visiting Scholar Lecture

October 10, 2017

November 16, 2017 4:00-5:00pm Levis Faculty Center Third Floor Lecture Hall (300) 919 W Illinois St Urbana, IL 61801 Effective parenting is critical to human development.  Good parenting begins with having a choice and control over when parenting begins, having science-based and socially fitting parenting skills; having an array of supports for parenting; and having ... Read more

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research Program Informational Meeting Sessions Set

September 20, 2017

Join us for a Fall 2017 Undergraduate Research Program/Campus Undergraduate Research Certificate Program Informational Meeting. Faculty members from the School of Social Work will provide information about possible research opportunities. For more information, be sure to attend one of the following meetings: Monday, September 25th, 12:30-1:30 pm, Room 2015 Thursday, September 28th, 4-5:00 pm, Room ... 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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DNA May Have Only Modest Impact on Sexual Assault Arrests

May 23, 2017

Most arrests in sexual assault cases occur before crime laboratory results are available, a new study found, suggesting that DNA testing may influence arrests in just a small number of cases. The paper is among the first studies to examine the impact of DNA on sexual assault arrest rates, although the researchers said the findings ... Read more

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Illinois Juvenile Detention Data Report For 2015 Released

February 15, 2017

The Center for Prevention Research and Development (CPRD) in the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois recently completed the Illinois Juvenile Detention Data Report for 2015.   The purpose of the report is to provide key stakeholders, including IL Supreme Court Justices and Judiciary, County Boards, State’s Attorneys, Juvenile Detention Superintendents, Juvenile Justice ... Read more