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ICAHN Encourages Critical Access Hospitals to Become Pilot Sites for IL BHWELL Program

January 18, 2018

The University of Illinois School of Social Work, in cooperation with the National Center for Rural Health Professions and the Illinois Area Health Education Center, was recently awarded a four-year, federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant for workforce development in integrated care in Illinois. Integrated care or integrated behavioral health brings Masters of ... Read more

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Study Shows Only Half of Youths Involved in Problem Behaviors Graduate on Time

January 9, 2018

Children who experience high rates of peer victimization or engage in problem behaviors such as fighting or absenteeism during seventh grade are at significantly greater risk of not graduating high school on time, a new study suggests. The study examined patterns of high school graduation and students’ experiences with victimization, physical fighting, school suspensions and ... Read more

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Illinois Social Work SSWR Presentations-2018

January 5, 2018

Environmental Changes, Indigenous Experiences, and Health Outcomes Shanondora Billiot, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL Feeding Choices Among First Generation Latina Mothers Living in Non-Metropolitan Communities Maria Pineros, MSW, MPH, Doctoral Candidate, I-TOPP Pre-doctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL Karen Tabb, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at ... Read more

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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

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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