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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

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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

Wynne Korr

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