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2017-18 Student Diversity Committee Accepting New Members

September 20, 2017

With the beginning of each academic year, many exciting opportunities arise for students to become involved at the School of Social Work. You are cordially invited to serve on the 2017-18 Diversity Committee. The committee is seeking members who are committed to creating an inclusive atmosphere and foster the value of a diverse community. The ... 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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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

Social Work Ambassadors at the University of Illinois

August 7, 2017

The goals of the Social Work Ambassadors program are to provide exceptional outreach and service throughout the School of Social Work, hone professional and leadership skills, and provide opportunities and experiences that will lead to personal and professional growth of the Ambassadors. Social Work Ambassadors are involved with activities and events related to recruitment, retention, ... Read more

NTU students visiting Illinois campus

Service Learning for NTU Students

July 5, 2017

The School of Social Work has welcomed seven students from National Taiwan University (NTU). During the week of June 26th, students completed an orientation where they learned about the University of Illinois, the School of Social Work and surrounding communities, and they were able to tour the university campus. The students were also able to ... Read more

Local Trauma Training Opportunity for Social Workers (CEUs available)

February 3, 2017

Champaign County is looking for individuals who want to help: educate others in the community, their organizations, groups or families about trauma families, community members, & their peers heal! share resources with those impacted by trauma(s) & help identify and find healing and helpful solutions Choose one of these upcoming sessions: March 2nd & 3rd ... Read more

Davis Selected for SSWR Doctoral Fellow Award

January 20, 2017

Illinois Social Work doctoral student, Jordan Davis has been chosen as 2017 recipient of the SSWR Doctoral Fellow Award. The award was presented to him at the SSWR Conference Awards Presentation on January 14th in New Orleans. Jordan Davis is a 5th year doctoral candidate in the School of Social Work. Jordan received his bachelors ... Read more

CSWE Minority Fellowship Program Award

November 9, 2016

The purpose of the program is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health-care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent master’s-level behavioral health professionals serving children, adolescents, and populations in transition to adulthood. As a fellow in the MFP-Y program, Annette has the opportunity to enhance her ... Read more

Delinquent Youths with PTSD Need Individualized Treatment, Studies Suggest

October 6, 2016

Juvenile offenders who have a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder are at 67 percent greater risk of entering substance abuse treatment within seven years, a new study found. “It’s quite shocking, honestly, and really speaks to the lasting impact of early childhood trauma,” said lead author Jordan Davis, a doctoral student in social work at ... Read more