Student News

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

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MSW Program Virtual Info Session

September 21, 2016

Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn about our campus MSW and outreach (iMSW) programs, the application process, our school, and our faculty. Join us on: November 15, 2016 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (CST) Questions? E-mail: socialwork@illinois.edu or give us a call at (217) 333-2261.     ... Read more

10th Annual Brieland Visiting Scholar Lecture

September 19, 2016

Join us on October 13th, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Guest Lecturer: Emily Putnam-Hornstein, Associate Professor, University of Southern California The expanded availability and quality of administrative data, coupled with advances in technology, have led to renewed interest in decision aids based on statistical models. Predictive risk modeling (PRM) is one such class of tools, using ... Read more

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Social Work Homecoming 2016

August 22, 2016

CEU Workshop: Maternal Mental Health and Associated Disparities (3 CEU’s) 1:00-4:00pm School of Social Work 1010 W. Nevada St., Room 2015 Urbana, IL 61801 Maternal mental health problems are common and affect 12-20% of women during pregnancy and the postpartum period, yet many women will not receive proper care. When identified, maternal disorders such as ... Read more

2016 Social Work Apparel

August 16, 2016

Social Work t-shirts are available in sizes XS-3x for $15. You may pick up your shirt at the SSW or have it shipped to you. For more information and to order a t-shirt, please click here. Shirts are available until the stock is depleted.   ... Read more

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Project Explores Mindfulness Therapy in Preventing Drug Relapse Among Young Adults

August 1, 2016

A research project at the University of Illinois is examining the use of mindfulness therapy in preventing drug abuse relapse among marginalized young adults. Jordan Davis, a School of Social Work doctoral student has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study the effectiveness of Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention ... Read more