Student News


Second Annual Student Grant-a-Thon

January 29, 2018

Students will learn the basics of grant writing from community experts, network, and apply their skills to actual grants for community partners. Lunch and other giveaways will be provided. February 16, 2018 10 a.m.-4 p.m. School of Social Work 1010 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL For questions, please contact Kirstin Wilcox This event has been ... Read more

CFRC Seeking Field Interviewers for IL Child Well-Being Study

January 24, 2018

The School of Social Work’s Children and Family Research Center (CFRC) is seeking field interviewers for The Illinois Child Well-Being Study. (Applications accepted by Survey Research Laboratory.) This study aims to provide an overall assessment of the well-being of children in substitute care with DCFS and involves in person interviews with children aged 7-17. Ideal ... Read more


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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Student Awards Information Sessions

January 16, 2018

Join us for one of the following information sessions about the awards available to students during all phases of their program at the School of Social Work. SSW staff will review specific criteria and application dates. Lunch will be served at all sessions. Wednesday, 1/17 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Room 2015 Thursday, 1/18 12:00 – ... Read more

Davis Named Recipient of the 2018 SSWR Doctoral Dissertation Award

December 5, 2017

Jordan Davis, PhD ’17 has been named recipient of the 2018 Society for Social Work and Research Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award for his dissertation entitled, “Effect of Mindfulness Based on Relapse Prevention on Developmental Trends, Stress, and Substance Use among Adults in Residential Substance Use Treatment.” Jordan’s research was judged by members of ... Read more


New iMSW Program-Fully Online

October 19, 2017

Introducing the fully online iMSW program in Leadership and Social Change. The iMSW in Leadership and Social Change is a part-time MSW program that offers convenience and flexibility for practitioners who live in rural and urban communities that are a distance from the University  of Illinois campus, as well as for practitioners who live in ... Read more

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Illinois Social Work Presenters at CSWE

October 16, 2017

Council on Social Work Education 63rd Annual Program Meeting Dallas, Texas Sheraton Dallas Hotel October 19–22, 2017 Dean Steve Anderson Friday, October 20, 2017 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Towards New Competencies: Global Issues in the Social Work Curriculum Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Kinship Provider Perspectives on Caregiving Related Health ... Read more

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DACA Recipient Visits D.C. To Plead For DREAM Act

October 11, 2017

By Rachel Otwell • Oct 9, 2017 |  NPR Illinois Online article About a hundred students traveled to Washington D.C. last week to urge Congress to pass the DREAM Act. Among them was Bruna Cardoso, a University of Illinois, School of Social Work graduate student. She came to the U.S. as a child from Brazil, ... Read more