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Lady Gaga Announces Support for Journey of Hope

December 7, 2017

In October, Lady Gaga released a statement via her Born This Way Foundation announcing she’s supporting Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program, which helps young people cope with their emotions during difficult times. Journey of Hope, a school-based psychosocial intervention, was co-developed by University of Illinois Social Work professor Tara M. Powell and colleagues ... Read more

BHWELL Program to Help Provide Mental Health Services to High-Need Areas in Illinois

November 10, 2017

A newly funded initiative at the University of Illinois is expanding the number of behavioral health providers available to care for residents in medically underserved and rural communities throughout Illinois. The Illinois Behavioral Health Workforce Education, Leadership and Learning program will train 116 master’s of social work students to provide collaborative behavioral health care services ... Read more

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PhD Program Informational Luncheon

October 30, 2017

Thursday, November 16 2017 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. School of Social Work 1010 W. Nevada Urbana IL 2nd Floor, Room 2015 See if the School of Social Work PhD program is right for you! Meet Social Work faculty and learn about their current research. Hear from current PhD students and about their experience in our PhD ... 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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New Dean of Social Work Named

July 28, 2017

Steven Anderson, the director of the School of Social Work at Michigan State University, was named the dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign effective Sept. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. “Professor Anderson will bring an outstanding combination of prioritization of students, ... Read more

2017 School of Social Work Award Recipients

June 2, 2017

BSW AWARDS Gary Shaffer Memorial BSW Award–  McKenzie Hammer John K. Gibson Award in Social Work–  Amanda Murasko Mark P. Hale Award for Scholarship–  Fabiola Villalpando School of Social Work Alumni Association Award–  Olivia Pinsof Susan & Michael Haney Social Work Award–  Nancy Perez BSW FIELD AWARDS Excellence in Field Award–  Catherine Lesmeister Fund for ... Read more

The 26th Annual Daniel S. Sanders Peace and Social Justice Lecture

March 20, 2017

A Distant Hope: Struggle for Social Justice in Yemen Guest Lecturer: Yasin Al-Qubati April 19, 2017 4:00 p.m. I-Hotel and Conference Center Alma Mater Room 1900 S. First Street Champaign, IL Yasin Al-Qubati, an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and General Secretary of the Yemen Society of Leprosy and Tuberculosis Elimination, has treated many of the ... Read more

NASW CEU Event/Lola’s Brush Painting Party

February 7, 2017

Intermodal Expressive Arts: Using the Creative Process in Clinical Work  This East Central District event will examine expressive arts. Expressive arts have been used in clinical work as a way of deepening the therapeutic process and move beyond the use of talk therapy. Presenter Theresa Benson will discuss expressive arts in clinical work. Presenter: Theresa Benson, PhD ... Read more

PhD Student Leads Initiative for Erasmus+ Program

December 13, 2016

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign awarded a $15,000 grant for its research and advisor role in the framework of the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union. Francesco Volpini, PhD student at the School of Social Work and former Director at the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), will be serving as principal investigator ... Read more