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Rosalba Hernandez Named PI for R21 Grant from NIMHD

December 14, 2018

Illinois Social Work’s Rosalba Hernandez has been named Principal Investigator for an R21 grant entitled, “Obesity in Hispanic/Latino Youth: Intergenerational Effects of Parents’ Stress” from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Recent studies show the unequal distribution of structural violence—in the form of stress manifesting from direct or residual effect of racism—to ... Read more

Chancellor’s 2018 State of the University Address

December 3, 2018

Illinois Chancellor Robert Jones presented an upbeat 2018 State of the University Address to a large audience at the Illini Union on November 8. Chancellor Jones stressed that Illinois had dealt thoughtfully and proactively when faced with state budget funding challenges, and that the university now is on a strong pathway to continue its path-breaking ... Read more

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Youth Dating Violence Shaped by Parents’ Conflict-Handling Views, Study Finds

November 16, 2018

University of Illinois social work professor Rachel Garthe, who led the study, said the findings “show the value of parents advocating nonviolent responses to conflict. Youths may be getting a mixture of both violent and nonviolent solutions from their parents, but in our study it was those nonviolent messages that really protected kids from perpetrating ... Read more

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Study: Culture Strongly Influences Coping Behaviors After Natural Disasters

November 6, 2018

Demographic and cultural differences strongly influence the coping styles young people use when they’re affected by a natural disaster, and these disparities should be taken into account when providing services to help them recover from these traumatic experiences, a new study found. University of Illinois social work professors Tara M. Powell and Kate M. Wegmann ... Read more