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Tan Awarded Multiple Grants to Advance Social Emotional Learning and Equity

November 20, 2020

Professor Kevin Tan has secured two competitive Healing Illinois grants from the Illinois Department of Human Services. These grants help promote dialogue, collaboration, and facilitate learning around understanding and empathy, given the current mobilization for racial justice. Both focus on social and emotional learning + equity work with young people, families, and schools. The grants ... Read more

Harnessing Technology for Social Good Lecture Series 2020-2021

November 13, 2020

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work is holding its 2nd year-long lecture series designed to meet the profession’s grand challenge of harnessing technology for social good. The American Academy for Social Work and Social Welfare spearheaded the Grand Challenges of Social Work, representing 12 challenges focused on improving individual and family well-being, ... Read more

Illinois Social Work Presenters – CSWE’s 66th Annual Program Meeting

November 9, 2020

CSWE Program Meeting Diversifying the Profession through a BSW/MSW Completer Program for Community College Students Presenters: Lissette Piedra, Brenda Coble Lindsey, and Christine Escobar-Sawicki Research Contributors: Steve Anderson and Min Zhan Symposium Selection: BSW Student Diversity and Equity, Slot 10 Date: Monday, November 16, 2020 Scheduled Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Does Computer Simulation Training Increase ... Read more

Resource Guide on SEL+Equity for School Social Work

November 2, 2020

University of Illinois School of Social Work’s Dr. Kevin Tan and MSW student Grace McClowry have produced a Q&A Resource Guide on SEL+Equity for School Social Work. The guide was created in collaboration with SSWAA, CASEL, and Midwest PBIS and is an essential resource for all who work in schools and with young people. Access ... Read more

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DPI Helps Fund Project for the Development of the Kidney Wellness Institute of Illinois

October 19, 2020

School of Social Work professor Rosalba Hernandez is the co-investigator on a newly funded project by the Discovery Partners Institute for the development of the Kidney Wellness Institute of Illinois. KIWII will bring together local and international leaders in research, medicine, industry, and patient-advocacy to address chronic kidney disease, which affects approximately 15 percent of ... Read more