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Illinois Juvenile Detention Data Report For 2015 Released

February 15, 2017

The Center for Prevention Research and Development (CPRD) in the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois recently completed the Illinois Juvenile Detention Data Report for 2015.   The purpose of the report is to provide key stakeholders, including IL Supreme Court Justices and Judiciary, County Boards, State’s Attorneys, Juvenile Detention Superintendents, Juvenile Justice ... Read more

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Implementing the Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative

February 15, 2017

Paula S. Nurius, University of Washington Darla Spence Coffey, Council on Social Work Education Rowena Fong, University of Texas at Austin Wynne Sandra Korr, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ruth McRoy, Boston College The Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative (GCSWI) reflects the power and potential of social work to accelerate social innovations and resolve ... Read more

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Student-Perceived Quality of Motivational Interviewing Training: A Factor-Analytic Study

February 15, 2017

This study developed and tested a student-report measure of motivational interviewing (MI) teaching quality called the Evaluation of Motivational Interviewing Teaching (EMIT) scale. Douglas Smith, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Melinda Hohman, San Diego State University Stéphanie Wahab, Portland State University Trevor Manthey, George Washington University Access the Journal of the Society for Social Work ... Read more

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Integrity House Offers New Treatment Model for Previously Incarcerated People

February 13, 2017

“Participants are motivated to be part of the study because they haven’t seen an intervention like it before,” the program director, Dr. Liliane Windsor, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, says. “We use images to stimulate discussion about the impact of social determinants of health on health inequalities and community organizing strategies to foster ... Read more

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Illinois Social Work Partnership Creates Intervention Project Which Aims to Open Doors Upon Re-entry

February 13, 2017

Community Wise, a community-based research collaboration, has launched an intervention to reduce substance use in marginalized communities through a program that can be delivered for less than $250 per participant. Community Wise was created by the Newark Community Collaborative Board (NCCB), and the intervention will be supported by a four-year, $2 million grant from the ... Read more