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2018 Awards Recipients

June 11, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 recipients of our School of Social Work awards! The following students were recognized at our annual Awards Ceremony at the iHotel and Conference Center on April 26, 2018. These awards wouldn’t be possible without the support of our generous donors who have invested in our student body. BSW AWARDS Gary Shaffer ... Read more

Ted Cross

Ted Cross Named Recipient of APSAC Outstanding Research Career Achievement Award

May 22, 2018

The School of Social Work Children and Family Research Center’s Ted Cross has been selected for the The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children‘s Mark Chaffin Outstanding Research Career Achievement Award. This award recognizes repeated, significant and outstanding contributions to research on child maltreatment over his career. APSAC award winners will be honored ... Read more

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Study: Girls More Likely Than Boys to Struggle With Social, Behavioral, Academic Needs

April 23, 2018

Written by: Sharita Forrest  | Illinois News Bureau, Education Editor  | 217-244-1072 The more failing grades students have during eighth grade, the more likely they are to experience social-emotional learning problems, academic difficulties and behavioral problems during their freshman year in high school, a new study found. And despite the gender stereotype that boys are more ... Read more

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Dr. Tara Powell’s Journey To Provide Hope After Disaster Continues On

April 3, 2018

Read Utopian Article New Orleans, 2007 Two years after hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on New Orleans, Tara Powell was still seeing its lingering effects. It was the fall of 2007 and Powell, who had just received her Master of Social Work from Tulane University, was working for the international organization Save the Children. She was ... Read more