Delinquent Youths with PTSD Need Individualized Treatment, Studies Suggest

October 6, 2016

Juvenile offenders who have a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder are at 67 percent greater risk of entering substance abuse treatment within seven years, a new study found. “It’s quite shocking, honestly, and really speaks to the lasting impact of early childhood trauma,” said lead author Jordan Davis, a doctoral student in social work at ... Read more

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Preschoolers Form Body Images – but Parents are Unaware, Study Says

October 6, 2016

Preschoolers may express awareness about body-image issues – but their parents may miss opportunities to promote positive body-image formation in their children because parents believe them to be too young to have these concerns, new research suggests. University of Illinois eating disorders and body-image expert Janet Liechty, who led the study, said young children are ... Read more

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MSW Program Virtual Info Session

September 21, 2016

Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn about our campus MSW and outreach (iMSW) programs, the application process, our school, and our faculty. Join us on: November 15, 2016 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (CST) Questions? E-mail: or give us a call at (217) 333-2261.     ... Read more

10th Annual Brieland Visiting Scholar Lecture

September 19, 2016

Join us on October 13th, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Guest Lecturer: Emily Putnam-Hornstein, Associate Professor, University of Southern California The expanded availability and quality of administrative data, coupled with advances in technology, have led to renewed interest in decision aids based on statistical models. Predictive risk modeling (PRM) is one such class of tools, using ... Read more