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Longitudinal Social-Emotional Screening Work Funded by Spencer Foundation Grant

January 22, 2018

The purpose of this project is to examine for developmental patterns of social-emotional learning (SEL) needs among high school students, their academic and behavioral outcomes, and the role of school context in influencing the relations between patterns and outcomes. The goal is to examine how school factors moderate the relations between patterns of SEL needs ... Read more

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ICAHN Encourages Critical Access Hospitals to Become Pilot Sites for IL BHWELL Program

January 18, 2018

The University of Illinois School of Social Work, in cooperation with the National Center for Rural Health Professions and the Illinois Area Health Education Center, was recently awarded a four-year, federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant for workforce development in integrated care in Illinois. Integrated care or integrated behavioral health brings Masters of ... Read more

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Student Awards Information Sessions

January 16, 2018

Join us for one of the following information sessions about the awards available to students during all phases of their program at the School of Social Work. SSW staff will review specific criteria and application dates. Lunch will be served at all sessions. Wednesday, 1/17 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Room 2015 Thursday, 1/18 12:00 – ... Read more

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Study Shows Only Half of Youths Involved in Problem Behaviors Graduate on Time

January 9, 2018

Children who experience high rates of peer victimization or engage in problem behaviors such as fighting or absenteeism during seventh grade are at significantly greater risk of not graduating high school on time, a new study suggests. The study examined patterns of high school graduation and students’ experiences with victimization, physical fighting, school suspensions and ... Read more

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Illinois Social Work SSWR Presentations-2018

January 5, 2018

Environmental Changes, Indigenous Experiences, and Health Outcomes Shanondora Billiot, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL Feeding Choices Among First Generation Latina Mothers Living in Non-Metropolitan Communities Maria Pineros, MSW, MPH, Doctoral Candidate, I-TOPP Pre-doctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL Karen Tabb, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at ... Read more