Youth Marijuana Use in Illinois

May 6, 2019

The number of Illinois teens who reported using marijuana during the past year has remained stable since 2008. However, the number of high school seniors who say using it would make peers perceive them as “cool” doubled – from 25% to 50% over the past decade, according to a new report by the University of ... Read more

Conceptual Interdisciplinary Model of Exposure to Environmental Changes to Address Indigenous Health and Well-Being

May 6, 2019

While Indigenous populations such as the Houma tribe on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast are especially vulnerable to environmental change, mistrust fomented by the tribe’s history with overt discrimination, forcible relocation and institutional racism complicates efforts to help them adapt to it, new research suggests. Shanondora Billiot, a professor of social work at the University of Illinois and a ... Read more

Upcoming CEU Events at the School of Social Work

April 25, 2019

Title TBA 6 CEU’s for LSW, LCSW and LCPC September 20, 2019 Mauh Nah Tee See Country Club 5151 Guilford Rd, Rockford 61107 Speakers: Kevin Polky, LCSW and Dr. Shanondora Billiot   Cultural Competence and Ethics CEU Seminar 6 CEU’s for LSW, LCSW, LCPC October 18, 2019 Levis Faculty Center, Lecture Room 300 919 W ... Read more

2019 School of Social Work Alumni Award Recipients

April 8, 2019

Outstanding New Social Worker Award This award is for recent graduates of the BSW or MSW program who have demonstrated extraordinary accomplishments in his/her first five years of post-degree practice.   Cynthia Degnan, LSW Cynthia graduated from the School of Social Work and immediately began working as a therapist at Rape Advocacy, Counseling, and Education ... Read more


Harnessing Technology Series to Host Desmond Patton

April 8, 2019

The Harnessing Technology for Social Good Series welcomes Desmond Patton, Associate Professor of Social Work at Columbia University. Dr. Patton uses qualitative and computational methods to examine the relationship between youth and gang violence and social media; how and why violence, grief and identity are expressed in social media and the implications on well-being for ... Read more