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Study: Culture Strongly Influences Coping Behaviors After Natural Disasters

November 6, 2018

Demographic and cultural differences strongly influence the coping styles young people use when they’re affected by a natural disaster, and these disparities should be taken into account when providing services to help them recover from these traumatic experiences, a new study found. University of Illinois social work professors Tara M. Powell and Kate M. Wegmann ... Read more

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Message from Dean Anderson

November 6, 2018

Dear Friends, The past two weeks unfortunately have again bluntly presented us with the ugly specter of violence in America. The fact that much of this violence has been motivated by racial, ethnic, gender, religious, and political animosities adds another troubling dimension to what would be distressing in any event. I join with my colleagues ... Read more

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iMSW Informational Meeting in Hinsdale, IL

November 6, 2018

Choose from our hybrid-online Advanced Clinical track with limited weekend face-to-face sessions (in Urbana or Chicago), or our 100% online Leadership and Social Change track for those with a macro interest in social work. DATE:  November 20, 2018 TIME:  5:30 – 7:00 p.m. LOCATION:  The Community House, 415 W. Eighth St. Hinsdale, IL ROOM:  A+ ... Read more

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Rosalba Hernandez Named Recipient of Campus Research Support Award

October 23, 2018

Rosalba Hernandez is the recipient of a Research Support Award by the Campus Research Board for her project, “Virtual Reality to Improve Emotional Well-being in Hemodialysis Patients: Initial Safety Testing and Proof-of-Concept.” Project Abstract Each year ~100,000 people in the U.S. are placed on hemodialysis to receive life sustaining treatment. Hemodialysis (HD) is a challenging ... Read more

Project TI3: Awarded 5-Year Training Grant

October 22, 2018

Project TI3 will prepare interdisciplinary professionals to serve infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities who have high-intensity needs. The term “high-intensity needs” to refer to the needs of children with disabilities who have experienced trauma and require intensive, individualized interventions. High-intensity needs can also include a child identified as exhibiting challenging behaviors, experiencing social emotional ... Read more