Jill Kagle Establishes Technology and Social Change Fund

March 13, 2019

A $21,000 gift from former Dean Jill Kagle and her husband Steven Kagle has established the new Technology and Social Change Fund. This fund will stimulate interdisciplinary research, education and public discourse related to the use of technology to improve social work practice and social service delivery to vulnerable families and communities. As part of ... Read more

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Career Development and Networking Event

March 12, 2019

Career Development Workshop (10 am – 12 pm, SSW) Registration will begin at 9:30 am Topics covered will include writing resumes and cover letters, using social media to your advantage, presenting yourself in a professional environment and interviewing/negotiation skills. Networking Event (12 pm – 1:30 pm, SSW) Immediately following the Career Development Workshops, you are ... Read more


National Perinatal Depression Research Engagement Symposium

March 12, 2019

May 3rd -4th, 2019 Illinois Conference Center and iHotel 1900 S. 1st St, Champaign, IL Join us to learn more about contemporary research findings in perinatal mental health research and learn about Patient Centered Outcomes funded research led by the patient-researchers themselves.  The objective of this workshop is to build the capacity of patients, stakeholders, ... Read more


Garthe Named Recipient of Campus Research Board Grant

March 7, 2019

Assistant professor Rachel Garthe has been named the recipient of a Campus Research Board grant from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research for her project: Perceptions of School Climate in Relation to Youth Violence, Mental Health, and Academic Outcomes among Middle School Students. “Schools are one of the major socializing institutions for youth ... Read more

Periodic Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Payment, Financial Stress and Wellbeing: A Longitudinal Study

March 1, 2019

In this study, social work professor Flavia Andrade and her co-authors  examine the relationship between an advanced periodic payment of the EITC and recipients’ wellbeing. They compare the perceived financial stress of recipients receiving a traditional lump-sum payment to a group that received four advanced payments spread throughout the year. Periodic payment recipients experienced significantly ... Read more