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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

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Lady Gaga Announces Support for Journey of Hope

December 7, 2017

In October, Lady Gaga released a statement via her Born This Way Foundation announcing she’s supporting Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program, which helps young people cope with their emotions during difficult times. Journey of Hope, a school-based psychosocial intervention, was co-developed by University of Illinois Social Work professor Tara M. Powell and colleagues ... Read more

Davis Named Recipient of the 2018 SSWR Doctoral Dissertation Award

December 5, 2017

Jordan Davis, PhD ’17 has been named recipient of the 2018 Society for Social Work and Research Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award for his dissertation entitled, “Effect of Mindfulness Based on Relapse Prevention on Developmental Trends, Stress, and Substance Use among Adults in Residential Substance Use Treatment.” Jordan’s research was judged by members of ... Read more