Faculty & Staff News

SSWR 2021 Virtual Conference- Illinois Social Work Presenters

January 15, 2021

The SSWR 2021 Virtual Conference- January 19-22, 2021 SSWR Conference Log-in Information School of Social Work Presenters  Title: [Poster] Understanding County-Level Relationships between the Opioid Epidemic and Child Outcomes in the United States Authors/presentations (in order of authorship): Kim, H., Song, E., Shin, O., Hsieh, W., Schneider, W., & Havlicek, J. Title: Critical Dialogue Developing ... Read more

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Study Adapting HIV/AIDS Behavioral Interventions to Mitigate COVID-19

December 8, 2020

The project involves a randomized trial with more than 580 residents of Essex County, New Jersey, who are medically or socially vulnerable to COVID-19. The researchers will identify factors that promote compliance with testing and the state’s COVID-19 mitigation strategies such as handwashing, social distancing and self-quarantining. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign social work professor Liliane ... Read more

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The “COVID Hobby”: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

November 30, 2020

At any given moment, Monica Cherry might have a few dozen tubes of toothpaste in her house. Or sticks of deodorant, or wall plug-ins, or bags of mixed nuts. Or all of the above, plus much more. No, she’s not a hoarder. She’s a couponer. And one with a purpose: to help School of Social ... Read more


Tan Awarded Multiple Grants to Advance Social Emotional Learning and Equity

November 20, 2020

Professor Kevin Tan has secured two competitive Healing Illinois grants from the Illinois Department of Human Services. These grants help promote dialogue, collaboration, and facilitate learning around understanding and empathy, given the current mobilization for racial justice. Both focus on social and emotional learning + equity work with young people, families, and schools. The grants ... Read more

Harnessing Technology for Social Good Lecture Series

November 13, 2020

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work is holding its 2nd year-long lecture series designed to meet the profession’s grand challenge of harnessing technology for social good. The American Academy for Social Work and Social Welfare spearheaded the Grand Challenges of Social Work, representing 12 challenges focused on improving individual and family well-being, ... Read more

Illinois Social Work Presenters – CSWE’s 66th Annual Program Meeting

November 9, 2020

CSWE Program Meeting Diversifying the Profession through a BSW/MSW Completer Program for Community College Students Presenters: Lissette Piedra, Brenda Coble Lindsey, and Christine Escobar-Sawicki Research Contributors: Steve Anderson and Min Zhan Symposium Selection: BSW Student Diversity and Equity, Slot 10 Date: Monday, November 16, 2020 Scheduled Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Does Computer Simulation Training Increase ... Read more

Resource Guide on SEL+Equity for School Social Work

November 2, 2020

University of Illinois School of Social Work’s Dr. Kevin Tan and MSW student Grace McClowry have produced a Q&A Resource Guide on SEL+Equity for School Social Work. The guide was created in collaboration with SSWAA, CASEL, and Midwest PBIS and is an essential resource for all who work in schools and with young people. Access ... Read more


DPI Helps Fund Project for the Development of the Kidney Wellness Institute of Illinois

October 19, 2020

School of Social Work professor Rosalba Hernandez is the co-investigator on a newly funded project by the Discovery Partners Institute for the development of the Kidney Wellness Institute of Illinois. KIWII will bring together local and international leaders in research, medicine, industry, and patient-advocacy to address chronic kidney disease, which affects approximately 15 percent of ... Read more

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Voting is Social Work

October 9, 2020

October 16, 2020 10:00-11:30 a.m. CST SPEAKERS: Tanya Rhodes Smith, Director, Nancy A Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work, University of Connecticut School of Social Work Alison Leipsiger, State Innovation Exchange Social workers are critical in advocating for just policies, holding public offices, and helping people exercise their voting rights. This webinar highlights the importance ... Read more

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New Grant from SAMHSA to Refine and Promote Substance Use Curriculum

October 7, 2020

School of Social Work Professor and Center for Prevention Research and Development Director, Doug Smith, was recently awarded a two-year grant in the amount of $199,993 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to refine and promote the substance use curriculum at the MSW-level. This award is part of SAMHSA’s national Practitioner Education ... Read more