Research News

Tabb Awarded PCORI Funding for Perinatal Depression Research Related to COVID-19

August 5, 2020

University of Illinois School of Social Work’s Professor Karen Tabb has been awarded $150,000 funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington Engagement Awards Team for her project,  “Engaging Stakeholders in Perinatal Depression Research in the Context of COVID-19.” Project abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has created several barriers to accessing perinatal depression treatment, ... Read more

Preventing Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Lightning Talk Webinar

June 16, 2020

Check out her 5-minute talk on Preventing Burnout and Compassion Fatigue. Interested in learning more about how Illinois is battling the impact of COVID in our communities? Contact Nathan Goebel in the SSW Office of Advancement for access to more Lightning Talks from HSRI units on campus. Watch here ... Read more

Study Examines Impact of High School Teacher and Student Views of Freshmen’s Social, Emotional Needs

June 9, 2020

When high school freshmen’s teachers give them lower scores on communication skills, the students receive four times as many disciplinary referrals as some of their peers, a new study found. Students whose teachers rated them lower on several social skills – including communication, cooperation, self-control, empathy and engagement – than the students rated themselves averaged ... Read more

Harnessing Technology for Social Good Lecture Series 2020

February 18, 2020

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, strengthening the social fabric, and helping create a more just society. In 2018-19, the School of Social Work presented a lecture series to promote interest in this topic. This ... Read more


SSWR 2020 Conference Presentations

January 14, 2020

Click the link below to download a comprehensive list of presentations by Illinois Social Work faculty and PhD students. SSWR Presentations Join us for a reception to network with fellow alums and current faculty on 1/17/20. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Treasury Room, Floor M4 (8:15-9:45 pm) ... Read more

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Illinois DCFS Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline Review

November 26, 2019

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has released the University of Illinois School of Social Work’s Children and Family Research Center findings after their five-month review of the agency’s Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline. The DCFS announced that it will adopt all recommendations from the Center’s report, and has already started efforts to ... Read more


Billiot Named One of Twenty Scientists Awarded 2019 Early-Career Research Fellowships by National Academies’ Gulf Research Program

September 6, 2019

The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced the recipients of its 2019 Early-Career Research Fellowships. Now in its fifth year, the fellowship program supports the development of emerging scientific leaders who are prepared to work at the intersections of environmental health, community health and resilience, and offshore energy ... Read more