Fund for Field Scholarship Recipients Share Their Gratitude

January 13, 2021

The Fund for Field was created at the School of Social Work to provide financial assistance for students completing the necessary internship requirement at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. As any alumni will tell you, this experience is equal parts taxing and rewarding – students gain invaluable experience working directly with service providers and ... Read more


Annual Update from the Dean

January 11, 2021

Dear School of Social Work Alumni and Community Partners, As we begin 2021, I am writing to share some brief updates on our School. I first want to emphasize how incredibly proud I am of our students, faculty, alumni, and the entire social work community for how well we kept moving forward in 2020 during ... Read more

2020-2021 Alumni Award Recipients

December 8, 2020

Learn more about each of our alumni awards and information on how to nominate someone here. Distinguished Alumni Award Dr. Sondra J. Fogel Dr. Sondra J. Fogel is the Ph.D. Program Chair and an associate professor in the School of Social Work at the University of South Florida. Dr. Fogel is the Editor-in-Chief of Families ... 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

Recording Available: 14th Annual Brieland Visiting Scholar Lecture

October 14, 2020

View the Recording Child protective services (CPS) systems in the United States are charged with promoting child safety, permanency (stable, long-term living arrangements), and wellbeing by responding to allegations of abuse and neglect and intervening to protect maltreated children. CPS involvement and, to a lesser extent, resulting foster care placement are relatively common experiences for ... Read more

NASW Press- Call for Papers: SEL and Contemporary Challenges for Schools

September 16, 2020

Attention to social-emotional learning (SEL) has never been more essential for today’s schools. The COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement call for us to respond in relevant and better ways to educate our students. The recent public appeal to defund the police and invest in social workers and social programs provides us an ... Read more

Elevating Voices: Visualizing Social Justice Through Art

September 8, 2020

Open Call for Artists The School of Social Work is currently seeking qualified artists to submit proposals for the series, which will be displayed at the School of Social Work, located at 1010 W. Nevada Street in Urbana, IL. This opportunity is open to students, artists in the Champaign-Urbana community, or artists with ties to ... Read more

SEL, Equity, and the Re-Opening Town Hall: Advancing A National Conversation for School Social Work

August 21, 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:00 – 7:00pm (Central) Zoom Webinar Welcome Address: Dean Steve Anderson, School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Facilitator: Christy McCoy, President-Elect, School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL): SEL, Equity, and the Re-opening Karen VanAusdal, Senior Director of Practice ... Read more

IM+CANS Materials

August 19, 2020

IM+CANS Lifespan Reference Manual IM+CANS Lifespan Training Rating Sheet Mike Vignette Training Rating Sheet 2 Schoox How To ... Read more

Cultural Advocacy Art Mural Unveiled

August 12, 2020

Keenan Dailey, an MFA student at Illinois who focuses on afrofuturist art, was selected from a number of applicants to display his mural, titled “Year 401” in the entryway of the School of Social Work located at 1010 W. Nevada St. Urbana, IL. The project committee is now seeking additional submissions for the series. About ... Read more