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Webinar Recording: Why the COVID Crisis Requires Trauma-Informed Solutions & Strategies

June 24, 2020

View Webinar Recording View PowerPoint View Resource Guide As a result of the COVID crisis, many people have experienced significant losses. Subsequently, helpers and healers are being asked to do more. The need for our services, support, and leadership to help individuals, families, neighborhoods, organizations, and communities will continue to grow exponentially. While talk about ... 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

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MSW Alum Terence Fitzgerald Shares Race Relation Perspectives

June 11, 2020

Terence Fitzgerald, MSW ’99 is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. His work is focused on policy, family and children, social inequality, and institutional racism. Fitzgerald grew up in Champaign, Illinois, where he graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned a bachelor’s ... 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

Social Work Student Town Hall Virtual Meeting

June 9, 2020

It is important in a time of so many negative and divisive forces, we engage as strong and positive partners with those we are committed to serving. All students are welcome to attend and share your thoughts and ideas, or simply to listen. Please join us tomorrow evening. June 10, 2020 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. The ... Read more