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National Perinatal Depression Research Engagement Symposium Video

May 14, 2019

On May 3-4, 2019, the inaugural National Perinatal Depression Research Engagement Symposium took place at the I-Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. Speakers discussed topics such as maternal stress, mindfulness interventions, health policy related to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and infant mental health. Speakers from the U. of I. included Karen Tabb Dina, who ... Read more

Youth Marijuana Use in Illinois

May 6, 2019

The number of Illinois teens who reported using marijuana during the past year has remained stable since 2008. However, the number of high school seniors who say using it would make peers perceive them as “cool” doubled – from 25% to 50% over the past decade, according to a new report by the University of ... Read more

Conceptual Interdisciplinary Model of Exposure to Environmental Changes to Address Indigenous Health and Well-Being

May 6, 2019

While Indigenous populations such as the Houma tribe on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast are especially vulnerable to environmental change, mistrust fomented by the tribe’s history with overt discrimination, forcible relocation and institutional racism complicates efforts to help them adapt to it, new research suggests. Shanondora Billiot, a professor of social work at the University of Illinois and a ... Read more

Upcoming CEU Events at the School of Social Work

April 25, 2019

Thriving Personally in the Helping Profession: How to Combat Burnout and Enjoy Your Life 3 CEU’s for LSW, LCSW, LCPC July 12, 2019 Levis Faculty Center, Lecture Room 300 919 W Illinois St, Urbana 61801 Speaker: Gina Johnson MSW, CTS, LCSW, Pesi Certified Trauma Therapist This workshop will discuss the different types of stress, including ... Read more

2019 School of Social Work Alumni Award Recipients

April 8, 2019

Outstanding New Social Worker Award This award is for recent graduates of the BSW or MSW program who have demonstrated extraordinary accomplishments in his/her first five years of post-degree practice.   Cynthia Degnan, LSW Cynthia graduated from the School of Social Work and immediately began working as a therapist at Rape Advocacy, Counseling, and Education ... Read more