Social Work Homecoming 2016

Please join us for the following Homecoming 2016 festivities on Friday, October 28, 2016

Afternoon CEU Event (3 CEU’s available)


School of Social Work
1010 W. Nevada St., 2nd Floor
Urbana, IL 61801

Maternal Mental Health and Associated Disparities

Maternal mental health problems are common and affect 12-20% of women during pregnancy and the postpartum period, yet many women will not receive proper care. When identified, maternal mental disorders such as depression are highly treatable, especially when detected early. This workshop will introduce maternal mental health disorders and will describe disparities in maternal mental health by race, ethnicity, and income. Finally, the workshop will provide participants with validated strategies for detecting depression, suicidal ideation and anxiety symptoms among pregnant and postpartum women.

Speaker: Karen Tabb Dina, PhD, MSW is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She conducts research on the social and psychosocial determinants of health disparities among pregnant women in the U.S. and abroad. She is the principal investigator of the Identifying Depression through Early Assessment (IDEA) Research Team where she oversees two large scale perinatal depression registries to track depressive symptoms longitudinally.

  • $30 to attend (payment taken at the door)
  • Current School of Social Work students attend for FREE

Metered parking will be available near the building.

Social Work Homecoming Reception


School of Social Work
1010 W. Nevada St., 2nd Floor
Urbana, IL 61801

The School of Social Work invites you to join us for a reception following the Homecoming Parade, the night before the Illinois vs. Minnesota football game. You will enjoy pulled chicken sandwiches, mac n’ cheese, tailgate snacks, beer, sangria, soda and bottled water for just $5 per person.

  • Alumni and Friends– $5
  • School of Social Work Students-FREE
  • Children Under 10– FREE

Questions? Contact Amy Frederick at or (217) 244-1064

Registration has ended. Thank you!