School of Social Work
The School of Social Work is dedicated to achieving excellence in professional education, research that informs social work practice and social policy, and public engagement. We emphasize three themes: research-based practice, a commitment to diversity, and a focus on the reciprocal interactions between people and their ecological systems. We prepare MSW students for advanced practice in mental health, school social work, child welfare, and health. Our doctoral students assume leadership roles in social work research and education.
The faculty are highly rated teachers and publish their research regularly in major social work journals. Our Children and Family Research Center is a special partnership between the state child welfare agency and the School.
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&Quot;administer the Trust": An Historical Case Study of Organizational Transformation at the Cunningham Children's Home of Urbana, Illinois (1993)This historical case study of organizational transformation at the Cunningham Children's Home of Urbana, Illinois (CCH/or the Home) used the framework of organizational transformation theory to understand how CCH changed ...
Chemically-Dependent Women in Treatment: A Study of the Experiences in and Responses to Different Treatment Models (1993)The research investigated how chemically-dependent women experience and respond to treatment in different models (all-women's/mixed-gender; inpatient/outpatient). Clients and staff members were interviewed, group therapy ...
(1993)This study explored the working lives of public agency child welfare workers in an inner city office in Chicago, Illinois. Eight workers at "City Office" gave access to their understanding of child welfare and ...
Lifting the Shadow: An Analysis of Demographic Characteristics of Maltreating Parents and Heads-of-Households With Children in Care (1992)Parents of children in foster care were studied. A literature review examined social, psychological and interactive effects on parents of children in foster care. Social influences were investigated through analysis of ...
Child Maltreatment in the Social Context: The Relationship of Socioeconomic and Demographic Environmental Variables to Reported Child Maltreatment in Illinois (1988)According to the American Humane Association, more than 1.9 million American children were reported as victims of abuse and/or neglect in 1985--a reporting rate of 30.6 alleged victims per 1,000 U.S. child population. How ...