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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Asian immigrants’ psychological well-being: the interplay of perceived racial discrimination, group membership, and coping strategies (2017-04-12)The purpose of this research aims to explore the effects of perceived racial discrimination on Asian immigrants’ psychological well-being. It investigates the moderating effects of immigrants’ group membership and coping ...
(2016-07-08)As Latino immigrants continue to settle in new destinations across the U.S., human service institutions in these communities struggle to meet the intense needs of their increasingly diverse clients (Jiménez, 2007). Health ...
(2016-06-28)The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of the Illinois Promise grant on four and five-year graduation rates. As a loan replacement or last-dollar grant, Illinois Promise covers the difference between other ...
Serving on the homefront: the impact of deployment on National Guard spouses viewed through their strengths, supports, and stories (2016-06-28)Since September 11, 2001 the United States has entered a period of increased military action. Over 2.5 million service members have been deployed to the Middle East, with the National Guard playing an increasingly large ...
(2016-06-06)The purpose of this multi-case study was to examine and describe the experiences of two groups of indigenous women weavers that participate in two craft-related social entrepreneurship projects in the Southern Peruvian ...