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Welcome to the School of Social Work Blog

Stay connected! This is a great place to learn more about our distinguished faculty, students and alumni. Get insights of the study abroad programs, conferences, publications, events and other additional programs. This platform will help give you a closer look of our on-campus and external activities. Stay tuned! If you are interested to growth your professional network, …
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Inaugural Internship Fair

Last week, the Student Services department hosted the first Internship Fair for all current MSW students seeking internships. Practical experience, or fieldwork, is built into the MSW social work curriculum. All fieldwork experiences are credit-bearing internships, which offer students an opportunity to integrate and apply their academic knowledge in a real-world setting and prepare them for the …
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Dr. Julia Pryce presented at National Mentoring Summit

Dr. Pryce presented at the National Mentoring Summit in Washington D.C.. last month. Dr. Pryce first presented  at the invitation only Youth Mentoring Research Forum, a gathering held for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers the day before the Summit, with a colleague from the University of Auckland in New Zealand.  At the Summit, Dr. Pryce presented …
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Social Work students at President’s Medallion 2018

We are proud of our students Suzanne Cuellar and Meaghan Tomasiewicz for their work and recognition in the 2018 Agents of Change-President’s Medallion reception. Suzanne Cuellar (Read full bio) Hometown: Houston, Texas Major: Master of Social Work and Master of Arts in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies Expected Graduation: 2019 Meaghan Tomasiewicz (Read full bio) Hometown: Monroe, …
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Testimonio de Estudiantes

Conociendo a Nuestr@s Estudiantes: Programa Bilingüe Nos motiva conocer más de la trayectoria de nuestr@s estudiantes, por lo cual nos dimos a la tarea de entrevistar y dar a conocer la opinión de dos de ellas. Ambas son parte de la primera cohorte de la Maestría en Trabajo Social Bilingüe en Línea, que arrancó clases …
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Helping an Alumna in Need

The School of Social Work received the below letter from family of alumna Pamela Patinkin (‘16). We share in hopes that the Loyola community may be part of finding a solution for Pamela. Please read, and consider become a donor: Seventeen years ago, we witnessed firsthand the miracle of modern medicine. Our daughter, Pamela Patinkin, …
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Loyola Social Work at the CSWE’s Annual Program Meeting

LUC School of Social Work was well represented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting (APM). The annual event took place in Orlando, Florida on November 2018. Our delegation was able to connect with other social work educators, students, deans, and directors. Photo Credit: Professor Shirley Simon

7 Christmas Gifts Ideas that Give Back

Ready for the holidays? It’s that time of the year, Christmas is around the corner. Most of us are lucky enough to participate in the gift-giving tradition, but let’s be honest, we are usually concerned if whether this special ‘thing’  we pick is meaningful and unique to our loved ones. Yet, it is easy to …
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Loyola school based health center, a unified effort

School-based Health Center: Loyola University Chicago-School of Nursing and Proviso High School Video from the Illinois Terrorism Task Force: Mental Health & School Violence 0:00 – 4:26 min. Dr. Diana Hackbarth ITIE Ambassador, describes the preventive, holistic work of the school health center, unifying services for the well-being of the students and the school community. Thanks …
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Evaluating Arts Integrated Civic Practice Programs

“Evaluating Arts-Integrated Civic Practice Programs (Year 3, 2017-2018)” Grant funded by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation for $20,000. Chicago’s Fifth House Ensemble (5HE) partners with local non-profits to offer music education residencies to vulnerable populations throughout the city. Recent residencies include Teen Living Programs, a homeless youth services provider; Deborah’s Place, homeless women services …
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New Immigration Center

Center for Immigrant & Refugee Accompaniment (CIRA) In times where quality services and support for immigrant families are needed, Dr. Maria Vidal de Haymes, BSW Director and Dr. Ivan Medina have taken part of several activities in this area. Dr. Vidal de Haymes presented as a keynote speaker at the Jesuit University Network September meeting. …
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