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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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LUC School of Social Work and CURL Partner with AARP and Illinois Agencies to Identify Challenges & Solutions for 50+ Illinoisans of Color

Illinois residents are aging – with over 34% above the age of 50 and more than a third are African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or Asian American/Pacific Islander. The COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on older adults underscores the need to focus on this group, especially older communities of color. AARP-Illinois, Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago, Chicago Urban League …
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Faculty member Abha Rai elected to leadership role in South Asian Social Work Educators’ Association

Abha Rai, Assistant Professor of Social Work, was elected to the role of Vice-President of the South Asian Social Work Educators’ Association  (SASWEA),  an affiliated group of CSWE Commission on Diversity and Social and Economic Justice. The purpose of SASWEA is to provide a platform for social work educators and researchers who are interested in …
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Professor Philip Hong partners with WTTW on FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty Program

Social Work Professor Philip Hong developed a Discussion Guide to accompany the WTTW Program FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty, presented virtually on January 18, 2021 and now available as a web resource.  A media-rich resource, FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty includes powerful stories told by five Chicagoans experiencing intergenerational poverty who will help viewers better understand the …
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Professor Amy Krings, along with her coauthors received Award for the Article of the Year in the Journal of Community Practice

Congratulations to Social Work Professor Amy Krings, along with her coauthors Tania Schusler and Melissa Hernández, who won the Marie Weil Award for the Article of the Year in the Journal of Community Practice. Their article – Integrating Youth Participation and Ecosocial Work: New Possibilities to Advance Environmental and Social Justice — was chosen because …
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Vote for the Greater Good

From the Dean’s Desk, Every election is consequential. Every vote matters. In less than 3 weeks, we will know the path our fellow citizens have chosen to follow on the selection of individuals and political parties through their individual vote. In a democracy it is the ordinary citizen, like you and me, who have the …
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Loyola Virtual Wellness Fair

This year the Wellness Fair is going to be a virtual conference with over 25 interactive workshops offered. You can register for all workshops on LU Community. 300 randomly chosen attendees will receive $10 in Rambler Bucks. Find the event flyer & registration links here. You can register for all workshops on LU Community. 300 …
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Welcome Letter Fall 2020

August 24, 2020 Greetings and Welcome to the School of Social Work in a new academic year! We are blessed that you decided to pursue your education and training with us at Loyola University Chicago during this time of disruption in almost all facets of our lives. It has been a time of fear, hurt, …
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BRAVE Offers Remote Resources During COVID

BRAVE (Building Resilience Against Violence Engagement) Program staff are using various methods to make contact with BRAVE students and their families on a weekly basis, including: Virtual engagement with games and activities through Zoom and Kahoot Ongoing contact using Google Phone Individual packets of information/activities sent through the postal service Assure home access to electronic …
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Dr. Michael Dentato received the 2020 Langerbeck Award for Undergraduate Research Mentoring

2020 Langerbeck Award for Undergraduate Research Mentoring has been awarded to Michael Dentato, PhD, Associate Professor in the School of Social Work. The Langerbeck Award is one of the University wide teaching awards, and is awarded to a faculty member who “shows extraordinary success in providing intensive individual research experiences for undergraduate students.” We at …
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