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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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Dr. Green receives $100,000 from Gilead Sciences Inc.

Congratulations Dr. Keith Green, for receiving $100,000 from Gilead Sciences Inc for the “Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Corporate Grant Award” to support the Crystal CLEAR Chicago program. Dr. Keith Green has been working with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to re-establish the city’s Crystal Meth Task Force. The Task Force was originally created when …
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Sister Magda at Loyola University Chicago

Last week’s event, “Central Americans in Exodus -What Can We Do To Help?” was hosted at our WTC campus in partnership with Alianza Americas & CAFEMIN. The presenter, Sister Magda (Magdalena Silva Rentería), founder and Director of the CAFEMIN shelter for women and children in Mexico City and Coordinator of a national network of shelters …
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Loyola at UN Social Work Day 2019

Social Work Day at the United Nations is an annual programme of the International Federation of Social Workers and the International Association of Schools of Social Work. The theme of this thirty-sixth annual programme is child protection. (Watch Recorded Video of the Session). Students and recent alums experienced the event and the preceding Student Conference …
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The Complexity of Social Work Education

The Complexity of Social Work Education I was in several conversations last week that highlighted how social work practice has changed in the last thirty years. The values and principles of the profession have not changed, but certainly “where” and “how” we do our work is different. I come from an era of long-term treatment …
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Group Work: Voices from the Field

Last week the School of Social Work Student Organization (SSWSO) and the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG) co- sponsored Group work: Voices from the Field. The networking event, which showcased how social work groups are being used in educational, health care, community mental health, private practice and substance abuse treatment settings, provided students with …
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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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