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Casey Hendricks

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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Partnership, Community Collaboration & Youth Mentoring

A youth-led community forum in partnership with Bright Star Church of Bronzeville was held to share research findings from the Saving Lives, Inspiring Youth Cross-age Mentoring Program.  The program, funded by the Department of Justice and After School Matters and located in four high-poverty, high-crime communities in Chicago, empowered high school youth to mentor community …
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Resurrecting the Durban Social Services Exchange

In 1997, Dean Walsh, of the School of Social Work, responded to the first-ever Sister City request for lodging a delegation of social workers.  As a “grass roots” endeavor with volunteer leaders and no monies, their goals included to immerse international delegates into Chicago’s best practices, to mutually learn from each other, and to address …
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Manage Stress Right

Stress can escalate until your neck is sore, your heart is racing, and you feel overwhelmed. On an average day, more than half of the workforce leaves work with neck pain, tired eyes, or sore hands. Many take the stress home, vent with family or friends, and then have trouble sleeping. Stop the stress cycle …
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Self-Care Strategies

Self care prevents burnout, reduces the negative effects of stress, helps you refocus and is beneficial for your overall well-being. Join professional and personal groups you enjoy. Ask for help if you need it. Build downtime into your day. Conduct regular reality checks. Put up relaxing photos of people or places that are important to …
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Professor Brian Kelly guest lectures in Germany at the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg (OTH Regensberg)

This article was originally posted by Prof. Dr. Philip Anderson of OTH Regensberg on June 7, 2019 online: https://www.oth-regensburg.de/hochschule/aktuelles/einzelansicht/news/gastdozent-aus-den-usa-zu-besuch.html ​ Professor Brian Kelly traveled to Germany to serve as a guest lecturer for one week at the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg (OTH Regensburg). He completed a varied and challenging program at the Faculty of Applied Social …
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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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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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