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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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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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Academic Leadership & Self Care

As we pivot to the new realities of the COVID-19 pandemic on our campuses, academic leaders have stepped up in extraordinary ways to craft responses and shepherd our students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders in compassionate and practical ways. These are not ordinary times. And these are not ordinary efforts. While we go through this hectic …
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Social work faculty leads major initiative by the Jesuit Migration Network of U.S. and Canada

Maria Vidal de Haymes has been designated as the Teaching and Research Dimension Coordinator of the Jesuit Migration Network of U.S. and Canada (JMN-US/Canada). The JMN-US/Canada provides a platform for parishes, schools, universities, social centers, retreat houses, and other ministries rooted in Ignatian spirituality and tradition to come together across provinces and sectors to discuss, …
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Study Abroad: Rome 2019

During the 2019 summer session, twelve MSW students participated a study abroad course in Loyola University Chicago’s John Felice Rome Center from 6/14 to 6/29.   Lead by Professors Caleb Kim and Ivan Medina, participating students learned about Italian social work practices, social policies for migrants and refugees, and cultural diversity by visiting diverse social service …
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BRAVE Summer Camp 2019

The purpose of the BRAVE (Building Resilience Against Violence Engagement) project is to develop and implement a comprehensive, innovative, evidence-based, community-focused, culturally and linguistically appropriate “BRAVE Violence Prevention and Crime Reduction Model” for minority youth that can be readily replicated and utilized in African American, Hispanic and Asian American youth. The project is targeting 100 …
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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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Carthage Class of 2019!

On Sunday, August 11, 2019 twenty-one Loyola students received their MSW degrees at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. This ceremony was especially meaningful as it was the last graduating cohort from the Loyola MSW Program at Carthage College. The partnership between the School of Social Work and Carthage was established in 2001, and, as a …
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Annual Ignatian Service Day

Loyola hosted its annual Ignatian Service Day on Friday, July 26. MSW student, David Wilson, showed his support at the HHCD Lawson House where he is also completing his internship. (Pictured left to right: Loyola staff volunteer, David Wilson, Lawson House resident, and Loyola staff volunteer).