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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).

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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MSW Student receives the Gran Varones Positive Digital Arts Fellowship

The School of Social Work is proud to announce that Aces Lira, a current dual degree major in social work and women’s studies and gender studies (MSW/MA), is an award recipient of The Gran Varones Positive Digital Arts Fellowship. The highly competitive year-long fellowship is comprised of a cohort of six Afro-Latinx and Latinx, HIV positive, gay, trans, queer, and …
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Interprofessional Education at Loyola’s School of Social Work

A new course launched in the spring of 2019 has won a Healthy EQ Interprofessional Innovations Award. The course entitled Advanced Counseling at the End of Life, combined students from the Schools of Law and Social Work in a unique interprofessional classroom environment.  The course promotes interprofessional competencies through a model that enhances client centered …
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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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