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    Grant to help train grad students who will work with at-risk youth

    Loyola’s School of Social Work received a $480,000 federal grant in September to train graduate students and help them work with at-risk youth who have behavioral health disorders. Over the next three years, the school hopes to recruit about 100 students for the project, said Associate Professor John Orwat, PhD, who is leading the program. The $480,000 that Loyola recently received from the United States Department of Health and Human Services is for the first year of the program.
  • Taha Zaffar earns President's Medallion

    Taha Zaffar volunteered at LIFT, an agency that works to establish new standards for holistic and enduring solutions in the country’s fight against poverty.
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    The 2012 International AIDS Conference Washington D.C.
    July 22-27, 2012.

    Dean Wheeler attended and presented at this historical conference.
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    New Student Assembly - Fall 2012

    On Tuesday, August 28th over 130 new MSW students from the School’s in-coming class joined faculty, staff and field agency representatives for a welcome assembly in Kasbeer Hall on the Water Tower campus.
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    Meet BSW Program Director
    Jeanne Sokolec, EdD, LCSW

    Hello: I am happy to introduce myself on our new website as both an alum of Loyola (MSW; doctorate in Education and MA in Philosophy) and Director of the Bachelor of Social Work Program.
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    Meet MSW Program Director
    Susan Grossman, PhD

    Dr. Grossman is the Associate Dean and a Full Professor in the School of Social Work, and she has taught research and policy courses in the BSW, MSW, and PhD programs.
  • Loyola's School of Social Work Teach-In Day

    Watch this video to see what members of Loyola University Chicago's School of Social Work community experienced by participating in Teach-In Day on February 25, 2012.
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    Homecoming 2012

    School of Social Work Homecoming 2012

    "Social Justice, Human Rights & Global Sustainability" | October 12th | Friday 2:30 to 6:00pm | Lewis Towers | Beane Hall| Water Tower Campus
  • Senn High School and the School of Social Work

    Recently in the Loyola Phoenix it was reported that along with the School of Education, programs from the School of Social Work will be incorporated in this new partnership. For more on this exciting new opportunity check out the Phoenix article.
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    Social Work Advocacy Day
    Thursday, February 28
    Springfield IL

    Join us for the 2013 Social Work Advocacy Day in Springfield, sponsored by NASW-Illinois.
    Join an anticipated 1,000 social workers and social work students from across the state to attend a half day of educational seminars on lobbying in Illinois.
    Sample of Legislation to be highlighted at Event:
    Illinois Assault Weapons Ban
    Marriage Equality Act
  • Domestic Violence | CEU Event | April 6, 2013

    Domestic Violence and its Effects on Children
    Saturday, April 6, 2013
    9am to 1:00pm
    Carthage College Campus, Location: Todd Wehr Center 128 B and C
    Kenosha, WI
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    Spring Career Fair
    March 26, 2013 | 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    Corboy Law Center | Kasbeer Hall
    Water Tower Campus

    Current students, please plan to join us for the Annual Loyola School of Social Work Career Fair sponsored by Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work and Loyola’s Career Development Center.
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    Spring 2013 Teach-In;
    Social Work with the Military Client Population: Veterans, Family, and Children

    Saturday, March 23, 2013 | 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. | Water Tower Campus | 25 E. Pearson Chicago, IL 60611 | Kasbeer Hall, 15th Floor
  • Immigration Reform 2013: Challenges & Opportunities

    Sponsored by Loyola University’s School of Social Work, Latino Policy Forum & NALACC

    February 14, 2013
    8:30 to 10:30am
    Lewis Towers ~ Regents Hall
  • LookingGlass Fundraiser Still Alice

    Please join Loyola's School of Social Work and Looking Glass Theatre for a reception, panel discussion, and special performance of "Still Alice." A reception will precede the performance for the Institute on Aging's panel discussion on “Negotiating Dementia.”
  • School of Social Work 2014 Career Fair, March 25th

    All BSW and MSW students and alumni are invited to meet and network with social work professionals at our annual Career Fair. This year's fair will be held on March 25th from 3pm-6pm in Kasbeer Hall (15th floor of the Corboy Law Center at 25 East Pearson Street). You must register to attend and upload your resume by March 19th.
  • MSW Students Receive Schweitzer Fellowships

    Two of our current MSW students, Kathryn Huber and Padraic Stanley, were selected for the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program. They both have plans to work on healthcare-related projects this upcoming year: Kathryn with Cabrini Green Legal Aid and Padraic with Rincon Family Services. Congratulations to both of our students and Schweitzer Fellows! Read more about their work and how they're making a difference.
  • The School of Social Work and Institute of Pastoral Studies at Lookingglass

    Loyola's School of Social Work and the Institute of Pastoral Studies hosted a reception, special performance, and panel discussion of "In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story" at the Lookingglass Theater on Sunday, May 18th. The performance was followed by a panel discussion on the factors that sustain our relationships; MSW faculty, Dr. Terry Northcut, and MSW alum, Moshe Brownstein, participated in the panel. Learn more about the SSW's upcoming event and CEU information.
  • New Social Work Certificate Program Introduced

    The School of Social Work is proud to announce the Advanced School Mental Health Practice Program (ASMHPP), a dynamic and nearly all on-line 15-credit hour certificate program open to school based mental health practitioners in the Chicago area and around the country.
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    School reunion helps celebrate 100th student presentation

    Associate professor Shirley Simon has been helping students make presentations at global conferences since 2005. This year marks the 100th student presentation, and the School of Social Work invited all of the presenters back for a reunion to celebrate the milestone.
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    Spring 2013 Teach In focuses on work with military clients

    In March 2013, Loyola’s Social Work community came together to discuss Social Work with the Military Client Population. Issues covered by professors included Domestic Violence in the military family (Prof. Priscila Friere); Children of deployed military and veterans, in the school setting (Prof. Michael Kelly); Substance abuse (Prof. Lynn Boyle); Couples, rebuilding relationships (Prof. Janice Rasheed); Military sexual trauma (Prof. Terry Northcut); Suicide assessment and treatment (Prof. Caleb Kim); and PTSD.
  • Resource Advocate for LGBTQ community

    Megan Salisbury, an Advanced Standing MSW student and intern at the Center on Halsted was featured in their on-line newsletter regarding her work as a Resource Advocate.
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    Reflections from Beijing Study Abroad

    Clinical Assistant Professor Lynn Boyle and 16 students traveled to the Beijing Center. Inside are reflections and pictures from their experience.
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    Dr. Julia Pryce named Associate Director of the LUC Faculty Center

    The School of Social Work's very own Dr. Julia Pryce has been asked to serve as the Associate Director of the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy at Loyola University.
  • Dean Wheeler Inside Loyola Interview

    Dean Wheeler was interviewed regarding his work with an AIDS Study with the CDC entitled Black Men Evolving (B-ME).

    For more information or to participate, contact 312.291.9399 or bme@luc.edu.
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    LGBT Psychology and Related Fields

    Dr. Michael P. Dentato and Dr. Jeanne Sokolec, faculty members from the School of Social Work will present papers and workshops at the first international conference surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues this June at Instituto Universitário de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal.
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    Dean Wheeler accepts Alumni Recognition Award and Us Helping Us Founders Award

    Dean Wheeler was recognized for his dedication to the Social Work profession and awarded for his commitment to AIDS/HIV research, prevention, and intervention.