Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work


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  • Check Out Assistant Professor Michael Dentato's New Book

    Social Work Practice with the LGBTQ Community: The Intersection of History, Health, Mental Health, and Policy Factors
  • Loyola Focus on Teaching & Learning Program

    Focus on Teaching and Learning (FOTL) is a collaborative effort by several academic-support units to provide an opportunity for sharing effective practice for teaching and learning at Loyola University Chicago.
  • Please Join is in Springfield for Advocacy Day

    Wednesday, April 11th, Loyola University’s School of Social Work invites all Social Work students, staff, faculty, alumni and field instructors to join us on a trip to Prairie Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois. Join us to attend a half day of educational seminars followed by lobbying in the state capital.
  • 2017 IASWG Board Meeting in New York City

    Board Members of the IASWG (International Association for Social Work with Groups) met in New York City this past November.
  • The Pathways to Academic, Career, and Employment Success (PACES) Scholarship awarded to MSW students for the 2017-2018 academic year

    PACES recipients receive: A scholarship up to $25,000 for one year and renewable for a second year; Support from a faculty mentor; Hands-on experience working in the community
  • Faculty Member of the Year - Maria Vidal de Haymes, PhD

    Congratulations to the School of Social Work's Maria Vidal de Haymes, PhD for receiving the Faculty Member of the Year honor. She was recognized at the 2017 Faculty Convocation.
  • MSW student completes internship in Thailand

    Nicole Betteridge is completing her final MSW internship through a partnership between Thammasat University in Bangkok and Loyola University Chicago.
  • Loyola SSW attends inaugural CRISP Political Bootcamp

    In July 2017, Loyola School of Social Work sponsored Assistant Professor Amy Krings and three leaders of the School of Social Work Student Organization (SSWSO) - Megan Ammer, LaDonna Miller, and Meagan Tomasiewicz - to attend an intensive training on political social work in Washington, DC.
  • New $1.35 million grant to help unemployed adults

    Thanks to a new $1.35 million grant, School of Social Work professor Philip Hong, PhD, can expand his research into helping low-income adults overcome the barriers that prevent them from finding and keeping full-time jobs.
  • Loyola helping veterans adjust to civilian life

    “The State of the American Veteran: The Chicagoland Veterans Study,” paints a jarring picture of post-military life for many area veterans. See how the School of Social Work is using the study—the first comprehensive look at the Chicago area’s military population—to develop four projects to help local veterans.
  • Professor, team win $500,000 grant

    Professor Philip Hong’s research helps unemployed adults get back on their feet. And now, after receiving a $500,000 grant, he hopes to help even more people.
  • Service

    SSW alum's 'journey' leads to underserved LGBTQ seniors

    Howard Brown Health Center is an LGBTQ-focused clinic located on Chicago’s North Side, and for Hugh Cole, a social worker and addiction counselor, there’s no place he’d rather be.
  • Student Helps Refugees Adjust to Life in America

    Aqela Rahman, a student in Loyola's School of Social Work, works as a refugee resettlement intern at Catholic Charities. Aqela helps refugees learn English, make doctor's appointments, find schools, and many other things. Aqela enjoys helping people, but also talks about her experience seeing real-life micro- and macro-systems involved in social work.
  • Greenstone Lecture

    April 17: "Social Work through the Holocaust: The Life and Legacy of Louis Lowy"

    This year’s Greenstone Memorial Lecture will feature Professor Lorrie Greenhouse Gardella, JD, MSW, ACSW, who will present “Social Work through the Holocaust: The Life and Legacy of Louis Lowy.” Gardella will discuss Holocaust-survivor Louis Lowy’s professional journey as a social worker and its implications for modern clinical social work.
  • Profile

    Helping others through music

    Before joining the faculty at Loyola’s School of Social Work, assistant professor Brian Kelly pursued a career in music. Now, he uses that musical background to connect with young clients.
  • Centennial Year

    A century of social work in Chicago

    Loyola’s commitment to service is lived out every day through the School of Social Work, which celebrates its centennial this year.
  • Dentato focuses on LGBTQ health and social justice

    As a graduate of two different Jesuit universities, assistant professor Michael Dentato is committed to social justice. And it’s a mission he lives every day.
  • Cross-age peer mentoring program funded by U.S. Department of Justice

    Dr. Katherine Tyson of the School of Social Work and Dr. Maryse Richards of the Department of Psychology recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for their proposal to evaluate the effectiveness of community-based cross-age mentoring to reduce negative outcomes related to violence exposure and to promote positive development.
  • Loyola University Chicago proudly sponsors the RACE Project

    Loyola is a proud sponsor of the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibition that is being brought to the Chicagoland area by the YWCA Evanston/North Shore and the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, IL. Dr. Jeanne Sokolec, Director of the BSW Program in the School of Social Work, joined University colleagues on a committee this summer to plan on-campus lectures and discussions to complement the exhibit. We hope that University students, faculty, and staff will take advantage of the opportunity to experience the exhibition and to participate in the related on-campus programs this Fall. Learn more at luc.edu/raceexhibit/.
  • Study Abroad

    Study Abroad Summer 2015

    Interested in learning about how other countries approach social work theory and policy? Traveling abroad is an excellent way to experience these approaches firsthand. The School of Social Work offers great study abroad opportunities in China, Mexico, and Italy.