University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign | August 2022

Upcoming Events

Perinatal Mental Health Equity: Opportunities & Challenges, August 20, 10:00am - 1:00pm CST

CEU's available, in-person

Develop Your CQI Super Skill: Putting Partnership First, August 26, 11:00am - 12:30pm CST

CEU's available, virtual

Childhood Grief and Tragic Loss: Too Young to Say Goodbye, September 16, 12:00-3:00pm CST

CEU's available, virtual

Regulating Hope: Learning to Use the Survival Trait of Hope, September 23, 1:00-4:00pm CST

CEU's available, in-person

Events Calendar

Save the Date! Homecoming 2022

Join us on Friday, October 14, 2022 as we celebrate Homecoming! We will be offering an in-person CEU event with professor Rachel Garthe and will have an evening cookout in the School of Social Work parking lot. Faculty, staff, current students, and alumni are invited to attend.

Stay tuned for more information!


Call for Artists

The School of Social Work seeks to commission an additional piece to be displayed in our permanent collection of social justice-related artwork. All works of art commissioned for inclusion in this collection will facilitate discussion around racial and social justice and/or elevate and empower underrepresented populations and groups. 

The deadline for submission is October 2, 2022, with planned notification of selection by November 15, 2022, and installation by April 1, 2023.

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Upcoming CEU Events

Perinatal Mental Health Equity: Opportunities & Challenges

August 20, 2022

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. CST

In-person event at Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

3.0 CEU's available for LCSW/LSW or LCPC/LPC

$30 for CEU's, FREE for no CEU's (lunch included)

Exposure to marginalization by race and place increases the risk of mental health and substance use disorders and presents additional barriers to access to high-quality care. Individuals who are Black, Latinx, or in a lower socioeconomic situation are least likely to be screened, identified, and receive mental health treatment, exacerbating mental health disparities in the perinatal period.

In this interactive session, the perinatal mental health care pathway will be used as a scaffolding on which to highlight recent inequities experienced by persons of color regarding perinatal mental health, and to brainstorm opportunities to address and mitigate them.


Presenters: Karen Tabb Dina, associate professor and

Mai Hoang, assistant professor

Illinois School of Social Work


Note: Masks are required to be worn for this event, parking can be found at the second parking lot on Kenyon Road.


Regulating Hope: Learning to Use the Survival Trait of Hope

September 23, 2022

1:00-4:00pm CST

In-person event at the School of Social Work building

3.0 CEU's for LCSW/LSW and LCPC/LPC

$20 for CEU's or FREE for no CEU's

Hope is a survival trait that we all have access to and with the events that have transpired over the past two years (a global pandemic, a social justice crisis, mass shootings (Highland Park), war with Russia/Ukraine) - we need hope more than ever.

So what keeps us from accessing hope when we need it so badly? In this talk, learn how to use this survival trait and what gets in the way so we can apply this in our personal lives and with clients.

Join us after the event for the unveiling of the goodthingz student chalk wall as presenter Gina Johnson (MSW '96) shares her inspiring donation to the School of Social Work.



Young Survivors Traumatic Grief Webinar Series

Join us for a three-part CEU webinar series focused on traumatic grief and tragic loss for young survivors. You may attend any or all sessions, each worth 3.0 CEU’s for LCSW/LSW and LCPC/LPC. The cost is $30 per session for CEU’s or $10 per session without CEU’s. Please register for each session separately.

Part 1 – Childhood Grief and Tragic Loss: Too Young to Say Goodbye

September 16, 2022

12:00-3:00pm CST

Part 2 – Adolescent Grief and Tragic Loss: Too Young to Say Goodbye

October 14, 2022

12:00-3:00pm CST

Part 3 – Gun Violence and Tragic Loss: Grief Support for Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults

November 18, 2022

12:00-3:00pm CST

Presenter: Tanika Johnson, EdD, MA, LPC-MHSP, LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH, CCTP

More information and registration

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