University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign | October 2022

Upcoming Events

Violence Prevention Strategies to Promote Health and Safety, October 14, 11:30am-1:00pm CST

CEUs available, in-person

Adolescent Grief & Tragic Loss: Too Young to Say Goodbye, October 14, 12:00-3:00pm CST

CEUs available, virtual

SSW Homecoming Grill and Chill, October 14, 4:00-6:00pm CST

Intergenerational Trauma & Unprocessed Grief: What is it? How do we address it? October 28, 12:00-2:00pm CST

CEUs available, virtual

Gun Violence & Tragic Loss: Grief Support for Children, Adolescents, & Young Adults, October 28, 12:00-3:00pm CST

CEUs available, virtual

Events Calendar

SSW Homecoming 2022

Kick off homecoming weekend with a FREE CEU event and then join us in the evening for a parking lot party! Open to all!

October 14

11:30-1:00pm CST - "Violence Prevention Strategies to Promote Health and Safety," presented by Dr. Rachel Garthe. 1.5 CEUs available. 

4:00-6:00pm CST - SSW parking lot party with food, drinks, and SSW swag!

Learn more and RSVP to attend

News and Announcements

Fall Online Store Now Open

Fall merchandise is available now through our online fan store. Place your order soon, this store closes on Sunday, October 30th at 11:59 pm central time.

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Equity In Practice – Confronting The Need for Racial Justice in Social Work: Four-Part CEU Webinar Series

Join us for a four-part CEU webinar series focused on confronting racial justice issues in social work practice. You may attend any or all sessions, each worth 2.0 CEU’s for LCSW/LSW and LCPC/LPC. Each session fulfills the Cultural Competence specialty requirement for licensure in the state of Illinois.

More information and registration

Dr. Jan Carter-Black Scholarship for Commitment to Diversity & Leadership

Honoring the impact Dr. Jan Carter Black has had on countless lives she has touched during her career, including their own, an anonymous alumni family has established a new scholarship. Additionally, the family has chosen to present their gift with a matching challenge. For each dollar donated in support of this new scholarship in honor of Dr. Carter-Black, the anonymous donors will match it, up to $25,000! Please consider taking advantage of this unique opportunity to double the impact of your own gift, support our current and future community leaders, and pay tribute to the life and career of such an influential member of the social work community.

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Interprofessional Team Receives UIC I-TEAM Award

The Peoria Immersion Day program for interprofessional education was awarded the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs’s 2022 I-TEAM award, an annual award given to faculty and staff who have demonstrated excellence in interprofessional practice and education. Professor Janet Liechty is a member of the planning team and a faculty recognition ceremony will be held on October 26th.

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2022 School of Social Work Faculty Awarded Funding to Address Racism & Social Injustice

In July 2020, Chancellor Jones announced a $2 million annual commitment by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to focus the intellectual and scholarly talent of our university to examine two of the greatest challenges facing our society and seek new solutions. Recognizing the critical need for universities across our nation to prioritize research focused on systemic racial inequities and injustices that exist not only in our communities but in higher education itself, the Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research Program will provide support for academic research and the expansion of community-based knowledge that advances the understanding of systemic racism and generationally embedded racial disparity. 

Read about our faculty projects

2022 CQI Conference

2022 CQI Conference

November 15 & 16, 2022

iHotel and Conference Center

Champaign, IL

The theme this year is Nurturing Your CQI Garden. This year’s conference will highlight innovative strategies for building, maintaining, and reaping the benefits of an effective 21st century CQI system. CQI systems in the 21st century should reflect an organization's policy, objectives and commitment to quality. This includes authentic engagement of the work force and service recipients throughout the CQI process, engaging in CQI activities that center race, equity and inclusion, and applying well developed quality tools and techniques throughout the organization.  


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