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Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago carries the mission of Jane Addams and the Hull-House movement forward, adapting social work to the needs and realities of today's urban settings. As a premier institution for graduate study, the college is a recognized leader in social work research, education and service.
Dettlaff Research Cited in Article
Associate Professor Alan Dettlaff is quoted in an article in the Chronicle of Social Change on the difficulties faced by U.S.-born members of immigrant Latino families. The article, " Americanization, Latino Families and the Future of Foster Care," cites Dettlaff's research on the subject.
News & Events
Staff Member Featured in UIC News
College staff member Maria Carrasco was featured in a recent edition of UIC News. The article focused on her work with birds of prey and her concern for the environment. Read the full article here.
"Cultural Competence" Leads to Better
HIV Treatment, Study Finds
Health professionals should consider the effect of culture on health beliefs and behaviors when treating black patients with HIV, according to new research conducted by Assistant Professor Gina Gaston. Cultural competence allows healthcare ... providers to take into account the social influences on a patient's attitudes and behaviors. The goal is to help break down compliance barriers created by mistrust or perceptions that may be related to a patient's ethnicity.
Gaston surveyed 202 HIV-positive, predominately low-income, black patients during visits at one Chicago area clinic. Find out more here.
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