Who we are....
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.
Post-MSW Type 73 Applications
Now Available Online
To practice as a school social worker in an elementary, middle or secondary school in Illinois, MSWs must obtain the Type 73 certification from the Illinois State Board of Education. MSWs can now apply for the College's Post-MSW Type 73 Program by filling out and mailing in an application and other required documents by July 1. Find out more about the program and access the application on this page.
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.
|June 17||Summer Session Begins|
|July 1||Post-MSW Type 73 Applications Due|
|Aug. 26||Fall Semester Begins|
|Sept. 17||PhD Information Session, 4pm - 5pm, Room 4013|
|Oct. 9||PhD Information Session, 4pm - 5pm, Room 4013|
|Scenes from Commencement 2013. The top two images depict new graduates. The bottom image shows Dean Creasie Finney Hairston, left, and keynote speaker Joel Rubin (MSW '83), executive director, National Association of Social Workers-Illinois Chapter.|
|Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks to College students, faculty, and colleagues at "Addressing Violence as New Social Workers: Collaboration/ Partner-ships for Prevention and Interventions." The discussion, sponsored by the College's School Social Work Concentra-tion and Student Government, also featured Aurie A. Pennick, executive director of the field Foundation. Associate Professor Mark Mattaini, pictured at right, gave the closing remarks.|