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SSA student and Field Instructor working with a third grader

For researchers at the School of Social Service Administration, improving child welfare requires more than helping children under the care of government protection agencies. They also are studying innovative ways to prevent problems such as...

Newsletter Article, National Able Network, Fall 2011

Article, Chicago Sun-Times, December 27, 2011
Assistant Professor Heather Hill is quoted about problem behavior occuring among...

Article, Chicago Tribune, December 24, 2011
Associate Professor Susan Lambert discusses work-life balance and the...

Richard Calica, AM'73, has been named Director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. He began his appointment Thursday, Dec. 15, according to an announcement made by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. 


Robyn Golden, AM '81, and her colleagues at Rush University Medical Center recently received an award for developing partnerships between community agencies and caregiving institutions.


SSA hosts a mini-ball with the University of Chicago Medical Center in honor of World AIDS day.

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Alumni Spotlight

Sunny Fischer

Sunny Fischer, AM '82

“I went from opportunity to opportunity. I was lucky. The master’s degree from SSA is a great credential. It allows you to go into many fields.”