News & Events


Kristin Bodiford Named UN Representative for Generations United

(Washington, D.C.) – Generations United announces its new United Nations (UN) representatives: Sara Peller, L.C.S.W., associate director of Programs for Seniors at DOROT, INC.; Susanne Bleiberg-Seperson, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY and chair of the Long Island chapter of the New York State Intergenerational Network; and Kristin Bodiford, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor at Dominican University’s Graduate School of Social Work.

Going After Abusers Like NFL Player Ray Rice

We cannot expect to end domestic violence solely through our criminal justice process but should approach it as a significant public health issue.

For Gerontology Specialists Helping the Elderly Live Full Lives

Julie Bach thinks a lot about growing older. But that focus isn't on herself. As an assistant professor of social work at Dominican University in River Forest, Bach trains students in gerontology, the study of aging.

HFNLC $50,000 Social Work Scholars Program

We are pleased to announce that on May 19, 2014 the Board of Directors

Dominican Commercial Airing During Olympics

While you’re watching the Winter Olympics on NBC you may see Dominican University’s first television commercial.

Military Certificate Cited Among Innovative Programs Helping Veterans

Dominican's certificate in working with military and their families featured in the Chicago Tribune.

African American and Latino Social Work Symposium

Symposium participants from the community and higher education gather together to listen to speakers and participate in dialogue about different topics impacting the African American and Latino community.

Military Certificate Program

New eight month online military certificate program to help service members, veterans and their families.


Workshop: Youth Development and Organizing
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 6:00pm

Youth are far too often characterized by policymakers, the media, and even social workers as problems for communities and neighborhoods. Efforts in positive youth development view youth as assets for their communities. This workshop will feature local adult and youth leaders working in innovative efforts to build power among youth to promote social change.

Stewards of Children: Sexual Abuse Prevention
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 9:00am

Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children is a revolutionary sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and motivates them to courageous action. The Stewards of Children program is designed for organizations that serve children and youth, and any/all adults interested in protecting children.

Workshop: Ideology, Poverty and Taxes
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 6:00pm

Change agents working in community development, organizing, and planning need to pay careful attention to political, policy, social, cultural and economic contexts shaping their practice. This workshop will feature progressive experts on tax policy, poverty policy and trends, and the ideological contexts and trends that those working in Chicago face in their daily community work.

8th Annual African-American Latino Symposium
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 9:00am

This symposium will focus on the challenges of incarceration and documentation status for communities of color in Chicago.