Macon County community leaders making a difference in the lives of vulnerable families

On September 14, 2018, community organizers and human service stakeholders from Macon County met to re-establish their community coalition called the Permanency Enhancement Project (PEP) Action...
Dakota Maughn

Social Work alumna Dakota Maughn will never give up

"I remember how much she loved being a 'Baby Folder,'" said Social Work Professor Kathryn Wehrmann, fondly recalling School of Social Work alumna Dakota Maughn's internship.
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Developing a Foster Youth Scholars Program

With the help of Illinois State students who lived in the foster care system, the Center for Adoption Studies is looking to build a Foster Youth Scholars program on campus.

Jeanne Howard earns Chairman’s Award from African American Advisory Council

Dr. Jeanne Howard from Illinois State's Center for Adoption Studies has earned the Chairman's Award from the Department of Children and Family Services African American Advisory Council.
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University to host meeting for prospective foster parents, June 7

“Foster parents provide a source of stability for a child whose family is vulnerable,” said Doris Houston, associate director of the Center for Adoption Studies at Illinois State, who is...