Dr. Berthold Reports on Findings of Connecticut’s First Comprehensive Needs Assessment for the Asian Pacific American Community

July 11, 2014 by  
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Dr. Berthold Reports on Findings of Connecticut’s First Comprehensive Needs Assessment for the Asian Pacific American Community

On Monday, June 30, the Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission held a press conference on Connecticut’s first comprehensive needs assessment survey of Asian Pacific American communities. This landmark study will serve as a pilot for future initiatives to reach other Asian Pacific American ethnic groups in Connecticut. Dr. S. Megan Berthold analyzed the data and […]

Humphreys Supports Institute for Political Social Work with $1 Million Bequest

June 26, 2014 by  
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Humphreys Supports Institute for Political Social Work with $1 Million Bequest

Social worker, educator and political activist Nancy Humphreys has made a $1 million bequest to support the Institute for Political Social Work at UConn to encourage social workers to take an active role in politics. Humphreys’ bequest will help ensure the continued success of the Institute, which she founded at the School of Social Work […]

Three MSW Graduates Honored by CWEALF

June 16, 2014 by  
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Three MSW Graduates Honored by CWEALF

The Connecticut Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) celebrated their 40th anniversary recently by honoring women who exemplified leadership, potential to excel and commitment to their communities. Three MSW graduates were among the forty women honored. Jillian Gilchrest MSW ’06 is the Director of Public Policy and Communication at the Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services in […]

Ashley Walker, MSW Student, Receives Award

June 5, 2014 by  
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Ashley Walker, MSW Student, Receives Award

MSW student Ashley Walker was awarded the Extraordinary Bookshare Group Facilitator for 2014 from South Side Family Resource Center a program of the Bristol Public School system. Ashley is the first UConn SSW student to receive this recognition. Ashley just completed her first year internship as a Group Work concentration student with a Focused Area […]

Professional Development Programs Announced

May 16, 2014 by  
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Professional Development Programs Announced

Register Today and Earn CECs. Twelve one-day seminars are scheduled for June, July and August. Topics include: Ethical Decision Making; Painting from the Heart; Social Workers as Forensic Evaluators; Parent Management Training; Beyond Cultural Competence; Systemic Social Work: Mind-Sets and Unusual Questions; Client Violence: Assessment and Management; Spanish for Working with Latino Families and Children; […]

Heidi McIntosh MSW ’98 Tapped for Leadership Position in NASW

May 7, 2014 by  
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Heidi McIntosh MSW ’98 Tapped for Leadership Position in NASW

The National Association of Social Workers has selected Heidi McIntosh, MSW ‘98, as its Deputy Director of Programs. For more than 15 years, Heidi has provided both state and national leadership for human services to promote positive growth and development among children, youth and their families. At NASW, she will lead the 130,000 member organization’s […]

Dr. Negroni Recruiting Latino/a Graduates for a Research Study

May 7, 2014 by  
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Dr. Negroni Recruiting Latino/a Graduates for a Research Study

If you are a Latino/a MSW graduate from the UConn School of Social Work from 1984 through 2014, please volunteer for a research study. Dr. Lirio Negroni is exploring the factors that influenced Latino/a alumni to apply to the UConn School of Social Work, the challenges they encountered, the factors that helped them complete their […]

Doctoral Student Accepted to the Research to Practice Institute

May 2, 2014 by  
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Doctoral Student Accepted to the Research to Practice Institute

Christina M. Chiarelli-Helminiak was accepted to attend the Network for Social Work Management’s 2014 Research to Practice Institute (RPI). Only 12 doctoral students from around the country with research interests in organizational management and leadership were accepted to attend the 2nd annual RPI. The goal of this one-day institute is to support the research trajectory […]

Dr. Robert Fisher Selected for Fulbright Award

April 29, 2014 by  
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Dr. Robert Fisher Selected for Fulbright Award

Robert Fisher receives prestigious Fulbright award. As a Fulbright Scholar he will teach and research in Austria during the Spring 2015 semester. Dr. Fisher will be teaching social science courses at the University of Innsbruck. His research project “Community and Civil Society in Austria: A Comparative Perspective” will compare state, market, and civil society developments […]

2013 – 2014 Scholarship Award Recipients

April 22, 2014 by  
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2013 – 2014 Scholarship Award Recipients

Each year the School of Social Work holds a Scholarship Awards Ceremony. It is a wonderful opportunity to bring together students, alumni and donors to recognize the outstanding academic achievements and professional contributions of our MSW, PhD and Non-Degree students. A highlight of the event is the special remarks by a donor, their family or […]