Nancy Humphreys Urges Political Activism for Social Workers

April 11, 2014 by  
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Nancy Humphreys Urges Political Activism for Social Workers

Scores of students and former students of the University of Connecticut’s School of Social Work gathered at the West Hartford Campus during the weekend to pay tribute to the venerable Nancy A. Humphreys who is retiring from her tenure as founder and director of the Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work more…

Connecticut Partnership for Child Welfare Excellence: A Collaboration Between the UConn School of Social Work and the CT Department of Children & Families

April 7, 2014 by  
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Connecticut Partnership for Child Welfare Excellence: A Collaboration Between the UConn School of Social Work and the CT Department of Children & Families

UConn SSW and DCF Awarded Federal Grant to Establish the Connecticut Partnership for Child Welfare Excellence     Federal Grant Supports Partnership between UConn and DCF to Prepare Graduates for Family-Centered, Strengths-Based Social Work $735,000 Five-Year Grant to Develop 35 MSW Graduates and Enhance Agency Diversity The federal Children’s Bureau selected the Connecticut Department of […]

New Study Shows Cambodian Refugees Have Poor Health Despite Access To Care

April 3, 2014 by  
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New Study Shows Cambodian Refugees Have Poor Health Despite Access To Care

Dr. Megan Berthold, Assistant Professor at the UConn School of Social Work, has been collaborating closely with Khmer Health Advocates and the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma on a CDC funded study that documented the relationship between comorbid mental and physical health in Cambodian refugee survivors of the Pol Pot genocide. Cambodian refugees reported poor […]

Shaundricka Ranel MSW ’11 a Top Ten Semifinalist

April 3, 2014 by  
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Shaundricka Ranel MSW ’11 a Top Ten Semifinalist

Getting a job after passing the bar can be tough. But 10 third-year law students in nine states are one step closer to winning a new position – the top prize in a unique contest – and fulfilling their dreams of becoming attorneys who advocate for children. One of the ten semifinalists is UConn School […]

Beth Sharkey MSW ’01 Appointed to NASW CT Board of Directors

March 26, 2014 by  
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Beth Sharkey MSW ’01 Appointed to NASW CT Board of Directors

Beth Sharkey MSW ‘01, Associate Director of Outreach at the UConn SSW, has been appointed as Secretary of the NASW CT Chapter Board of Directors. As a chapter officer she is also a member of the Executive Committee and will be closely involved with the development of the organization’s goals, program plans, activities and policy […]

SSW Student Receives Two Veterans Awards

March 20, 2014 by  
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SSW Student Receives Two Veterans Awards

There are over 700 student veterans attending the University of Connecticut and many are highly involved in supporting the community from veteran outreach in downtown Hartford to setting up study sessions for biology students on campus. The Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs is committed to recognizing these students and has implemented a Veteran […]

Dean Raheim Receives Outstanding Alumni Award from her Alma Mater

March 18, 2014 by  
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Dean Raheim Receives Outstanding Alumni Award from her Alma Mater

Bowie State University College of Professional Studies awarded Dean Raheim with their Outstanding Alumni Award on Saturday, March 15, 2014. “Your work in higher education, especially as Dean of the University of Connecticut School of Social Work, poignantly demonstrates how our alumni are making a positive difference in the lives of others”, said Jerome Schiele, […]

Robin McHaelen MSW ’94 Honored With the Upstander Award

February 27, 2014 by  
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Robin McHaelen MSW ’94 Honored With the Upstander Award

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) honored Robin McHaelen, Executive Director of True Colors, Inc., with the Upstander Award for promoting safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth. She received the award along with Magic and Cookie Johnson and filmmaker, Lance Bass whose documentary short raised awareness concerning LBGT youth. Robin McHaelen founded True Colors in […]

Safe Zone Training

February 7, 2014 by  
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Safe Zone Training

Great News! Forty members of the School of Social Work faculty and staff completed the University’s Safe Zone Training during the 2013 – 2014 academic year. The Safe Zone workshop offers a highly interactive learning experience about being an ally within and to the lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, genderqueer, pansexual, two-spirited, and others in the […]

Training for Adoption Competency (TAC)

January 16, 2014 by  
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Training for Adoption Competency (TAC)

There are a limited number of slots available for Training for Adoption Competency (TAC). The application deadline is February 17, 2014. There are a few partial scholarships available. For detailed information, a brochure and application visit the TAC web page. TAC is: The TAC is a training program specifically developed to provide social workers and […]