Deb Migneault MSW ‘04 Participates in Governor’s Bill-Signing Ceremony

August 2, 2012 by  
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Deb Migneault MSW ‘04 Participates in Governor’s Bill-Signing Ceremony

Special projects coordinator and community liaison for the Connecticut Commission on Aging, Deborah Migneault MSW ’04, recently participated in a bill-signing ceremony with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for a bill that enhances the rights of grandparents seeking visitation rights with their grandchildren. Deb, who has been with the Connecticut Commission on Aging (CoA) since July […]

News from Briggitte Brown, MSW ‘11

August 1, 2012 by  
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News from Briggitte Brown, MSW ‘11

After graduation, Briggitte Brown, MSW ’11 accepted a position at the Village for Families and Children as a multi-dimensional family therapist where she provides in home substance abuse services to adolescents and their families. According to Briggitte, “this position is very intensive and fuels more of a fire in me to assist in changing systems […]

Social Work Dean Encourages Hartford Students to be Nonviolence Leaders

July 25, 2012 by  
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Social Work Dean Encourages Hartford Students to be Nonviolence Leaders

As a young girl growing up on state assistance in Baltimore’s troubled Harlem Park neighborhood, Salome Raheim experienced firsthand the challenges that come from economic and racial disparities, and how prejudices can arise from stereotypes and limited knowledge. Yet Raheim persevered. She was the first in her family to graduate high school. She not only […]

Dean Salome Raheim Featured Speaker at Stowe Center Program Series

July 20, 2012 by  
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Dean Salome Raheim Featured Speaker at Stowe Center Program Series

THEM: Images and Attitudes That Separate Us was the focus of an event at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford on Thursday, July 19. Dean Salome Raheim; Rev. Dr. Michael Williams MSW ‘97, CT Department of Children and Families; Rabbi Donna Berman, Charter Oak Cultural Center; and Tokuji Okamoto, Our Piece of the Pie […]

MSW Alum and Current Ph.D. Student Appointed to State Task Force

July 18, 2012 by  
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MSW Alum and Current Ph.D. Student Appointed to State Task Force

Dwight Norwood MSW ‘07 has been appointed by House Speaker Christopher Donovan to a State Task Force to Study “Aging in Place”. Norwood is a Ph.D. student at the UConn SSW, the Director of St. Luke’s Eldercare Services Gatekeeper program and a consultant to mental health agencies throughout the state implementing Gatekeeper programs. In addition, […]

Dr. Lisa Werkmeister Rozas Awarded UConn Small Faculty Grant

July 17, 2012 by  
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Dr. Lisa Werkmeister Rozas Awarded UConn Small Faculty Grant

Associate Professor Lisa Werkmeister Rozas was recently awarded a UConn Small Faculty Grant to conduct focus groups of Germans to explore what it means to them to be “German”. In cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences, Merseburg, Germany, Dr. Werkmeister Rozas and her colleague Professor Johannes Herwig-Lempp hope to have a range of participants, […]

Distinguished Professor Lynne Healy Brings International Prominence to School of Social Work

June 18, 2012 by  
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Distinguished Professor Lynne Healy Brings International Prominence to School of Social Work

Lynne Healy has spent the past three decades preparing new generations of social workers for deployment in an increasingly diverse world. Healy’s efforts helped secure the UConn School of Social Work’s national reputation as one of the country’s leading programs for international social work training. In recognition of Healy’s expertise, dedication, and leadership, the Board […]

SSW Community Participates in the Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade and the 5th Annual Festival del Coqui

June 5, 2012 by  
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SSW Community Participates in the Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade and the 5th Annual Festival del Coqui

The SSW is pleased to have been a sponsor of this year’s Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade and the 5th Annual Festival del Coqui. The parade and festival celebrated Hispanic contributions, culture, music and food. There were 20 participants from the SSW community including alumni, faculty, students, parents, friends and staff along with Hartford […]

Three Members of the SSW Community Will Be Honored By NASW CT at the 2012 Annual Awards Dinner

June 4, 2012 by  
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Three Members of the SSW Community Will Be Honored By NASW CT at the 2012 Annual Awards Dinner

For details and registration information visit the NASW Connecticut Chapter website. Registration deadline is June 12, 2012.  

Nancy Pearce MSW ’88 Author, National and International Trainer

June 4, 2012 by  
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Nancy Pearce MSW ’88 Author, National and International Trainer

Since earning her MSW degree in 1988, Nancy Pearce has been working with persons who have dementia and with those impacted by the disease progression. She travels extensively teaching families, friends and professionals how to communicate and connect effectively with persons with dementia and to create a more supportive community of care. Nancy recently revised […]