UConn School of Social Work Team Participates in Foodshare’s Annual Walk Against Hunger

May 15, 2012 by  
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UConn School of Social Work Team Participates in Foodshare’s <em>Annual Walk Against Hunger</em>

The UConn School of Social Work Team has been participating in Foodshare’s Annual Walk Against Hunger for 7 years now. Eileen Boisseau, Team Captain and SSW staff member, thanks everyone for their “continued and generous support”. “Each year we have met or exceeded our goal, helping to feed so many of our hungry neighbors here […]

Alumna Nancy Avitabile MSW ’95 Making a Difference with Older Adults

May 2, 2012 by  
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Alumna Nancy Avitabile MSW ’95 Making a Difference with Older Adults

Nancy Avitabile has been working with older adults since 1995. She is the owner of Urban Eldercare, LLC, a professional geriatric care management agency based in Manhattan. Nancy reflects on her time at the UConn SSW, “When I think about my various career achievements, I know I could never have done it without my MSW […]

Urban Semester: Learning Through Service

May 2, 2012 by  
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Urban Semester: Learning Through Service

Throughout this semester, one of UConn senior Cassandra Delone’s “classrooms” has been the bustling office of the Urban League of Greater Hartford, where she’s part of a team helping city residents navigate complex financial and housing issues. For junior Jaclyn Dougan, her “classrooms” include a Hartford nonprofit agency where she helps guide young children past […]

Dr. Lynne Healy Receives UConn BOT’s Distinguished Professor Award

April 27, 2012 by  
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Dr. Lynne Healy Receives UConn BOT’s Distinguished Professor Award

Dr. Lynne Healy was named one of the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors during the board’s April 25 meeting. Healy is an internationally known scholar in the field of international social work and a nationally recognized leader, scholar, and educator in the profession of social work. She was a visiting professor at […]

MSW Class of 2012: Patrease Hawkins

April 27, 2012 by  
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MSW Class of 2012: Patrease Hawkins

When Patrease Hawkins left her home in Laurel, Md., to attend UConn’s School of Social Work, the move was anything but easy. She was homesick, missed her family and friends, and struggled to focus academically. That Hawkins was able not only to persevere but thrive at UConn (she now carries a 3.9 GPA) is a […]

Alice Bruno MSW/JD ‘81 First Woman to Lead the Connecticut Bar Association

April 12, 2012 by  
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Alice Bruno MSW/JD ‘81 First Woman to Lead the Connecticut Bar Association

MSW alumna Alice Bruno is the first female leader in the Connecticut Bar Association’s 137-year history. Whether she was working in a law firm or as a state magistrate, serving on various legal boards and committees, or supervising more than 50 lawyers and support staff as deputy chief clerk of the New Haven judicial district, […]

Mayor Pedro Segarra Speaks About Political Advocacy in the Municipal Arena

April 12, 2012 by  
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Mayor Pedro Segarra Speaks About Political Advocacy in the Municipal Arena

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra MSW ’82, JD ’85 spoke to a full classroom of students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, April 11th. Adjunct faculty member, Charlotte Kinlock MSW ‘81, invited Mayor Segarra to speak about political advocacy in the municipal arena. He shared the challenges of being the Mayor of one of the poorest cities […]

Student Veterans and Supporters Alliance

April 9, 2012 by  
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Student Veterans and Supporters Alliance

With 7,500 veterans expected to return to CT over the next 24 months, there is an increasing need to expand services and training to effectively support this emerging constituency. To that end, students in the School of Social Work have established the Student Veterans and Supporters Alliance, a student-led organization to help fellow MSW students […]

Social Work Supports Nurturing Parents Group

April 6, 2012 by  
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Social Work Supports Nurturing Parents Group

Faculty and students in the School of Social Work are assisting the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) by providing group work training and support to groups for expecting parents and/or parents of young children. The training program is part of a pilot study that is assessing the impact of such training on curriculum-based educational groups like […]

Stacey Violante Cote MSW ’00, JD ’01 Named 40 Under 40 by Connecticut Magazine

March 21, 2012 by  
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Stacey Violante Cote MSW ’00, JD ’01 Named 40 Under 40 by Connecticut Magazine

Stacey Cote, now director of the Teen Legal Advocacy Clinic at The Center for Children’s Advocacy in Hartford, has been with the center for 10 years. She advocates for teens struggling against tremendous odds—neglect, abuse, homelessness—helping to improve their lives. She is also the lead attorney for the Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Project, where she […]