Ziba Kashef

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Two young women of color look at a smart phone while sitting together in a park.

Study Finds Young Women of Color in Hartford Use Social Media to Navigate Relationships and Meet Developmental Needs

'Social media allows girls to connect with their peers and friends, to nurture and observe the growth of these relationships, and to work out issues in those relationships'

A young man puts his hand on the shoulder of a companion in a reassuring gesture.

Social Work Research Explores the Effects of ‘Enduring Relationships’ for Older Youth in Foster Care

On any given day, 93,000 young people aged 14 and older are in foster care in the US

Intersex-inclusive pride flag. New LGBTQIA+ Progress pride flag.

UConn Social Work Researcher Investigates a Mindfulness Mental Health Intervention for LGBTQIA+ Youth

'There are significant mental and sexual health disparities among LGBTQIA+ youth that require urgent attention'

School of Social Work Ph.D. student Madri Hall-Faul

Q&A: Meet the School of Social Work Ph.D. Student Madri Hall-Faul

Hall-Faul's research focuses on how social welfare policy affects the social and economic rights of families living in poverty.

A mother with her two sons.

Social Work Research Informs Effort to Improve Equity in Early Childhood Intervention

A diverse workforce is needed to meet the needs of a diverse community

Exterior views of the School of Social Work (SSW) in Hartford.

Laura Curran Named as Next Dean of UConn School of Social Work

'Dr. Curran demonstrates a clear understanding of the mission of our School of Social Work, with a commitment to social, racial, and economic justice and the improvement of human well-being'

New Scholars in Aging Program Prepares Social Work Students to Serve Growing Older Adult Population

The program fills a critical need for Connecticut, which has the 6th highest population of adults 65 and older in the nation

UConn School of Social Work Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Over nearly eight decades, the School has grown to become a vital institution with national and global reach

Social Work Researcher Seeks to Re-engage Black and African American Older Adults Isolated by COVID-19

Working to reconnect people with the activities and social ties that sustained them before the pandemic

The UConn large letter sign at dusk on June 12, 2021.

UConn Nursing, Social Work Awarded $6M to Address Workforce Shortages in Critical Fields

The funds will help grow the ranks of social workers and nurses in Connecticut