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Deaf children with hearing aids in a school class room using sign language, a ten year-old boy and a school teacher communicate with their fingers and gesture, the boy wears a cochlear implant and is feeling through his fingers the vibrations from his teacher's voice box. The boy wears green t-shirt . The back ground are the walls of a school class room, a younger deaf child looks on.

Two MSW Students Named Fellows of Leadership Program

Two UConn School of Social Work students were recently named fellows of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program. The fellowships seek to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities, by preparing trainees from diverse professional disciplines to assume leadership roles in their respective fields and by ensuring high levels […]

Booy with Down Syndrome plays with therapist during a play therapy session.

MSW Students Accepted to Autism Spectrum Disorders Interdisciplinary Training Program

Nine UConn master’s students were accepted into a federally funded multidisciplinary training program on serving young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and high intensity needs. The students represent Social Work, Speech and Language, and Special Education. Preparing our future professionals: Interdisciplinary training to serve young children with Autism and high intensity needs is funded […]

School of Social Work

Meet UConn School of Social Work’s New Faculty

This August, Kelsi Carolan and Gio Iacono joined the School of Social Work as new assistant professors in the Individuals, Groups and Families Practice concentration. Kelsi Carolan, PhD, is a licensed clinical social worker. Her research investigates how systemic inequities degrade quality of life in the context of chronic disease and disability, with a particular […]

Joanne Corbin

Meet New Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Joanne Corbin

In an email to faculty and staff, Dean Nina Heller said “I am delighted to announce that Dr. Joanne Corbin has accepted our offer as the next Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. She is completing her work at Smith College where she is serving as the Director of their PhD Program and will join our […]

Winston Johnson

Meet Alumnus Winston Johnson

Winston Johnson, a 1974 MSW graduate of the School of Social Work, is set to embark on his second retirement. Winston has had a long relationship with the School of Social Work as an advisor, field instructor and adjunct faculty member. He has always had a passion for giving back to his alma mater. Read […]

Woman in Prison

Reproductive Justice and How it Affects Incarcerated Women

UConn School of Social Work doctoral student Crystal Hayes co-authored a publication in the American Journal of Public Health titled Reproductive Justice Disrupted: Mass Incarceration as a Driver of Reproductive Oppression. Her dissertation work explores issues of white supremacy and mass incarceration at the intersections of race, gender, and reproductive justice. “Crystal Hayes impressively takes […]

Regina Lester-Harriat

New School of Social Work Faculty Member Regina Lester-Harriat

Regina Lester-Harriat, LMSW recently joined the School of Social Work faculty as an assistant professor-in-residence. She earned her MSW in 2008  from UConn and was a long-standing field instructor for the School. While a student, Regina studied casework with a focus on women and children in families. She is a former school social worker with […]

Mom and son laugh together while playing in living room

Three Students Named Fellows of Leadership Program

The fellowship program is one of 52 across the country that focus on improving the health care delivery system for children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Doctoral Student Awarded Dissertation Grant

Sarah Dodd was recently awarded a dissertation research grant from the Association of Title IX Coordinators (ATIXA).  The award will support Sarah as she completes work on her dissertation, The Impact of the Sexual Assault Reporting Climate on Reporting or Disclosing Sexual Assault to College Officials for LGBTQ Identified Students. “Sarah’s dissertation work at the […]

Campus Dialogue Fellowship Teams

Two teams of Social Work faculty and staff have been awarded funding from the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center to participate in UConn’s Initiative on Campus Dialogues (ICD) Fellowship Program. The 2019-2020 year focuses on creating dialogue in the classroom. Five fellowships were awarded this year and the School of Social Work received two! Milagros […]