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UConn Group to Spend Spring Break Assisting Asylum Applicants

A team led by UConn Law's Asylum and Human Rights Clinic will spend the break at a detention facility offering free legal help and social work assessments and support to female detainees from Central America.

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Nina Rovinelli Heller

Dean Heller Appointed Interim Director of the Hartford Campus

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Mun Choi announced that Dr. Nina Rovinelli Heller, the Dean and Zachs Endowed Professor of Social Work, will serve as Interim Director of the Hartford Campus in addition to leading the School of Social Work. “She is a talented and committed leader who will oversee the transition of […]

Windham Task Force

SSW Alumni Recognized as Hometown Heroes

Each year, the Hartford Courant newspaper recognizes outstanding individuals for their service to the community. This year, these “Hometown Heroes” include UConn School of Social Work MSW and PhD alumni. Tynisha Tyson ’05 MSW, is a School Social Worker in the Hartford Public Schools.  Her caseload includes children experiencing abuse, neglect, abandonment and extreme poverty. There are […]

Julia Jordan-Zachery '97 Ph.D., Director of Black Studies at Providence College, speaks at the launch event of the Collaborative to Advance Equity Through Research on Women and Girls of Color on 9.28.2016. (Bri Diaz/UConn Photo)

UConn Joins National Research Initiative on Women and Girls of Color

UConn's new 'Collaborative' will conduct research on race and gender in science and technology.

Michael Fendrich

SSW to Study Pediatric Emergency Department Use for Behavioral Health Concerns

The Children’s Fund of Connecticut (CFC) awarded a $57,500 grant to the UConn School of Social Work to evaluate the impact of the Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services (EMPS) program on emergency department utilization (ED) among youth with behavioral health concerns. The research team, led by Michael Fendrich, PhD (Associate Dean for Research), will use administrative data […]

Crystal Hayes

Crystal Hayes Awarded White House Equity Grant

Doctoral student, Crystal Hayes, will conduct a pilot study using focus groups to better understand the birthing experiences of incarcerated women in Massachusetts. The study will identify the most important issues for the Prison Birth Project’s anti-shackling advocacy campaign in Massachusetts and the impact the organization has on the actual birthing experiences of women and […]

Linda Frisman

Social Work Researchers Say Gun Removals May Decrease Suicides

The research of Drs. Linda Frisman and Hsiu-Ju Lin, and eight other colleagues, is the focus of an Atlantic Monthly article, The Gun Law Saving Lives in Connecticut. In 1999, Connecticut became the first state to pass a law authorizing police to temporarily remove guns from individuals when there is probable cause they pose a significant risk […]

Scholarship Facilitation Grants Awarded to Three School of Social Work Faculty

This past July, the Vice President for Research awarded three new Scholarship Facilitation Fund grants of approximately $2K per award to School of Social Work faculty.  Two of the awardees (Drs. Kennedy and Wilson) will use the funds to conduct research specifically related to trauma and victimization.  The third awardee (Dr. Werkmeister Rozas) will use […]

Michael Fendrich

Grant to Improve Pain Self-Management and Health Outcomes

Dr. Michael Fendrich, Associate Dean for Research, is a co-investigator on a recently awarded, 5-year, NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research grant for over $1 Million.  The grant, awarded to Dr. Angela Starkweather of the UConn School of Nursing, focuses on building teams of researchers who can investigate strategies for enhancing the self-management of pain.  Sharing […]