School of Social Work

SSW Welcomes Dr. Caitlin Elsaesser to the Faculty

Dr. Elsaesser joined the School of Social Work faculty in August. She teaches research in the MSW and doctoral programs.  Her research agenda focuses on evaluating the developmental impact of childhood violence exposure and victimization over the life course. She is examining and contributing much needed insight into how specific forms of violence exposure and/or […]

Anne D'Alleva, dean of the School of Fine Arts, at the William Benton Museum of Art. (Peter Morenus/UConn File Photo)

Provost Appoints Two New Deans

Provost Mun Choi has appointed Anne D'Alleva as dean of the School of Fine Arts and Nina Heller as interim dean of the School of Social Work.

Prospect Street/Arch Street Aerial View. (HB Nitkin Group, Ramba, Robert A.M. Stern Architects LLP)

Construction to Begin at Downtown Hartford Campus

The Board of Trustees has approved a $115 million design budget to begin construction work at the main building that will anchor UConn Hartford.

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Social Work Professor Catherine Havens Dies

A faculty member in Social Work for 38 years, Havens also was longtime associate dean for academic affairs and director of the MSW program.

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Social Work Practice and the Ongoing Impact of History

UConn social work students explore the continuing effects of the Holocaust in Germany, while students from Merseburg learn about the history of race and its legacy in the U.S.

Alex Gitterman, professor of social work, meets with graduate students at the School of Social Work on Aug. 28, 2014. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

In Social Work Practice, One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Social work professor Alex Gitterman argues that an ‘evidence-based’ approach is not sufficient to address complex social problems.

Former Social Work Dean Makes $1M Bequest to School

Nancy Humphreys’ bequest will support a program that encourages social workers to take an active role in politics.

Interprofessional Health Care

AHEC students work and learn in interprofessional teams to provide care for the urban underserved.

UConn School of Social Work Dean Salome Raheim (left) with Darla Spence Coffey, president of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), during a recent White House briefing on the importance of social workers during and after implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (Photo courtesy of the Council on Social Work Education.)

Social Work Dean Attends Briefing on Affordable Care Act

Social work educators convene in Washington, D.C.

Khaliyl Lane (MSW'13) speaking at a Congressional Foster Youth Internship Briefing on Aug. 31,2013 in Washington, D.C. Lane, who grew up in Connecticut's foster care system, participated in the briefing as an intern from U.S.Sen.Richard Blumenthal's office. The briefing was sponsored by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI). Lane spent several months this summer working in Sen. Blumenthal's office and advising the senator and his staff on issues related to foster care and other matters as part of his internship. He was hired as a full-time staff member at the end of the program. (Allison Cappa for UConn)

Social Work Graduate Overcomes Obstacles to Find Success in Washington, D.C.

Khaliyl Lane '10 (CLAS), '13 MSW, grew up in Connecticut's foster care system and now works for U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.