School of Social Work

Taylor Vander Laan, a social worker from Grand Rapids Mich., practices sharing his story during the Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work campaign school for social workers at the Hartford Club on Feb. 23, 2024.

UConn’s Campaign School for Social Workers Challenges Everyone Affected by Politics to Get Involved

'Politics can feel like an insiders’ game, so we work to give attendees the knowledge, skills, and confidence to participate'

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Q&A: Meet the School of Social Work Ph.D. Student Alberto Cifuentes, Jr.

Cifuentes, Jr.’s research focuses on the effects of stigmatization on an under-studied group: male sex workers.

A woman in a public setting looks with determination at the open screen of a laptop computer.

UConn School of Social Work Launches Fully Online and Part-time Master’s Degree Program

The new program offers access and affordability to meet the growing demand for social workers nationwide

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Kesem: Camp, Care, and Connections for Kids Impacted by a Parent’s Cancer

Camp Kesem UConn is gearing up to host its third summer camp to support children whose caregivers have cancer

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'

Aerial image of the University of Connecticut during Fall 2023.

InCHIP Seeds New Projects Aimed at Improving Human Health

InCHIP has funded seven innovative pilot studies that aim to improve public and human health and wellbeing consistent with UConn's mission

Dr. Linda Sprague Martinez Named Director of the Health Disparities Institute at UConn Health

The Health Disparities Institute at UConn Health is now led by Director Dr. Linda Sprague Martinez, also a newly appointed affiliate faculty member in the UConn School of Social Work.

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UConn School of Social Work’s Innovations Institute Expands Expertise to Promote the Well-being of Infants and Young Children

'For some children the need for mental health support—and the questions their parents have around social and emotional development—start well before school'

Karen Gorman and Penny Thompson speak with Katie Malgioglio and Randi Mendes near the Aroostook River.

EPA Awards $5M Grant to Support UConn’s Technical Assistance for Brownfields Program

Brownfield sites may present environmentally hazardous conditions for residents residing near such properties.

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