School of Social Work

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.

A candle burning.

University’s First African-American Professor Dies

Rollin Charles Williams, emeritus professor of social work, is fondly remembered for his devotion to UConn, academics, and music.

Salome Raheim, dean of social work, speaks to students during a Kingian nonviolence youth academy held at Weaver High School in Hartford on July 23, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Social Work Dean Encourages Hartford Students to be Nonviolence Leaders

Dean Salome Raheim was the keynote speaker launching a nonviolence leadership academy for Hartford-area students.

Lynn Healy, professor of social work. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Distinguished Professor Lynne Healy Brings International Prominence to School of Social Work

Healy has spent the past three decades preparing social workers for deployment in an increasingly diverse world.

Catherine Havens ’74 MSW, ’84 JD, center with back to camera, leads a roundtable discussion on current issues in social work with alumni from the School of Social Work. Clockwise from left, Carlos Rivera ’94 MSW, Patricia Wilcox ’78 MSW, Joseph Bisson ’93 MSW, Heidi McIntosh ’92 (SFS), ’98 MSW, and Robin McHaelen, ’94 MSW.

Challenges in Social Work Today

A panel of alumni from the School of Social Work discusses current issues and challenges in the field of social work.

Social Work Researchers Studying Relief Efforts for Iraqi Refugees

The displacement of half a million people from Iraq as a result of the U.S.-led war is a humanitarian crisis that has long-term consequences for Iraq and neighboring countries, according to social work researchers Kathryn Libal and Scott Harding. Yet, they say, while the media have focused on U.S. military casualties and other costs of the war in Iraq, the displacement crisis has been largely ignored. Since 2006, the two researchers have been studying how services are being provided to Iraqi refugees in Jordan.