School of Social Work

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MSW Students Among UConn Contact Tracers Helping State Fight COVID-19

Nearly 100 UConn students, including 11 students in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program, are doing their part to stem the spread of COVID-19 through working as contact tracers for the state Department of Public Health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), case investigation and contact tracing is key to […]

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New Social Work-DCF Partnership Prepares Students to Work With Latino Families

The School of Social Work has launched a new track for Spanish-speaking Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) students, which prepares them to work with Latino families in child welfare and protection.

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UConn Magazine: Just Folk

Lara Herscovitch ’95 MSW spent nearly two decades leading a dual life. Weekdays, she was a social worker. At night or on weekends she would head to a recording studio, an open mic night, or a scheduled performance.

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Students Partner With Older Adults to Combat Pandemic Isolation

UConn School of Social work students are connecting with older adults in Hartford and the surrounding area to help combat that isolation as part of a new research project known as SLIP: the Social isolation/Loneliness Intergenerational Project.

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UConn Hartford Power Voting Corps Plays Important Role in Historic Election Day

In an election where more Americans voted than ever before and images of voting lines stretching several city blocks flooded the media, polling site volunteers were as important as ever to keep things running smoothly and keep voters safe. Students from the UConn School of Social Work and the UConn Hartford Power Voting Corps, an […]

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Social Work Faculty Earn UConn Research Awards

Four UConn School of Social Work faculty members received funding to support their projects under two major internal award programs from the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). Michael Fendrich, professor and associate dean for research, was awarded a $50,000 grant for his project, “Tailoring a Mindful Intervention to Enhance Opioid Treatment Outcomes […]

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UConn Researcher Receives CDC Grant to Develop Social Media-Based Intervention to Prevent Gun Injury

UConn's Caitlin Elsaesser has received a $250,000 award from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to research how social media contributes to youth firearm violence.

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Linking Together for Mental Health Awareness

On Saturday, October 10 — World Mental Health Day — a team from UConn Hartford including the School of Social Work will participate in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and suicide prevention. The Linked 4 Life event, sponsored by the Jordan Porco Foundation […]

Brave Space: Kelly Ha

Master's of Social Work student Kelly Ha talks about her experiences as an Asian-American student in this first installment of the Brave Space podcast series.

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MSW Students Heading to Work Supporting Children, Families in Hartford Public Schools

The UConn School of Social Work is partnering with Hartford Public Schools to provide services for the district's students during this tumultuous year.