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

January 5, 2021

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 […]

UConn Magazine: Just Folk

November 27, 2020

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.

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

November 11, 2020

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 […]

Social Work Faculty Earn UConn Research Awards

October 27, 2020

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 […]

Linking Together for Mental Health Awareness

October 7, 2020

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 […]

Two MSW Students Named Fellows of Leadership Program

September 24, 2020

Two UConn School of Social Work students were recently named fellows of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program. The fellowships seek to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities, by preparing trainees from diverse professional disciplines to assume leadership roles in their respective fields and by ensuring high levels […]

MSW Students Accepted to Autism Spectrum Disorders Interdisciplinary Training Program

September 3, 2020

Nine UConn master’s students were accepted into a federally funded multidisciplinary training program on serving young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and high intensity needs. The students represent Social Work, Speech and Language, and Special Education. Preparing our future professionals: Interdisciplinary training to serve young children with Autism and high intensity needs is funded […]

Meet UConn School of Social Work’s New Faculty

September 2, 2020

This August, Kelsi Carolan and Gio Iacono joined the School of Social Work as new assistant professors in the Individuals, Groups and Families Practice concentration. Kelsi Carolan, PhD, is a licensed clinical social worker. Her research investigates how systemic inequities degrade quality of life in the context of chronic disease and disability, with a particular […]

Meet New Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Joanne Corbin

June 23, 2020

In an email to faculty and staff, Dean Nina Heller said “I am delighted to announce that Dr. Joanne Corbin has accepted our offer as the next Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. She is completing her work at Smith College where she is serving as the Director of their PhD Program and will join our […]

Meet Alumnus Winston Johnson

June 8, 2020

Winston Johnson, a 1974 MSW graduate of the School of Social Work, is set to embark on his second retirement. Winston has had a long relationship with the School of Social Work as an advisor, field instructor and adjunct faculty member. He has always had a passion for giving back to his alma mater. Read […]

How Americans are Coping with COVID-19 Stress

June 1, 2020

UConn researchers are studying how Americans experience and respond to stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic.