School of Social Work

Megan Feely

Child Welfare Research with State Agencies

Working with staff and volunteers from the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, Dr. Megan Feely is developing a well-being assessment for children in foster care, designed for use by child advocates. The assessment will be based in part on two years of state data on more than 1,000 children in foster care in Missouri. […]

Lisa Werkmeister Rozas

Dr. Werkmeister Rozas Appointed BSW Program Director

Dean Nina Heller announced the appointment of Dr. Lisa Werkmeister Rozas as Director of the newly established Bachelor of Social Work Program. “Lisa brings great excitement and energy to this project and her earlier practice experience, scholarship and teaching of diversity and anti-oppressive practice bring important perspectives and skills to generalist bachelors level social work,” […]

Nate Okpych

Social Work Faculty Finds Social Capital Key to College Attendance in Foster Care Youth

Dr. Nathanael Okpych, who joined the UConn faculty this academic year, was selected to receive the 2017 Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Transforming Child Welfare Dissertation Award. As part of the award, Dr. Okpych presented his dissertation at the CSWE Child Welfare Track meeting in October. His work, with colleague Mark Courtney, was also featured […]

Refugees fleeing Cambodia in 1989. The Khmer Rouge genocide and Vietnamese occupation from 1979 to 1989 forced many Cambodians to flee to neighboring countries.(Peter Turnley/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)

Resilience in the Face of Evil

Social work professor Megan Berthold says people who survive human rights violations and trauma often have enormous strength and resilience.

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

School of Social Work to Add Bachelor’s Program

The new program responds to a workforce need in Greater Hartford and the state overall.

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Catch up on the latest research happening at UConn. In laboratories, in hospitals, and in the field, researchers are gathering data to answer critical questions facing our global community.

PRLSP Legislative Breakfast

Puerto Rican & Latin@ Studies Project Host Cafe Con Leche

Recently, the Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Project (PRLSP) hosted a Legislative Breakfast entitled “Café con Leche” with the Puerto Rican and Black Caucus at the Capitol building. The main objective of this meeting was to discuss issues and concerns affecting the “lived experiences” of Latin@s in Connecticut. The Puerto Rican Caucus and PRLSP discussed several […]

Alysse Melville

Doctoral Student Receives Doris Duke Fellowship

Doctoral student, Alysse Melville, was selected to receive a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being—seeking innovations to prevent child abuse and neglect. The fellowships are designed to develop new leaders capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation’s ability to prevent all forms of child […]

Caitlin Elsaesser

Dr. Elsaesser Recipient of Research Funding

UConn Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has announced the recipients of the Spring 2017 Scholarship Facilitation Fund (SFF) Awards. Dr. Caitlin Elsaesser was awarded funds to conduct research on “Advancing Knowledge of the Consequences of Youth Violence Exposure”. The SFF program offers support to faculty research, scholarly activities, creative works, and interdisciplinary initiatives. […]

Ann Marie Garran

Dr. Garran’s 2nd Edition of Racism in the United States Published

The second edition of Racism in the United States – Implications for the Helping Professions (Springer) by Joshua Miller, PhD and Ann Marie Garran, PhD was recently published. This comprehensive text thoroughly reviews the theories and history of racism, the sociology of and the psychology of racism, intergroup relations and intergroup conflict, and how racism is manifested institutionally, […]