School of Social Work


Targeting Alcohol Abuse with Emotion Regulation Strategies

October 16, 2019

An interdisciplinary group of UConn researchers will test individualized interventions using emotion regulation strategies to reduce alcohol abuse in college students.

Hundreds of UConn Interprofessional Health Students Gather at UConn Health

October 9, 2019

On Oct. 4 for the annual Deans’ Afternoon more than 450 health professional students from across 9 UConn schools and programs gathered together at UConn Health.

Doctoral Student Awarded Dissertation Grant

October 7, 2019

Sarah Dodd was recently awarded a dissertation research grant from the Association of Title IX Coordinators (ATIXA).  The award will support Sarah as she completes work on her dissertation, The Impact of the Sexual Assault Reporting Climate on Reporting or Disclosing Sexual Assault to College Officials for LGBTQ Identified Students. “Sarah’s dissertation work at the […]

Campus Dialogue Fellowship Teams

September 23, 2019

Two teams of Social Work faculty and staff have been awarded funding from the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center to participate in UConn’s Initiative on Campus Dialogues (ICD) Fellowship Program. The 2019-2020 year focuses on creating dialogue in the classroom. Five fellowships were awarded this year and the School of Social Work received two! Milagros […]

Meet New Faculty Member Jon Phillips

August 19, 2019

Jon Phillips is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work. He is a licensed social worker with extensive direct practice experience working with children, youth, and families involved in the child welfare system. His research examines how interprofessional and interagency collaboration in the child welfare system affects the families who are served by […]

Cristina Wilson Appointed Research Director

August 6, 2019

Dr. Cristina Mogro-Wilson, Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, has been appointed Research Director at UConn Health, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).  Dr. Wilson will provide interdisciplinary leadership to the UCEDD, university, state and nation by identifying, developing, and evaluating research initiatives that benefit persons in Connecticut influenced and affected […]

New Book Examines Issues Facing Refugees and Asylum Seekers

July 23, 2019

A new book by a pair of School of Social Work faculty members covers the legal, historical, and contemporary issues facing refugees and asylum seekers in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. In twelve contributed chapters compiled and edited by S. Megan Berthold and Kathryn Libal, the book spans international human rights and humanitarian law as […]

SSW Represented at the 2019 Annual Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards

June 18, 2019

The Provost’s Office, UConn Alumni and The Women’s Center annually sponsor the Outstanding Senior Women Academic Achievement Awards, which recognizes undergraduate and graduate women students who have excelled academically within their school or college and demonstrated high achievement in research and service to the University community. This year, Alysse Loomis PhD ’19 and Aliyah Henry […]

Social Work Students on ‘Front Lines’ in Connecticut’s Congressional Offices

June 17, 2019

In October 2018, a Connecticut family celebrated the end of their seven-month stay at a church in Old Lyme. The parents, who had lived in New Britain for 18 years, sought sanctuary at the church when a federal deportation order threatened to send them to Pakistan after years spent struggling to obtain legal status. Their […]

Mobile Crisis Service Reduces Youth ER Visits for Behavioral Health Needs, Says Study

June 12, 2019

Youth served by Mobile Crisis had a 22 percent reduction in their rate of risk for subsequent emergency room visits during the 18 months following the intervention, according to the UConn study.

Intern of the Year Award

June 3, 2019

Anastasia Campos received the Intern of the Year award from the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI). She had the exciting opportunity to intern with two programs at CIRI.  In the Survivor Services program, Ana was responsible for providing trauma-informed social service assistance to survivors of torture and their families.  She assisted clients in […]