School of Social Work

A mourner from the Nepali community, unable to attend the funeral for Ashish KC due to social distancing restrictions, reacts in the parking lot outside of the Maryland Cremation services in Millersville, Maryland on May 20, 2020. - Ashish died in a drowning but due to restrictions in place amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, only eight close family members and friends were allowed to attend the ceremony inside, while more then 30 waited outside. Mourners inside live streamed the funeral to family back in Nepal and to those waiting just outside. The coronavirus pandemic has drastically altered the way we are able to mourn and say goodbye to loved ones. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

How Americans are Coping with COVID-19 Stress

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

Spring 2020 Scholarship Facilitation Fund Announcement

Through this program, the OVPR is able to provide up to $2,000 to UConn faculty across all disciplines, on a competitive basis, to promote, support, and enhance research, scholarship and creative endeavors.

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Reproductive Justice and How it Affects Incarcerated Women

UConn School of Social Work doctoral student Crystal Hayes co-authored a publication in the American Journal of Public Health titled Reproductive Justice Disrupted: Mass Incarceration as a Driver of Reproductive Oppression. Her dissertation work explores issues of white supremacy and mass incarceration at the intersections of race, gender, and reproductive justice. “Crystal Hayes impressively takes […]

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New School of Social Work Faculty Member Regina Lester-Harriat

Regina Lester-Harriat, LMSW recently joined the School of Social Work faculty as an assistant professor-in-residence. She earned her MSW in 2008  from UConn and was a long-standing field instructor for the School. While a student, Regina studied casework with a focus on women and children in families. She is a former school social worker with […]

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Three Students Named Fellows of Leadership Program

The fellowship program is one of 52 across the country that focus on improving the health care delivery system for children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Jenquel, who crossed the U.S., Mexico border with her mother and siblings, speaks with volunteers at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. Once families and individuals are released from Customs and Border Protection to continue their legal process, they are brought to the center to rest, clean up, enjoy a meal, and get guidance to their next destination. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Op-ed: Migrant Children’s Rights to Health and Rehabilitation

The U.S. should provide child migrants with community-based alternatives, not detention, say two School of Social Work professors.

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Targeting Alcohol Abuse with Emotion Regulation Strategies

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

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

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

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 […]