The Center for International Social Work Studies
The Center for International Social Work Studies (CISWS) was established in 1992 to promote knowledge building and professional competence in international social work and human rights. While broadly focused on international knowledge related to social work and social development, the Center emphasizes the application of a global and human rights perspective to social workers’ practice in their own communities and internationally.
Innovations Institute at the UConn School of Social Work advances research-based, inclusive, culturally responsive, and transformative solutions for child-, youth-, and family-serving systems, and supports the workforce within these systems. They do this work in partnership with government agencies, health care providers, youth and their families, and community-based organizations to improve outcomes for and with children, youth, and their families.
Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work
The Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work was founded to increase the political participation and power of social workers and the clients and communities we serve. The Humphreys Institute prepares social workers to lead in politics through our renowned Campaign School for Social Workers, nonpartisan voter engagement training, and resources to integrate civic engagement into curricula and field education.
Puerto Rican and Latin@ Studies Project
The Puerto Rican and Latin@ Studies Project was founded in 1980 under the leadership of Dr. Julio Morales as a model program funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The Project is unique because of its mission to advance the well-being of Latin@s through education, research, and community engagement on local, national and global levels.