Regina Lester-Harriat, LMSW

Assistant Professor in Residence

Regina Lester-Harriat, LMSW is an assistant professor-in-residence. She is a 2008 graduate of the UConn School of Social Work and 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 nearly two decades of experience working in public, charter and independent school systems. She teaches courses in the Individuals, Families and Groups (IGFP) concentration as well as the Direct Practice in Schools course.

Research Interests
The role of religion in building emotional resilience in women
Building emotional resilience in children and adolescents
Trauma-informed practice with children and adolescents
Child and adolescent mental health disorders
Child and adolescent substance abuse
Teens and suicide
The experience of African-American families in the foster care system

Curriculum Vitae

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Regina Lester-Harriat
Contact Information
Phone(959) 200-3677
Office LocationRoom 323 HSSW