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School of Social Work Extends Partnership with Office of Early Childhood

UConn School of Social Work announces the continuation of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC)–UConn Research Partnership, through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in the amount of $1.366 million through June 30, 2024. This MOA is funded through a combination of both state and federal sources. The OEC-UConn Research Partnership was established in 2018 […]

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Nate Okpych Explores Impact of “Enduring Relationships” on Older Foster Youth

Associate Professor Nate Okpych led one of the first large-scale representative studies about the effects of long-lasting, supportive relationships on older foster youth. The more than 700 youth interviewed were participants in the CalYOUTH Study, which evaluated the impact of extending the foster care age limit from 18 to 21 on youth outcomes in early […]

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Ph.D. Student Awarded Training Grant through NIDA

Ph.D. student Cynthia Nichols has been awarded a NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing Behavioral Sciences Training in Drug Abuse Research (BST) T32 program grant of $26,352 through the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The BST program provides intensive training to 16 fellows from various behavioral disciplines to gain hands-on experience conducting research, building their […]

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National Wraparound Implementation Center Expands to 16th State

The National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC) at the UConn School of Social Work’s Innovations Institute has expanded the implementation of Wraparound — a support strategy for meeting the needs of young people with complex mental health needs — to 16 states across the United States as part of broad health reform strategies. NWIC’s expertise in the research-based drivers of […]

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National SOGIE Center Research on Impact of Justice-Involved Staff

Leaders of the National Center for Youth with Diverse Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE), a collaborative of social justice organizations led by UConn School of Social Work’s Innovations Institute, have published “The influence of juvenile justice workforce’s knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs on behaviors toward youth with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions,” in […]

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SSW faculty and colleagues at CSWE conference

SSW's Cristina Mogro-Wilson (far right), associate editor of the Journal of Social Work Education, with colleagues on a panel at the 2023 CSWE conference.

ORS Communications

ORS Alert – Archive

The ORS Alert is a monthly digest that highlights recent grant awards and publications from UConn School of Social Work faculty and students. The Alert also provides information on funding, professional development opportunities, and upcoming events relevant to research and scholarship in the field of Social Work. Below are archived Alerts in chronological order.

May 2023

April 2023

March 2023

February 2023

December 2022

March 2022

February 2022

January 2022

December 2021

November 2021

October 2021

September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

SSW Research Impact Newsletter

The School of Social Work's Research Impact Newsletter is now a biannual e-newsletter that highlights recent research in a range of subject areas by our faculty and postdoctoral students. The most recent edition is available via the link below. To subscribe please email

Fall 2023

Active Grant Awards

Active Grant Awards provides a list of current grants awarded to UConn School of Social Work faculty (updated quarterly).

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