Social Work at Sacred Heart University is pleased to offer both undergraduate (BSW) and graduate (MSW) social work programs. Both programs prepare future social workers to integrate micro, mezzo, and macro practice to best serve client systems in an ever-changing world within a social justice framework utilizing the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.
Social work is a profession committed to working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and the community to maximize well-being and to help resolve, minimize, or prevent problems in living. Sacred Heart University’s Social Work Programs consist of individualized learning, close faculty contact and advisement, and a highly personal focus.
Social Workers practice in a variety of settings such as, schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, substance abuse and rehabilitation agencies, juvenile and adult probation, and many other public and private agencies. For more information about careers in social work, visit the National Association of Social Workers website.
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SHU Partners with Western Connecticut Health Network to Support Improved Outcomes for High-Risk Patients
November 3, 2017
Sacred Heart University has forged a partnership with Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) who, along with other health care agencies and community service providers, is focused on using a team-based approach to partner with high risk patients and improve their health care access and outcomes. The collaboration has resulted in an interprofessional student “health-care hotspotting” program—essentially a data-driven process to identify high needs patients who could benefit from more active outreach to engage them in their healthcare, supported by student teams.
Sacred Heart University Awards Tenure, Promotions
April 18, 2017
Sacred Heart University has awarded tenure to nine faculty members, seven of whom also earned promotions. In addition, seven additional members were promoted.
Students Spend Spring Break Volunteering in South America and the U.S.
March 17, 2017
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—More than 50 Sacred Heart University students, faculty and staff traded in a week of vacation for a week of volunteering in South America with human aid organizations and stateside with Habitat for Humanity. During spring break, the Office of Volunteer Programs and Service Learning coordinated international service programs to Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Four faculty, 49 students and two staff members participated. Each trip was distinct, both in service and cultural immersion, said Matthew Kaye, director of Volunteer Programs and Service Learning.