Social Work

Academic Assistant

Florence N. Johnson
Tel: 203-396-6337

Department Chair

Bronwyn Cross-Denny, Ph.D., LCSW
Associate Professor

Contact Us

Roncalli Hall, 2nd Floor
Tel: 203-396-6337

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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‚Äôs 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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Latest News & Events

From Protest to Politics: Pastor Cori Bush

January 29, 2019

The Departments of Social Work, Sociology and the Human Journey Colloquia Series will host guest speaker Pastor Cori Bush who will present her talk, “From Protest to Politics,” on Thursday, February 7, at 11 a.m. in the Martire Center Theater (E-145) at 5401 Park Avenue, Fairfield. This event is free and open to the public. Community activist, educator and nurse Pastor Cori Bush will talk about her journey in the struggle to end police violence and resource deprivation in the St. Louis/Ferguson area. For her, the protests were and remain important, but the work evolved into more opportunities for change. Bush, a democrat, tried to unseat incumbent Lacy Clay who represents Missouri’s 1st Congressional District, bringing her progressive plans for education, health care and justice system reform to light during the campaign.

Human Trafficking

October 11, 2018

Sacred Heart University's Human Journey Colloquia Series and the Department of Social Work will present “Human Trafficking” on Wednesday, November 7, 2-4:45 p.m. in the Schine Auditorium. This colloquium on human trafficking will address the growing problem of sex and labor trafficking in Connecticut.

Sacred Heart University Receives State Grant for Opioid Prevention on Campus

January 25, 2018

Sacred Heart University assistant professors Jessica Samuolis and Victoria Osborne-Leute have received an $11,000 grant from the Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative to implement opioid use awareness and prevention activities on campus. Janice Kessler from SHU’s Wellness Center will collaborate with Samuolis and Osborne-Leute on the project.