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

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.

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.