UConn Center for International Social Work & Yerevan State University Research Collaboration
This website displays an edition of research which only came to be through the "Exchange Program" and and collaborative efforts between UConn and YSU who share professional values and long lasting friendships.
Exploring Outcomes: Armenia Travel & Research Exchange Program
Armenia Travel & Research Exchange
- To gain an understanding of transnational identifies of Syrians who are of Armenian descent and have become refugees in Armenia.
- To explore the challenges faced by these refugees, and the role that social workers could play in helping them achieve economic and social security.
- Familial and emotional changes, adaptation process, the use of technology, Armenian identity, hope for the future, and acceptance of new lifestyle.
International Social Work in Context
International Social Work
Makes connections beyond boarders
"Through exploration of definitional issues and current immigration realities… international dimensions of social work with immigrants and refugees offers opportunities to improve practice and to enhance the relevance of international social work" – Lynne Y. Healy Ph.D.
Ensuring social welfare on a global scale
Refugees and Immigrant populations are increasing and only through global outreach and research can the practice of social work be prepared for the future Welfare State
Applied Social Work Theory
Educators can support students to think beyond the classroom
"schools play a critical role in helping refugee children find some sense of safety and helps maximize their learning potential. This human rights emphasizes a social inclusion approach that requires active participation from government, school administration, the ESL teachers, teachers, the school social worker, students and their parents, refugee students and their parents, and the community. Ideally, these forces would partner together to create an environment for active learning and socialization for productive citizenry in the US" - Rebecca L. Thomas, Ph.D.