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Ensuring Health Care Access for Youth in the Child Welfare System

Mathematica and UConn’s Innovations Institute partner to advance policymakers’ understanding of how Medicaid and child welfare agencies ensure youth in the child welfare system receive access to health care The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) has awarded a 10-month contract to Mathematica to help the commission better understand the role and responsibilities […]

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UConn School of Social Work’s Innovations Institute Expands Expertise to Promote the Well-being of Infants and Young Children

For some children the need for mental health support—and the questions their parents have around social and emotional development—start well before school Innovations Institute, in the UConn School of Social Work, is welcoming a new team of specialists focused on the behavioral health of parents, infants, and very young children. Research has demonstrated that the […]

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Supporting the Mental Health Crisis Workforce to Address the Needs of the LGBTQ+

The UConn School of Social Work’s Innovations Institute has launched a new training program for crisis counselors and first responders. As the nation works to build the systems and services necessary to respond to the U.S. mental health crisis, the workforce within those systems require support and specialized training to effectively address the needs of […]

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Data Experts at School of Social Work’s National SOGIE Center Take Lead Role in Supporting Justice-Involved LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirit Youth

The National SOGIE Center, at the School of Social Work’s Innovations Institute, has partnered with The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges in a new U.S. Department of Justice grant to develop a National Resource Center to support Justice-Involved LGBTQ2S+ Youth The National Council of Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) received a newly established […]

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School of Social Work Welcomes Innovations Institute to Improve Child and Family Services Nationwide

With the addition of Innovations Institute, the School expands UConn’s leadership and contributions nationwide The UConn School of Social Work (SSW) is pleased to announce the arrival of Innovations Institute. A University institute of the SSW, Innovations Institute extends the School’s commitment to social, racial, and economic justice and the improvement of human well-being nationwide. […]

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