Child Welfare and Partnerships Training

In order to promote professional education for child welfare workers, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services/Division for Children, Youth and Families (NH-DCYF) and the UNH Department of Social Work are collaborating to offer Social Work students an opportunity to focus their education and future employment in the area of Child Welfare. 

Child Welfare and Partnerships Training

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Continuing Education Program

Clinical Supervision is an advanced practice skill that requires additional knowledge, expertise, and understanding for mental health clinicians. A developmental model that addresses adult learning needs and offers an integration of ways of teaching clinical practice will be utilized. Supervisory methods & techniques will be discussed & practiced.

Continuing Education Program




Graduate Students of Social Work (G.S.S.W.)

The mission of the Graduate Students of Social Work (G.S.S.W.), a student run organization, is to promote professional growth and development by providing a voice for our colleagues and leadership in the community. 


GSSW student graduating


NASW Student Memberships

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 140,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

NASW Student Memberships




National Advocacy

Social workers have a long history of advocacy in an effort to promote social and economic justice. Thanks to social workers and other advocates, we have Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, and civil rights laws.


SW students in the Dominican Republic (2014)


National Student Exchange

Since 1988, the University of New Hampshire has been a proud member of the National Student Exchange, a consortium of over 160 colleges and universities in the United States, US territories, and Canada. Through this academic program, UNH students can spend a semester or full year studying away at another member campus, and continue to make progress toward their UNH degree.






The UNH Department of Social Work places students in field internships with schools, hospitals, United Way, counseling agencies, and many other organizations throughout the region. Here are just a few of those community agencies:

Agency Agency
Arbour Counseling DCYF
Becket Family of Services Elliot Hospital
Casey Family Services Families in Transition
CLM Behavioral Health Services Greater Manchester Mental Health Center
Child & Family Services Keystone Hall
Community Partners United Way
Dana Farber Wentworth Douglass Hospital




Phi Alpha Honor Society, Pi Chi Chapter

The Purpose of Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.

Phi Alpha Honor Society, Pi Chi Chapter

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State Advocacy 

Social workers also advocate in the state of New Hampshire for policies and programs that benefit needy individuals, families, groups, and communities.
Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, as truth is of systems of thought. A theory however elegant and economical must be rejected or revised if it is untrue; likewise laws and institutions no matter how efficient and well-arranged must be reformed or abolished if they are unjust.
- John Rawls

US Senator Jean Shaheen


Students of Social Work (S.O.S.W.)

Students of Social Work (S.O.S.W.) is a group on campus dedicated to and run by Social Work students. The group provides those students (and students in other related fields) with a chance to learn more about the Social Work profession, network with professionals in the field and learn more about opportunities available to students. It is also a great way to meet new people in the major as well as professors and faculty. 


SOSW students sitting in front of T-Hall