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Robert Hasson III

Assistant Professor

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Howley Hall 107


Ph.D. - Boston College School of Social Work

Brief Biography:

Robert G. Hasson III, Ph.D., LICSW is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Providence College. He holds a BA in Psychology from Saint Michael’s College, and a MSW and Ph.D. in Social Work from the Boston College School of Social Work. Robert’s research focuses on the intersection of child welfare and immigration, with a goal of informing the development of clinical interventions and polices to serve children and adolescents exposed to trauma as a result of separation from caregivers or forced migration. He currently teaches two courses in the social work department, SWK 253: Human Behavior Through the Lifespan and SWK 220: Diversity and Culture in Social Work Practice. In addition to his research and teaching, Robert maintains a small private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Clinical services for vulnerable children and families; Trauma-informed interventions; Refugees and migration; Family preservation; Child welfare

Awards and Honors:

Carolyn B. Thomas Doctoral Fellowship Boston College School of Social Work

Matthew L. Pisapia Memorial Award Boston College School of Social Work

Selected Publications:

Hasson III, R. Berger Cardoso, J. Thomas, C. Unaccompanied Refugee Minors and Migrant Youth: Policy and Practices in the United States. Encyclopedia of Social Work.

Hasson III, R. Crea, T. McRoy, R. Lê, . Patchwork of promises: A critical analysis of immigration policies for unaccompanied undocumented children in the United States. Child and Family Social Work.(24), 275-282.

Crea, T. Hasson III, R. Evans, K. Berger Cardoso, J. Underwood, D. (2017) Moving forward: Educational outcomes for existing Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) foster care in the United States. Journal of Refugee Studies.(31), 240-256.

Hasson III, R. Andrew, R. Thomas, C. (2015) Housing trajectories for youth transitioning from foster care: Gender differences from 2010-2014. Child Welfare.(94), 35-52.

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