Robert Hasson III

Assistant Professor

Contact Information:


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. He is particularly interested in examining mental health risk and protective factors for unaccompanied children who experience forced migration. In addition, a goal of Robert’s research is to inform the development of clinical interventions and policies that serve children and adolescents who experience trauma as a result of forced migration. Robert’s research has been published in a variety of academic journals including Child Welfare, Child and Family Social Work, Children and Youth Services Review, and Journal of Loss and Trauma. 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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