Robert G. Hasson III, LICSW is a doctoral candidate at the Boston College School of Social Work. He holds a BA in Psychology from Saint Michael’s College and a MSW from the Boston College School of Social Work. Robert’s research focuses on the intersection of children 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. Robert’s practice experience includes community-based social work with young adults transitioning out of foster care. Robert also has experience providing clinical assessments and individual, group, and family therapy to adolescent girls coping with severe mental illness and behavioral health issues in a residential treatment setting. Along with his research and teaching, Robert currently maintains a small private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Roth, B. J., Crea, T. M., Jani, J., Underwood, D., Hasson III, R. G., Evans, K., Zuch, M. (In Press). Detached and afraid: U.S. immigration policy and the practice of forcibly separating parents and young children at the border. Children Welfare.
Crea, T. M., Lopez, A., Hasson III, R. G., Evans, K., Palleschi, C., & Underwood, D. (2017). Unaccompanied immigrant children in long term foster care: Identifying needs and best practices from a child welfare perspective. Children and Youth Services Review.
Crea, T. M., Hasson III, R. G., Evans, K., Berger Cardoso, J., & Underwood, U. (2017). Moving forward: Educational outcomes for existing Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) foster care in the United States. Journal of Refugee Studies, 31(2), pp. 240–256.
Hasson III, R. G., Reynolds, A. D., Crea, T.M. (2017). Housing trajectories for youth transitioning from foster care: Gender differences from 2010-2014. Child Welfare Journal, 94(1), 35-52.
Carolyn B. Thomas Doctoral Fellowship, Boston College School of Social Work, Spring 2018
Doctoral Fellowship, Boston College School of Social Work, 2015 - 2019
Matthew L. Pisapia Memorial Award, Boston College School of Social Work, May 2012