Sharon Young Ph.D., L.C.S.W
B.S. University of Connecticut
M.S.W. University of Connecticut
Ph.D. Fordham University School of Social Service
Dr. Young joined the social work faculty in 2012. She holds a bachelor of science degree in human development and family relations and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Connecticut. She received her doctorate in social work from the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University.
Dr. Young is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with adolescents and their families in residential, outpatient, and school settings. She has worked for many years with difficult to engage youth in substance abuse treatment and community settings. In practice, she developed a prevention theater program that was nationally recognized as an exemplary program by SAMHSA. She has, more recently, worked as an Embedded Clinician with an infantry unit in the Connecticut National Guard. Her primary research interest is in the area of student veteran adjustment to college. She has also worked with community partners to produce research featuring best practices. She is the club advisor for the Student Veterans Organization as well as the Social Work Club.
PEER REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS
Young, S. & Sollosi, L. (2019). How to Improve Absenteeism in a Middle School: A simple, cost effective approach. Presentation, CT-NASW Statewide Conference, Cromwell, CT.
Phillips, G. & Young, S. (2017). What are the Biggest Challenges Student Veterans Experience on Campus. Presentation, NASPA Military-Connected Students Conference, Washington, DC
Young, S. (2016). How are our Veterans Adjusting to College? Presentation, NASPA Military-Connected Students Conference, Orlando, FL.
Young, S. & Lewis J. (2015). Serving Post 9/11 Veterans in the Community; what you need to know. Presentation, CT-NASW Statewide Conference, Cromwell, CT.
Young, S. (2015). Measuring Veteran Adjustment to College: How are they doing? Poster Presentation, NASPA Veterans Conference, Louisville, KY.
Forgey, M. A., & Young, S. L. (2014). Developing and Teaching a Course in Military Social Work Practice: An Evaluation of Learning Outcomes. Presentation, 2nd Annual Military and Veteran Social Work Conference, St. Leo, Florida.
Young, S. (2014). How are veterans adjusting to college? A preliminary look at the Veteran’s Adjustment to College Scale. Poster Presentation, 2nd Annual Military and Veteran Social Work Conference, St. Leo, Florida.
Young, S. (2012). Risk and Resilience Factors of Student Veterans. CT-NASW Statewide Conference, Cromwell, CT.
Fullerton, A. & Young, S. (2019). Transition Experiences of Real Student Veterans. In D. Vacchi (Ed.), Straight Talk for Veterans: A Guide to College Success. Waxhaw, NC: Straight Talk Press.
Young, S. & Phillips, G. (2019). Veterans’ Adjustment to College: A Qualitative Analysis of Large-Scale Survey Data. College Student Affairs Journal 37(1) 39-53.
Diamond, A. & Young, S.L. (2018) Navigating the transition from military to college.In Money, K. & Vacchi, D. (Eds.)Straight Talk for Veterans: A no nonsense guide for veteran transition to higher education and civilian life. Burlington, MA: Vetedd Press.
Crego, J. & Young S.L. (2018). Health Care and Serving Veterans. In J. C. Heyman and E.P. Congress (Eds.), Health Care in Social Work, Practice, Policy, and Research. New York, New York: Springer Publishing Company.
Young, S. (2017) Veterans Adjustment to College: Construction and Validation of a Scale., Journal of Veterans Studies.
Young, S. (2014). Tips for New Social Work Interns. The New Social Worker
Forgey, M. A., & Young, S. L. (2014). Increasing Military Social Work Knowledge: An Evaluation of Learning Outcomes. Health & Social Work, 39, 1, 7-15.
Young, S. (2009). PTSD in contemporary veterans: The impediments to VA care. Perspectives on Social Work, 7(2), 8-14.