Robert Ayasse

Robert AyasseROBERT AYASSE is a field consultant and lecturer at the School of Social Welfare.

Ayasse has worked in the fields of child welfare and education for over 20 years, with extensive experience in developing school-based collaborative efforts for helping the most vulnerable children and families with particular expertise in developing school support services for foster children.

Prior to coming to UC Berkeley, Ayasse has worked as a consultant with school districts around the state and as an administrator and a school social worker in local Bay Area school districts. In his capacity as a school social worker, he established a comprehensive program of school based social support services for foster children.

Ayasse has also worked in runaway shelters, residential treatment and as a case manager in child protective services and is clinically trained in outpatient family therapy and drug and alcohol counseling. Currently, he consults with various school districts and social services agencies to provide evaluation, technical assistance and oversight of grant writing services for school based and school-linked service projects. In this capacity, he has worked with schools in Fresno, Modesto, Oakland, San Francisco, and throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties on a range of school based and school linked programs.

An expert in the field of children and families, Ayasse's research interests include child welfare casework, social work practice in schools, interagency collaboration, educational issues for foster children, individual, family, and group practice.

Office:  Haviland Hall 332

Phone:  (510) 642-0303


Research / Expertise

  • Child Welfare Casework
  • Social Work Practice in Schools
  • Interagency Collaboration
  • Educational Issues for Foster Children
  • Individual, Family, and Group Practice


  • Fieldwork Preparation and Integration Seminar, Children and Families (SW 400)
  • Direct Practice with Child and Family Settings (SW 243)
  • Social Work in Schools (SW 250T).