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Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
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Vibrant Programs

Professor Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes and Professor Stephanie Berzin of the Social Innovation and Leadership Program

A Program for Transformative Social Change

In the entrepreneurial spirit, Professor Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes and Professor Stephanie Berzin have taken leadership roles in the establishment of a new GSSW macro program: Social Innovation and Leadership Program and Collaborative (SIL).  More about a Program for Transformative... »

Professor Paul Kline

Re-Imagining Diversity

The Boston College Graduate School of Social Work made a historic commitment to infuse cross-cultural training into every single course.  More about Re-Imagining Diversity »

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Children, Youth & Families Concentration

Our innovative Children, Youth & Families curriculum will prepare you to develop and implement evidence-based intervention strategies that improve the health and integrity of families and their communities.

Children, Youth & Families graduates work in settings such as schools, adoption and foster agencies, and child welfare organizations to address abuse, neglect, and a host of growing family issues confronting society. Additionally, specialized courses in school-based social work will prepare you for meeting the academic requirements for the Department of Education School Social Work license in Massachusetts and some other states.

You will develop expertise through integrated coursework in the classroom and the field in both Clinical and Macro practices.

Clinical Social Work

Required courses include:
SW 872 Advanced Clinical Interventions with Children, Youth & Families
SW 805 Policy Issues in Family and Children's Services

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Macro Social Work

Required courses include:
SW 885 Management of Organizations Serving Children, Youth, & Families
SW 805 Policy Issues in Family and Children's Services

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