Skip to main content
Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
pixel

News

Q & A: Field Education Director Walks in the Shoes of a Client

AUGUST 12, 2014

LIFTopolis is a unique event sponsored by LIFT, a non-profit organization devoted to establishing "a new standard for holistic and enduring solutions in our country's fight against poverty."

During the course of two days, LIFTopolis attendees (including social workers, social work educators, and students) engage in an interactive simulation where they're asked to "navigate the complex process of obtaining stable housing, employment, and other basic needs when living in poverty." In short, participants spend time walking in the shoes of the men, women, and children they provide, or will provide, services to.

This year, BC Social Work Director of Field Education Sue Coleman took part in LIFTopolis for the first time, an event which she says was an "eye-opening experience that could serve as a great resource for many in the field of social work."  More about LIFTopolis »

GSSW in the News
Jessica Black Awarded University Ignite Grant to Support Neuroscience Research

AUGUST 11, 2014

Assistant Professor Jessica Black was recently awarded an Ignite grant, one of two new grant programs launched by Boston College to provide seed funding for new faculty scholarship and cross-discipline collaboration. Black said her Ignite award will support her research on youth with or at risk for learning disabilities as part of a team that includes researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, and Stanford University.

"This Ignite Award is important to expand learning disabilities research beyond deficit and risk to also include explicit focus on under explored protective processes – such as academic and non-academic strengths, future orientation, motivation, and mentor relationships – that may contribute to resilience outcomes for these youth," Black said. The team is preparing to seek federal funding for a large-scale, long-term youth study using neuro-imaging.  More about Jessica Black's grant award »

Events

Women's Wellness Day with Abby Seixas

The Deep River Within: Living a Soulful Life in a Speed-Obsessed World

School of Theology and Ministry Building, Room 100
9 Lake Street, Brighton Campus

Schedule:
12:00 Wellness Open House
2:00 Workshop with Abby Seixas
4:15 Breakout Groups
5:00 Shared Meal & Large Group Discussion

Women's Wellness Day is an event designed specifically for busy and over-worked women at Boston College and co-sponsored by the Women's Resource Center, Graduate School of Social Work, School of Theology and Ministry and Office of Employee Development.

Focusing on the integration of spirituality and self-care, this day is filled with the opportunity for relaxation, reflection, and conversation. The event will include a workshop facilitated by Abby Seixas, an acclaimed psychotherapist and author of the book Finding The Deep River Within, who specializes in issues of life balance.