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Peace Corps Alumnus Comes to BCSSW to Prepare for a Career in Higher Ed

Jeffrey Sierra

Second–year MSW candidate Jeffrey Sierra is spending the 2016-2017 academic year as an esteemed Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Minority Fellow. In this Q&A with Innovate, he discusses what the fellowship entails, past experiences in City Year and the Peace Corps that helped to prepare him for Boston College, and his hopes for the future »

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, children's mental health agencies, and organizations working on issues related to poverty, family homelessness, child abuse and neglect, immigrant reintegration, 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:
SCWK 8872 Advanced Clinical Interventions with Children, Youth & Families
SCWK 8805 Policy Issues in Family and Children's Services

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Macro Social Work

Required courses include:
SCWK 8885 Management of Organizations Serving Children, Youth, & Families
SCWK 8805 Policy Issues in Family and Children's Services

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