OCTOBER 3, 2014
Boston College School of Social Work Associate Professor Marylou Sudders has been awarded a $664,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fund a program that will provide critical on-the-ground training for 53 second-year master’s level students at the BC School of Social Work. The program will also provide vital support to local health care providers and agencies adapting to new requirements set forth by the Affordable Care Act to better integrate behavioral and physical health services. More about Sudders grant for Health Services Integration »
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
Over the past few years, Italy has surpassed Greece as the principal gateway for undocumented immigration into the European Union. In fact, a recent report from EU border agency Frontex found that during the first quarter of 2014, half of the entire continent's detected illegal border crossings came through the Italian seacoast.
It's no accident, then, that this July, Boston College School of Social Work Associate Professor Westy Egmont convened a cohort of 13 BC Social Work graduate students in four Italian cities, as part of a course designed to tackle the challenges of immigrant integration. "Italy is the Texas/Arizona of Europe, in that it bears a disproportionate level of responsibility for the continent's undocumented," explains Egmont. "Currently, the country is host to 13 migrant camps, and large flows of irregular migrants from Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. There are, of course, a variety of agencies serving these populations, and we were fortunate to learn from several of them during our time in Italy." More about the students' visit to Italy to study immigrant integration »
JANUARY 13, 2012
Parking: Beacon Street Garage levels 3 or 4 (entrances are on levels 1 and 2). Visitor parking rates apply without a Boston College parking permit.
Free, but REGISTRATION REQUIRED. (Registration has closed.)
3 CEUs offered
The 2012 GSSW Alumni Award Event will be co-sponsored by the GSSW Diversity Committee, whose theme this year is "Spirituality and Social Work."
Faculty, students, alumni, and staff are invited to attend a morning conference to explore the intersections of diversity and social work practice and to honor this year's recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. This event brings the entire GSSW community together at the start of the second semester to deepen our respect for the complex diversity of the people and communities we are privileged to serve and to strengthen our practice skills.
|8:00 – 8:30 a.m.||Check in, coffee, and pastries (outside McGuinn 121 auditorium)|
|8:30 – 9:45 a.m.||Welcome and Keynote Address|
|10:00 – 11:00 a.m.||Workshops|
|11:15 - 11:45 a.m.||Workshop summaries and discussion|
|11:45 - 12:15 p.m.||Distinguished Alumni Award presentation|
|12:15 - 12:30 p.m.||Book signing and sale|
Keynote Address: "Spiritual Diversity in Social Work: The Heart of Helping"
The keynote address will be presented by Edward R. Canda, PhD, University of Kansas School of Social Welfare.
Dr. Canda studied the anthropology of religions, art, and art history as an undergraduate. He later received an MA in religious studies focusing on East Asian religions and comparative religions. Out of a desire to integrate interests in religious studies and social service, he then obtained MSW and PhD degrees at The Ohio State University (1980-1986) with a focus of study and practice on cross-cultural and spiritual issues.
Throughout his distinguished career as practitioner and scholar, Dr. Canda has been a welcome voice calling the profession to recognize the significance of spirituality for the clients and communities we serve.
Breakout sessions will be offered following the keynote to explore the integration of spirituality and social work in specific settings and populations. 3 CEUs offered.
Distinguished Alumni Award
The morning program will end with the presentation of this year's Distinguished Alumni Award.
We hope you will all join us as we continue to come together to celebrate our school's
75th Anniversary year.