DECEMBER 6, 2013
A national center headquartered at the Graduate School of Social Work has formed an innovative partnership to help prepare social workers for a rapidly expanding area of care for the elderly and people with disabilities. More about the center's key role »
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
Boston College Graduate School of Social Work has announced new Certificate Programs within the MSW Program to give students the opportunity to engage in concentrated study in subject-specific areas of social work practice and expertise, allowing for enhanced skill sets and practice options.
Seven certificate options will be offered in the areas of Child Welfare; Latino Leadership; Policy & Community Organizing; Refugees & Immigrants; School Social Work; Trauma; and Veterans. Certificate course offerings are subject to change each semester. More about the Certificates Program »
APRIL 9, 2012
11 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
McGuinn 5th Floor Conference Room
RSVP by April 3, 2012, to Serena Heartz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-552-0866
GSSW tenured and tenure-track faculty and PhD students are invited to attend a working lunch and workshop presented by Michael Spencer, PhD, Associate Dean of Educational Programs and Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work.
Dr. Spencer's research is primarily in the area of health disparities and mental health service use as well as the impact of discrimination on health and mental health outcomes for people of color. Dr. Spencer is the Principal Investigator of the REACH Detroit Family Intervention, an NIH-funded, community-based, participatory research (CBPR) project that aims at reducing disparities in type 2 diabetes through the use of community health workers among Latino residents in Southwest Detroit. He also investigates the association between discrimination and physical and mental health as well as service use among Latinos, African Americans, and Asian Americans.
Dr. Spencer has initiated several CBPR interventions on issues related to environmental justice and intergroup relations, including dialogue groups in local high schools as a means for negotiating conflict and promoting anti-bigotry and social justice among adolescents. He teaches courses in multicultural multilingual organizing, dialogue facilitation, community development, human behavior in the social environment, and contemporary cultures in the United States. Dr. Spencer is also a member of the SSW Community Organization Learning Community.