MAY 29, 2013
The Graduate School of Social Work's groundbreaking National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS marks its silver anniversary this year, its focus having changed in light of medical science's progress against the disease over the past quarter-century. But as conference founder Vincent Lynch adds, the need for the forum — which took place in May 2013 in Chicago — is as great as ever.
"Now, as then, it is social workers who confront the devastating impact AIDS has on individuals and families," said Lynch, who is director of continuing education at GSSW. "The goal of the conference has always been the same: to share experiences, practices, and ideas that will enable social workers to meet the needs of their clients." More about the HIV/AIDS Conference Silver Anniversary »
MAY 17, 2013
The Immigrant Integration Lab in the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and the Center for Optimized Student Support in the Boston College Lynch School of Education co-hosted an event on May 10, 2013, that brought together experts from the fields of education and immigration. Panelists spoke on the obstacles and opportunities facing immigrant children in the world of education. More about the Seminar on Supporting Immigrant Students »
JANUARY 11, 2013
8:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
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 2013 GSSW Alumni Award Event will be co-sponsored by the GSSW Diversity Committee, whose theme this year is "Living with Disabilities: Lessons for Social Workers."
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.
We are pleased to announce that the 2013 GSSW Distinguished Alumni Award winner is
Elise M. Beaulieu, MSW '80, ACSW, LICSW. Beaulieu received her MSW from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work with a Casework major and an Administration minor.
See full bio »
The Distinguished Alumni Award honors a Boston College Graduate School of Social Work MSW or PhD alumnus/a who has made a significant contribution to the social work profession.
|8:00 – 8:30 a.m.||Check in, coffee, and pastries (outside McGuinn 121 auditorium)|
|8:30 – 10:00 a.m.||Welcome and Keynote Address|
|10:15 – 11:15 a.m.||Workshops (see Registration Form for details)
|11:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.||Distinguished Alumni Award presentation|
The keynote address will be presented by Mark Perriello, President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).
The AAPD is the nation's largest cross-disability membership organization. Perriello, who has had a visual disability since childhood, has a proven track record of increasing organizational standing with decision makers through creative and high-impact grassroots and grass-tops programs across America. As a political strategist, he oversaw highly successful efforts to elect candidates to office at the federal, state, and local level.
Before joining AAPD, Perriello served as the White House Liaison at the U.S. Department of the Interior and worked as the White House Priority Placement Director, where he was instrumental in placing diverse candidates in jobs in the administration. Due in large part to his work, the Obama Administration is one of the most diverse in U.S. history. Prior to that, Perriello served in leadership roles in the LGBT community fundraising, organizing, and developing communications strategies at the Human Rights Campaign and Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute.
Breakout sessions will be offered following the keynote to explore the integration of disability and social work in specific settings and populations. 3 CEUs offered. See Registration Form for details.