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BCSSW Unveils Revamped Social Work Library

NOVEMBER 4, 2015

The School of Social Work's library received a significant upgrade this past summer, when Boston College invested substantial resources to building a gleaming, innovative space for its students.

Library staffers conducted several focus groups and student surveys ahead of the redesign, in order to ensure the new space was best suited to the school’s most important stakeholders. Boston-based architectural firm Dimella Shaffer won a competition to then integrate this feedback into the ultimate design that would become the new library.

"The library redesign was a labor of love for the many of us involved in the project," says Head Librarian Hannah Ha. "We worked hard to integrate the perspective of our students in our plans, and we are confident we've created the best possible space for both collaborative and individual study and work." More about BCSSW Unveils Revamped Social Work Library on the Blog »

BCSSW Convenes First-of-its-kind Neuroscience and Social Work Symposium

OCTOBER 15, 2015

Assistant Professor Jessica Black is breaking new ground with colleagues from across the nation for a new area of inquiry: neuroscience and social work. An educational psychologist with postdoctoral training in neuroscience from the Stanford University School of Medicine, she is one of a small group of pioneers to concentrate her career in this space. Black firmly believes that neuroscience is a critical component of any social work training, and thanks to her leadership, BCSSW offers its students the option to complete a certificate in this cross-disciplinary inquiry.

More than just building a program at BCSSW, however, Black hopes to construct a new field between these spaces; this fall, she and the BC School of Social Work hosted a first-of-its-kind research symposium entitled Intersections: Social Work and Neuroscience. Find out more about this symposium on the blog »


GSSW Diversity Conference and Alumni Award Event

JANUARY 11, 2013
8:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
McGuinn 121
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.
3 CEUs offered


Participants can choose to attend one of the following workshops:

  • "The 113th Congress: An Overview of Legislative Priorities for Enhancing Disability Rights and Advocacy for Social Justice"
    Mark Perriello, President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
  • "In Our Own Voice"
    Marylou Sudders, GSSW Associate Professor and Chair of Health & Mental Health Concentration
    Laurie Martinelli, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness

    A presentation by consumers that creates awareness about what is involved in recovery from mental illness. It is intended as a powerful anti-stigma tool to change hearts, minds, and attitudes about mental illness. It offers powerful testimony that recovery from mental illness is an ongoing reality.
  • "The Hidden Wounds of War"
    Julie Canfield, PhD, LICSW, GSSW Adjunct Faculty, GSSW Veterans & Families Initiative Head
    Kevin M. Casey, LICSW, GSSW Adjunct Faculty, VISN 1 Network Homeless Coordinator

    A workshop exploring social work practice with veterans and their families with specific attention to the impact of enduring psychological trauma and traumatic brain injury.
  • "When Disabilities Are All in the Family: Support and Advocacy for Those with Chronic Medical Conditions"
    Cheryl Sullivan Staveley, RN, past member of Boston College Pediatric Palliative Care Advisory Board, former member of Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Chapter of the Huntington Disease Society of America
    Kenna M. Sullivan, LICSW, GSSW Field Education Specialist
    This workshop will discuss the benefits of group psychoeducational and support services for caregivers and family/friends of persons living with chronic medical conditions.

You will be notified of your designated workshop on the day of the event at check in.

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