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Westy Egmont on CNN to Discuss Obama's Immigration Executive Order

NOVEMBER 21, 2014

Following Barack Obama's announcement that he would use executive authority on immigration policy, BC Social Work Professor Westy Egmont went on CNN to discuss what the order means for the millions of immigrants affected by the president's decision.

"I'm sure that tonight, there's a lot of weeping and joy in millions of homes across the United States," Egmont told CNN International anchor Errol Barnett. "This is a profound opportunity for people to come out of the shadows…It means for some people the ability to go to work legally. It means for many people the ability to stay with their children who have already been given under DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] the opportunity to stay in the country. It certainly is going to mean an emotional opportunity to breathe deeper, to feel cohesively a part of the community in which in they live, and to take hope for the future."  More about Westy Egmont on CNN »

Research Roundup

NOVEMBER 11, 2014

Several faculty and students at Boston College School of Social Work have been recognized for their work on critical research studies and creative projects serving the community. While the commendations represent a diversity of subject matter and methods of inquiry, all of the projects share the same principal mission: to support work to create social change.

The scholarships, awards, and commendations are from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institute on Aging, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and other organizations.  More about research roundup »

Events

Health Care Reform: From Policy to Practice

Health Care Reform Event

FEBRUARY 24, 2014
1:15–1:30 p.m. Registration
1:30-5:00 p.m. Program and Reception
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons. Maps and directions
Parking available. See parking rates and information
Free, but REGISTRATION REQUIRED
3.4 CEUs

Boston College students, alumni, faculty, staff, field agencies, and advisors are invited to attend an afternoon conference, "Health Care Reform: From Policy to Practice," to examine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the challenges and opportunities for expanding the roles and influence of social workers. This event brings together leaders and social work practitioners to provide insight into the future landscape for social workers.

The event will conclude with a reception in honor of Boston College Graduate School of Social Work alumnus Angelo McClain, PhD '01, the current Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Keynote Address: "Social Work & Health Care—One View On the Future"

Charles D. Baker, Jr.
Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts
Former Chief Executive Officer, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Panel Discussion

Moderator
Angelo McClain, PhD '01
Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Social Workers
Former Commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families

Panelists
Carol Kress, MSW, LICSW
Chief Operating Officer, Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership

Mary Neagle, MSW, LICSW
Co-director, Integrative Care Management Program (iCMP), Partners Health Care

Rebecca Osario, MSW, LICSW
Clinical Social Worker, Integrated Care Management Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

J. Scott Turton, MSW, LICSW
Director of Primary Care Integration and Electronic Medical Records Implementation, Gosnold on Cape Cod

WATCH VIDEOS FROM THE EVENT »