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Sudders Awarded Grant for Health Services Integration

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 »

BC Social Work Students Visit Italy to Study Immigrant 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 »

Events

Mary Mason Appreciation Breakfast for Field Supervisors

Photo from the Mary Mason Field Appreciation Breakfast
A Boston College Graduate School of Social Work student speaks about her appreciation for her field supervisor at the Mary Mason Field Appreciation Breakfast.

APRIL 1, 2014
9:30 a.m.–Noon
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
2 CEUs
Free but REGISTRATION REQUIRED by March 24, 2014
Supervisors and students are expected to attend together
Maps and directions
Parking rates and information

Field supervisors and their interns are invited to attend the annual Mary Mason Appreciation Breakfast for Field Supervisors. Named in honor of Mary A. Mason, the longest serving Director of Field Education at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, the event is an opportunity to thank supervisors for their significant contribution to our students' training and education.