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Boston College School of Social Work


In Quiet Desperation: Men's Mental Health and the Role of Social Work

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
12:30–2:00 p.m.
McGuinn 521
RSVP to by 9/22
1.5 CEUs
Lunch Provided

Since 2011, Dr. Kevin Shafer has been an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He received his PhD from The Ohio State University in 2009. He has three research foci: (1) father involvement and its effects on men, women, and children; (2) gender differences in mental health and help-seeking; and (3) the influence of stepfather-child and father-child relationships on the stepchild’s well-being. Dr. Shafer conducts this research in both the United States and Brazil. He is the principal investigator of the Survey of Contemporary Fatherhood and the BYU Men's Studies Research Lab, a multidisciplinary research group addressing men's health, well-being, and fathering.

PhD Information Session Webinar

SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
12:00–1:00 p.m.

Boston College School of Social Work invites you to participate in an interactive PhD Information Session Webinar to learn about our PhD programs and ask questions. The program director and current Boston College PhD students will give an overview about the program. If you are interested in participating, please register for the 2015 Webinar »


Adjunct Faculty Member Receives Honorary Doctorate from Curry College

Suzin Bartley
Suzin Bartley

Suzin Bartley, executive director of Children's Trust Fund (CTF), recently received an honorary doctorate in public administration from Curry College. Ms. Bartley is a member of the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Advisory Board and serves as an adjunct faculty member. As Executive Director of the Children's Trust Fund (CTF), Ms. Bartley oversees the organization's mission to prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening families.

She is a member of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay's Healthy Childhood Development Impact Council. Ms. Bartley chaired the Education and Policy Committees for the Cardinal's Commission for the Protection of Children for the Archdiocese of Boston. She served on the Governor's Advisory Commission on Responsible Fatherhood and Family Support and was a trustee for the Boston Center for Blind Children. She has served as the Chair of the Legislative Committee of the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds. Ms. Bartley received the 2002 Outstanding Child Advocacy Award from the National Association of Counsel for Children. She is a frequent guest lecturer and has presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Child Abuse and Neglect Conference, and the National Conference of State Legislators.