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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 »


Boston Neighborhood Fellows Award

MARCH 7, 2010

GSSW student Alicia Mooltrey, MSW '11 was honored with a Boston Neighborhood Fellows Award on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. This award is presented annually to six individuals that are making a difference in their community through unusual creativity, vision and initiative. The Philanthropic Initiative designed this program for an anonymous donor that wanted to recognize unsung heroes and remind others that hope and possibility exist.

Alicia Mooltrey works with the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and GOTCHA, a youth employment program. She is dedicated to working for grassroots community organizations and is a positive role model, advocate and counselor for youth.