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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 »


New Faculty Appointment in Children, Youth, and Families Concentration 

MARCH 3, 2010

Portrait of Linnie Green Wright

We are pleased to announce that Linnie Green Wright will be joining the GSSW Children, Youth, and Families Concentration this Fall. Linnie is currently in the final phase of her dissertation at the School Psychology Program at New York University. She earned an MA in Developmental Psychology at Columbia Univesity with a concentration on risk and resiliency. She has a BA in Psychology from Spelman College.

Linnie's dissertation focuses on an intervention for low-income, African-American preschool families. She is currently the Project Manager for PEARLS, a NIH funded study at NYU that focuses on how Black families foster the social and academic success of young children in low-income communities. It is Linnie's intention to pilot her intervention program with Boston families while continuing her collaboration with partner communities and agencies in NYC.