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Social Work Is BC: A School Celebration

NOVEMBER 11, 2014
6:00–8:00 p.m.
McGuinn Hall 121 Auditorium
RSVP here »
Parking available in the Beacon Street Garage. See parking rates and information.

On November 11, the university will officially recognize our name change to the Boston College School of Social Work, the original name of our school in 1936. We will mark this important event in our history by celebrating our presence at the very heart of Boston College's mission of social justice and service to others.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and families are all invited to participate in the "Social Work is BC" event.  More about Social Work Is BC »

Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series:
Talia Rivera, Network Manager at Council on Foundations

NOVEMBER 7, 2014
11:50 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room, McElroy Commons
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Limited to 10 students only. Please email Ian Witherby at witheria@bc.edu to reserve your spot. This event is now full, but please email us to add your name to the waitlist.

The Macro-SIL Program at Boston College School of Social Work is sponsoring a Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series during the 2014-2015 academic year. The program is designed to introduce Macro-SIL students and other BC Social Work students interested in leadership skills to the practical experiences of leaders in social-justice-oriented careers. Leaders are invited to campus to bring their expertise in administration, policy, change management/transformation, and social innovation to the discussions. They are interviewed about their greatest leadership challenge, their most important leadership lesson, and advice for students. A facilitated Q&A session with students will follow each interview.

Talia Rivera's experience working with youth began in 1998. She is among the leading thinkers on youth violence, gang interventions, network organizing, and street work in the City of Boston.  More about Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon with Talia Rivera »

News

The NRCPDS Partners with Veterans Health Administration

NOVEMBER 16, 2010

Veterans of all ages with disabilities will gain additional support in 28 states under a new program designed to help them live independently, with more choice and control over the services they receive in their homes. Through a contract with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services (NRCPDS) will provide training and assistance to VA Medical Centers that are implementing participant-directed services for Veterans.

"We are proud to be a part of helping America's Veterans maintain their independence and preserve their quality of life," said Kevin J. Mahoney, PhD, director of the NRCPDS and a professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College.The NRCPDS at Boston College is the only national center of its kind that helps people of all ages and disabilities get the support they need to live as independently as possible. The Center provides research, policy, training and assistance for participant-directed programs. In addition, NRCPDS has a National Participant Network that works with these programs to ensure that they are designed and implemented with the needs and preferences of the individual at their core. The Center will offer a wide variety of training and technical assistance to staff at VA Medical Centers for the benefit of Veterans in the VD-HCBS Programs.

Roughly 7.8 million of our nation's 23 million Veterans are enrolled in the VA for health care. In addition to the growing aging Veteran population who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, the number of young and severely injured Veterans returning from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan who need support at home continues to rise.