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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 »


GSSW in the News
Conference on Foster Care Affirms GSSW Partnership

Vincent Lynch, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW); Bronson de Stadler, Casey Family Services; Ruth McRoy, GSSW; Angelo McClain, Massachusetts Department of Children and Families; Joan Wallace-Benjamin, The Home for Little Wanderers; Alberto Godenzi, GSSW; Tom Walsh, GSSW; Adam Pertman, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute; Shannon Lee, The Home for Little Wanderers

OCTOBER 19, 2012

A collaboration between the Graduate School of Social Work and the Home for Little Wanderers — a renowned Boston-based non-profit child and family service agency — achieved a milestone last month with its first co-sponsored event, a conference titled "Finding Common Ground: Foster Care, Adoption, and Permanency for Children."

"It was a great day," said GSSW Donahue and DiFelice Professor Ruth McRoy, who has led GSSW’s collaboration with the Home for Little Wanderers, in an interview last week. "Planning the conference together was an important experience — bringing together a group of scholars and practitioners to share viewpoints, observations and expertise. We were very pleased with the number of attendees, and the diversity of affiliations."  Read more from the Boston College Chronicle »