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Collaborative Research Forum

FEBRUARY 18, 2015
12:00–1:00 p.m.
McGuinn 334
Please RSVP to Professor David Takeuchi at takeuchi@bc.edu

"How Neuroimaging Studies can Inform Educational Policy and Practice: The Case of Reading Disorder"

Boston College School of Social Work will kick off the spring semester's Collaborative Research Forum series with a talk by Professor Jessica Black about neuroimaging studies and how they relate to education. Lunch is provided.  More about the Collaborative Research Forum »

Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series:
Chrismaldi Vasquez, Associate Director of Family Independence Initiative

JANUARY 23, 2015
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.

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.

Chrismaldi Vasquez is Associate Director of Family Independence Initiative, Boston, which leverages the power of information to support economic and social mobility. FII is proving that documenting and investing in the initiative and ingenuity of low-income families and communities is the most effective way forward.  More about Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon with Chrismaldi Vasquez »

News

GSSW in the News
Conference on Foster Care Affirms GSSW Partnership

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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 »