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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

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Scholarship Awarded to GSSW Doctoral Student

Alison Rhodes
Alison Rhodes

DECEMBER 6, 2012

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work doctoral student Alison Rhodes has received the Sarah Haley Memorial Fund Social Work Scholarship in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The award, given to a clinician in direct service to traumatized individuals, recognizes demonstrated potential to further the understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through clinical work, research, preparation for teaching, writing for publication, or the design of an innovative community program.

Rhodes’ research interests center on trauma, processes of resilience, healing and growth, and developing and evaluating interventions and services to improve survivors’ lives. Through the Trauma Center of Justice Resource Institute, Rhodes worked on a study of the efficacy of a 10-week yoga intervention for adult women with treatment-resistant, chronic PTSD stemming from prolonged exposure to interpersonal violence beginning in childhood. She has also collaborated on an NIH-funded phenomenological study of men’s experiences of healing after child maltreatment.