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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 »


Social Innovation Symposium

Graduate School of Social Work Professor Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes and Professor Stephanie Berzin, Eric Schwarz, Earl Phalen, and Jim Laughlin
Social Innovation Program co-directors, Professor Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes and Professor Stephanie Berzin with Symposium speakers: Eric Schwarz, Co-Founder and CEO of Citizen Schools; Earl Phalen, CEO of Reach Out and Read, Founder of Summer Advantage USA, and Co-founder and former CEO of BELL; and Jim Laughlin, Director of Communications for Life Is Good.

FEBRUARY 7, 2012

A conversation among three social entrepreneurs working to bring social innovation to the nonprofit, for-profit, and public sectors was organized by the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work in partnership with the undergraduate Capstone Program. The symposium aimed to foster interest in the growing field of social innovation, particularly for Boston College students considering social justice and social responsibility as focal points of their post-college lives. The symposium speakers were the CEOs and Directors of Reach Out and Read, Life Is Good, and Citizen Schools.

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