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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
A 'City of Innovators' for Boston's New Mayor

Article in the Boston Globe featuring Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing..
Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing, co-chair of the Macro: Social Innovation + Leadership Program, offers her innovative ideas for Boston's new mayor in the Boston Globe.

NOVEMBER 18, 2013

After the recent Boston mayoral election, the Boston Globe asked Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing and other forward-thinking civic figures to share their ideas on what a visionary new mayor could do for the city of Boston.

Dearing is co-chair of the Macro: Social Innovation + Leadership Program at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. In her essay "A City of Innovators," Dearing notes that innovation in Boston has been limited to a few marquee neighborhoods, and that impoverished areas in the city have not benefited from the innovation renaissance. Dearing offers an idea for New Economy Neighborhoods that would turn Boston's disenfranchised neighborhoods into "successful, small-scale engines of tomorrow." Read more from the Boston Globe »