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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 Alumnus Named CEO of NASW

Angelo McClain
Angelo McClain

MARCH 12, 2013

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has announced that Anthony "Angelo" McClain, PhD, LICSW, has been named its new Chief Executive Officer. McClain received his PhD in Social Work from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work in 2001.

McClain joins NASW after serving six years as Commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF). While at DCF, he oversaw a budget of $850 million and a workforce of 3,500 employees to address reports of abuse and neglect for the state's most vulnerable children, partnering with families to help them better nurture and protect their children.

The National Association of Social Workers, with 56 chapters in the United States and abroad, is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. It comprises several organizations including a membership association, foundation, political action committee, policy think tank, professional press, legal defense fund, workforce research center, and for-profit insurance company. The NASW was founded in 1955 and created the social work profession's Code of Ethics.

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