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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 »


The Hartford Center: Translating Research Into Practice

AUGUST 5, 2013

The Hartford Academic Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work at Boston College recently launched and will focus on translating research into practice. Led by Dr. James Lubben, the Louise McMahon Ahearn Professor in the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and a leading scholar in social gerontology, the Center will collaborate with local agencies to identify gaps in education and training on aging. The Hartford Center will translate research into new knowledge to inform practice and policy in geriatric social work.

The Hartford Center aims to be a resource for agencies serving older adults and for individual practitioners within the field. It will draw upon a decade of research supported by the Geriatric Social Work Initiative, a Hartford funded national collaboration between academic social work programs across the country.

The Hartford Center will focus specifically on interdisciplinary collaborations at Boston College and in the New England region. The Center will collaborate with departments at Boston College that study aging and health along with Hartford Academic Centers of Excellence in Medicine and Nursing at other universities.

Boston College was one of the first two universities to be designated as a Hartford Academic Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work.

Learn more about the Hartford Academic Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work »