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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 »


Four Awards for GSSW Video and Magazine

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The award-winning video, ”Where Transformation Happens,” showcases what distinguishes Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and makes it stand out.

MARCH 22, 2013

The Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Marketing & Communications Office has received four awards for the GSSW video and magazine. The BC Social Work Magazine: 75th Anniversary Special Edition received a Silver award in the 2012 Circle of Excellence Awards presented by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

The University and College Designers Association (UCDA) gave the “Excellence” award to the GSSW video, Where Transformation Happens, and was featured at the 2012 UCDA Design Show in Montreal.

The GSSW video received a Bronze award and the 75th Anniversary magazine received a Merit award in the Higher Education Marketing annual competition.