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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
Center Plays Key Role in Social Work Education

Professor Kevin Mahoney
Kevin Mahoney, director of the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services at Boston College leads role. (Photo by Gary Wayne Gilbert)

DECEMBER 6, 2013

A national center headquartered at the Graduate School of Social Work has formed an innovative partnership to help prepare social workers for a rapidly expanding area of care for the elderly and people with disabilities.

With support from the New York Community Trust, GSSW’s National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services (NRCPDS) will work with the Council for Social Work Education (CSWE) and its National Center for Gerontological Social Work Education (GSWE) to aid GSSW and eight other social work programs in developing and implementing classroom and fieldwork curricula on person-centered and participant-directed services and supports. Read more from the Boston College Chronicle »