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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 »


Students Develop Solutions at Social Innovation Day

Social Innovation Day 2013
Students engage in scenario building and rapid prototyping as they construct creative solutions at Social Innovation Day. (Photo by Peshraw Saleem)

APRIL 26, 2013

Students in the Social Innovation + Leadership Program at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work participated in a day-long series of guided activities to develop innovative responses to social problems. The annual Social Innovation Day, this year held on April 8, gives social work students an opportunity to experience social innovation firsthand.

Interactive experiences included team scenario building and rapid prototyping to construct creative solutions. At the end of the day, each team developed and presented their innovative solution to a panel of experts.

Read more and see photos from the Center for Social Innovation »
Learn more about the Social Innovation + Leadership Program »