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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 »


Tiziana Dearing to Join Social Work Faculty

Tiziana Dearing
Tiziana Dearing

FEBRUARY 20, 2013

Tiziana Dearing will join Boston College Graduate School of Social Work in the fall of 2013 as a full-time Associate Professor of Macro Practice with a focus on social innovation and leadership. Since 2010, Dearing has been CEO of Boston Rising, a start-up anti-poverty fund dedicated to breaking the generational cycle of poverty in Boston's neighborhoods. Dearing earned a Master in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a BA in English from the University of Michigan.

Prior to her leadership position at Boston Rising, Dearing was President and Treasurer of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston. She also served as Executive Director of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University.

Read the essay by Tiziana Dearing in Boston College Social Work Magazine where she discusses the challenges and opportunities faced by social workers in the field of social innovation »

Read the article by Tiziana Dearing, "Put Social Justice Back in the Social Contract," in The Huffington Post »