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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 »


BC Social Work Welcomes New Head of the Social Work Library

JANUARY 13, 2014

The Boston College Graduate School of Social Work is pleased to welcome Won "Hannah" Ha as the new Head of the Social Work Library. BC Social Work is one of only twelve social work schools in the U.S. and the only social work school in New England to maintain its own Social Work Library.

Ha comes to Boston College with over ten years of professional library experience, most recently at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Her previous responsibilities included managing Circulation, Reserves, and InterLibrary Loans, as well as providing other library services such as collection development, reference, and instruction. She has served on campus-wide and department-specific committees including the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Steering Committee, the Ethnic Studies Steering Committee, the Asian Advisory Board, and the Provost Search Committee.

Ha recently won an award for her volunteer work as a Domestic Violence Victim's Advocate at Korean-American Women in Need in Chicago, Illinois. She has a strong personal commitment to the core values of the field of social work, having volunteered at the Rape Crisis Center in Las Vegas and at Volunteers for Peace workcamps in Denmark and France.

Ha earned a Master of Library and Information Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and her Bachelors degree in Psychology and French from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.