The School of Social Work's faculty is comprised of scholars, clinicians, scientists, and leaders from a variety of industries—all dedicated to improving the lives of the most vulnerable. Their research centers, institutes, and labs offer opportunities to collaborate, host programming, and facilitate student learning and engagement.
“Engaging in place-based work and transcending disciplines to tackle complex social problems amplifies and strengthens the contributions of the School of Social Work. When we are in partnership with communities and with scholars from across our universities, our work not only has translational impact, but solutions to the world’s most complex problems are within closer reach.”
Dozens of undergrads at BC have conducted research with faculty in the School of Social Work over the past few years. What they have learned, they say, has given them a leg up in class, reconfigured their career paths, and shaped their perspectives of pressing social problems.
An evocative exhibit now on view, organized by the School of Social Work, delves into multifaceted aspects of dementia, including physical, emotional, community, and health care issues.
Maggi Price, an assistant professor who studies the mental health of youth who are stigmatized because of their gender identity, is working to create a virtual training program to teach a group of therapists how to provide gender-affirming care to young clients.