Students conducted community-based fieldwork in rural India and visited the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) as the culmination of an independent study on social innovation.
The Grand Challenges in Social Work highlight important societal dilemmas that demand innovation and the creation of new knowledge networks. To lead research, scholarship, teaching, and practice around these challenges, social work scholars must bring together relevant disciplines and professions, social work practice partners, and communities. These knowledge networks leverage the strength of a diversity of fields and draw on the lived experience of communities and populations embedded in the problems of concern to us.
Dispatches from the Field is a recurring feature at Innovate@BCSW designed to showcase the school’s commitment to fostering, through field education, fruitful relationships with organizations both in Boston and around the world that are providing critical services to those living at the margins of society.
In this Q&A, she discusses her time as a PhD student at Boston College and her research studying social workers in occupied Palestine, and she offers advice for PhD students interested in international opportunities.
In this Q&A, Peterson and Zimakas discuss their experiences working in corrections, what it means to share a bond as BCSSW alumni, and why Peterson got into the field in the first place.
Dispatches from the Field is a recurring feature at Innovate@BCSW designed to showcase the school’s commitment to fostering, through field education, fruitful relationships with organizations, both in Boston and around the world, that are providing critical services to those living at the margins of society.
Beacon Hill Village is a membership organization designed and created by older adults to serve that population. Connors (MSW ’10) discusses the impact BCSSW students have had on the Village.
She was one of ten featured faculty, students, and alumni to presenting on the theme of this year’s event, “Research and the Common Good.”
Assistant Professor Erika Sabbath cites research, including her own, that shows that sexual harassment in the workplace has been found to impact both physical and mental health of those harassed.
Boston College School of Social Work Assistant Professor Jessica Shaw has been awarded a $313,558 grant by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women for her project “Evaluation of a Cross-System Cooperative Response to Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims.”
Robert Rosales, who expects to graduate this coming August, counts health access and disparities among Latino populations as his research interests. In this blog post, he delineates the important points around a recent paper published in Social Work in Health Care.