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.
Associate Professor Scott Easton has contributed a chapter to the recently released book Understanding the Sexual Betrayal of Boys & Men, edited by renowned psychologist and psychoanalyst Richard B. Gartner. In this Q&A with Innovate, Easton discusses what it means to him to have been included in the project.
In our efforts to continually translate knowledge into social action and intervention, schools of social work know the necessity and value of being rooted in places and communities in enduring ways, and of collaborating with those embedded in social dilemmas.
The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, of which BCSSW Dean Gautam N. Yadama is a commissioner, has released a report analyzing the scope of the health and economic costs of air, water, soil, and occupational pollution in the world today.
Meet the School of Social Work’s three new faculty members: Salem Professor in Global Practice Theresa Betancourt and assistant professors Vincent Fusaro and Praveen Kumar.
Alumni board member Bisrat Abebe, ’05, has spent his career providing crisis intervention and support to individuals and families in communities, behavioral health clinics, and hospital emergency room settings. Recently, he sat down with Innovate to discuss his commitment to the board and his alma mater, and his hopes for the School of Social Work moving forward.
BCSSW Dean Gautam Yadama and Associate Dean Tom Walsh met with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, as the Baker administration announced a first-in-the-nation set of educational core principles for social workers designed to address opioid addiction and treatment.
Boston College and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) have co-signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore partnerships in research, project development, coursework, and the sharing of knowledge and ideas.
The team was charged with learning more about the growing population of NiNis in Chile’s capital city, a term that refers to young Chileans in Santiago who are neither pursuing opportunities in higher education, nor at work (ni estudia, ni trabaja in Spanish).
Howard brought a uniquely personal approach to admissions over the course of 39 years of service to the School of Social Work.