In this first installment of Innovate’s series highlighting research publications from faculty members at the Boston College School of Social Work, we discuss The Meaning and Measurement of Productive Engagement in Later Life, from Professor Christina Matz-Costa and colleagues. The paper was first published in Social Indicators Research.
Members of the social work community celebrated in the Massachusetts State House yesterday, honoring the Commonwealth’s new Secretary of Health and Human Services, Marylou Sudders, who now represents one of the highest-ranking social workers in government in the United States.
Professor Jessica Black pursued higher education in hopes of preparing a next generation of collegians to go out and make a difference in the world.
Erin McAleer, MSW ’05, represents an emerging brand of social work leader – one who is advocating for social justice in a position of influence. For much of her career, this has meant working in government: McAleer was Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s Director of Cabinet Affairs, and a Legislative Director in the Commonwealth’s Executive Office…
The American Sociological Association (ASA) has named BCSSW Associate Dean of Research David Takeuchi the Leonard I. Pearlin award winner for his distinguished contributions to the sociological study of mental health.
Did you know that one in every four Bostonians was born overseas, or that Boston has the sixth highest concentration of immigrants of any city in the United States?
BCSSW alumni are hard at work to change social policy in spaces around the world, from Boston to Beirut to Beijing, and their influence reaches as high as the White House.
Professor Stephanie Berzin, the co-chair of the Center for Social Innovation at Boston College, is a designated “Change Leader” by Ashoka, an organization supporting social entrepreneurs across the world.
On February 19th, civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin presented a talk on her life at the Boston College School of Social Work, remembering the day 60 years ago when she refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus.
Dispatches from the Field is a monthly feature at Innovate@BCSW designed to showcase the school’s commitment to field education, and to fostering fruitful relationships with organizations, both in Boston and around the world, who are providing critical services to those living at the margins of society.