The blog is proud to announce the launch of the Innovate Podcast, a recurring feature focusing on today’s most pressing issues, with perspectives on those issues from BC Social Work’s thought leaders.
Leaders in the field participated in a panel discussion that addressed the exploitation of immigrants, including fraud, scams, and financial threats to the foreign born living in America, as well as resources for lawyers and social workers working to mitigate these threats.
Dorothy Book Scholar and Associate Dean of Research David Takeuchi presented recent, cutting-edge research on the integration of immigrants into American life at Boston City Hall this past week, helping to paint a complex portrait of the 41 million foreign-born individuals living in the U.S.
In this Q&A, Kaitlin Porter and Liz Casey discuss their shared interest in immigrant integration, how they both arrived at The Florence Project, and their hopes for effecting change into the future.
In this short video from this year’s border course, Westy Egmont outlines some of the challenges facing social workers at the point of entry of Nogales, and he explains how BCSSW helps to train MSW candidates to better understand these challenges, and begin to build solutions.
BCSSW was well represented at this year’s SSWR Annual Meeting in Washington: 15 faculty members and 13 PhD candidates presented papers and posters or moderated at 38 different sessions over the course of the weekend, while covering a wide range of topics.
This December, Professor Westy Egmont and other members of a special task force convened by Governor Deval Patrick presented an important report at the State House entitled Rx for Strengthening Massachusetts’ Economy and Healthcare System.
This summer, 13 Boston College Social Work graduate students toured four Italian cities as part of a course designed to tackle the challenges of immigrant integration.