Associate Professor Susan Tohn and Boston College School of Social Work alumna Suelen Yancor, MSW ’05, offer a two-day training on Solution-Focused Therapy techniques with a focus on Spanish language interventions, a project designed to help practitioners understand some of the unique cultural competencies associated with best serving Latinx populations.
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.
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.
Pinderhughes Fellowship winner Victor Figuereo is now in his third year at BCSSW. He is a member of the school’s Latino Leadership Initiative, and specifically, he is part of the LLI’s Latino Research Seminar, a program designed to address the disparity of Latino professors in higher education.
The newly tenured rising star at BCSSW continues to be in demand for her unique approach to promoting effective social work with systematically oppressed populations in higher education.
In this Q&A, the CSWE’s Yolanda Padilla and Assistant Professor Rocío Calvo discuss the Center’s mission and the potential for a productive partnership with the LLI; and how both programs, working together, have the potential to contribute to a new, more culturally competent paradigm in social work education and practice.
The two-year grant supports the study of BCSSW’s pioneering Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI), of which Calvo is founder and director.
BCSSW’s renowned MSW Global Practice concentration has taken students to five continents to serve in refugee camps, child abuse centers, women’s empowerment programs, and a wide range of other social service agencies. Kelsey Komich recently graduated from the program, spending her global field education placement at an NGO in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Three years ago, Boston College School of Social Work Assistant Professor Rocío Calvo proposed an innovative program designed to better prepare students to work with the increasingly diverse community that is the United States, and in particular, with the largest of the nation’s minority populations, Latinos.