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.
The Secretary addressed what her office is doing to combat the opioid epidemic in the Commonwealth, emphasizing the data-driven approach that is already serving to curb addiction and overdoses across the state.
The City Councilwoman provided the keynote address at this year’s BCSSW Diversity Conference. The theme was “Powerful Women.”
The study aims to analyze factors in the workplace that affect health and safety, including such measures as exposures to workplace policies and practices, work-related stress, and physical health hazards like lifting and bending.
On November 11th, BCSSW was honored to hear from the NIJ’s communications director on “Turning Powerful Ideas into Meaningful Change: How to Translate Research to Support its Use,” offering specific techniques to the social worker or academic seeking to advocate for new policy based on study findings.
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.
Professors Tiziana Dearing and David Takeuchi went to the White House for the launch of a new Obama Administration initiative for which BCSSW will serve as an initial academic research partner.
Three Boston College School of Social Work faculty members were recently named to important advisory boards in Massachusetts: Rocio Calvo and Thanh Tran will provide counsel to Governor Charlie Baker, while Westy Egmont will help guide Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.
Mark Linton spent nine years on the staff of Senator and then President Barack Obama, serving in various leadership roles. This spring, he will add Visiting Fellow at BCSSW to his impressive resume.
On the docket was a review of the proposed bill H. 1382, which, according to the National Association of Social Workers, “would create community-based services for non-violent primary caretaker parents, as an alternative to imprisoning them and separating them from their children.”