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Is Residential Instability Leading Young Adults to Use Drugs? BUSSW Researchers Uncover the Troubling Link

Young adulthood is a common time for drug experimentation. For many, it’s also a time to leave home and venture into new communities. But is there a link between young adult drug involvement and residential instability? According to a new study led by researchers at Boston University School of Social... More

BUSSW Faculty and PhD Students Share Cutting-Edge Research at Prestigious Social Work Conference

Doctoral students and faculty from Boston University School of Social Work join social work scholars from across the country at this year’s Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Conference, January 16–21. Browse through the listings below to find out the who, what and when of featured BUSSW presenters. All sessions take... More

NASW-MA and BUSSW Bring Racial Justice Forum to BU, Copeland Moderates Panel

The National Association of Social Workers' Massachusetts Chapter (NASW-MA) returns to Boston University for the annual MLK, Jr. Forum on Racial Justice, Dismantling Racism: Where Do We Go From Here? BUSSW Clinical Assistant Professor Phillipe Copeland, PhD will moderate the panel event, which is co-sponsored by Boston University School of Social... More

BU School of Social Work’s Center for Aging and Disability Education and Research Receives Grant Renewal to Confront ‘Single Largest Unaddressed Public Health Threat in the 21st Century’

Boston University’s School of Social Work (BUSSW) Center for Aging and Disability Education and Research (CADER) Will Use Grant Funds to Train Providers Across Massachusetts Who Work with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. Following significant positive results from their first training of healthcare workers across Massachusetts that concluded in June 2018, More

CADER Joins Leading Eldercare Alliance to Prevent Workforce Crisis in Aging America

January 4th, 2019in Aging and Gerontology, CADER, SSW News

BUSSW’s Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research (CADER), known for bringing online training and certificate programs to over 20,000 eldercare professionals since 2002, will join the Eldercare Workforce Alliance, created in response to a report by The Institute of Medicine predicting an impending workforce crisis spurred by America’s... More

Dean/Professor Emerita Gail Steketee Honored with a Festschrift

December 21st, 2018in Achievements, SSW News

Friday, December 21, 2018 Dean/Professor Emerita Steketee, who recently completed her term as President of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), was honored with a Festschrift (volume of writings presented as a tribute or memorial to a scholar) to celebrate her career. Six of Steketee’s junior and senior colleagues presented... More

American Journal of Public Health Publishes Special Issue Featuring BU Research Project: Best Practices for Improving HIV Care for Homeless

Excerpt from BUSSW's Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health: HIV treatment advances have dramatically improved longevity and quality of life for people living with HIV — yet disparities in treatment persist in the U.S. Homeless people are at increased risk of contracting HIV and are less likely to receive consistent... More