Immigrants are less likely than US-born individuals to experience mental disorders

By ERIC W. DOLAN @ PsyPost | July 12, 2018 New research provides evidence that immigrants to the United States are far less likely than US-born individuals to experience a number of psychiatric disorders. The study appears in the journal Psychiatry Research. “Over the last several years, my colleagues and I have conducted more than... More

How will the Thai cave incident affect the rescued boys’ mental health?

Q&A with trauma expert and social work professor Ellen R. DeVoe on lessons learned from the rescue mission originally deemed impossible By Lexi Herosian (COM’19) On June 23rd in Chiang Rai, Thailand, a group of 11 to 16 year-old boys and their soccer coach entered the Tham Luang cave complex. Little did they... More

BUSSW Dean Statement on Migrant Family Separation Crisis

Dear Members of the BUSSW Community, We are reaching out to our community to share our outrage at the unfolding national crisis of migrant family separation and ask you to work with us to identify ways we can respond. In the last six weeks, as a result of the Trump Administration’s... More

Noroña named 2018’s emerging leader by NASW-MA

March 29, 2018 — The National Association of Social Workers’ Massachusetts Chapter presents six awards to social workers each year who have made extraordinary contributions to their community and their field. Carmen Rosa Noroña, LCSW, CEIS, MS.Ed—a 2012 BUSSW BRIDGE Program graduate—is this year’s Emerging Leader. Noroña is currently the clinical coordinator of... More

Dawn Belkin Martinez wins NASW award for social change

March 28, 2018 — Every year, the NASW pays tribute to the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter’s first Executive Director with the Beverly Ross Fliegel Award for Greatest Contribution to Social Policy and Change. This year’s winner is Dawn Belkin Martinez, associate clinical professor at BUSSW and Director of the BRIDGE Program, a supportively-structured... More