BRIDGE Graduation 2018

December 14th, 2018in BRIDGE, SSW News

The BRIDGE Program at BUSSW is a unique, longstanding MSW-prep program that supports immigrants and refugees as they pursue a graduate social work education. We applaud the extraordinary efforts of this year's BRIDGE graduates, whose diverse cultural and professional backgrounds will be an asset to any community they choose to... More

Calling All New England Social Workers: We Want Your Expertise

December 7th, 2018in Professional Education, SSW News

The BUSSW Professional Education Program (PEP) is hiring instructors to teach seminars during the 2019 spring semester. Our mission: Offer high-quality continuing education programs using the most current, effective methods of practice and critical thinking Ensure workshops and seminars are inclusive to a variety of demographic and cultural backgrounds Address issues... More

BUSSW Students Support MA Bail Fund’s Winter Campaign, ‘Home for the Holidays’

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Students in Dr. Phillipe Copeland’s course, “Ferguson is Everywhere,” are supporting the Massachusetts Bail Fund's winter campaign, Home for the Holidays: Bailout 2018. The Home for the Holidays initiative uses donor contributions to pay bail for pre-trial, low-income individuals who don't have the resources to make bail. These individuals, More

Ruth Paris Presents Keynote Speech at Safe Stations Forum

Monday, December 3, 2018 A daylong event in Nashua, New Hampshire was brought to a close by BUSSW Professor Ruth Paris, who gave a keynote speech to care providers, policymakers, and crisis responders at the 2018 Safe Stations Academy Conference. The conference, titled “Innovative and Integrated Response to an Opioid Crisis,” was... More

BUSSW’s Groundbreaking BRIDGE Program Graduates 14 Students from Around the World on Tuesday, December 4

November 30th, 2018in BRIDGE, Events, SSW News, SSW News Brief

The Building Refugee and Immigrant Degrees for Graduate Education Program, BRIDGE, is designed to give immigrants and refugees access to a graduate social work education, as well as develop critical cultural competencies within the human services workforce. This year’s graduating class is comprised of students from across the globe. Some were... More

Luz Marilis López to Join BU-Wide Panel for “Forum on Family Separation”

Luz Marilis López, clinical professor and associate director of the Dual Degree Program in Social Work & Public Health at Boston University School of Social Work, joins a BU-wide panel for “Forum on Family Separation,” an in-depth discussion about the impact on children and communities involved in the federal separation... More

Join BUSSW Alumna, Dr. Kristen Lee, for the BU webinar “Mindfulness in Today’s Changing World,” Friday, Nov. 30, 12-1pm (EST)

Dr. Lee, EdD, LICSW (SSW’00), lead faculty for Behavioral Science at Northeastern University, shares how we can use the science behind mindfulness to avoid the often mindless trappings of our modern world in this webinar from BU Educational Programs, Friday, Nov. 30 from 12-1PM.   From overcoming technology overload to perfectionism... More