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New Study by Professor Salas-Wright Shows Encouraging Findings of Youth Violence on Decline Published in the American Journal of Public Health

Contrary to popular perception, a new study by Boston University professor Christopher Salas-Wright finds that youth violence is declining—and at noteworthy rates. Between 2002 and 2014, Salas-Wright and his colleagues found a 29% decrease in the relative proportion of young people involved in violence in the United States. The study, More

BUSSW Celebrates Social Work Month with #SocialWorkStories

During this year’s national Social Work Month, BU School of Social Work celebrated Social Work Month this March remembering those special moments moments when you knew social work was the field or that split-second understanding of the powerful impact social workers have on the lives of so many. We invited the BUSSW... More

BUSSW Lecturer Michelle Walsh Publishes New Book

BU School of Social Work Lecturer Michelle Walsh publishes a new book, "Violent Trauma, Culture, and Power : An Interdisciplinary Exploration in Lived Religion," as part of the Palgrave Studies in Lived Religion and Societal Challenges series.  The book is an interdisciplinary exploration of the intertwining impact of violent trauma, culture, and... More

Justine Lambroschino (’98) Authors “Conversations with your Child”

"In today's fast-paced, technology-driven world, parenting has become a lost art. My goal in writing this book is to help parents rediscover the rewards of communicating with their children face to face - and creating an authentic family life." BU School of Social Work alumna Justine Lambroschino ('98) draws on her experience... More

Boston University Hosts “Cities & Kids”

On March 23, 2017, in the Metcalf Trustee Center, Boston University Initiative on Cities hosted “Cities & Kids: Enabling Optimal Development for Urban Youth,” in partnership with Boston University School of Public Health. With more that 80% of American youth living in urban areas, children are affected by the social, natural... More

Professor Phillipe Copeland to Receive 2017 Teaching Excellence Award

We are happy to announce that Dr. Phillipe Copeland, Clinical Assistant Professor at BU School of Social Work, has been chosen to receive the 2017 Teaching Excellence Award by the Boston University School of Social Work Class of 2017! The award will be presented during the Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May... More

CADER Launches Two-Year Clergy Training Program Responding to Older Adult Mental Health Needs

On March 21, the Center for Aging and Disability Education and Research (CADER) officially launched a two-year grant-funded program aimed at building  the capacity of clergy to address the behavioral health needs of older adults by developing a training program for diverse faith-based leaders throughout Massachusetts. This program, funded by... More

Professional Education Program Announces Boston Children’s Hospital Partnership

In partnership with the Boston Children's Hospital, the Professional Education Programs department has announced the launch of a 12-week certificate program in cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT). CBT is one of the few forms of psychotherapy that has been scientifically tested and found to be effective in many trials for many different disorders. In... More

BUSSW Hosts First Macro Mixer

On Wednesday, February 8, the BU School of Social Work Admissions Office hosted its first Macro Matters Mixer, an effort to raise awareness about the macro side of social work and to offer an opportunity for networking amongst various audiences. Faculty, staff, alumni and current students gathered to mix and mingle... More

Special Intergenerational Programming Workshop Provides Interactive Learning Opportunity

On Friday, February 17, MSW and PhD students, field instructors and alumni from BUSSW and Boston College attended a special workshop hosted by Professor Ernest Gonzales and the Lowy-GEM Program at BU School of Social Work. The day-long workshop, “Achieving Health Equity through Intergenerational Programming,” took place in Conant Lounge and... More