In the Media

Boston.com: Stefanie Acierno Ran the 2017 Boston Marathon. Now She’s Hooked.

"Belief runner" Stefanie Acierno (SSW '01) brings the social work spirit to Marathon Monday. April 4, 2019 | By Isabel Owens, Boston.com In our “Why I’m Running” series, Boston Marathon runners share what’s inspiring them to make the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to Boston on April 15, 2019. Name: Stefanie Acierno Age: 43 From: Brookline, Massachusetts Bib #: 25513 I ran the... More

The Boston Globe: How to Find a Therapist When You Need One

BUSSW experts offer guidance on finding a therapist. April 18, 2019 | By Roberta Baker, The Boston Globe Jill Gichuhi felt abandoned when her therapist of three years left the practice. Referrals to providers within the same office netted only tenuous connections. Her six-month search, including calls to social workers and psychologists... More

Wall Street Journal: Teaching Girls to Be Great Competitors

Girls often receive mixed messages about striving against others, but parents can help them learn positive ways to compete April 12, 2019 | By Jennifer Breheny Wallace, Wall Street Journal Young girls today are taught to believe that they can be anything they want to be: “Girl power!” But reaching for the... More

Homelessness on the Rise in Some U.S. Cities

New research from a team including BU School of Social Work's Thomas Byrne shows that homelessness is a growing risk in America's biggest cities. By Megan Cerullo | Tuesday, December 11, 2018 (CBS News) – Homelessness has declined across most of the U.S. over the last decade as the economy has crawled back... More