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The New York Times: Prof. Byrne & Colleague’s Research on Aging Homeless Population Is Featured in Respite Care Story

As the average age of people experiencing homelessness continues to increase, programs across the country are addressing a critical gap between hospital discharge and unsheltered living by providing respite care to older homeless individuals. These programs provide crucial support, but challenges remain, including limited permanent housing options and concerns about... More

Prof. Gómez Co-Edits Journal of Trauma & Dissociation’s Special Issue on Intersectional Inequalities

Assistant Professor Jennifer M. Gómez, PhD, of Boston University School of Social Work (BUSSW) is co-editor of the upcoming special issue of the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, “Understanding, Preventing, & Healing Dissociation in the Context of Intersectional Inequalities.” The issue will explore the connection between intersectional inequalities and dissociation in... More

Six MSW Students Awarded BU Women’s Council Scholarships

June 4th, 2024in Achievements, SSW News, Students

Six Master of Social Work (MSW) students from BU School of Social Work (BUSSW) have been awarded BU Women’s Council Scholarships at a ceremony featuring keynote speaker Dean Barbara Jones. These scholarships, which support women and those who identify as female in BU graduate programs, recognize their exceptional contributions and... More

Inquest: BUSSW Alum Chronicles Campaign for Non-Police Mental Health Crisis Response in Boston

In an article published in Inquest, BU School of Social Work (BUSSW) alum Emy Takinami (MSW’20) and Husain Rizvi share the backstory of an evolving campaign to establish community-based mental health crisis response in Boston, led by the Boston Liberation Health (BLH) Group and The City School. Excerpted from “A Safer, More

BUSSW Commencement 2024: Photo Gallery & Recap

June 3rd, 2024in Alumni, SSW News, Students

Boston University School of Social Work (BUSSW) celebrated its newest class of MSW and PhD graduates at the 2024 BUSSW Commencement Ceremony, May 16th. Graduating students from the online and off-campus programs joined their Charles River classmates at the main Boston University campus for the big event, and loved ones... More

6/11 – 6/14: Profs. López & McLaughlin Share Their Expertise at IASWG Symposium

Improving practitioners’ understanding of effective group social work is essential for creating supportive networks, empowering communities and individuals, and promoting social change. To help improve social work with groups internationally, Profs. Donna McLaughlin and Luz López from BU School of Social Work will present at the International Association for Social... More

Prof. Hahm & Alum Suk-hee Kim (SSW’01) Lead Panel on Social Work Education Leadership at KASWEA Spring Forum

May 30th, 2024in Alumni, Events, Faculty, SSW News

The Korean American Social Work Educators Association (KASWEA) 2024 Spring Forum brought together two members of the Boston University School of Social Work (BUSSW) community for a panel discussion about assuming administrative and leadership roles in social work education.  Hyeouk Chris Hahm, a professor and associate dean for research at BUSSW, More

Profs. Augsberger & Collins Contribute Chapter on Youth Policy Advocacy for the Cambridge Handbook of Community Empowerment

The Cambridge Handbook of Community Empowerment is focused on helping communities influence and change the policy structures that affect their lives. Profs. Astraea Augsberger and Mary Elizabeth Collins, both experts on youth engagement, authored a chapter of the handbook, entitled “Youth Policy Advocacy in Municipal Governance.”  In the chapter, the authors... More