Career Spotlight: Substance Abuse Social Work

With substance abuse on the rise, social workers specializing in the area are in high demand. Substance abuse social workers use their specialized knowledge to help those struggling with drug and alcohol abuse to cope and make a full recovery.

Guide to Supporting the Homeless

As the cold winter months take hold, homeless individuals become increasingly vulnerable to health risks such as frostbite, hypothermia, and even death. If you’re interested in getting involved, you’re in the right place. This guide will expand on the dangers of being homeless in freezing temperatures and provide some practical tips to take action this winter.


SocialWork@Simmons Student Life Update: Creating a Sense of Community

SocialWork@Simmons provides students multiple opportunities to connect in deep and meaningful ways with their peers and faculty.  In addition to face-to-face live class sessions, SocialWork@Simmons students engage with members of the community through a variety of ways including participation in an array of student life, mentoring, and enrichment opportunities. Learn more: 

Student Spotlight: Q&A with Brian Prester

Brian Prester was working as a flight instructor in pursuit of a career as an airline pilot when health issues forced him to re-evaluate his life and career goals. In doing so, he realized the call to social work. Brian decided to pursue a graduate degree in social work to gain the knowledge and skills necessary not only to become a helping professional, but also to become an effective social change agent.

Interested in a Job in Forensic Social Work?

Are you interested in becoming a forensic social worker? You can position yourself to enter the field by applying social work practice principals within the context of the legal system. Learn more... 

Faculty Voices: Michelle Putnam on Social Service and Aging Populations

We sat down with Simmons School of Social Work professor Michele Putnam to discuss her experience in social work involving older adult and geriatric populations. The following is her full interview.