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 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:
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.
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...
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.