E. Diane Davis Lecture

The Smith College School for Social Work is pleased to present its E. Diane Davis Lecture as part of the Public Lecture Series. Lectures are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. (See additional accessibility information below).

Dr. Ellen R. DeVoe, Ph.D., LICSW

Beyond the Service Member: Working with Post-9/11 Military Families throughout the Deployment Cycle   

Professor, Boston University School of Social Work
Saturday, June 30, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Wright Hall - Weinstein Auditorium 

Ellen DevoeEllen DeVoe, M.S.W., Ph.D., is professor and director of the Ph.D. Program Director at the Boston University School of Social Work. She has been named one of the most influential social workers today. She is recognized for her research on the study of violence exposure on children and interventions designed to mitigate the impact of trauma on families. Her early scholarship focused on sexual abuse, the impact of domestic and community violence on children and families, and intervention research. Since the September 11th attacks, she has been immersed in intervention research concerning parents affected by traumatic stress, including military and veteran parents and families. Her work has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, Centers for Disease Control, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Department of Defense. For the last decade, DeVoe has directed a program of research funded by the Department of Defense focused on the development of a parenting intervention program to support military parents throughout cycles of deployment and reintegration. DeVoe is currently serving on the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering. 

Continuing Education Credits (CECs)

Lectures also provide one and one-half (1.5) Continuing Education Credits (CECs). The cost to register for CECs will be $15 per lecture. Those who wish to earn CECs should arrive 15 minutes ahead of the lecture to register; the registration fee will be collected at that time. Payment must be made by check or money order ONLY.

Accessibility Accommodations

Weinstein Auditorium is wheelchair accessible. For other disability accommodations or sign language interpreters, please contact the Office of the Dean at 413-585-7983 or email deanasst@smith.edu, at least two weeks in advance of the lecture.