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Finding My Voice at the 2018 Women in Leadership Conference
Thursday, March 15, 2018

As a volunteer for the conference, I arrived early to help set up for the event. As the doors opened, I was amazed at the number of women in attendance - managers, entrepreneurs, professors, executive directors, and others in important leadership roles attended this conference to learn from each other to become stronger, more effective leaders. I was also elated to see the number of men who attended the conference as well.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, Alumni Spotlight, CSW General

FSU Social Work Leaders at #WIL2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

With more than 450 attendees at this year’s Women in Leadership Conference at FSU, there was scores of remarkable female leaders from a wide variety of professions and from the co-sponsoring organizations of the event – the College of Communication and Information, College of Social Work, College of Business, and the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. A dozen College of Social Work alumni, faculty and students participated as panelists for this much-anticipated, inspiration event.

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Profiles in Leadership: FSU social work dean coaches faculty to greater heights
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

March is National Social Work Month. The FSU College of Social Work, celebrating its 100th anniversary, holds more experience than any other institution in Florida offering social work education and was the first in the world to offer a Master’s in Social Work through an accredited online program. Below FSU Social Work Dean Jim Clark shares his vision for the future of the college. 

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight, Research

Student Highlight: Kathryn Casello - Learning to Lead to Create Change
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

BSW Student Kathryn Casello attended a meeting in the fall of 2016 to learn about organizing against legislation that allows for open and concealed carry of guns on college campuses. For her, the issue was of personal concern.

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FSU Operation Family Caregiver Site Celebrates Rosalynn Carter Institute’s 30 Years of Caregiving
Friday, March 09, 2018

“I went into social work because of Former President Jimmy Carter and the work he did in the eighties that inspired me,” Margaret Ashmore, Teaching Professor, and Program Manager for the FSU Operation Family Caregiver (FSU OFC) program reminisced. “He really had a meaningful impact on me. I was in childhood education at that time and changed my major to social work. President Carter focused on social service programs, and he invested so much in people.

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Dr. Jeff Jenson presents on Social Work Grand Challenge: Ensuring Healthy Development for All Youth
Friday, March 02, 2018

The social work profession embodies a strong commitment to promoting social justice initiatives through both practice and research.  In 2016, the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare launched the Twelve Grand Challenges of Social Work to outline the profession’s vision for creating an equitable and socially just society.  Florida State University’s College of Social Work will be among the leaders i

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FSU Hosts Enlightening Film Screening on Resilience and Stress 
Thursday, February 22, 2018

On February 13th, FSU faculty and students gathered with community members and leaders for a screening of Resilience: Biology of Stress and Science of Hope. Co-sponsored by the College of Social Work, Prevent Child Abuse Florida, The Oasis Center for Women and Girls, and the

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The Art Cleveland Play Therapy Endowment: Perpetuating a Legacy of Caring for Children
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Art Cleveland, MSW, LCSW, LMFT, and RPT-S, devoted his professional life to the care and keeping of children.  Play therapy was the cornerstone of his clinical practice. For more than 30 years, he has worked with children and families using this the unique therapeutic approach.

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FSU Forges Partnership with East China University of Science and Technology
Monday, February 19, 2018

Florida State University recently met with a delegation from East China University of Science and Technology in an effort to forge a relationship for future research collaboration and student exchanges.

The partnership was initiated by FSU College of Social Work Dean Jim Clark and Professor Amy Ai, who have extensive experience with Chinese scholars in health, trauma and social work.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight, International Programs, Research

Student Highlight: Garnet and Gold Scholar Maicie Ramirez
Monday, February 12, 2018

Maicie Ramirez was looking for ways to push herself and to make the most of her time at FSU when she arrived for her undergraduate degree in social work. The Garnet and Gold Scholars program aligned with her interest within their engagement areas of international, internship, leadership, research and service. During her time in the program, she completed three areas.

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