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Alumna opens heart and home to seven siblings
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

MSW alumna (2014) Sofia Olds and her husband DeShoan Olds always knew they wanted to adopt since their marriage in 2004. In 2006, they completed the Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting (MAPP) classes to prepare for adoption, but building their lives together took precedence.  DeShoan served several tours in Iraq and Sofia was active duty Army while she pursued her bachelor's and master's degrees in social work at the Florida State University College of Social Work.

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

FSU Team publishes new policy recommendation to make divorce training “trauma-informed”
Monday, July 24, 2017

Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce, an online FSU multidisciplinary training/research project housed in the Institute for Family Violence Studies at the College of Social Work, has presented a new policy recommendation asserting that co-parent education for divorcing parents should be “trauma-informed.” An article describing this research, “Trauma-Informed Co-Parenting: How A Shift in Compulsory Divorce Education to Reflect New Brain Development Research Can Promote Both Parents

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Research

Social Work welcomes newest faculty member: Dr. John Mathias
Thursday, July 20, 2017

This fall, the FSU College of Social Work will welcome a new addition to its faculty, Dr. John Mathias. A recent graduate of the University of Michigan with a joint doctoral degree in anthropology and social work, his research focuses on qualitative studies of community organizations, advocacy, and non-profit management.

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Social Work Dean and attorney partner to Tell the Client’s Story
Monday, July 17, 2017

Social work and the legal profession have many unique and sometimes unexpected intersections. The same can be said for partnerships between social workers and lawyers.

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Doctoral student joins Florida Atlantic faculty
Monday, July 10, 2017

Arriving at Florida State University as an undergraduate with an interest in film and creative writing, Danielle, or Dani, Groton thought a major in marketing and advertising was a practical use of her skills. But something was missing, and she wasn’t quite satisfied with the trajectory of such a career. A visit to the FSU Career Center introduced Dani to the possibilities social work had to offer.

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Doctoral student joins National University of Singapore faculty
Monday, July 03, 2017

Growing up in South Korea, FSU College of Social Work doctoral student Jungup Lee witnessed a time of rapid economic growth, but she also noticed the severe competition, inequality and social discrimination that accompanied it. “I was curious why there were gaps in social status, gender, race, or political group,” Jungup reflected.

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

Alumna honored as Florida Social Worker of the Year by NASW
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Prudence Williams always had a natural attraction to helping professions. She earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology (1981) and her Master of Social Work (1993) at Florida State University. While completing her Master’s degree, she also received guidance in the social work profession from her internship supervisor. “I have had countless opportunities to impact and serve varied populations, which has enhanced my professional skills and offered valuable experiences throughout the course of my career,” Prudence said.

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Social Work faculty among FSU Fulbright Scholars to share expertise worldwide
Monday, June 19, 2017

Five Florida State University faculty members are fanning out across the globe to teach and conduct research in Russia, Finland, Ireland, Hong Kong and the Czech Republic through grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Posted Under: Alumni Spotlight, CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight, International Programs

Faculty member receives “Partners with a Purpose” Award
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Pam Graham MacDill, Director of the BSW and Professional Development Programs at the FSU College of Social Work was presented with the Partners with a Purpose Award on May 16, 2017, for her contributions to the FSU Unconquered Scholars program of the Center for Academic Retention, & Enhancement (CARE).

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Real-life role models: FSU hosts free summer camp for youth
Monday, June 12, 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, Florida State University’s College of Social Work brought dozens of middle school students to campus for a free, week-long summer camp from June 5 to June 9.

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