News Articles

Partnership with U.S. Peace Corps brings Coverdell Fellowship to the MSW Program
Thursday, December 07, 2017

Florida State University College of Social Work in partnership with the U.S. Peace Corps will begin offering the Coverdell Fellowship in 2018 to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) pursuing a Master of Social Work degree. It marks the first time the fellowship will be offered at Florida State in the field of social work.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

Alumna Lisa Jackson: An Unconquered Ally for Students
Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Some students start their social work journey with a strong idea of where they want their career to go. Lisa Jackson is just such a person. Her career is right where she wants to be, and it is where her passion lies, working with the students at the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) and the Unconquered Scholars Program at Florida State University.

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Dr. Amy Ai and Other Barbour Scholars Recognized for Excellence
Monday, November 20, 2017

The Barbour Scholarship is a signature program of the University of Michigan (UM). As a Barbour Scholar, FSU College of Social Work Professor Dr. Amy L. Ai and a small group of Barbour Scholars represent women of the highest academic and professional caliber from the countries encompassing the large region extending from Turkey in the west to Japan and the Philippines in the east.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight, Research

2017 Scholarship & Distinguished Graduate Dinner Celebrates Excellence
Monday, November 06, 2017

Florida State University College of Social Work honored its distinguished alumni and student scholarship recipients on Thursday, November 2nd at The Gathering in Tallahassee, Florida. Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Craig Stanley presided over the event, which included reflections by Dean Jim Clark, Development Director Colette Podgorski, and student speaker and scholarship recipient Julie Mishoe to an audience of current and former students, faculty and staff.

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FSU Operation Family Caregiver extends into fourth year of service
Monday, November 06, 2017

Since the Florida State University (FSU) College of Social Work began its partnership with the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) in 2014, the FSU Operation Family Caregiver (OFC) site has demonstrated an excellent track record for reaching out to and assisting caregivers of military veterans and service members.

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Workload and Work-Life Balance Challenge Florida’s Children Services Workforce
Monday, November 06, 2017

Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Mike Carroll and others testified before the Florida House’ Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee to report on progress in recruiting, training, and retaining more highly-skilled child protective investigators, which go out into the field to investigate cases ranging from child neglect and abuse to human trafficking. Carroll told lawmakers October 25th that the department is still struggling with the turnover of child protective investigators.

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Why Sharing Social Work Stories is Important: A Student Perspective
Friday, November 03, 2017

Over the summer, the NASW Foundation came up with public service announcement videos to help the general public understand what kinds of services social workers provide.

Posted Under: CSW General

Alumna Kia J. Bentley Reviewer of the Year for Journal of Social Work Education
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

At the 2017 CSWE Annual Program Meeting, many social work scholars were recognized for their contributions to the field, including FSU College of Social Work doctoral program alumna and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work (VCU) Professor Dr. Kia J. Bentley. At the Journal of Social Work Education Reception, Dr.

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Doctoral student Lane Forsman appointed to FSU President Advisory Panel
Monday, October 30, 2017

Social work doctoral student Ruben Lane Forsman is no stranger to service. Forsman served as an intensive outpatient substance abuse counselor in New Orleans, Louisiana and as a member of the Florida Assertive Community Treatment Team in Leon County providing community-based mental and behavioral health services to individuals experiencing severe, persistent mental illness prior to entering the Doctoral Program at the FSU College of Social Work.

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

Rosalyn Deckerhoff named first Director of Online Field Education
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

With the growth of online programs, a continuous challenge remains to constantly improve and innovate. A step in that direction for the FSU College of Social Work will include the establishment of a position to oversee field education for online programs. Associate Teaching Professor Rosalyn Deckerhoff will take on this role starting at the beginning of the spring 2018 semester.

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