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New faces at the Florida Institute for Child Welfare
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

 The Florida Institute for Child Welfare’s (FICW) team has grown to include an array of new team members with a variety of skill sets to assist in the FICW’s work for Florida’s children and families. The new team members include:

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Approaches and opportunities for ending law enforcement related domestic violence
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A new book chapter by Institute for Family Violence Studies Director Karen Oehme and social work doctoral candidate Stephanie Grace Prost highlights methods to prevent officer-involved domestic violence.

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Leaders recognized for their mentoring role for women in social work research
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Dr. Leah Cheatham, a recent alumna of the FSU College of Social Work doctoral program wrote about her mentor and major professor Dr. Karen Randolph that, “through the six years I have worked closely with Dr. Karen Randolph, I have witnessed her continual commitment to promotion and elevation of women’s scholarship and teaching in social work academia.” Dr.

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College of Social Work to collaborate on evaluation of suicide interventions for middle-age men
Sunday, November 06, 2016

With a $1.28 million, four-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control, the Florida State University College of Social Work and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) School of Social Work will evaluate new online suicide screening and prevention tools aimed at decreasing suicide rates among middle-age men.

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Coercion Conference looks at the use of force in helping professions
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Coercive practices and treatments in social services are common but seldom subjects of critical public discussion. Florida State University is changing the conversation by taking a look at the pros and cons of coercive approaches in the helping professions and institutions relevant to students, academics, local and state government, private agency professionals, clinicians and interested citizens.

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A Study of the National Prevention Toolkit on Officer-Involved Domestic Violence (OIDV): Examining Training Effects
Thursday, October 13, 2016

The International Association of Chiefs of Police acknowledges that officers commit domestic violence at rates similar to the general population, and that prevention efforts are essential.

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FSU College of Social Work celebrates distinguished alumni, student scholars
Monday, October 03, 2016

Florida State University College of Social Work’s best and brightest gathered Thursday, Sept. 29 for an evening celebrating five distinguished graduates for their significant accomplishments and contributions to the field of social work. Sixty-five social work scholarship recipients also were honored for their academic achievement.

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Guest seminar addresses the notion of “hate” with social work faculty and students
Friday, September 30, 2016

A group of FSU College of Social Work students and faculty enjoyed a transdisciplinary conversation and seminar on the topic of hate. Dr. Lawrence (Larry) J. Friedman, currently a teacher at Harvard University and an emeritus professor of history and philanthropic studies from Indiana University, led the discussion.  Dr.

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Social work faculty and alumni’s article receives Honorable Mention among best 2015 Journal of Social Work Education publications
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Recent doctoral program alumna Dr. Leah Cheatham, along with FSU College of Social Work Professor Neil Abell, and fellow doctoral program alumna Hyejin Kim will be honored at the Council on Social Work Education’s 2016 Annual Program Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Drs.

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BSW student receives scholarship from American Addictions Center’s 2016 Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

American Addictions Center (AAC) announced the recipients of its 2016 Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program. Among the winners was FSU College of Social Work BSW student Samantha Ferrara (third place). Ferrara and second place winner, Patricia Francois an MSW student at Columbia University, will each receive $2,500. First place winner Rhonda Kelly, a master’s student in clinical mental health counseling at University of Colorado at Denver will receive $5,000.

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