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Eminent Psychologist, National Academy Member to Join FSU
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Norman Anderson Appointed Assistant Vice President for Research 

Norman Anderson, an eminent psychologist and member of the National Academy of Medicine, will join the Florida State University faculty with primary appointments as a research professor in both the College of Social Work and the College of Nursing. He also will serve as assistant vice president for research and academic affairs. 

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Graduation reception celebrates Fall 2016 social work graduates
Saturday, January 07, 2017

The College of Social Work celebrated its newest graduates at the fall graduation reception and pinning ceremony in the Oglesby Union Ballrooms in Tallahassee, Florida on December 16, 2016. Graduates were presented on stage with a College of Social Work pin. As one of the College’s more recent traditions, the pins commemorate the important step social work students take from the academic world to the professional world, and marks them as proud alumni of the FSU College of Social Work. 

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Alumni Profiles: Bionca & Breyonna Reese - A shared passion for social work
Friday, January 06, 2017

Bionca and Breyonna Reese are not only identical twins, they also share a passion for social work. Beginning their academic career at Atlanta Metropolitan College, in their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, Breyonna started her associate’s degree in computer science and Bionca started majoring in history. “It’s funny, actually,” Breyonna reflected on the experience. “We both changed our major to social science and did not even know it until we both started taking social work classes at the same time.” 

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Social work professor named fellow of national society
Thursday, January 05, 2017

Lisa Schelbe, an assistant professor in the FSU College of Social Work has been named a member of the 2017 class of fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). 

This distinction recognizes members of the society who have furthered its mission – to advance, disseminate and translate research that addresses issues of social work practice and policy and promotes a diverse, equitable and just society. 

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FSU Professor Named Fellow of American Psychological Association
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Florida State University researcher Amy L. Ai, has been selected as a fellow of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Division 56, Trauma Psychology.

Ai, a professor in the College of Social Work, has been elevated to fellow status based on her unusual and outstanding contributions with national or international impact in the area of trauma psychology.

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Florida Institute for Child Welfare launches resource-rich child welfare website
Monday, December 12, 2016

The Florida Institute for Child Welfare (FICW, Institute) was created in June 2014 to conduct research, policy analysis, and program evaluation of child protection and child welfare services. In November 2016, the FICW introduced its new website,, to assist child welfare policymakers and stakeholders access current research.

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Doctoral student receives 2017 GADE Student Award for Social Work Research
Thursday, December 01, 2016

Stephanie Grace Prost, doctoral candidate at the FSU College of Social Work recently received the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work’s (GADE) 2017 Student Award for Social Work Research. This recognition is provided to a doctoral student or a group of doctoral students whose in-press or published scholarship advances scientific inquiry in social work or social welfare.

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Doctoral student receives KASWEA Outstanding Dissertation Proposal Award
Thursday, December 01, 2016

During the annual meeting of the Korean American Social Work Educators Association (KASWEA) at the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in Atlanta Georgia, FSU College of Social Work doctoral student Jungup Lee was awarded the 2016-2017 KASWEA Outstanding Dissertation Proposal Award.

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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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