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FSU social work dean discusses Orlando shootings
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Counseling is critical in the aftermath of Orlando shootings

James Clark, dean of the College of Social Work at Florida State University, has been in Orlando where the state chapter of the National Association of Social Work is meeting. The setting puts him right in the middle of the aftermath of one of the worst cases of mass shootings in the country.

Beyond the criminal investigation, there is the huge responsibility to address the needs of the families affected by the 49 deaths.

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Study: Police officers show strong willingness to intervene when other officers commit domestic violence
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

While much has been made about the “blue wall of silence” among police officers, a new study found that police officers don’t turn a blind eye when other officers perpetrate domestic violence.

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FSU social work development director wins local award in non-profit leadership
Thursday, June 02, 2016

FSU College of Social Work Development Director Colette Podgorski has been awarded The Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals’ “20 under 40” Golden A.C.E. Award for 2016 in the category of Non-Profit leadership.  The Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals selected finalists from more than 130 applications to recognize outstanding contributions to the community at the 2016 Golden A.C.E.

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Criminal Justice: The Challenge of Translational Research
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Dean Jim Clark and Dr. Stephen Tripodi of the Florida State University (FSU) College of Social Work hosted a multidisciplinary conference aimed at showcasing research efforts in the area of mass incarceration and discussing the translational opportunities and challenges of research-practice collaborations in the criminal justice system. Drs. Carrie Pettus-Davis(Washington University in St.

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Dean Jim Clark inducted into University of Kentucky Social Work Hall of Fame
Monday, May 16, 2016

On May 5, 2016 the University of Kentucky College of Social Work (UK CSW) inducted two new members into its Hall of Fame including Florida State University College of Social Work Dean Jim Clark, along with Margaret Hazelette a school social worker and educator known for her advocacy of social work licensure and social justice for all those that social work serves.

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Social work professor awarded Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair
Monday, May 16, 2016

Amy Ai, a professor in the College of Social Work has been granted a Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Alumna Terrilyn Rivers-Cannon selected by Women of Distinction Magazine as a Distinguished Professional in Her Field
Thursday, May 05, 2016

Terriyln Rivers-Cannon, MSW, Ed.D, School Social Worker for Atlanta Public School System and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of K.A.T.I.E. (Karing Actions Towards Inspiring Eagles) LLC, has been recognized with an Excellence Award as a Distinguished Professional in her field through Women of Distinction Magazine.  Terriyln Rivers-Cannon will be featured in an upcoming edition of the Women of Distinction Magazine in 2016.

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Convocation 2016 celebrates social work spring graduates and College of Social Work award recipients
Friday, April 29, 2016

The College of Social Work convocation ceremony took place on April 29, 2016 in the Oglesby Union Ballrooms, presided over by Dean Jim Clark. Student representative and MSW graduate Jasmine Haynes spoke on behalf of her fellow graduates offering four key lessons she learned during her time at FSU. Jasmine said in her speech:

“Number one, every experience in life is not going to be what we expect it to…and we should seek to make the best of each and every experience.

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FSU social workers among NASW-FL Big Bend award recipients
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Social workers and community members filled the Leon County Services Center on March 31st for the National Association of Social Workers of Florida’s (NASW-FL) Big Bend Unit’s 2016 Social Work Month Celebration and Award Ceremony. The festive celebration marked the closure of March, also Social Work Month, with the presentation of awards. Some very deserving social workers from the Big Bend area received recognition for their service to the field and the community.

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Caregiver luncheon honors Jacksonville Military Caregivers
Sunday, April 10, 2016

On April 7, 2016, the Florida State University College of Social Work hosted a Military Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon in Jacksonville, Florida at Epping Forest Yacht Club to offer support to caregivers and to inform them about the services available through the Operation Family Caregiver program. The Jacksonville luncheon was the third in the Military Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon series that the College will provide throughout the state.

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