News Articles

“My Dream Career:” A poem by MSW student Michael Barnes
Thursday, March 12, 2015

My Dream Career
A poem about social work

When I grow up, I’ll make a change
Developing a career seemed easy to arrange
At the age of five I told my mom that I wanted to be a lawyer
Unknowingly, I had reflected what my parents thought would be a dream employer
It wasn’t until college that I found out
What real world problems and issues are all about
That’s when I met my first social worker and with great amaze

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

Report: More work needed to fix child protection system
Tuesday, February 03, 2015

A new report from the Florida Institute for Child Welfare — created last year as part of a wide-ranging reform law — calls for state leaders to go well beyond their previous efforts to fix the state’s troubled child-protection system.

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CSW in New Orleans for 2015 SSWR conference
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Florida State University College of Social Work was well represented at the 2015 Society for Social Work and Research annual conference in January in New Orleans, Louisiana. The College hosted a reception at the Galvez Restaurant on Friday, January 16th for alumni and friends in the French Quarter and had a booth in the conference exhibit hall. Some of the highlights of the SSWR conference for the College included the recognition of Drs.

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Former foster care child honored for helping other youth
Friday, January 09, 2015

Kenisha Anthony entered the foster care system when she was 5 years old.

After she aged out at 18, she didn’t know where to go or what to do.

“When I aged out, I didn’t feel like my social worker had my best interest,” she said. “I wasn’t able to get independent living or any benefits. I didn’t know my rights. I got no help.”

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College of Social Work begins new partnership to aid veterans and their caregivers
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Beginning in 2015, the FSU College of Social Work will partner with the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving to offer the program Operation Family Caregiver (OFC)to military caregivers. Offering free, confidential support to family and friends of service members and veterans, the OFC program aids caregivers in managing difficult transitions and obstacles.

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Child welfare system looks to Institute to help “Steer the course”
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

After months of reports about problems in Florida’s child-welfare system, lawmakers this year approved a sweeping reform bill that included establishing an institute to guide state leaders, in part, by evaluating the success of their policies.

Now, as the Florida Institute for Child Welfare at Florida State University prepares its first report to Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature, people responsible for improving the lot of the state’s children hope the institute will provide important perspective.

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November 20, 2014: A Message from Dean Nick Mazza
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dear friends,

Posted Under: CSW General

Faculty member’s book receives honorable mention from SSWR
Monday, November 17, 2014

The Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), a leading academic and research organization in the field of social welfare announced the winners of the 2015 award for the “Best Scholarly Book in Social Work Published in the last three years.” FSU College of Social Work Associate Professor Dr. Tomi Gomory’s book Mad Science: Coercion, Diagnosis, and Drugs received one of the two honorable mention awards.

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Distinguished alumni & student scholarship recipients to be honored for commitment to social work
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Five alumni of the Florida State University College of Social Work were honored for exceptional commitment and dedication to social work service, research and practice at the college’s annual Student Scholarship and Distinguished Alumni Dinner on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

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March to end the silence on domestic violence
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Florida State University’s College of Social Work Institute for Family Violence Studies and the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council sponsored “Behind the Door,” an event to help end the silence surrounding domestic violence on September 24, 2014. The event was free, open to the public and featured a rallying march followed by speakers and dinner.

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