• FSU Graduate Selected as Next Leader of Statewide Child Welfare Institute

    Dr. Lisa Magruder is named the next director of the Florida Institute for Child Welfare.

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  • Celebrate Social Work Month and Women's History Month

    In March, the College of Social Work celebrates the social work profession and women's contributions past, present and future.

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  • FSU Announces New Institute to Promote Quality Out-of-Home Care for Children

    Dr. Shamra Boel-Studt and Jonathan Huefner will lead a new institute aiming improve the lives of children and their families who rely on out-of-home care.

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  • Recent Graduate finds a Blend of Micro and Macro Social Work working in Libraries

    Mallory Adams as a community resources specialist at a public library is able to both connect with individuals and organizations to provide support.

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  • FSU/FAMU Partnership Combats Teen Opioid Misuse Through 4-H Programs

    The Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children is working with the FAMU Cooperative Extension through a new center to address opioid misuse in teens.

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  • Graduate Dedicated to Helping Local Mothers and Babies

    Kyra Adams connects through her organization with local mothers and babies to improve health outcomes.

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  • FSU Researchers Finds Resilience to Natural Disasters Lags in Black Communities

    A new study indicates that trauma and many other challenges affect Florida's Black communities in the Gulf Coast region.

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  • Translational Leadership: Leading at All Levels Symposium

    Join the Florida Institute for Child Welfare from May 2-3, 2023 for a symposium focused on leadership in the child welfare field.

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  • Graduate Efforts Seeks to Improve Representation in Higher Education and Helping Professions

    Tyron Slack is using his research and consult business to improve representation in higher education and helping professions.

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  • Opioid Use Disorders and Rural Resilience Symposium

    Join us for a two-day symposium March 30-31, 2023 focused on rural resilience and addressing opioid/stimulant use, harm reduction and treatment.

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Recent News

College of Social Work Dean Search
Thursday, March 23, 2023

The College of Social Work Dean Search Committee is chaired by Dr. Don Farr, Dean, Dedman College of Hospitality at Florida State University.  SP&A Executive Search (formerly known as Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates), an executive search firm specializing in and exclusively dedicated to serving the higher education and non-profit sections has been retained to lead the committee through the search.

FSU Graduate Selected as Next Leader of Statewide Child Welfare Institute
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Florida State University has chosen alumna Lisa Magruder as the next leader of the Florida Institute for Child Welfare.  

Magruder, the institute’s associate director of research since 2020, takes over the director’s role from fellow FSU graduate Jessica Pryce. Pryce, who served as director for six years, will lead the institute’s Alliance for Workforce Enhancement initiative.  

Graduate Awarded Excellence in Perinatal Mental HealthCare Award
Thursday, March 16, 2023

At the Florida Perinatal Mental Health Conference – Making a Difference Together, Sharon Ross-Donaldson received the 2022 Excellence in Perinatal Mental Healthcare Award.

The award recognizes an individual for their work providing excellent clinical care, training, advocacy, and leadership in perinatal health in Florida and nationally.

Celebrate National Social Work Month this March
Wednesday, March 01, 2023

In 2023, the National Association of Social Workers is celebrating National Social Work Month in March with a theme of “Social Work Breaks Barriers” that prevent people and communities from thriving. Social Work Month was first organized in March 1963 to encourage public support for the social work profession.


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