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Social Work Students Establish Macro Social Work Student Network
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

In 2018, a group of students created the Social Leadership Student Organization (SLSO) with an interest in creating an organization that would allow them to network and share resources related to the social leadership practice track. In a few short years, SLSO has become the Macro Social Work Student Network (MSWSN), affiliated with a nationally recognized organization of the same name.

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Voices for Florida Executive and Alumna Honored as a 2020 Notable Nole
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Robyn Metcalf, the statewide director of Voices for Florida’s Open Doors Outreach Network, has been selected as a 2020 Notable Nole by the FSU Alumni Association.

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A Tribute to Social Worker Karen Keroack During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Friday, October 09, 2020

Karen Keroack was a long-time faculty member in the FSU College of Social Work. She served as an instructor and area coordinator of the MSW program offered in Gainesville, Florida, which is now part of the online MSW program. Karen established and coordinated the Gainesville program for 28 years, providing for the education of a multitude of social workers in the Gainesville area.

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Alumnus Joins FSU Center for Translational Behavioral Science as Postdoctoral Fellow         
Tuesday, October 06, 2020

FSU College of Social Work Alumnus Dr. Daniel Dunleavy graduated this summer with his social work doctoral degree. His dissertation, titled “Appraising contemporary social work research: Meta research on statistical reporting, statistical power, and evidential value,” (Major professor: Dr. Jeffrey Lacasse) reflects his research interests in research methods and statistical inference. Dr.

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FSU Pilot Study Assesses Residential Group Home Standards
Friday, October 02, 2020

On July 1, 2017, Florida Statute 409.996 (22) was amended to require the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to develop a statewide accountability system for residential group homes based on measurable quality standards.

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Facilitating Innovation through Virtual Field Placements during COVID-19
Thursday, October 01, 2020

In the wake of the pandemic, many college students have been left discouraged at the loss of in-person opportunities to gain real-world work experience. My experience this summer in a field-placement with Voices for Florida (Voices) demonstrated that not only are virtual field placements available, they can be an incredible opportunity for personal and professional growth.

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Faculty Member Receives GADE Educational Leadership Award
Monday, September 28, 2020

Distinguished Research Professor Bruce Thyer was recently awarded a 2020 Educational Leadership Award by the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE). The organization, comprised of social work doctoral program directors worldwide who represent member universities, promotes excellence in social work doctoral education.

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FSU Faculty and Prevent Child Abuse America Examine Public Policy Impacts on Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence
Monday, September 28, 2020

Prevent Child Abuse America was recently awarded a three-year grant for more than $1.05 million by the Center for Disease Control. The project examines the prevention effects of key public policy strategies, such as paid family leave and child care provisions, on the rate of child abuse and neglect and intimate partner violence (IPV). 

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Alumnus Authors Children’s Book to Honor His Father
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

For years after his father’s death in 1999, Ahmad Aliyy (formerly known as Skip Young) contemplated a way to honor his father, Edward Young’s legacy as a father and mentor, and his influence on Aliyy. “I once asked my father what goals he had in life, and he replied, raising a family,” Aliyy recalls.  

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Growth at the Florida Institute for Child Welfare: New Leadership and Colleagues
Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Florida Institute for Child Welfare is pleased to welcome new colleagues and current colleagues into new roles. Join the institute in welcoming these colleagues into their new roles and learn about an opportunity to join the institute’s team.

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