In Florida, social workers are among the most active frontline workers in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, schools, jails and prisons, child welfare settings, public health facilities, food banks, homeless facilities and many other places. Social workers are leaders in the public and private sectors, working with children, adults, families and communities to respond to the real-world troubles that people are facing.
FSU Center Receives Goodwill Partner of the Year Award, Partners with WFSU Public Media
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
The FSU Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children (CFC Center) was awarded the 2020 Mission Partner of the Year Award by Goodwill Industries - Big Bend, Inc. The award recognizes a community partner that assists Goodwill in fulfilling its mission to support people with disabilities and special needs.
Posted Under: CFC Center News, CSW General
Alumna to Lead Department of Defense Commission on Sexual Assault
Thursday, April 01, 2021
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) announced that Lynn Rosenthal (BSW, 1980) will head an independent review commission on sexual assault in the military.
To carry out President Biden’s direction, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin, III ordered the establishment of an independent 90-day review commission on sexual assault in the military, stated John Kirby, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, during a briefing.
Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, Alumni Spotlight, CSW General
Florida Center for Reading Research Forms Partnership to Establish National Center for Reading in India
Friday, March 26, 2021
The Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University and University of St. Francis have partnered with education officials in India to establish the National Center for Reading Interventions and Research (NCRIR) in India.
Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight, Research
FSU Signs Agreement to Make Resiliency Project Available Nationwide
Friday, March 26, 2021
The Resiliency Project, an online health and wellness kit created at Florida State University to help provide students with the tools to build coping and stress management skills, is now available nationwide to colleges and universities that asked for help to achieve similar successes.
Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight
FSU and CSW Celebrate a Successful 2021 FSU Great Give Campaign
Monday, March 22, 2021
FSU’s Great Give celebrated the 10th anniversary of the giving campaign. This year, the 24-hour campaign raised funds for Florida State academic programs, scholarships, and student activities. The campaign set a record-breaking goal of $1 million dollars.
On March 10th, the FSU community came together for this day of giving and exceeded the $1 million goal, raising $1,576,910 in twenty-four hours.
Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General
MSW Student Utilizes Leadership and Research for a Global Impact
Monday, March 22, 2021
As a first-generation college student, Richard Brito wanted to make the most of the opportunity at Florida State University. Richard stated that upon arriving from his hometown of Miami, Florida, in 2016, he made a commitment to himself to strive for continued personal growth and self-discovery. Inspired by his mother and their lived experiences, he immersed himself in campus life and its opportunities.
Posted Under: CSW General, International Programs
Social Work Researcher Advances Literature on Pediatric Quality of Life in Organ Transplant Patients
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
A Florida State University professor is paving the way for social workers, psychologists and transplant teams across the country to increase the quality of life for children who have received organ transplants.
Assistant Professor of Social Work Michael Killian has published a new study that takes a step back and examines current data related to assessment tools for pediatric organ transplant recipients to improve these children’s quality of life and ensure a successful transplant.
Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, Alumni Spotlight, CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight, Research
Celebrate the Essential Role of Social Workers in March
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight
FSU and FAMU Social Work Students Collaborate on New Social Work Month Initiative
Friday, February 26, 2021
March is National Social Work Month and the social work students in Tallahassee are motivated to spread awareness about the profession. Social work students at Florida State University (FSU) and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) have teamed up on a National Social Work Month Kickoff week called “A New Era of Social Work” (#ANewEraOfSocialWork).
Posted Under: CSW General
Become a Field Educator for Social Work Students
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Field instruction plays a significant role in social work education as field education is the signature pedagogy of social work. The FSU College of Social Work is looking for social work professionals to serve as field educators for MSW students across the country.
To qualify as a field educator, social work professionals should: