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Social Work Doctoral Student Leads Analysis Evaluating Support for Mothers Aging Out of Foster Care
Wednesday, June 26, 2024

“Early parenthood is associated with risk factors for both the mother and child and involvement in foster care amplifies these challenges,” stated Esaa Mohammad Sabti Samarah, a doctoral candidate at the FSU College of Social Work.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty & Research

Alumna and Daughter Craft a Future to Support the Neurodiverse
Monday, June 10, 2024

"I had a vision where I was behind a desk, and my daughter was standing up beside me, and she was about to take my place," Proctor told the Tallahassee Democrat. In 2017, Betty Proctor dreamed of passing something down to her daughter Nijah.

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MSW Student Seeks to Connect Humans with Nature
Wednesday, June 05, 2024

“My earliest memories are connected to exploring the little patch of nature in my backyard,” recalled Kathleen McIntyre, an MSW student in the Online MSW Program at the FSU College of Social Work.

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FSU Researchers Expand Trauma-based Services for Youth Incarcerated in Adult Correctional Settings
Thursday, May 30, 2024

Researchers at the Florida State University College of Social Work are expanding their work in criminal justice settings to offer trauma-based behavioral health programming to youth 21 and under in adult jail settings.

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Summer Renovations at the College of Social Work
Monday, May 20, 2024

The FSU College of Social Work will renovate its University Center, Building C (West Tower), location at Doak Campbell Stadium during the summer 2024 semester. Renovations will take place on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the West Tower from June through July 2024. The upgrades should not impact summer classes for social work students on the 1st floor of University Center C.

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College of Social Work Celebrates Spring 2024 Graduates and College-Wide Award Recipients
Thursday, May 16, 2024

On May 3, 2024, the FSU College of Social Work celebrated its spring 2024 graduates at its semesterly graduation event. This semester, 37 BSW students and 129 MSW students, including 87 Online MSW students from across the United States, graduated. 

The event also included honoring the College of Social Work award recipients, nominated and selected by their peers. Award recipients include:

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Social Work Faculty Receives Excellence in Online Teaching Award
Wednesday, May 08, 2024

Assistant Teaching Professor Brenda Legaspi was awarded a 2023-2024 Excellence in Online Teaching Award from Florida State University for her exemplary teaching approach through the College of Social Work’s Online MSW Program

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Arts & Athletics and Hope at Hand Collaborate Using Poetry Therapy with Middle School Students
Thursday, May 02, 2024

Founded in 2011, the Arts & Athletics Program at the FSU College of Social Work was established as a positive youth development initiative by then-Dean Dr. Nick Mazza through the support of generous FSU donors Guy and Delores Spearman.

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Faculty Member’s New Book Shares Insights and Ideas for Reimagining Child Welfare
Thursday, April 18, 2024

Dr. Jessica Pryce, a research faculty member at the Florida State University College of Social Work, launched her new book, BROKEN: Transforming Child Protective Services…Notes of a Former Caseworker this March. Dr. Pryce uses her expertise as a social worker and former caseworker in the book to explore the systemic issues found within the United States child welfare system.

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FSU College of Social Work Graduate Programs Climb in U.S. News Rankings
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Florida State University graduate programs in social work, speech-language pathology, and public affairs are the best in Florida and among the top in the nation, according to the latest rankings published in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.”  

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