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FSU Launches Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience
Monday, July 15, 2019

Florida State University has launched a new online curriculum for Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

Social Work Student Leads Launch of Design for America Studio at FSU
Monday, June 24, 2019

As a macro-minded undergraduate social work student, Cassidy Lewis was on a lookout for opportunities to hone her skills at Florida State in 2018. With the guidance of BSW Program Director Pam MacDill, Cassidy connected with Ken Baldauf at the FSU Innovation Hub and learned about the opportunity with Design for America.

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Innovative Training at the Intersection of Social Work and Criminal Justice
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD), housed within FSU’s College of Social Work, recently launched a unique Post-Master’s Fellowship designed to prepare the profession of social work to practice and research with criminal justice-involved adults and their families.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News

Middle School Students Experience College Life Through FSU Social Work Summer Camp
Monday, June 17, 2019

Relay races on Landis Green and jam sessions in the William Johnston Building are just a couple of the experiences dozens of middle school students from Tallahassee and the surrounding area participated in during a weeklong camp at Florida State University.

For the eighth year in a row, the FSU College of Social Work hosted its annual Arts and Athletics Summer Camp for two weeks in June.

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Study by Social Work Researcher Named Among “Best of 2018” by the International Pediatric Transplant Association
Monday, June 17, 2019

FSU College of Social Work Assistant Professor Michael Killian led a team of researchers in a comprehensive, systematic review of the literature on the reasons behind pediatric organ transplant patients not taking their medication. One of the vital steps for children receiving an organ transplant is consistently taking immunosuppressant medication that prevents and delays organ rejection and failure.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight, Research

Alumna Terrilyn Rivers-Cannon Named 2019 National School Social Worker of the Year
Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Dr. Terrilyn Rivers-Cannon was named the 2019 National School Social Worker of the Year by the School Social Workers Association of America (SSWAA) for her contributions to the profession of school social work. She is not only the first school social worker from Georgia, but is the first African American and African-American woman to receive this national recognition.

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Four Social Work Students Join Garnet and Gold Scholars Society
Monday, June 03, 2019

At the end of the spring 2019 semester, the prestigious Garnet and Gold Scholars Society inducted one of its largest groups of new scholars. Since 2010, Garnet and Gold Scholars has encouraged student involvement and recognized undergraduate students who excel in the classroom and beyond in three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research, and service.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, Alumni Spotlight, CSW General

FSU Center Partners with Save the Children to Provide Resources to Those Affected by Hurricane Michael
Thursday, May 30, 2019

The FSU Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children (CFC Center) received an $80,000 grant from Save the Children to help those affected by Hurricane Michael. The CFC Center, within the FSU College of Social Work, will use the grant to respond to the mental health needs of children, families, teachers and community providers experiencing trauma as a result of Hurricane Michael. The project will run from May to December 2019, with a possible opportunity to extend funding into the spring and summer of 2020.

Posted Under: CSW General

Florida Institute for Child Welfare Hosts Research Symposium on Racial Equity
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Child welfare professionals from around the state gathered at Florida State University as the Florida Institute for Child Welfare convened a Symposium on Racial Equity May 9-10 in Tallahassee.

Posted Under: CSW General

New Student-Alumni Mentoring Platform: ProfessioNole Mentors Program
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

FSU recently launched an enhanced mentoring platform to host our University-wide mentoring program, the ProfessioNole Mentors Program. ProfessioNole Mentors offers students the chance to reach out to professionals throughout the community, country, and world and learn more about their field’s industry demands, career expectations, job outlook, and employment opportunities.

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