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Investigating Factors That Can Mitigate Natural Disaster Trauma
Wednesday, May 17, 2023

A recent study led by Beren Crim Sabuncu, an FSU College of Social Work doctoral student explored how spiritual and social support can be related to the long-term impacts of trauma. One source of trauma on the rise is natural disasters, Crim noted.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty & Research

Gerontology Social Work Scholar joins College of Social Work Faculty
Monday, May 15, 2023

Dr. Qiuchang Cao, who also goes by Katy, learned first-hand as a clinical intern during her Master of Social Work program the challenges marginalized older adults experienced and was also deeply impressed by the resilience they demonstrated. While providing mental health counseling to minority/minoritized students, international scholars, and transnational families in a graduate housing community she gained more perspective on the experiences of minority/minoritized populations across the lifespan.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty & Research

Congratulations to Social Work Spring Graduates and Award Recipients
Wednesday, May 10, 2023

On Friday, May 5, 2023, the FSU College of Social Work celebrated spring graduates and its annual Award Recipients at a celebration in the social work lobby of University Center, Building C.

Spring graduates included 41 BSW graduates, 145 MSW graduates and two doctoral graduates, Chris Collins and Melissa Murphy.

At the event, awards were presented to exemplary students, faculty and field educators nominated internally for their efforts and dedication at the College of Social Work.

Posted Under: Alumni & Friends, CSW General

Being the Lifeline for Those Impacted by Human Trafficking and Exploitation
Wednesday, May 03, 2023

“When it comes to survivors and victims, there has been this perception that when they are no longer being exploited, that ‘they are free,” explained Erica Howard, an advocate in Northeast Ohio for Empower Her Network.

Posted Under: Alumni & Friends, CSW General

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Monday, May 01, 2023

May is recognized as National Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month, an opportunity to recognize the diverse people, cultures and communities of Asian American, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Island Americans making up an important part of American life.

Posted Under: CSW General, Diversity & Inclusion

Experts Gather to Address Opioid Use Disorder and Rural Resiliency
Tuesday, April 25, 2023

On March 30-31, 2023, the Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-RC) hosted a symposium on Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Rural Resiliency.

Posted Under: CFC Center News, Faculty & Research

College of Social Work Dean Search
Monday, April 24, 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.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty & Research

Social Work Student Named FSU 2023 Humanitarian of the Year
Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Conqualla Scott has been named Florida State University’s 2023 Humanitarian of the Year for her work in helping vulnerable populations. She was among 12 students nominated by their colleges, all of whom were honored during the annual celebration on April 7.

Posted Under: CSW General

Remembering Faculty Member Pam (Graham) MacDill
Friday, April 14, 2023

For more than 25 years, Pamela (Pam) W. Graham MacDill served as a dedicated faculty member and administrator with the FSU College of Social Work before retiring in 2020. After a battle with lung cancer, she passed away in 2023.

Posted Under: Alumni & Friends, Faculty & Research

"Pitch Your Pills" Events Educate Local Community on Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs
Thursday, April 13, 2023

Florida State University’s Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children (CFC Center) and the Health and Wellness Center, along with Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and Leon County Government, will host “Pitch Your Pills” events to educate and equip the public to dispose of unwanted or expired medications.

Posted Under: CFC Center News, CSW General