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The Importance of Involving Libraries in Opioid Epidemic Response
Monday, February 06, 2023

In September of 2022, the Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children (CFC Center) at the FSU College of Social Work was awarded a two-year U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant funding the Southeast Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Center (ROTA-RC).

Posted Under: CFC Center News, CSW General

Recent Graduate Makes a Difference with Local Crisis Intervention Organization
Friday, February 03, 2023

Even as a freshman at Florida State, Dylan McMahon was interested in being a counselor and working with adolescents on suicide prevention. Initially, a psychology major, a class presentation on volunteer opportunities with 2-1-1 Big Bend (2-1-1), a local crisis intervention and prevention organization, sparked his interest.

Posted Under: Alumni & Friends, CSW General

Graduate Reappointed as Secretary of Florida Department of Children and Families
Thursday, February 02, 2023

Shevaun Harris (MSW, 2004) is reappointed for a second term as Secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) by Governor Ron DeSantis. As Secretary, Harris has focused on holistic care for families by working to integrate several systems and services.

Posted Under: Alumni & Friends, CSW General

Celebrating Black History Month
Wednesday, February 01, 2023

In February 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson instituted the first weeklong celebration to educate and raise awareness about Black/African Americans’ contributions to American history. Prior to this time, very little information could be found regarding Black/African American history and important achievements were left out of history books.

Posted Under: CSW General, Diversity & Inclusion

College of Social Work Dean Search
Monday, January 30, 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

Florida Institute for Child Welfare Director Search: Candidate Colloqiums
Monday, January 23, 2023

Join the Florida Institute for Child Welfare (Institute) for Candidate Colloquiums. The Director Search Committee invited two candidates to participate in further interview activities and meet with staff, faculty and stakeholders. 

Posted Under: Alumni & Friends, CSW General

Graduate Receives One of Central Connecticut State University’s Highest Honors
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Dr. Evelyn Newman Phillips, a faculty member and chair of the Anthropology Department at Central Connecticut State University (CCSA), received the 2022 Distinguished Service Award, one of the university’s highest honors.

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes members of CCSA’s university community who provide exemplary service to the university over an extended period.

Posted Under: Alumni & Friends, CSW General

Simply Healthcare is First to Earn Florida State University's Organizational Certification in Trauma Awareness
Friday, January 13, 2023

Florida State University proudly announced this week that Simply Healthcare Plans is the first organization to complete FSU’s new “Trauma Aware” organizational certification program. The program is the first of its kind in the US and will build a more resilient and trauma educated workforce.

Posted Under: CSW General

Social Work Graduate Appointed to Federal Veterans’ Rural Health Advisory Committee
Friday, January 13, 2023

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs has appointed Dr. David L. Albright to the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans’ Rural Health Advisory Committee. Dr.

Posted Under: Alumni & Friends, CSW General

Doctoral Graduate Joins Salem State University Faculty
Thursday, January 12, 2023

Chris Collins, a doctoral candidate with the FSU College of Social Work, will join the faculty of Salem State University starting the fall semester of 2023. As an assistant professor within the Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services School of Social Work, Chris will primarily focus on teaching macro social work courses focused on areas like policy, social work practice with organizations, forensic social work and research methods.

Posted Under: Alumni & Friends, CSW General