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College of Social Work Hosts Panel on Child Welfare in Native American Communities
Friday, December 01, 2023

In November, the Florida State University College of Social Work held a virtual event focused on "Child Welfare in Native American Communities." The event marked November as Native American Heritage Month and was a significant opportunity for the College's social work community to familiarize itself with the needs and issues facing a highly marginalized part of the child welfare system.

Posted Under: CSW General, Diversity & Inclusion

Maura’s Voice Marks 5 Years with Symposium and Memorial 
Monday, November 27, 2023

November 2, 2023, marked five years since the hate crime shooting at a Tallahassee yoga studio that took the lives of then-FSU student Maura Binkley and FSU College of Medicine professor Dr. Nancy Van Vessem.  Four other women were wounded. The victims were targeted for no other reason than being women.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty & Research

Giving Tuesday: November 28, 2023
Friday, November 17, 2023

Giving Tuesday is almost here! This year, consider giving to the College of Social Work during the season of both thanks and giving.

November 28, 2023, or Giving Tuesday, is a global movement unleashing the power of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. Join the movement and give, whether it is your time, your voice, or a donation. 

Posted Under: CSW General

FSU Researchers Shed Light on Corporal Punishment in U.S. Public Schools
Wednesday, November 08, 2023

In a recent report published by The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), researchers shed light on the state of corporal punishment in U.S. public schools and its relationship to trauma-informed education policies.

Posted Under: Alumni & Friends, CSW General, Faculty & Research

Remembering Faculty Member Patricia Lager
Monday, November 06, 2023

Patricia (Pat) Brazil Lager served as a social work instructor for more than 20 years and was the founder of the International Programs at the College of Social Work at Florida State University. She passed away on October 14, 2023, but left an indelible legacy at the college and FSU that continues to impact social work students and graduates to this day.

Posted Under: Alumni & Friends, CSW General

College of Social Work Celebrates Alumni Award and Scholarship Recipients
Thursday, November 02, 2023

The College of Social Work at Florida State University hosted its 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award and Student Scholarship Awards dinner on Thursday, October 19th. The event honored five distinguished social work graduates and 2022-2023 student scholars.

More than $108K in scholarships were given in 2022-2023 to support undergraduate- and graduate-level social work students with interests in areas including child welfare, social policy, international social work, social work practice and military veterans.

Posted Under: Alumni & Friends, CSW General

Rebound and Recovery Program Partners with Leon County Schools for Pre-K Student Resilience
Thursday, October 26, 2023

In October, the Leon County School Board (LCS) in Leon County, Florida approved a memorandum of understanding with Florida State University committing in-kind resources to support the implementation of the “Rebound & Recovery” program.

Posted Under: CFC Center News, CSW General

Longtime Social Work Administrator takes on New Role in FSU Office of Faculty Development and Advancement
Monday, October 23, 2023

Craig Stanley, who started his academic career in 2004 in Florida State University’s College of Social Work, is taking on a new role as Director of Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects in the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement. He starts his new position Oct. 23. 

Posted Under: Alumni & Friends, CSW General

First-Generation FSU Student Leaders Help Other Students Find Community on Campus
Friday, October 20, 2023

As freshmen coming to Florida State University, Nicole Alvarado, Maximo Valdes and Javier Puebla were unsure of where their time at FSU would take them or where they would find their sense of community on campus.  

Posted Under: CSW General

Leadership Announcement: Four New Leadership Roles at the College of Social Work
Monday, October 16, 2023

Dean David W. Springer is excited to announce four administrative leadership promotions within the FSU College of Social Work. 

"Individually, these leaders and change-makers within our college will make a profound impact on our community through collaboratively sharing their strengths and talents with faculty, staff, students and alumni," said Dean Springer, sharing his vision for this team. "Collectively, I know they will serve a critical role in amplifying our transformational work to change lives."

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty & Research