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Alumna Barbara Boone Honored for Empowering Others
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

As vice president for The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Barbara develops and empowers leaders daily by serving the chamber as executive director of the Leadership Tallahassee program. Leadership Tallahassee is an organization dedicated to offering leadership opportunities and programs for professionals, high school juniors and community newcomers.

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

Florida Institute for Child Welfare Awarded $10 Million to Revitalize Child Welfare System of Florida
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Florida Institute for Child Welfare, housed in the Florida State University College of Social Work, will receive $10 million in recurring funding from the state budget, which Governor Ron DeSantis signed earlier this month.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

Study Explores Factors Impacting Post-College Success for Foster Care Alumni
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

It is a common experience for young adults to struggle when they get to college. These struggles are often compounded for students who lack a support system, particularly first-generation students and children who become independent early in adulthood due to experiences in foster care or the child welfare system.

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Social Work Student Channels a Passion for Change into Community Advocacy 
Friday, June 11, 2021

Social work student Taylor Biro can’t recall when she first became involved in community advocacy, only that her interest in it was developed and nurtured by the educators at SAIL High School in Tallahassee, Florida. SAIL, established in 1975, was the first accredited alternative school in Florida that emphasizes individualization, democratic decision-making and applying academics in a humanistic atmosphere.

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Alumna Dedicated to International Refugee and Human Rights
Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Kathryn (Katie) Gerber (MSW, 2008; MPA 2008) has always had a passion for social justice. This natural interest in providing equal access to rights and opportunities drew her to social work early on. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida.

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

Evidence-based Trauma Programs Save Lives and Change Futures
Monday, June 07, 2021

Amberly Prykhodko, director of Clinical and Professional Services at the FSU Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD), along with Second Chance Re-Entry Initiative Program (SCRIP) Founder Edward Andrews, trained chaplain supervisors and reentry counselors at the Connecticut Department of Corrections in late May 2021. 

Posted Under: CSW General, Research

Social Work Faculty Member Promoted to Full Professor
Friday, June 04, 2021

Dr. Yaacov Petscher, an FSU College of Social Work faculty member, was promoted this year to full professor. He reached this academic achievement through a unique and personal scholastic journey, one directed by his guiding principles – intellectual curiosity and humility.

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Five Social Work Students Inducted into Garnet and Gold Scholars Society
Thursday, May 06, 2021

This spring, Florida State University inducted 236 undergraduate students into the Garnet and Gold Scholars Society.  Established in 2010, the society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in three of five areas: international experience, in

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Alumna Joins the College of Social Work in New Faculty Role
Tuesday, May 04, 2021

After graduating with her MSW in 1996 and her Ph.D. in 2006 from the Florida State University College of Social Work, Dr. Lisa Johnson returned in 2018 as an Assistant Teaching Professor and co-Program Coordinator for the College of Social Work at FSU Panama City.  In addition, she served as the area coordinator and faculty field liaison for the online MSW program. She returned to the College of Social Work in Tallahassee in 2020 as a Visiting Teaching Professor where she taught courses remotely due to the Pandemic.

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