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College of Social Work Honors 2021 Distinguished Graduates and Scholarship Award Winners
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The FSU College of Social Work hosted its 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award and Student Scholarship event Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

The virtual event honored more than 120 student scholars. Over $128,000 in awards were given to support FSU College of Social Work (CSW) students with focuses including international programs, child welfare, social policy and military veterans.

Posted Under: Alumni & Friends, CSW General

Faculty Highlight: La Tonya Noël, A Focus on Child Trauma and Wellbeing
Monday, November 15, 2021

Dr. La Tonya Noël began her career at the College of Social Work in 2007 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2014.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty & Research

Online Curriculum on Race, Class and Health Disparities Developed by the FSU Institute for Justice Research and Development
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The Florida State University Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) launched a new online curriculum with continuing education units for social workers, mental health field professionals, researchers, administrators, and support staff working within the criminal justice system or with individuals who have incarceration experience.

Posted Under: CSW General

FSU interdisciplinary Study Aims to Understand Psychological Effects of Existential Relatedness Following Recent Cat 5 Hurricanes
Tuesday, November 09, 2021

In recent years, the world has seen a dramatic increase in extreme natural disasters that greatly impact communities around the globe. A new Florida State University interdisciplinary study explores resilience outcomes within communities affected by deadly hurricanes, with a particular interest in the protective role of faith and positive personality traits.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty & Research

Social Work Graduate Reflects on How Military Service Leads to Professional Service
Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Johnathon Alleman joined the US Navy in 2006 for a five-year tour of duty, serving within the special operations community before returning to civilian life in 2011 to pursue higher education and other opportunities. His time in special operations, he recalls, taught him to be detail-oriented, effective and efficient with what he set out to accomplish and taught him to see himself as a “multi-purpose tool capable of solving various problems with a variety of different approaches.

Posted Under: Alumni & Friends, CSW General

Doctoral Graduate Awarded 2021 GADE for Educational Leadership in Doctoral Education
Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Dr. Kia Bentley (PhD, 1987), professor at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), was awarded by the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE) the 2021 GADE Award for Education Leadership in Doctoral Education.

Posted Under: Alumni & Friends, CSW General

Faculty Highlight: Katrina Boone, 20 Years with the College of Social Work
Thursday, October 14, 2021

For more than twenty years, Katrina Boone has served as a faculty member at the FSU College of Social Work (CSW). She began her career at the CSW in August 2001 as a lecturer teaching classes for the BSW and MSW programs. After two years as a lecturer, Katrina was promoted to assistant director of Field Education. In 2005, Katrina became the director of Field Education and has served in this position for 16 years.  

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

FSU Institute for Justice Research and Development Trains Goodwill® Reentry Counselors Nationwide
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

More than 150 reentry counselors from Goodwill Industries attended two keynote presentations led by Amberly Prykhodko, LCSW, Director of Clinical & Professional Services at the Florida State University Institute for Justice Research and Development as part of a multi-day, national conference.

Posted Under: CSW General