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Florida Institute for Child Welfare Updates
Thursday, February 04, 2021

Evaluation of the Guardianship Assistance Program

To fulfill the objectives of § 39.6225 Fla. Stat. Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP) for an implementation evaluation, the Florida Institute for Child Welfare contracted with the University of Florida to complete the evaluation.

Several challenges to the implementation of the GAP were identified through focus groups and interviews with guardians and child welfare professionals responsible for implementing the new program.

Posted Under: CSW General, Research

Alumni Honored as Panama City Notable ‘Nole
Friday, January 29, 2021

Growing up as a child in Natchez, Mississippi, Albert (AJ) Bacon was encouraged by church and family to reach out to others. Throughout his childhood, he also enjoyed the reward of teamwork as he played sports. When his brother joined the Marine Corps, and later the Army Reserves, AJ decided to take these interests of serving and collaboration to a higher purpose. To this end, AJ was particularly drawn to the U.S. Air Force as he was inspired by their motto, "Aim High" as well their mission and career opportunities.

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

Social Work Students Selected for 2020 Florida Area Health & Education Center Scholars Program
Friday, January 29, 2021

Three social work students, Olivia Hitchcock, Sofie Adele Muench and Brandon Rowland are among nine FSU students selected in disciplines across campus to be a part of the 2020 cohort of the Florida Area Health and Education Center (AHEC) Scholars Program.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

Podcast: Re-Imagining Child Welfare Through Technology and Innovation
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

January 2021 the Florida Institute for Child Welfare released the second season of its podcast focused on “Re-Imagining Child Welfare Through Technology and Innovation.” In this latest season of the podcast, listeners can learn about how technology, creativity and collaboration is changing and innovating child welfare practice.

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

Successful Co-Parenting Project Receives TaxWatch Productivity Award
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce Initiative, created by the Institute of Family Violence Studies (IFVS), housed at the FSU College of Social Work, was recognized as one of Florida TaxWatch’s 2020 Productivity Award recipients.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

Two Social Work Students Honored as Garnet and Gold Scholars
Monday, January 11, 2021

At the end of the Fall 2020 semester, Florida State University inducted 39 students into the prestigious Garnet and Gold Scholars Society. The society recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service.

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

FSU Launches Training Series to Strengthen Nonprofits
Friday, January 08, 2021

The Florida State University Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) has launched a new online training series for non-profit administrators and NGO leaders.

Posted Under: CSW General

Faculty Member Inducted into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare
Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Dr. Amy L. Ai, a professor at the FSU College of Social Work, was inducted in late 2020 into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW). The academy is an honorific society of distinguished scholars and practitioners dedicated to achieving excellence in social work and social welfare through high impact work that advances social sciences and societal good.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight, Research

Graduate Appointed Interim Dean of UT Austin's School of Public Affairs
Monday, January 04, 2021

Dr. David Springer will step into the role as interim dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) while UT conducts a national search for a new dean. More than two decades as a professor and academic leader at UT Austin have prepared him for this new leadership role.

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

Florida Sheriffs Association and FSU Institute for Justice Research and Development Announce “Resiliency Behind the Badge” Training Program 
Friday, December 18, 2020

 The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) and Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD), alongside Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls (R-Palm Harbor) and Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson, Jr., today announced a collaborative new training program, “Resiliency Behind the Badge,” aimed at identifying and addressing post-traumatic stress in law enforcement officers across the state. 

Posted Under: CSW General