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Florida Institute for Child Welfare Hosts Research Symposium on Racial Equity
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Child welfare professionals from around the state gathered at Florida State University as the Florida Institute for Child Welfare convened a Symposium on Racial Equity May 9-10 in Tallahassee.

Posted Under: CSW General

New Student-Alumni Mentoring Platform: ProfessioNole Mentors Program
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

FSU recently launched an enhanced mentoring platform to host our University-wide mentoring program, the ProfessioNole Mentors Program. ProfessioNole Mentors offers students the chance to reach out to professionals throughout the community, country, and world and learn more about their field’s industry demands, career expectations, job outlook, and employment opportunities.

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

Social Work Faculty Member Awarded Fellowship to Study Effects of Hurricane Maria
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

A Florida State University researcher has received a fellowship grant from the Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation to support her study on the impact of media on trauma recovery.

Professor of Social Work Amy L. Ai, named a 2019 Fahs-Beck Fellow, will use the $20,000 grant for her project, “Traumatization and Resilience among Puerto Rican Americans Following Hurricane Maria.”

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

Social Work Professor Receives University Graduate Teaching Award
Monday, May 20, 2019

Assistant Professor Lisa Schelbe was one of eight Florida State University faculty members to receive a University Teaching Award at the end of the spring 2019 semester. Recipients are recognized as outstanding in the many aspects of teaching, which contribute to successful learning. These teaching awards are student-oriented, with nominations submitted by both current FSU students and alumni.

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FSU Researchers Find ‘Seeking Safety’ Program Helps Improve Mental Health for Incarcerated Women
Thursday, May 16, 2019

New research from Florida State University has found that Seeking Safety, a cognitive behavior-based intervention program, is a promising program for reducing incarcerated women’s symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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

Social Work Students Honored at FSU Leadership Awards Night
Thursday, May 16, 2019

The annual FSU Leadership Awards Night event on April 9, 2019 honored individuals and group students across campus who engage in leadership learning.

Among these recipients were undergraduate social work student Kathryn Casello, who received the President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year Award, given to a student with a tremendous commitment to leadership and service. Read more about her Humanitarian Award here.

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

Innovative Social Work and Criminal Justice Research Center finds a Home at FSU
Thursday, May 09, 2019

The Florida State University College of Social Work celebrated its new research entity, the Institute for Justice Research and Development at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center Thursday, April 18.

Posted Under: CSW General, Research

Alumni Highlight: Vera Gorman Gray
Wednesday, May 08, 2019

As a child during the 1950s and 1960s, Vera Gorman Gray witnessed first-hand the strong wave of social and political change including the civil rights movement, peace movement, and women’s rights movement. Her family watched it all live on television as they sat down to their evening meal each night. Her lessons on being an active citizen began early. Her parents discussed the issues openly with Vera and her two siblings.

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May Graduation Reception Celebrates Spring 2019 Graduates
Wednesday, May 08, 2019

On the morning of May 3, 2019, the FSU College of Social Work celebrated its Spring Class of 2019 graduates at the annual spring graduation reception in the Oglesby Union Ballrooms. The event welcomed 49 BSW and 58 MSW graduates and their guests for a special ceremony, which included Keynote Speaker Jeff Binkley and Student Speaker Kathryn Casello. Dean Jim Clark presided over the affair, calling forth program directors to announce winners of the College’s annual awards including:

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

FSU faculty member, student and alumna honored at NASW-Florida Celebration
Thursday, May 02, 2019

At the annual Social Work Month Celebration, National Association of Social Workers Florida (NASW-FL) Big Bend Unit celebrated this year’s leaders in the region. Among these honored social workers were NASW-FL President and FSU College of Social Work faculty member Carol Edwards, BSW student Kathryn Casello and FSU College of Social Work MSW Alumni Christine Didion.

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