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Three Social Work Students Honored at FSU Leadership Awards Night
Thursday, May 02, 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, CSW General

CFC Center: At A Glance, April 2019
Friday, April 12, 2019

Center for the Study and Promotion of Community, Family and Children (CFC Center)

At a Glance Update

The CFC Center under the aegis of the College of Social Work (CSW) was created with the support of the Stoops Family Foundation, Inc. in 2017. The purpose of the CFC Center is to generate and sustain transformational knowledge for the development of effective policies, services, and usable research.

Posted Under: CSW General

FSU Student Resilience Project Receives National Award
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Florida State University’s Student Resilience Project, a unique online tool to help students improve mental health and reduce stress, has been selected to receive a national award from the American Association of University Administrators.

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

Social Work Student Named FSU Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year
Monday, April 08, 2019

This year FSU President John Thrasher recognized 14 undergraduate students at the Humanitarian Luncheon, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, as a part of the university’s annual President’s Humanitarian of the Year program. This prestigious honor commemorates students exhibiting a tremendous commitment to service.

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

 Child Welfare Expert Teams Up with FSU Social Work to Enhance Child Welfare Research
Monday, April 08, 2019

Dr. J. Bart Klika joined Florida State University College of Social Work in the spring of 2019 as a Research Faculty member to promote collaborations with faculty and to facilitate opportunities for students at FSU in child welfare.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight

Study: Understanding Informal Support for Low-Income, Single Mothers in the US
Wednesday, April 03, 2019

FSU College of Social Work Associate Professor Melissa Radey was recently awarded funding by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to understand the roles of informal support among low-income families with young children in the United States. Informal support is the emotional, practical, or financial support that mothers can access from others, typically family, in times of need.

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

FSU Lecture Series to Discuss Substance Abuse in the Criminal Justice System
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Florida State University’s Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children will tackle the issue of substance abuse in the criminal justice system for the final installment of its inaugural lecture series, “Engage, Invest, Respond.”

FSU Social Work faculty member Tanya Renn will present, along with Michele Staton from the University of Kentucky Department of Behavioral Science.

Posted Under: CSW General, Research

FSU College of Social Work Graduate Programs Leap in U.S. News Rankings
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Florida State University’s graduate programs are on the rise, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.”

FSU’s graduate programs in social work, public affairs and education all made significant jumps in the publication’s annual rankings, released March 12.

Posted Under: CSW General

Florida Institute for Child Welfare Director at FSU to Join National Advisory Board
Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Jessica Pryce, the director of the Florida Institute for Child Welfare at Florida State University, has been appointed to the advisory board of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute

The board is a nationally representative panel for expert consultation that guides the development and effectiveness of child welfare professionals. Board members will serve through September 2023 and meet three times a year. 

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

Student Highlight: Kapria Lee
Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Third-year Florida State University graduate student Kapria Lee is on the cusp of reaching her lifetime goal of becoming a social worker equipped with the skills to make a positive impact in the lives of entire populations of disadvantaged people and, more specifically, the life of an individual.

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