CSW General

Celebrating Black History Month

In February 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson instituted the first weeklong celebration to educate and raise awareness about Black/African Americans’ contributions to American history. Prior to this time, very little information could be found regarding Black/African American history and important achievements were left out of history books. He chose February because it coincides with the birthdays of Fredrick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln, two people that successfully campaigned for the end of slavery.

Recent Graduate Makes a Difference with Local Crisis Intervention Organization

Even as a freshman at Florida State, Dylan McMahon was interested in being a counselor and working with adolescents on suicide prevention. Initially, a psychology major, a class presentation on volunteer opportunities with 2-1-1 Big Bend (2-1-1), a local crisis intervention and prevention organization, sparked his interest.

Graduate Receives One of Central Connecticut State University’s Highest Honors

Dr. Evelyn Newman Phillips, a faculty member and chair of the Anthropology Department at Central Connecticut State University (CCSA), received the 2022 Distinguished Service Award, one of the university’s highest honors.

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes members of CCSA’s university community who provide exemplary service to the university over an extended period.

Simply Healthcare is First to Earn Florida State University's Organizational Certification in Trauma Awareness

Florida State University proudly announced this week that Simply Healthcare Plans is the first organization to complete FSU’s new “Trauma Aware” organizational certification program. The program is the first of its kind in the US and will build a more resilient and trauma educated workforce.

To earn the certification more than 90 percent of Simply Healthcare’s 1,400 Florida employees completed FSU’s new online training on the impact of trauma and the promise of resilience.

Doctoral Graduate Joins Salem State University Faculty

Chris Collins, a doctoral candidate with the FSU College of Social Work, will join the faculty of Salem State University starting the fall semester of 2023. As an assistant professor within the Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services School of Social Work, Chris will primarily focus on teaching macro social work courses focused on areas like policy, social work practice with organizations, forensic social work and research methods.

Remembering Faculty Member Bill Kintz

William (Bill) Kintz, a long-time teaching professor with the FSU College of Social Work served as the college’s Department of Children and Families Training Coordinator until his death on December 14, 2022. He worked in the social work field for more than 50 years.

Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in 1970 from Saint Francis College and a master’s degree in social work from Indiana University in 1972. He began his social work career with Catholic Social Services/Catholic Charities in Indiana from 1972 until 1986.