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FSU is the first HBCU in the country to collaborate with the US Army to offer a master's degree in social work to active duty soldiers. The FSU-Army MSW Program at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, is designed as a full-time accelerated MSW Program.

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program has been granted candidacy status by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)!  BSW Degree Program has been accepting students since Fall 2012!  The Department of Social Work anticipates full accreditiation of the Bachelor of Social Work Program in spring 2015.

The Department has no reason to believe that the BSW Program will not be awarded full accreditation by the CSWE in spring 2015.

The Masters of Social Work (MSW) Program is consistent with the university's mission and institutional goals, and the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE); is fully accredited through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Salute to the Faculty and Staff!

Our Faculty

     Dr. Nichols
Congratulations  to Dr. Sharon E. Williams, Dr. Quienton L. Nichols and Nadia L. Williams on their joint publication "Public Child Welfare Workers' Perception of Efficacy Relative to Multicultural Awareness, Knowledge and Skills, Journal of Children and Youth Services Review (UCLA). DOI information: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.08.002.


Congratulations to Dr. Sharon E. Williams for her appointment to the City of Fayetteville-Cumberland County, Commission on Human Relations.  The Commission on Human Relations studies problems of discrimination in any or all fields of human relationships and encourages fair treatment and mutual understanding among all racial, ethnic, sex and age groups. The commission promotes programs and seeks solutions to these problems.

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Dr. Gregory E. Perkins, Assistant Chair and Assistant Professor, the Department of Social Work at Fayetteville State University  accepted an invitation by the General Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to represent his class within the Alumni Processional delegation on University Day. University Day took place on October 12, 2013, and it marked the 1793 laying of the cornerstone of Old East, the nation's first state university building.  University Day became the traditional inauguration day for new chancellors. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill installed  Dr. Carol L. Folt as its 11th chancellor on their University Day.

Congratulations Dr. Perkins on his presentation titled "An Evaluation of Community based Intervention Strategies to Reduce Rule-breaking and Aggressive Behaviors in High Risk and Juvenile Delinquent Youth"  to Argosy University's AUO first semi-annual virtual psychology research conference.

CoDr. Corbinngratulations to Dr. Dennis Corbin for being awarded a grant from the Psychiatry/Cork Institute Historical Black Colleges and Universities -Center for Excellence (HBCU-CFE) in Behavioral Health for his proposal entitled "FSU Prevention and Health Assessment Project (PHAP).  This project is an effort to promote mental health awareness and screenings on HBCU campuses. 

Dr. Corbin will also be presenting at the National Association of Black Social Workers 46th Annual National conference in Indianapolis, IN on April 15-19, 2014.  His presentation is entitled "HIV/AIDs: Older African Americans and Utilization of Primary Care Services". 

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Congratulations to Dr. Norma Gray Jones on her publication titled "African Americans and Genetic Research, Risk Versus Benefit: Implications for the Profession of Social Work" appeared in Social Work in Public Health, 26:4, 380-391.

Mark Marquez

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Marquez for his recent publication Economic Recession and Domestic Abuse in L. L. Finley (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Domestic violence and abuse (1st Ed,  Vol, pp 127-130), Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO.


Congratulations to Dr. Mark Marquez for his publication "Not Just about Post traumatic Stress Disorder: A Call for Military-Centric Social Work". Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 22(8), 960-970. doi:10.1080/10911359.

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Dr. Oliver Johnson

Congratulations on the publication of a refereed journal article entitled Traumatic Grief among African American Soldiers Exposed to Combat: Implications for Social Work Education with a specific focus on enhancing military social work practice with trauma-affected African American combat veterans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hiring Managers and HR Professionals
Military Experience Making Your Workforce Strong
Announcing the Boots to Suits Conference

The conference is geared toward collaborating with human resources professionals and hiring managers on why veterans and spouses are an asset to any company or organization and encourages them to adopt military friendly hiring practices. The conference is ideal for business executives, managers, human resource professionals, search firms, or any employer who wants to recruit today's competitive military talent.  At the conference, participants will have the opportunity to earn HRCI, PDU and Continuing Education credits, network with other businesses as well as learn the following:

  • Business reasons for hiring veterans        
  • Tax credit for hiring veterans ·         
  • Career fields available through the military          
  • Military culture          
  • Translation of military job skills to civilian workforce skills          
  • Employment and staffing techniques for military personnel         
  • Marketing to attract military applicants          
  • Time expectations for veterans transitioning from military          
  • Using social media to attract top talent         
  • What HR needs to know about veterans          
  • Sourcing and retention strategies for veteran employees 

 




                                                   

The Department of Social Work offers The Certificate Program in Substance Abuse Studies which meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) credential administered and is approved by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Certification Board. The LCAS credential is rapidly becoming the qualification of choice for managed care and insurance companies. Read More ...

 

The Military Professional, Personal and Family Development Program offers Military Behavioral Health Graduate Certificate! Read More ...

 

 
Open publication - Free publishing - More military 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program has been granted candidacy status by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)!  BSW Degree Program has been accepting students since Fall 2012!  The Department of Social Work anticipates full accreditiation of the Bachelor of Social Work Program in spring 2015.

The Department has no reason to believe that the BSW Program will not be awarded full accreditation by the CSWE in spring 2015.




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Open publication - Free publishing - More social work

 

 

Unique Opportunities

Our social work students have a unique opportunity to develop an understanding of the complex features of military life and acquire skills that address the needs of service members, citizen soldiers, veterans and their families. FSU is located by Fort Bragg, one of the largest military installations in the world, and has provided educational opportunities to its service members for over three decades.

Ft. Sam Volunteer

As students from Cohort 1 class of 2013 of the Army-Fayetteville State University Masters in Social Work Class, we volunteered our time to serve as road guards and motivators for the Center for the Intrepid Mini-Triathlon event held on May 10, 2013. The event was a community based event held at Ft. Sam Houston to challenge functional abilities of Wounded Warriors, and increase motivation of Wounded Warriors and their Families receiving care at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC). We helped setup and tear down tables, chairs, and shelter tents for the event. We were able to meet and encourage many of the participants.

Important Dates to Remember

(Notice: While every attempt has been made to assure that this website contains correct and updated information, the university reserves the right to alter the policies, rules, regulation procedures and the Department of Social Work at any time.)

 


Early Bird MSW Application will be accepted beginning October 15, 2014 for consideration for the Fall 2015 admission into the Master of Social Work Program. 

Deadline for all applications for consideration for the Fall 2015 admission into the Master of Social Work Program is January 15, 2015.

Incomplete Applications Will Not Be Considered. 


Congratulations to the Fayetteville State University Department of Social Work

On October 3, 2013 during the Service Excellence Awards Ceremony, ServiceSource North Carolina Regional Office presented the Outstanding Community Partner of the Year Award  to Dr. Terri Moore Brown for demonstrating exceptional commitment to ServiceSource employment and rehabilitation programs.

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On June 28, 2013 during the 2013 National Media Summit and HBCU Awards Ceremony honoring historically Black colleges and universities, the Department of Social Work at Fayetteville State University received the 2013 HBCU Award for Best Social Work Program from the Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc. The purpose of the event was to recognize HBCU academic programs that produced an extraordinary collection of HBCU headlines of regional and national importance as well as individuals and institutions which best exemplified the value of HBCUs. Jackson State University, located in Jackson, Mississippi, hosted the event. Dr. Terri Moore-Brown, Department Chair, was present to accept the award. FSU Department of Social Work competed with social work program nominees Tennessee State University, Clark Atlanta University and Delaware State University.
"This Award could not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of both the faculty and staff within the Department of Social Work" - Dr. Terri Moore Brown, Chair
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Congratulations !

To our faculty and graduates at the Army-FSU MSW program.  The Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment has devoted an entire issue to Military Social Work and Behavioral Health.  Aptly titled "Special Issue: Social and Behavioral Health in the Military: Responding to the Needs of Soldiers and their Families in the Post 9/11 Environment."  The Army-FSU MSW faculty involved with this journal include: Dr Norma Jones (Special Edition Editor), Dr Larry Applewhite and Mr Reginald Howard. Read More ...
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Social Work in the CommunityAdmin Team and Dr. Q at Elizabeth Cashwell

Department of Social Work, Dr. Quienton L. Nichols (aka, Dr. Q),

The guest speaker of the Parent University which took place at Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary School on Thursday, November 21, 2013 was none other than our very own Dr. Quienton L. Nichols.  Dr. Nichols spoke to parents on how to sharpen their skills as they work in one of life's most important and demanding roles.

To read the full article please visit the Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary website http://eces.ccs.k12.nc.us/.

Dr. Nichols at Cashwell

Department of Social Work, Dr. Quienton L. Nichols (aka, Dr. Q), visited Cashwell Elementary on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 to speak with the members of the new Young Men of Distinction mentoring club.

Young Men of Distinction provides mentors for students, helps develop and maintain positive self-esteem, develop leadership skills, and help students make positive decisions that will follow them to middle school and into their adult life.

Fourth and fifth grade boys are eligible to participate based on referral for excellence in leadership and citizenship, and recommendations must be made by teachers and/or parent and approved by an administrator.

Click here to watch Dr. Q on the Tiger Cub Broadcast (can be viewed beginning at 6:23 and ends at 9:05)

Courtesy of Kenneth Josef at Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary School

Densie LucasWe Salute You Ms. Densie Lucas, on the winning a spot on the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen
Ms. Lucas was quoted as saying "Regardless of who wins, we're going to all try to work together for the good of the town," prior to winning a spot on the Spring Lake Board of Alderman.



 Fort Sam Houston

FSU-Army Master of Social Work

 Fort Sam Houston

 

NAVY SOCIAL WORKER INTERN PROGRAM (Active Component ONLY)
The MSC Navy Social Work Program has developed the Health Sciences Collegiate Program (HSCP) to assist with increasing the number of active duty Navy Social Workers. This is a two year post-Master's program which allows a candidate to obtain their social work license while on active duty.

For more information please contact Navy Medical Officer Recruiter Chief Delton Carmon at 252-373-4009 or delton.carmon@navy.mil

 

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Monday - Friday, 8 am -5 pm

Phone: 910-672-1210/1334

Fax: 910-672-1755

 

Contact Us 

Department of Social Work
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301-4298
Lauretta J. Taylor Building, Room 223

 

Dr. Terri Moore Brown
Department Chair

Dr. Gregory Perkins   
Assistant Department Chair 
Graduate Coordinator

Col. Jennifer Humphries
Director Off Campus
MSW Program
Fort Sam Houston,TX

Dr. Dexter Freeman
Assistant Director Off Campus
MSW Program
Fort Sam Houston,TX

Dr. Sharon E. Williams
BSW Program Director

Ms. Densie Lucas
Director of Field Education

Mrs. Debra L. L. Brown
Coordinator NC Child Welfare Education Collaborative

Dr. Tamara Woods
BSW Field Coordinator

Dr. Oliver Johnson
Certificate in Substance Abuse Studies Coordinator

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