FSU Social Work Program Tops Among HBCUs
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’s Department of Social Work competed with social work program nominees Tennessee State University, Clark Atlanta University and Delaware State University.
Several academic programs are housed in the FSU Department of Social Work. The Bachelor of Social Work Program and Master of Social Work Program are housed in the department. In addition, the department has a partnership with the United States Army that involves having an off-campus site Master of Social Work Program at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. This program meets the military’s increase demand for social work officers and Department of the Army civilian practitioners. This is the first time the U. S. Army has partnered with a university within the University of North Carolina system and HBCU to establish an academic program at the Army Medical Department Center and School.
The Military Behavioral Health Certificate Program, is one few programs in the country, which provides mental and behavioral health professionals knowledge and skills that enhance their abilities to provide quality care for active duty military service members, veterans, citizen soldiers and their families as well as enhance their marketability in finding employment with organizations that target military populations. The graduate certificate program brings together courses in areas of military culture, programs and services as well as courses addressing post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, traumatic brain injuries and suicide assessment and treatment.
Recently, the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board approved the Substance Abuse Certificate Program. The approval became effective on March 28, 2013, and this newly established program will begin the 2013 fall semester.
Lastly, the Child Welfare Education Collaborative Program prepares scholars that graduate with a commitment to work in public child welfare in North Carolina.
The Department of Social Work was not the only FSU nominee. Chancellor James A. Anderson was nominated for Male President of the Year and Jacob barge was nominated Male Athlete of the Year.
FSU is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU offers nearly 60 degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. With nearly 6,000 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation.
For additional information regarding the Department of Social Work at Fayetteville State University or to schedule a visit contact 910-672-1210/1334/Fax 910-672-1755 or visit www.uncfsu.edu/sw/.