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We are thrilled to share that FIU’s School of Social Work has a curated collection of artwork by the internationally acclaimed artist, Purvis Young (1943-2010). Gracing the walls of the School of Social Work, Mr. Young’s 29 pieces of artwork portray the events and people that surrounded him in Overtown, Miami’s historically black neighborhood, where he lived and worked. Mr. Young is lauded as “one of the greatest ambassadors for the African-American experience in the South”. Collections of his art are in over 60 museums throughout the world. The School of Social Work’s collection is due to a generous donation from local collectors in 2019.

Our faculty and students have been busy this spring. On January 24th and 31, we held our twice-yearly Field Instructors’ Training with 42 engaged colleagues. During that same time, our students joined NASW-Florida and other social work students in Tallahassee for LEAD day (January 27-28). Students and faculty reported that the event was, as always, a wonderful way for students to see policy and advocacy in action.

Upcoming Continuing Education Opportunities:

CEUs offered to LMHC/LCSW/LMFT Provider 50-738 Exp. 3/31

School of Social Work Colloquium Series (2 CEUs)

A University-Community Partnership to Ameliorate Substance Use Among Native American Adolescents: SACRED Connections presented by Dr. Staci L. Morris and Dr. Michelle Hospital

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020
  • AHC5—Conference Room 300
  • Lunch included 

For more information, please contact Zenaida Pirri at or 305-348-5881.
Field Instructors’ Appreciation Breakfast and Workshop (2 CEUs):

Disaster Mental Health presented by Dr. Mark Macgowan

  • Friday, May 8, 2020
  • 8:30am-10:30am (Breakfast and Awards)
  • 10:30am-12:30pm (Workshop)                   
  • Breakfast and workshop are free to FIU School of Social Work Field Educators Workshop is $25 for all others.

 For registration, please contact or Jessica Arguello at 305-348-3881.


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