Student Blog: Social Work Students Minister in Honduras

You know those moments when you’re just at a loss for words because of how great our God is? That’s how I felt after my trip to Honduras. I was sitting in one of my social work classes this past fall as my professor began to explain an opportunity to travel to Honduras in February 2016. The main focus of the trip would be to minister to girls who ... More

March 28, 2016

SEU Debate Win: Florida State Championship

SEU won the Florida State Championship for the second year in a row, beating rivals University of Florida, Florida State University and University of Central Florida. SEU Debate finished another season as a stronger and more dominant presence in the Florida debate circuit than the last. Winning both styles of debate, breaking FIFA records and winning a total of 13 awards, this performance was a program best. The Florida Intercollegiate Forensics ... More

March 11, 2016

CBSS Mission Trip: Honduras

The College of Behavioral & Social Sciences participated in its first mission trip with 14 students and four faculty from the Department of Social Work. The group traveled to Compelled by Christ Ministries in Choloma, Honduras, February 11–16, where they served female survivors (11–19 years old) of sexual abuse, physical abuse and/or abandonment as well as raised funds to pay for the girls' school registrations, uniforms and school supplies. They also ... More

Social Work Students Visit the Capitol

On February 1 and 2, junior and senior social work majors traveled to Tallahassee, Florida, to participate in the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Legislative Education and Advocacy Day. Forty-two students toured the governor's mansion, attended House and Senate sessions and met with legislators to advocate for the most vulnerable citizens in Florida. The students were fortunate to participate in meet-and-greet sessions with House Majority Leader Dana Young, House Majority Whip ... More

Department of Social Work Awarded Grant

In collaboration with Heartland for Children, the social work program was awarded a grant by the Florida Institute for Child Welfare titled “Protecting Teens ... Protecting Futures.” The program aims to prevent teens in foster care from becoming pregnant by implementing an evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program and to improve outcomes for pregnant/parenting teens and their children by implementing a practice model based on case review research conducted through the ... More

November 15, 2015

SEU Debate Earns Top Honors at Tournament

This month, the Southeastern University debate team, overseen by College of Behavioral & Social Sciences Professor Christina Gard, competed with schools from across the southern United States. Our team won top speaker awards in both styles of debate, as well as top honors for speaking performance. At the end of the tournament, Southeastern University was the only institution to advance all of its teams to the elimination rounds. SEU Debate ... More

October 16, 2015

Department of Human Services Hosts Public Forum

Southeastern University’s Department of Human Services is hosting a public forum Saturday, April 25, on the importance of fathers in the lives of their children. The forum is titled “Absent Fathers: From M.I.A. (Missing. Invisible. Absent.) to A.I.M. (Active. Involved. Making a Difference.).” Dr. Kenneth Stephens, chair of the department, will share his story of how he dealt with and overcame not having his biological father ... More