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Professor is a Recipient of the Pro Humanitate Human Service Professional Development and Training Literary Award



October 9, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Robin Perry, associate professor and chair of Florida A&M University's (FAMU) Department of Social Work, is a recipient of the Pro Humanitate Human Service Professional Development and Training Literary Award. The award is for a research paper that Perry wrote titled "Do Social Workers Make Better Child Welfare Workers Than Non-Social Workers?"

The intent of this award is to recognize meritorious literary work that exemplifies the intellectual integrity and moral courage required to transcend political and social barriers to champion "best practice" in human service professional development and training.

"It is truly an honor to receive the Pro Humanitate Human Service Professional Development and Training Literary Award," said Perry, who is also a social scientist and professional social worker. "I am extremely humbled and appreciative that this article, and the critiques and discussion that followed it, have been acknowledged for advancing critical discussion within the literature regarding the professional development of child welfare workers."

Perry will be presented with the award in Portland, Ore. at the annual Professional Development Institute of the National Staff Development and Training
Association on October 16.

The award is co-sponsored by the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare, National Staff Development and Training Association/American Public Human Services Association, and the International Institute for Human Service Workforce Research and Development.

Perry received his bachelor's and master's degrees in social work from the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario and a doctorate in social work from the University of California in Berkeley, Calif.

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