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Stephen Ferrante

Dr. Ferrante

Name: Stephen Ferrante
Office Location: Boca Campus, Social Science Bldg, Room SO274
Contact Information:
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: (561) 297-2720
Email: ferrante@fau.edu

Mr. Stephen Ferrante graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Bachelors (B.S.) in Psychology.   He received his Masters (M.S.W.) Degree in Social Work from Florida International University. 

Mr. Ferrante has dedicated his professional career to working in the human services field with various populations and age groups. He was employed by Broward County Government for over 21 years providing direct services, particularly with older adults.    

During his Broward County employment, Mr. Ferrante primarily worked for the Elderly and Veterans Services Division.  At this Division, he began as a case manager and through promotions became the Director with responsibility for oversight of community care, mental health, substance misuse and support services to Broward’s elders and veterans.  He has had the opportunity to manage several Division projects, including evidence-based programs.  He has represented the Agency and its model services locally, statewide and nationally as a conference presenter. His presentations have included those to the International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, National Association of Case Management, National Coalition on Aging, American Society on Aging, American Association of Retired Persons, States of California, Pennsylvania and Virginia, Florida Council on Aging, and University of South Florida.  His work has included advocacy, grant writing, program development, implementation and training.  He has been an active partner with consumer operated programs and drop-in centers.

Mr. Ferrante has served as a board member for non-profit organizations, and has received outstanding service awards.  In 1996, Mr. Ferrante was awarded Case Management Supervisor of the Year by the National Association of Case Management. In 1999, he was given an EPIC Award, (Exceptional People Impacting the Community), by the Mental Health Association of Broward County.  In 2002, he received the Innovator Award from the University of South Florida Louis de Parte Florida Mental Health Institute as well as the TIMES (Targeting Individuals for Meritorious and Exemplary Service) Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) of Broward County.  In 2004, Mr. Ferrante was selected as the Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers in Broward County.  Mr. Ferrante was selected as the 2006 Project Director of the Year by the Area Agency on Aging of Broward County.

Mr. Ferrante served as the President of the Florida Association of Counties Aging Affiliate and the Community Care for the Elderly Coalition. He was a board member of the Florida Council on Aging and is currently the Vice President of the Florida Association of Aging Service Providers. He served as Chair of the Broward Aging Alliance and the Broward Coalition for Optimal Behavioral Health and Aging. He is the Co-Chair of the Florida Coalition for Optimal Mental Health and Aging and on the board of the Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse.

Curriculum Vita (Click links to expand)

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  • Kane, M., Hamlin, E., & Green, D. (2001). Perceptions of responsibility for the acquisition of skills and knowledge in current service environments. Staff Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, 4(1), 14-22.
  • Kane, M., Hamlin, E. & Hawkins, W. (2000). Perceptions of field instructors: What skills are critically important in managed care and privatized environments? Advances in Social Work, 1(2), 187-202.
  • Brannen S., & Hamlin, E. (2000). Understanding spouse in military families. In J. Martin, L. Rosen, & L. Sparacino (Eds.). The military family: A practice guide for human service providers. (pp. 169-183). Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
  • Hamlin, E., Neff, R., White, P., & Brannen, S., (1999). An inpatient interdisciplinary process to evaluate maltreatment in a military facility. Family Violence & Sexual Assault Bulletin. 15(2/3), 14-18.
  • Brannen, S., Bradshaw, D., Hamlin, E., Colligan, T., & Fogarty, J., (1999). Spouse abuse: Physician guidelines to identification, diagnosis and management in the Uniformed Services, Military Medicine, 164(1), 30-36.
  • Hamlin, E., & Pehrson, L., (1996). Family services: A proposed model for coordinating spouse abuse services, Journal of Family Social Work, 1(3), 19-31.
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