College of Social Work

FSU Social Work celebrates distinguished alumni and scholarship recipients with virtual ceremony

The Florida State University College of Social Work celebrated its 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award and Student Scholarship recipients during a virtual event Thursday, Nov. 5. Each year, the event celebrates the contributions of students, alumni and donors to the College of Social Work, social work education and the profession. “Although we could not be together […]

FSU launches new level of professional certification on trauma and resilience

Florida State University’s College of Social Work recently launched a new level in its successful Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience online series. The curriculum series, developed by the Clearinghouse on Trauma and Resilience within the college’s Institute for Family Violence Studies in conjunction with the FSU Center for Academic and Professional Development, enables professionals […]

Florida State University and Apalachee Center to partner in new outpatient behavioral health center

Florida State University and Apalachee Center opened a new medical clinic today that will provide assessment and evidence-based treatment for mood and anxiety disorders. FSU BehavioralHealth at Apalachee Center is the clinical arm of the FSU Mood and Anxiety Center of Excellence — a member of the National Network of Depression Centers. “We are one […]

FSU multidisciplinary team receives NIH Grant to study medication adherence in child organ transplant recipients

A team from Florida State University has received more than $400,000 from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how closely children who receive a heart, liver or kidney transplant adhere to medication regimens post-surgery. Michael Killian, an assistant professor at the FSU College of Social Work, was awarded the two-year grant to explore pediatric […]

FSU center receives SAMHSA Grant to create substance use disorder curriculum

A team from Florida State University’s College of Social Work has received a $200,000 grant to develop a new evidence-based curriculum related to substance use disorders.  The FSU Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children (CFC Center) based at the Florida State University College of Social Work received a 2020 Expansion of Practitioner Education grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health […]

FSU’s Student Resilience Project is a go-to tool for coping with anxiety related to COVID-19

When Florida State University researchers and administrators developed the Student Resilience Project two years ago, they were not envisioning that students — or anyone else — would be dealing with the stress of a global pandemic.   Now, those skills and tips that the online, evidence-informed trauma resilience training tool teaches students are more important […]

FSU lecture series to discuss the technology and data-driven innovations of criminal justice reform

Florida State University’s Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children welcomes FSU College of Social Work Associate Professor Carrie Pettus-Davis for the center’s latest presentation of its “Engage, Invest, Respond,” lecture series. She will present on her work harnessing technology to expand the scope of data-driven solutions to criminal justice reform. […]

FSU researchers, John E. Polk Correctional Facility and nonprofit service provider team up to address trauma for individuals releasing from jail

Researchers at the Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) at the Florida State University College of Social Work have teamed up with the John E. Polk Correctional Facility and Christian HELP Employment and Resource Center to treat trauma among individuals releasing from jail in Seminole County. “Experiences of trauma are nearly universal among incarcerated […]

FSU researchers push scientific, creative boundaries in 2019

Florida State University faculty engaged in research and creative activity at extraordinary levels in 2019. FSU faculty achieved record funding, produced outstanding artistic works and made international headlines with their work. Here are some highlights of the past year. FSU faculty bring in record $233.6M in external funding Florida State University researchers received a record […]

Florida Institute for Child Welfare launches new podcast

The Florida Institute for Child Welfare, housed in the Florida State University College of Social Work, is launching a new resource to inform and support the child welfare workers of Florida. The podcast series, “Child Protection Caseworker Support,” starts Monday, Aug. 26. The eight-episode series will feature the institute’s director Jessica Pryce, who will discuss […]

Give in order to receive: FSU study finds low-income mothers expected to reciprocate support

Low-income mothers who need support, such as with small cash loans or childcare, are often called on to reciprocate, according to a new Florida State University study. College of Social Work Associate Professor Melissa Radey and College of Human Sciences Professor Lenore McWey examined the support networks of low-income mothers using secondary data from mothers […]

Florida State sees across-the-board upward climb in U.S. News graduate school rankings

Florida State University’s graduate and professional programs are on the rise, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” FSU’s graduate programs in criminology, business, law, education, nursing and engineering all made significant jumps in the publication’s annual rankings, released March 20. “These new rankings reflect Florida State University’s ascent […]