College of Social Work

FSU-created, dyslexia-focused comic book to be available nationwide as graphic novel

“The Uncanny Chronicles,” a comic book focused on the realities of dyslexia will soon be available nationwide as a graphic novel thanks to an agreement between Florida State University and Ventris Learning. “The Uncanny Chronicles” is an eight-issue comic book series created by faculty from the Florida Center for Reading Research and the FSU College of Social Work. The story follows Kayla, a […]

Florida Center for Reading Research forms partnership to establish National Center for Reading in India

The Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University and University of St. Francis have partnered with education officials in India to establish the National Center for Reading Interventions and Research (NCRIR) in India. The new center will bring together educators from around India and provide them with career development opportunities focused on teaching reading. FCRR researchers — […]

FSU signs agreement to make Resiliency Project available nationwide

The Resiliency Project, an online health and wellness kit created at Florida State University to help provide students with the tools to build coping and stress management skills, is now available nationwide to colleges and universities that asked for help to achieve similar successes. “Shortly after the campus launch of the FSU Student Resilience Project, […]

Social Work researcher advances literature on pediatric quality of life in organ transplant patients

A Florida State University professor is paving the way for social workers, psychologists and transplant teams across the country to increase the quality of life for children who have received organ transplants. Assistant Professor of Social Work Michael Killian has published a new study that takes a step back and examines current data related to […]

FSU research study addresses effects of client violence on child protection workers

Florida State University College of Social Work researchers have found a link between work-related violence and poor health outcomes for child protection workers. The new study, recently published online by the Journal for the Society of Social Work and Research, focused on the events that occur after a child protection worker has experienced violence perpetrated […]

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 […]