FSU College of Social Work

Florida State launches professional certification in trauma and resilience

Florida State University has launched a new online curriculum for a professional certification in trauma and resilience. The curriculum was developed by the Clearinghouse on Trauma and Resilience within the Institute for Family Violence Studies at the FSU College of Social Work in conjunction with the FSU Center for Academic and Professional Development. “This training […]

FSU institute launches new fellowship program for master’s-level social workers

Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD), housed within FSU’s College of Social Work, recently launched a Post-Master’s Fellowship designed to prepare social work professionals to work and conduct research with formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. A first of its kind, the Post-Master’s Fellowship is the only fellowship in the nation […]

Middle school students experience college life through FSU Social Work summer camp

Relay races on Landis Green and jam sessions in the William Johnston Building are just a couple of the experiences dozens of middle school students from Tallahassee and the surrounding area participated in during a weeklong camp at Florida State University. For the eighth year in a row, the FSU College of Social Work hosted […]

Social work faculty member awarded grant to study effect of media on Hurricane Maria trauma

A Florida State University researcher has received a fellowship grant from the Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation to support her study on the impact of media on trauma recovery. Professor of Social Work Amy Ai, named a 2019 Fahs-Beck Fellow, will use the $20,000 grant for her project, “Traumatization and Resilience among Puerto Rican […]

FSU center partners with ‘Save the Children’ to provide resources for those affected by Hurricane Michael

A Florida State University center has received an $80,000 grant from Save the Children to help those affected by Hurricane Michael. The Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children (CFC Center) within the FSU College of Social Work will use the grant to respond to the mental health needs of children, […]

Florida Institute for Child Welfare hosts research symposium on racial equity

Child welfare professionals from around the state gathered at Florida State University as the Florida Institute for Child Welfare convened a Symposium on Racial Equity May 9-10 in Tallahassee. “With this event, we have started a critical dialogue about awareness and action toward an ethical system of care for all Florida families,” said Jessica Pryce, […]

FSU researchers find ‘Seeking Safety’ program helps improve mental health for incarcerated women

New research from Florida State University has found that Seeking Safety, a cognitive behavior-based intervention program, is a promising program for reducing incarcerated women’s symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. FSU College of Social Work Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Institute for Justice Research and Development Stephen J. Tripodi led a team […]

FSU Resilience Project receives national award

Florida State University’s Resilience Project, a unique online tool to help students improve mental health and reduce stress, has been selected to receive a national award from the American Association of University Administrators. The Resilience Project, launched in the fall, is an online, evidence-informed toolkit developed by the Institute for Family Violence Studies at the […]

FSU lecture series to discuss substance abuse in the criminal justice system

Florida State University’s Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children will tackle the issue of substance abuse in the criminal justice system for the final installment of its inaugural lecture series, “Engage, Invest, Respond.” FSU Social Work faculty member Tanya Renn will present, along with Michele Staton from the University of […]

Maura’s Voice: FSU partners with foundation to research systemic violence

Florida State University President John Thrasher and FSU College of Social Work Dean Jim Clark joined the family and friends of FSU student Maura Binkley as the family launched a new foundation, Maura’s Voice, Monday, March 4. Maura was killed during a shooting at a Tallahassee yoga studio in November, along with FSU faculty member […]

Kapria Lee

Third-year Florida State University graduate student Kapria Lee is on the cusp of reaching her lifetime goal of becoming a social worker equipped with the skills to make a positive impact in the lives of entire populations of disadvantaged people and, more specifically, the life of an individual. Lee is on track to complete FSU’s […]