• Critical thinking and civil discourse conference challenges conventional wisdom

    Join the FSU College of Social Work for this conference on October 27th. Register by October 18th!

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  • Alumni Breakfast: November 18

    Join the FSU College of Social Work for our annual Alumni Breakfast at Hotel Duval during FSU Homecoming Weekend!

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  • Future scholars meet to examine social justice

    Social work doctoral students met to discuss how they can incorporate social justice into social work scholarship.

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  • MSW student receives Phi Alpha MSW Scholarship award

    MSW student Kapria Lee was awarded one of three competitive Phil Alpha Honors Society MSW scholarship awards.

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  • College of Social Work partners with Japan on co-parenting

    The Institute for Family Violence Studies is working with two Japanese universities on co-parenting after divorce in Japan.

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  • Translating training into curriculum

    Faculty members Jeffrey Lacasse and Jane Dwyer Lee join a team of faculty to tackle the challenge of teaching about substance abuse and misuse issues.

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  • College of Social Work receives gift to establish new center

    The Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children was created with the support of The Stoops Family Foundation, Inc.

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  • Jane Dwyer Lee teams up with FSU Libraries for alternative textbooks

    Faculty member Jane Dwyer Lee jointed with FSU Libraries to create an alternative to the traditional paper textbook.

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  • Carol Campbell Edwards appointed to NASW Florida leadership position

    Faculty member Carol Campbell Edwards has been appointed President-Elect of NASW Florida.

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  • FSU Social Work welcomes new faculty member: Dr. John Mathias

    Learn more about Dr. Mathias's research on environmental justice.

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Recent News

Study: Promising outcomes for trauma-informed treatment for incarcerated women
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dr. Stephen Tripodi has been researching criminal justice issues since he was a doctoral student at The University of Texas at Austin.  He started off as a research assistant involved in evaluating an in-prison restorative justice program for incarcerated men who were within six months of release.

Critical thinking and civil discourse conference challenges conventional wisdom
Friday, October 13, 2017

In order to create positive change, conventional wisdom often needs to be reconsidered. Are low-carbohydrate diets an effective remedy for obesity? Do patients have a right to self-medicate? Are psychiatric drugs effective over the long term?

The Florida State University College of Social Work will host a daylong conference to explore these questions and more.

Critical Thinking Conference Challenges Conventional Wisdom on Civil Discourse About Social Problems
Friday, September 29, 2017


In order to create positive change, the conventional wisdom often needs to be reconsidered. The Florida State University College of Social Work is changing the conversation by exploring the application of critical thinking and civil discourse to important social issues, including obesity, prescription drugs, mental health, and diversity.

Future scholars meet to examine social justice
Thursday, September 28, 2017

The social work profession has strong historical roots in the concept of social justice—roots that are acknowledged and promoted within our professional associations and educational standards. For me, the concept of social justice has always been an important cornerstone of the work that I do in the field of maternal-child health. Within this field, my work focuses on understanding the who and what that define access to important resources that help promote healthy families and healthy child development.

MSW Alumna assumes Big Brothers Big Sisters leadership position
Thursday, September 28, 2017

MSW alumna Courtney Cook joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida as Vice President of Development.  Cook is a licensed clinical social work. She earned her MSW in clinical social from FSU College of Social Work in 2010 and her undergraduate degree from the University of West Florida.