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Social Work dean shares expertise in aftermath of Pulse nightclub attack


Jim Clark is no stranger to dealing with high-stress, traumatic events. Clark, who has served as the dean of Florida State University’s College of Social Work for about a year, lent his expertise in Orlando after the recent terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub that devastated the LGBTQ community. In the days following the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, Clark visited with FSU social work alumni, friends and colleagues in the region, helping to […]

College of Social Work successfully concludes its 5th annual Arts & Athletics Camp


The first week of June 2016, twenty-two middle school aged youth participated in the fifth annual Arts & Athletic Camp sponsored by Florida State University College of Social Work at Florida State University. Five MSW students served as the camp counselors and worked with partners across the university to expose the youth to various forms of arts, activities, and sports in efforts to increase their self-esteem and confidence, thus promoting positive youth development. An additional […]

Study: Police officers show strong willingness to intervene when other officers commit domestic violence

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While much has been made about the “blue wall of silence” among police officers, a new study found that police officers don’t turn a blind eye when other officers perpetrate domestic violence. In such cases, police officers are most inclined to obtain a detailed history of the violence, link victims with domestic violence programs and encourage them to file a formal report, according to researchers at Florida State University and the University of Michigan. The study was […]

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