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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 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 goal […]

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 […]

FSU social work dean discusses Orlando shootings


Counseling is critical in the aftermath of Orlando shootings James Clark, dean of the College of Social Work at Florida State University, has been in Orlando where the state chapter of the National Association of Social Works is meeting. The setting puts him right in the middle of the aftermath of the one of the worst cases of mass shootings in the country. Beyond the criminal investigation, there is the huge responsibility to address the […]

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