News Articles

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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MSW student receives Phi Alpha MSW Scholarship award
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Kapria Lee knew she was a strong candidate for the Phi Alpha Honor Society MSW Scholarship Award because of her strong background in all four of the criteria required for the award: scholarship, leadership, service, and professional/career.

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College of Social Work partners with Japan on co-parenting
Friday, September 22, 2017

The College of Social Work has a rich tradition of international collaboration. Dr. Tomi Gomory has worked for many years in Romania and the Czech Republic, speaking at conferences and publishing scholarly manuscripts pertaining to his research there. Dr.

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Translating training into curriculum:  Tackling substance abuse and misuse issues
Thursday, September 21, 2017

When the opportunity came up to send faculty to the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Fellowship Training at the Boston University School of Social Work for a special Social Work Faculty Immersion Training (SWIFT) Program, Assistant Professor Jeffrey Lacasse and Associate Teac

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Alumnus Chun Rosenkranz: Making connections through kindness
Friday, September 01, 2017


Robert F. Kennedy once said, “Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

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Alumnus biography an enduring message of peace
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Born on a busy farm in Ohio with his parents and 7 siblings, Ted Studebaker would grow up amidst a culture centered around strong work ethic and the values of family and church participation. In this environment, there was never a shortage of hard work, raising and caring for the family’s various livestock and crops.

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