• Alumna Honored for Empowering Others

    Barbara Boone empowers others through her leadership roles with The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Tallahassee.

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  • 2021 Summer Graduation Drop-In Event: July 30

    Summer social work graduates and their families and friends are invited to drop-by the College of Social Work to celebrate.

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  • FSU Researchers: Family Ties Play Import Role in Mental Health of Asian Americans

    Dr. Amy L. Ai led a team of interdisciplinary researchers on a study that examined the role family ties plays for the mental health of Asian Americans.

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  • FSU Center Launches Certification on Early Childhood Social and Emotional Behavioral Support

    The Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children launched a certification for early childhood educators on social and emotional behavior support and interventions.

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  • Study Explores Factors Impacting Post-College Success for Foster Care Alumni

    Dr. LIsa Scelbe worked with a colleague on a recent study to highlight the support needs of foster care alumni after college.

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  • Social Work Student Channels a Passion for Change into Community Advocacy

    Taylor Biro pours her energy into the community acting as an advocate for vulnerable populations.

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  • Alumna Dedicated to International Refugee and Human Rights Advocate

    Katie Gerber (MSW/MPA) has spent her career dedicated to social justice and the rights of displaced people.

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  • Social Work Faculty Member Elevated to Full Professor

    Dr. Yaacov Petscher has been promoted to full professor.

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  • Institute Awarded $10 Million to Revitalize Florida's Child Welfare System

    The Florida Institute of Child Welfare was awarded $10M by the Florida Legislature to revitalize the child welfare system.

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  • FSU Institute for Justice Research and Development: Summer Institute - July 26, 30, 2021

    Register with FSU IJRD for a summer institute on "Conducting Intervention Research in Criminal Justice Settings."

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Recent News


Institute for Justice Research and Development Launches New Professional Trainings and Certification Courses
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) is developing several new professional trainings and certifications, coming this fall.


Students Enjoy Experiential Learning in Organizational Development Course
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

During the Spring 2021 semester, Dr. Shalay Jackson, an assistant teaching professor with the FSU College of Social Work, taught a Master’s-level course on Organizational Development.


Florida State Leading Effort to Provide Effective Treatment for Substance Use and Mental Health Problems
Monday, July 12, 2021

The Florida State University College of Medicine and College of Social Work, with support from Tallahassee business leader and philanthropist Rick Kearney, are developing plans to tackle widespread mental health and substance use issues across the Big Bend.


FSU’s Institute for Justice Research and Development Uses Science to Transform Justice System
Thursday, July 08, 2021

The numbers are the problem for Associate Professor of Social Work Carrie Pettus at Florida State University.

More than 12,000 people are released from state and federal prisons each week, and 77% of formerly incarcerated individuals return to prison within five years.

“If you can imagine going to a doctor and they say here’s this medical intervention that works 23 percent of the time, would we continue to use that intervention? No,” Pettus said.


FSU Center Launches Certification on Early Childhood Behavioral Support
Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Florida State University has launched a new online professional development certification to assist educators with early childhood social and emotional behavioral support and interventions.


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