• Florida Higher Education Substance Use Disorder Consortium: Spring Symposium

    Join us for this one-day symposium on Substance Use Disorders on Friday, March 6.

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  • Social Work Faculty Co-edited Journal Joins the Social Science Education Index

    Drs. Bruce Thyer and Lisa Schelbe co-edit the "Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal" and continuously seek to improve its content, accessibility and readership.

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  • Social Work Students Enjoy Laughter Therapy Workshop

    Professional clown doctor and entertainer David Engel worked with social work students in a Laughter Therapy/Hospital Clown Workshop

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  • Social Work Student Inducted into Garnet and Gold Scholars

    Student Hannah Kinnon's focus on child welfare led her to be inducted into Garnet and Gold scholars through research, internship and service.

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  • Alumna Promotes the Importance of Safety in Social Work

    Janet Nelson has made it her mission to bring concepts of self-defense to social work and the helping professions.

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  • Take Your Passion Online

    Our Online MSW program offers convenience and ease to adult learners.

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Recent News


Doctoral Students Seek to Improve Social Work Practice Through Study on Outcome Rating Scale
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Doctoral Student Rachel Harris along with Doctoral Candidates Melissa Murphy and Sarah Rakes recently had their study entitled, “The Psychometric Properties of the Outcome Rating Scale Used in Practice: A Narrative Review” in the Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work.  


Faculty Co-edited Journal Joins the Social Science Education Index
Tuesday, February 04, 2020

The Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal has been around for over thirty years, but has only just recently been accepted into the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), a database incorporated the world’s leading social science academic journals from across more than fifty disciplines.


Professional Clown Doctor Teaches FSU Social Work Students about Laughter Therapy
Tuesday, February 04, 2020

FSU students in the College of Social Work were able to learn about laughter therapy and hospital clowning in a workshop hosted by professional clown doctor, David Engel.

Clown therapy is when professional entertainers visit people in times of need, such as hospital patients, and perform comedy. Without props or built sets, the clowns rely on their individuality and talent to perform for patients.


Alumna Jocelyne Fliger Named Elder Care Services CEO
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

With the retirement of Elder Care Services CEO Mark Baldino in 2019, Elder Care Services’ board of trustees conducted a national search for the ideal candidate to lead the agency into its fiftieth year as a senior service leader in the Big Bend region of Florida. At the end of the search, the ideal candidate was found in their own director of volunteers and engagement, Jocelyne (Josie) Fliger.


Team to Address Trauma for Individuals Released from Jail
Monday, January 27, 2020

Researchers at the Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) at the Florida State University College of Social Work have teamed up with the John E. Polk Correctional Facility and Christian HELP Employment and Resource Center to treat trauma among individuals releasing from jail in Seminole County.


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