Faculty & Research News


Unidos! Inclusivity for a Strong Nation: Celebrating National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month
Thursday, September 15, 2022

The College of Social Work celebrates Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th. Established in 1968 by Congress, the observance honors the contributions and achievements of the diverse cultures within the Hispanic/Latinx community.

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Multidisciplinary Research Team Receives Grant to Study Safety Nets for Mothers and Families
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

A multidisciplinary research team at Florida State University received a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to study the safety nets of low-income mothers and their families.  

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Field Placements Provide Insights into Food Insecurity
Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Learning about large social issues like food insecurity in a classroom can provide tremendous insight into some of the most urgent needs of disadvantaged communities, but it is through field placements that social work students put a face to the community needs they seek to alleviate.

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FSU Institute Creates New Student Resilience Toolkit
Monday, August 08, 2022

A new Student Resilience Toolkit has been created at FSU by The Clearinghouse on Trauma and Resilience in the Institute for Family Violence Studies (IFVS), College of Social Work. The new toolkit is a full-color, 64-page spiral-bound workbook containing evidence-based resilience information and engaging short exercises.

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Graduate and Military Service Member Inducted into Garnet & Gold Scholar Society
Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Trinidad Pascual was among nine inductees into the prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society during the summer 2022 semester, honored at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, July 26th.

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MSW Student Project Helps Support LGBTQ+ Students
Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Online MSW student Lara Klopp taught high school art for ten years. Her experience with her students and helping them develop their sense of self drew her to continuing her education through the FSU College of Social Work’s Online MSW Program.

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Social Work Undergraduates Enhance Social Justice Through Community-Wide Advocacy Projects
Wednesday, May 04, 2022

In his Social Policy and Programs course, adjunct professor and doctoral candidate Christopher (Chris) Collins worked with undergraduates on advocacy projects in the Tallahassee community.

“Students facilitated community-wide advocacy projects in support of local non-profits,” explained Chris. “They were tasked with identifying a piece of social policy legislation that impacted a marginalized community and to develop an advocacy campaign educating the public on the bills.”

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Faculty Member Emphasizes a Passion for Macro Social Work
Thursday, February 24, 2022

Dr. Shalay Jackson joined the FSU College of Social Work faculty in 2018, coming back to Florida State where her interest in social work began. Dr. Jackson recalls, “I was challenged, supported and inspired by a compassionate community of faculty, staff, students and alumni” while receiving her BSW (2006) at Florida State and later honing her skills while earning an MSW from the University of Michigan.

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MSW Student Awarded Council on Social Work Education Minority Fellowship
Friday, February 04, 2022

An active student member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Robin Dunn Bryant often noticed a number of opportunities for social work students on NASW message boards, but a post about fellowships through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) caught her eye and interest.

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Celebrating Black History Month at the FSU College of Social Work
Thursday, February 03, 2022

February is a time each year to recognize the essential role that African Americans play in the history of the United States. This year, the college wants to recognize the contributions of its Black faculty, staff and graduates, as well as the significant role that Black community leaders and advocates played in the establishment of the social work profession.

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