Faculty & Research News

Study by FSU Researchers Finds Resilience to Natural Disasters Lags in Black Communities
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Years after Hurricane Michael devastated Florida’s Gulf Coast, residents of that area still struggle to overcome the trauma of the Category 5 storm. 

In a recent study, FSU researchers found that trauma and a host of psychosocial and physical challenges caused by Hurricane Michael disproportionately affect the region’s Black communities.  

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Graduate Efforts Seeks to Improve Representation in Higher Education and Helping Professions
Friday, February 10, 2023

Growing up in a military family, Tyron Slack, a doctoral candidate at FSU, traveled internationally at an early age and became familiar with fitting into new settings and cultures. His immediate family played a strong role in helping him feel stable and supported during these stressful transitions. He stayed close to home and family while completing his undergraduate degree at  Southeastern Louisiana University in psychology, but with a sincere desire to understand and help people in a meaningful way.

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Celebrating Black History Month
Wednesday, February 01, 2023

In February 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson instituted the first weeklong celebration to educate and raise awareness about Black/African Americans’ contributions to American history. Prior to this time, very little information could be found regarding Black/African American history and important achievements were left out of history books.

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FSU Institute Receives Florida TaxWatch Award
Saturday, December 03, 2022

FSU Institute for Justice Research and Development received a 2022 Florida TaxWatch Productivity Award. The awards recognize and reward state employees and work groups who find ways to improve services, increase efficiency and save Florida taxpayers money.

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Celebrating Native American/Indigenous Heritage Month
Wednesday, November 02, 2022

This month, the FSU College of Social Work is excited to celebrate Native American Heritage Month, which occurs during the month of November, to recognize, honor and showcase Native Americans and Indigenous peoples through insightful and informational events concerning Native Americans.

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Study Explores Impact of Violence on Health-Related Quality of Life for Virally Suppressed Patients
Friday, October 14, 2022

A recent study from Florida State University examined how the cumulative experience of violence can impact virally stable people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

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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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