News Articles


FSU Innovations in Criminal Justice Nationally Recognized
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Carrie Pettus-Davis, the executive director and founder of Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development, has received the 2019 Marguerite Q. Warren and Ted B.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight, Research

FSU Students Use Resilience Training for Global Impact
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Florida State University launched the Student Resilience Project just last year, but its impact is already long-lasting and wide-ranging.

The online toolkit, which teaches students stress reduction techniques and coping skills and provides an interactive platform for learning how to heal from trauma and improve mental health, started as a required course for new FSU students and has grown exponentially.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

FSU Researchers Study Technology’s Impact on Increased Support for Individuals Under Community Supervision
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Is a smartphone app the answer to increasing support and improving well-being among individuals under community supervision? A team of researchers led by two Florida State University scholars intends to find out with the help of a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Justice.

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Some #FSUCSW Ways to Celebrate National Philanthropy Day
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

National Philanthropy Day (November 15, 2019) is a special day that recognizes the great contributions made by generous people through philanthropy to enrich their community. We want to thank our Friends of the College of Social Work and all the contributions made by our social work family through your time, talents and treasures. Here are some simple ways that you can give where you live!

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FSU Partners with Tech Firm SoapBox for Child Literacy Project
Friday, November 08, 2019

Florida State University’s world-renowned Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) announced a multi-year partnership with Dublin based, kids’ speech recognition technology company SoapBox Labs, to create and deliver next-generation language and literacy assessments that could transform how young children around the world learn to read.

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Opinion - Maura's Voice Funding FSU College of Social Work To Help Prevent Violence Against Women
Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Originally published in the Tallahassee Democrat here.

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Alumni Highlight: Dr. Brenda Jarmon, A Legacy of Higher Education and Faith
Friday, November 01, 2019

As a first-generation college student, Dr. Brenda Jarmon was determined to go the limits to get the best education available to her. She recalls from an early age her parents and grandparents instilling in her the importance of education.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, Alumni Spotlight

FSU Researchers Receive Grant to Conduct Re-entry Program for Young Men
Monday, October 21, 2019

Florida State University has received a grant totaling nearly $1.2 million from the National Institute of Justice to evaluate the effectiveness of a comprehensive trauma-based re-entry program for young adult men.

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Alumna Monique Ellsworth Named as Second Harvest of the Big Bend Chief Executive Office
Friday, October 11, 2019

 Second Harvest of the Big Bend’s Board of Directors announced October 2, 2019, that Monique Ellsworth (MSW, 2013) will become Chief Executive Officer of the organization. The appointment concludes an exhaustive search that began late this summer.

Ellsworth has served the last four years as CEO of CESC, Inc. in Tallahassee. She has developed a reputation as a community leader and dedicated professional in the areas of homelessness, poverty, and food insecurity.  

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, Alumni Spotlight, CSW General

Child Welfare Session Aims to Improve the Incorporation of Research into Practice and Policy
Friday, October 11, 2019

Child welfare professionals gathered in September for the Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA) Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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