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Institute for Family Violence Studies partners on March to End the Silence Domestic Violence
Friday, October 05, 2018

Last year in Leon County, more than 1,700 domestic violence offenses were reported, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. These were only the incidents reported to local authorities, but many more go unreported every year.

Posted Under: CSW General

Alumna honored with Child Welfare Champion Award 
Monday, October 01, 2018

At the 2018 Child Protection Summit in September, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) honored award recipients, including this year’s Child Welfare Champion Award to FSU College of Social Work Alumna and Child Advocate Lisa Jackson. 

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

FSU Fully Launches Student Resilience Project
Monday, October 01, 2018

After a successful soft launch earlier this summer, Florida State University fully rolled out its Student Resilience Project Sept. 26, including more interactive videos, audios and resources for all FSU students.  

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

FSU Social Work faculty member honored as Mixed Methods Scholar
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

This year, FSU College of Social Work Associate Professor Dr. Melissa Radey was among a group of scholars invited to participate in a Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences at John Hopkins University, the only program of its kind in the United States. The program, funded by the National Institute for Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR), addresses a national need for training in mixed methods.

Posted Under: Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight, Research

Alumna Highlight: Michelle Brantley, big heart and big dreams 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Michelle Brantley dreams big and makes those dreams a reality. In 2007, her father suddenly passed away, and it caused her to re-evaluate her life and how valuable time is. She decided to honor his memory by being “true to herself,” which was some of his last words to her. Along this road, Michelle not only balanced her growth, healing, and education but a growing family. She opened her heart and home through the adoption of five siblings, including two sets of twins.   

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Czech It Out: Prague Study Abroad Trip
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Goulash, garnets, and gelato. This past summer, I had the opportunity to participate in the Prague Study Abroad trip associated with the College of Social Work. By far, the five weeks I spent in the Czech Republic (and other surrounding countries) were some of my most memorable times as a Florida State student. From making new friends, to trying new foods, to experiencing a new culture, to attending class in a foreign country, every day abroad was an adventure.

Posted Under: CSW General, International Programs

FSU College of Social Work Launches Inaugural Lecture Series
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Florida State University’s Institute for Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children (CFC Center) launches its inaugural research lecture series: “Engage, Inform, & Influence” this September.

Posted Under: CSW General, Research

Leader in Criminal Justice Research joins FSU Social Work faculty
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Social work researcher, Carrie Pettus-Davis, joined the FSU College of Social Work faculty this summer to continue the research she started at the Washington University in St. Louis on criminal justice and prison reform.

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

Experiencing Australia through an Exchange Program
Monday, August 27, 2018

“I love traveling and have always had a spirit for adventuring. In addition, I always dreamed of traveling to Australia one day,” Mary Green said when reflecting on her decision to pursue a study abroad opportunity in  Australia.

Mary described her four and half months in at Griffith University in Gold Coast, Australia as life-changing. From February through June of 2018, she experienced life as an Australian college student taking four social work courses. 

Posted Under: CSW General, International Programs

Dr. Jessica Pryce Highlights Implicit Bias through Child Welfare TEDTalk
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Dr. Jessica Pryce and her team at the Florida Institute for Child Welfare (Institute) are continuously working with researchers and organizations to find effective, evidence-based solutions to child welfare challenges in Florida. As a part of this mission, Pryce has actively sought out unique, innovative opportunities to inform and address the challenges present in child welfare.

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