News Articles


FSU Student Association of Social Workers: Fall 2020 Leaders
Monday, August 03, 2020

Welcome to the newest group of student leaders for the FSU Student Association of Social Workers (SASW). SASW has a lot planned for the fall 2020 semester, including an informational meeting in early September. As a registered student organization, SASW also has planned professional events including a grad school panel, along with volunteer events and social events (Netflix parties & zoom socials).

Posted Under: CSW General

Virtual Summer Graduation Celebration
Monday, August 03, 2020

Florida State University celebrated its Summer 2020 graduates with a virtual celebration on July 31st at 7:30 pm. The College of Social Work along with the other colleges across campus provided virtual celebrations for their graduates.

Florida State awarded 2,510 degrees with the conclusion of the summer semester: 1696 bachelor’s degrees, 611 master’s degrees, 165 doctorates, 2 juris doctor degrees and 36 juris master’s degrees. 

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

Welcome to New Faculty Member Brenda Legaspi
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

“I love seeing students take their classroom learning and apply it in the real world,” said Brenda Legaspi, a new social work faculty member at the College of Social Work (FSUCSW). Legaspi joins the college as an assistant teaching professor with a focus on working with distance learning students in the Online MSW Program.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight

Institute Dedicated to Bettering the Lives of those Impacted by Incarceration
Monday, July 20, 2020

The Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) at the FSU College of Social Work is dedicated to the betterment of the lives of the individuals, families and communities impacted by the criminal justice system. Even before the renewed national consciousness about racial violence in our nation, IJRD has been at the forefront of addressing racial and economic disparities documented throughout the criminal justice system.

Posted Under: CSW General, Research

Florida Institute Continues Efforts to Help the Children of Florida
Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Florida Institute for Child Welfare has remained steady in its efforts to continue guiding and informing child welfare policy, procedures and research during the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the pandemic has changed the institute’s approach, it has not dampened the team’s dedication to helping the children of Florida.

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Center Continues Services for Children, Families and Teachers Online
Tuesday, July 07, 2020

The FSU Multidisciplinary Center (MDC) housed at the FSU College of Social Work has provided a range of empirically-based psychological services to a diverse client population with complex academic, medical, emotional, or behavioral problems for more than thirty-five years. Services include diagnostic evaluations, therapeutic interventions for children, along with teacher and family consultation.

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FSU Researcher Addresses Congress on Social Work and the Future of Policing
Tuesday, July 07, 2020

FSU College of Social Work Associate Professor Carrie Pettus-Davis addressed congressional leaders as part of a panel on social work and policing. On June 30, 2020, four experts convened to discuss social work's role in the future of policing. Moderated by Charles E.

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

Social Work Interns Assist with Brevard United Way COVID-19 Response
Tuesday, July 07, 2020

When Alexis Smith and Julia Kendall heard about an opportunity for a supported summer internship in their home county of Brevard, they both jumped at the chance. “I was so excited to be able to serve my home county during this difficult time in any way that I could, as well as gain experience in this wonderful field,” said Julia, a double major in social work and psychology.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

FSU Multidisciplinary Team Receives NIH Grant to Study Medication Adherence in Child Organ Transplants
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A team from Florida State University has received more than $400,000 from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how closely children who receive a heart, liver or kidney transplant adhere to medication regimens post-surgery.

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Institute Provides Tools for Resilience and Support during Pandemic
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Director for the Institute for Family Violence Studies (IFVS), Karen Oehme admits that the social distancing and other results of the COVID-19 pandemic have posed a challenge to the institute, which highly emphasizes teamwork. Collaboration has continued, but the context has changed to one of the virtual connections and the resurgence of phone calls and conferences.  She and her team are grateful that federal work-study students, graduate assistants and interns are still allowed to work on institute projects from afar.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General