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Institute for Justice Research and Development Launches New Professional Trainings and Certification Courses
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) is developing several new professional trainings and certifications, coming this fall.

Posted Under: CSW General

Students Enjoy Experiential Learning in Organizational Development Course
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

During the Spring 2021 semester, Dr. Shalay Jackson, an assistant teaching professor with the FSU College of Social Work, taught a Master’s-level course on Organizational Development.

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Florida State Leading Effort to Provide Effective Treatment for Substance Use and Mental Health Problems
Monday, July 12, 2021

The Florida State University College of Medicine and College of Social Work, with support from Tallahassee business leader and philanthropist Rick Kearney, are developing plans to tackle widespread mental health and substance use issues across the Big Bend.

Posted Under: CSW General, Research

FSU’s Institute for Justice Research and Development Uses Science to Transform Justice System
Thursday, July 08, 2021

The numbers are the problem for Associate Professor of Social Work Carrie Pettus at Florida State University.

More than 12,000 people are released from state and federal prisons each week, and 77% of formerly incarcerated individuals return to prison within five years.

“If you can imagine going to a doctor and they say here’s this medical intervention that works 23 percent of the time, would we continue to use that intervention? No,” Pettus said.

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

FSU Center Launches Certification on Early Childhood Behavioral Support
Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Florida State University has launched a new online professional development certification to assist educators with early childhood social and emotional behavioral support and interventions.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CFC Center News, CSW General, Faculty News

FSU Researchers: Family Ties Play Important Role in Mental Health of Asian Americans
Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Family cohesion and regular religious attendance play a critical role in positive mental health outcomes for Asian Americans, according to new research from Florida State University.

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

Alumna Barbara Boone Honored for Empowering Others
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

As vice president for The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Barbara develops and empowers leaders daily by serving the chamber as executive director of the Leadership Tallahassee program. Leadership Tallahassee is an organization dedicated to offering leadership opportunities and programs for professionals, high school juniors and community newcomers.

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

Florida Institute for Child Welfare Awarded $10 Million to Revitalize Child Welfare System of Florida
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Florida Institute for Child Welfare, housed in the Florida State University College of Social Work, will receive $10 million in recurring funding from the state budget, which Governor Ron DeSantis signed earlier this month.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

Study Explores Factors Impacting Post-College Success for Foster Care Alumni
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

It is a common experience for young adults to struggle when they get to college. These struggles are often compounded for students who lack a support system, particularly first-generation students and children who become independent early in adulthood due to experiences in foster care or the child welfare system.

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Social Work Student Channels a Passion for Change into Community Advocacy 
Friday, June 11, 2021

Social work student Taylor Biro can’t recall when she first became involved in community advocacy, only that her interest in it was developed and nurtured by the educators at SAIL High School in Tallahassee, Florida. SAIL, established in 1975, was the first accredited alternative school in Florida that emphasizes individualization, democratic decision-making and applying academics in a humanistic atmosphere.

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