News Articles


Doctoral Students Seek to Improve Social Work Practice Through Study on Outcome Rating Scale
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Doctoral Student Rachel Harris along with Doctoral Candidates Melissa Murphy and Sarah Rakes recently had their study entitled, “The Psychometric Properties of the Outcome Rating Scale Used in Practice: A Narrative Review” in the Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work.  

Posted Under: CSW General, Research

Faculty Co-edited Journal Joins the Social Science Education Index
Tuesday, February 04, 2020

The Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal has been around for over thirty years, but has only just recently been accepted into the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), a database incorporated the world’s leading social science academic journals from across more than fifty disciplines.

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

Professional Clown Doctor Teaches FSU Social Work Students about Laughter Therapy
Tuesday, February 04, 2020

FSU students in the College of Social Work were able to learn about laughter therapy and hospital clowning in a workshop hosted by professional clown doctor, David Engel.

Clown therapy is when professional entertainers visit people in times of need, such as hospital patients, and perform comedy. Without props or built sets, the clowns rely on their individuality and talent to perform for patients.

Posted Under: CSW General

Alumna Jocelyne Fliger Named Elder Care Services CEO
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

With the retirement of Elder Care Services CEO Mark Baldino in 2019, Elder Care Services’ board of trustees conducted a national search for the ideal candidate to lead the agency into its fiftieth year as a senior service leader in the Big Bend region of Florida. At the end of the search, the ideal candidate was found in their own director of volunteers and engagement, Jocelyne (Josie) Fliger.

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

Team to Address Trauma for Individuals Released from Jail
Monday, January 27, 2020

Researchers at the Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) at the Florida State University College of Social Work have teamed up with the John E. Polk Correctional Facility and Christian HELP Employment and Resource Center to treat trauma among individuals releasing from jail in Seminole County.

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NASW-FL Spearheads Legislative, Education, and Advocacy Day
Friday, January 10, 2020

The Florida Legislative Session begins on January 14, 2020. As the president of the National Association of Social Workers Florida Chapter (NASW-FL), I am eager to share this information with you regarding Legislation, Education, and Advocacy Day, or LEAD.  NASW-FL is geared up to advocate and lobby our representatives regarding several important bills that are pertinent to the social work profession and the individuals, families, and communities we serve.

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

FSU Students Use Resilience Training for Global Impact
Saturday, January 04, 2020

Florida State University launched the Student Resilience Project in 2018, 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

CFC Center: At A Glance, December 2019
Monday, December 16, 2019

At a Glance Update

The Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children (CFC Center) was created with the support of the Stoops Family Foundation, Inc. in 2017. The purpose of the CFC Center is to generate and sustain translational knowledge for the development of effective policies, services, and usable research.

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 Social Work Student Inducted into Garnet and Gold Scholars
Thursday, December 12, 2019

As a Tallahassee native, Hannah Kinnon has always been proud of her hometown. “This city has a small-town community feel, coupled with the political and governmental opportunities a capital city provides,” she explained. “Attending FSU has given me an opportunity to experience a totally different side of my hometown.”

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

Alumna Promotes the Importance of Safety in Social Work
Monday, December 09, 2019

Martial arts and social work might not seem to have a lot of parallels at first, but social work alumna Janet Nelson (MSW, ’94) has made it her mission to bring concepts of self-defense to the social work and helping professional fields.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, Alumni Spotlight