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Study Examines Incel Terrorist with an Eye on Violence Prevention
Monday, October 04, 2021

A study recently published in the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, a publication from the American Psychological Association, examined the case of the sole perpetrator of Incel-related violence that took place in a Tallahassee, Florida yoga studio in 2018. The perpetrator opened fire on a Tallahassee yoga studio on November 2, 2018, injuring several and fatally wounding FSU student Maura Binkley and FSU faculty member Dr. Nancy Van Vessem.

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

FSU Partners with Local Council in Recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Florida State University, including the FSU Institute for Family Violence Studies and the College of Social Work, is partnering with the Tallahassee Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (DVCC) on local events to bring attention to the issues related to domestic violence.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

Study Explores How COVID-19 Influenced Decisions of Resource-Limited Mothers
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has left many families feeling vulnerable. A new Florida State University study suggests single mothers have been put in a particularly tough spot when choosing childcare or schooling.

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

Institute for Justice Research and Development Community Advisory Board Member Follows the Science While Leading Local Reentry Programs
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Three hours of drinking on an especially stressful day “was all it took” to send Dale White’s world spiraling.

What began as one drink ended with White rear-ending a Boynton Beach police officer’s car when he went out for another six-pack. He was just three days shy of finishing probation and nearly five years into recovery.

Posted Under: CSW General

Graduate Appointed to Florida Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

On August 20, 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appointed six state experts to the Florida Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. The commission was established in 1999 by the Florida Legislature as a way to review, evaluate and make recommendations for change to the state systems addressing mental health and substance use,

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

2021-2022 Student Leaders at the College of Social Work
Friday, September 10, 2021

As Florida State University welcomed back students to campus in August, student organizations and their new leaders are faced with the fun challenge of reconnecting with their peers in person.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

FSU Symposium to Explore Substance Use Disorder Curriculum and Community Behavioral Health in Florida
Friday, September 10, 2021

A group of Florida State University researchers is bringing together experts from around the country for a one-day symposium focused on substance use disorder.

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

Student Receives Mantra Health 2021 Scholarship for Students of Color
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Social work student Merari Flores Saldana was awarded the 2021 Scholarship for Students of Color Pursuing Degrees in Mental Health by Mantra Health, a digital mental health clinic that partners with institutes of higher education. In her second year at Florida State University, Merari will graduate with her Master of Social Work with a clinical focus in spring 2022.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

CFC Center: At A Glance, August 21
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children (CFC Center) has continued to develop current partnerships and initiatives, including the Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Program in the Big Bend region and the Florida Higher Education Substance Use Disorder Consortium.

Posted Under: CFC Center News, CSW General

A Welcome Message from President McCullough
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by President Richard McCullough.

Dear Members of the Florida State University Community,

As we begin the fall semester, I want to welcome our new students, faculty and staff to Florida State University, and welcome back all of those who are returning to campus.

Posted Under: CSW General