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Study Explores Narrative Exposure Therapy to Address PTSD in Refugee and Migrant Children
Monday, November 28, 2022

Developed in the early 2000s, Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) was developed as a distinct therapeutic technique for the treatment of traumatic stress. The technique is based on the principles of testimony therapy, according to the American Journal of Psychotherapy, and invites people to tell their stories or experiences, including traumatic events, in which the specific political context of the traumatic events is emphasized.

Posted Under: Alumni & Friends, CSW General, Faculty & Research

Maura’s Voice Memorial Service Launches New FSU Initiative
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

On November 2, 2022, Florida State University held a memorial service to remember the fourth anniversary of the 2018 shooting at a Tallahassee yoga studio that took the lives of FSU student Maura Binkley and FSU professor Dr. Nancy Van Vessem and injured five others.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty & Research

Recent Graduate Addresses Human Trafficking in New Role
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Felicitas Brugo Onetti always felt drawn to working with immigrant populations. She volunteered extensively with Guatemalan and Mexican migrant and refugee families while growing up in Miami, Florida and attended several mission trips while earning her social work degree at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

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FSU Study Seeks to Understand Impact of Client Violence on Florida Child-Protection Workers
Tuesday, November 08, 2022

A team of Florida State University researchers has received a $150,000 grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to study the impact of client violence on child protective service workers in Florida.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty & Research

Celebrating Native American/Indigenous Heritage Month
Wednesday, November 02, 2022

This month, the FSU College of Social Work is excited to celebrate Native American Heritage Month, which occurs during the month of November, to recognize, honor and showcase Native Americans and Indigenous peoples through insightful and informational events concerning Native Americans.

Posted Under: CSW General, Diversity & Inclusion

Social Work Student Organization Leadership – Fall 2022
Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Meet some of the leaders of our social work student organizations this fall! The FSU College of Social Work features the students leading the FSU Student Association of Social Workers (SASW) and the FSU Macro Social Work Student Network (MSWSN).

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FSU-Based Resilience Conference Emphasizes Student Resilience and Success
Friday, October 28, 2022

Researchers, university administrators, staff and faculty from around the world converged at Florida State University, on October 25th and 26th with one word on their mind: resilience. The FSU College of Social Work hosted the Academic Resilience Consortium (ARC) conference to connect people from various settings within higher education to increase students’ resilience and secure their current and future success.  

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FSU Center Awarded Grant to Improve Rural Community Health and Resilience Related to Opioid Use
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

A $1.3 million grant will fund a project in the Florida State University College of Social Work that aims to combat the opioid epidemic across eight southeastern states.

Posted Under: CFC Center News, CSW General, Faculty & Research

Study Explores the Power of Hope Following Hurricanes Maria and Michael
Wednesday, October 19, 2022

As Hurricane Ian devastated Florida last month, many Floridians were reminded of similar damage caused by Hurricanes Maria (2017) and Hurricane Michael (2018). A study by Florida State faculty members Dr. Amy L. Ai and Dr. Arthur A.

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Celebrating 2022 Social Work Scholarship and Distinguished Award Winners
Tuesday, October 18, 2022

The College of Social Work at Florida State University hosted its 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award and Student Scholarship dinner Thursday, October 13, 2022. The event honored five distinguished social work graduates and 2021-2022 student scholars.

More than $168K in scholarships were given in 2021-2022 to support undergraduate- and graduate-level social work students with interests in areas including child welfare, social policy, international social work, social work practice and military veterans.

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