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Charles Koch Foundation Supports FSU Breakthroughs in Criminal Justice Research
Friday, December 06, 2019

The Charles Koch Foundation has provided a generous gift of over $6.5 million to support the groundbreaking work being conducted at the Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) in the Florida State University College of Social Work.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Research

FSU Social Work Hosts Arts & Athletics Program for Big Bend Youth
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

For the ninth year, the Florida State University College of Social Work will host the CSW Arts & Athletics Program — a free-of-charge, after-school program aimed at fostering positive youth development in Tallahassee. 

Previously a summer program, the 2020 CSW Arts & Athletics Camp will run for eight weeks during the school year. The program will take place Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 21 through March 10.

Posted Under: CSW General

Alumni Highlight: Cynthia Turner, Finding Your Path Through Social Work Education
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Throughout her time in social work education and the profession, Dr. Cynthia Turner knew the value of a support network and mentors. At each bend in the road, it was the relationships and support she found along the way that helped her harness her own abilities and to shape her career.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, Alumni Spotlight

FSU Innovations in Criminal Justice Nationally Recognized
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Carrie Pettus-Davis, the executive director and founder of Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development, has received the 2019 Marguerite Q. Warren and Ted B.

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

FSU Students Use Resilience Training for Global Impact
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Florida State University launched the Student Resilience Project just last year, 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

FSU Researchers Study Technology’s Impact on Increased Support for Individuals Under Community Supervision
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Is a smartphone app the answer to increasing support and improving well-being among individuals under community supervision? A team of researchers led by two Florida State University scholars intends to find out with the help of a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Justice.

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

Some #FSUCSW Ways to Celebrate National Philanthropy Day
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

National Philanthropy Day (November 15, 2019) is a special day that recognizes the great contributions made by generous people through philanthropy to enrich their community. We want to thank our Friends of the College of Social Work and all the contributions made by our social work family through your time, talents and treasures. Here are some simple ways that you can give where you live!

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

FSU Partners with Tech Firm SoapBox for Child Literacy Project
Friday, November 08, 2019

Florida State University’s world-renowned Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) announced a multi-year partnership with Dublin based, kids’ speech recognition technology company SoapBox Labs, to create and deliver next-generation language and literacy assessments that could transform how young children around the world learn to read.

Posted Under: Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight, Research

Opinion - Maura's Voice Funding FSU College of Social Work To Help Prevent Violence Against Women
Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Originally published in the Tallahassee Democrat here.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty Spotlight

Alumni Highlight: Dr. Brenda Jarmon, A Legacy of Higher Education and Faith
Friday, November 01, 2019

As a first-generation college student, Dr. Brenda Jarmon was determined to go the limits to get the best education available to her. She recalls from an early age her parents and grandparents instilling in her the importance of education.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, Alumni Spotlight