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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

FSU Researchers Receive Grant to Conduct Re-entry Program for Young Men
Monday, October 21, 2019

Florida State University has received a grant totaling nearly $1.2 million from the National Institute of Justice to evaluate the effectiveness of a comprehensive trauma-based re-entry program for young adult men.

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

Alumna Monique Ellsworth Named as Second Harvest of the Big Bend Chief Executive Office
Friday, October 11, 2019

 Second Harvest of the Big Bend’s Board of Directors announced October 2, 2019, that Monique Ellsworth (MSW, 2013) will become Chief Executive Officer of the organization. The appointment concludes an exhaustive search that began late this summer.

Ellsworth has served the last four years as CEO of CESC, Inc. in Tallahassee. She has developed a reputation as a community leader and dedicated professional in the areas of homelessness, poverty, and food insecurity.  

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

Child Welfare Session Aims to Improve the Incorporation of Research into Practice and Policy
Friday, October 11, 2019

Child welfare professionals gathered in September for the Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA) Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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

FSU Faculty Members Receive NIH Grant to Study Long-Term Role of Character Traits in Heart Surgery Patients
Friday, October 11, 2019

A team of Florida State University researchers has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the resilience of older patients after undergoing open-heart surgery. 

The study, a first of its kind, will provide a comprehensive analysis of long-term survival benefits of psychological strengths, such as optimism and spirituality, in older adults with advanced heart disease.

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

Design Sprint Encourages Innovative Approaches to Child Welfare Workforce Challenges
Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Combining their talents and resources, IBM, Design for America at FSU, the FSU Innovation Hub, and the College of Social Work’s Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children (CFC Center) held a “Design Sprint for the Future Child Welfare Workforce” event on September 19, 2019.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

College of Social Work Acknowledges Notable Graduates and Scholarship Recipients
Monday, September 30, 2019

The Florida State University College of Social Work celebrated its 2019 Distinguished Graduate Award recipients and social work scholarship recipients at a dinner at the FSU Alumni Association Thursday, Sept. 26.

Each year, the event celebrates the contributions of students, alumni, and donors to the College of Social Work, social work education and the profession.

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

FSU Multidisciplinary Center Reaccredited by American Psychological Association
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Since 1983, the FSU Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Consulting Center (FSU MDC) has offered services including diagnostic, evaluation and consultation services for children identified as having complex medical, education, emotional, and behavioral problems. Additionally, the FSU MDC offers services and consultation to parents, teachers, school and district personnel, providers and professionals.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General