News Articles


Social Work Student Named FSU Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year
Monday, April 08, 2019

This year FSU President John Thrasher recognized 14 undergraduate students at the Humanitarian Luncheon, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, as a part of the university’s annual President’s Humanitarian of the Year program. This prestigious honor commemorates students exhibiting a tremendous commitment to service.

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

 Child Welfare Expert Teams Up with FSU Social Work to Enhance Child Welfare Research
Monday, April 08, 2019

Dr. J. Bart Klika joined Florida State University College of Social Work in the spring of 2019 as a Research Faculty member to promote collaborations with faculty and to facilitate opportunities for students at FSU in child welfare.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight

Study: Understanding Informal Support for Low-Income, Single Mothers in the US
Wednesday, April 03, 2019

FSU College of Social Work Associate Professor Melissa Radey was recently awarded funding by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to understand the roles of informal support among low-income families with young children in the United States. Informal support is the emotional, practical, or financial support that mothers can access from others, typically family, in times of need.

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

FSU Lecture Series to Discuss Substance Abuse in the Criminal Justice System
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Florida State University’s Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children will tackle the issue of substance abuse in the criminal justice system for the final installment of its inaugural lecture series, “Engage, Invest, Respond.”

FSU Social Work faculty member Tanya Renn will present, along with Michele Staton from the University of Kentucky Department of Behavioral Science.

Posted Under: CSW General, Research

FSU College of Social Work Graduate Programs Leap in U.S. News Rankings
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Florida State University’s graduate programs are on the rise, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.”

FSU’s graduate programs in social work, public affairs and education all made significant jumps in the publication’s annual rankings, released March 12.

Posted Under: CSW General

Florida Institute for Child Welfare Director at FSU to Join National Advisory Board
Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Jessica Pryce, the director of the Florida Institute for Child Welfare at Florida State University, has been appointed to the advisory board of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute

The board is a nationally representative panel for expert consultation that guides the development and effectiveness of child welfare professionals. Board members will serve through September 2023 and meet three times a year. 

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

Student Highlight: Kapria Lee
Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Third-year Florida State University graduate student Kapria Lee is on the cusp of reaching her lifetime goal of becoming a social worker equipped with the skills to make a positive impact in the lives of entire populations of disadvantaged people and, more specifically, the life of an individual.

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FSU Social Work Development Director and Dean Emeritus Honored During National Philanthropy Day
Tuesday, March 05, 2019

The Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation along with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Big Bend Chapter celebrated National Philanthropy Day on Thursday, February 22nd at the FSU University Club.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

March is Social Work Month
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

This year, the National Association of Social Worker’s (NASW) theme for Social Work Month (March 2019) is “Elevate Social Work.” NASW explains that Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers around the nation and world, along with their supporters, to educate the public about the invaluable contributions of the profession.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

Poverty in America Conference Brings Experts to FSU
Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Poverty may be the most troubling and complex social problems we face. According to the World Bank, more than 768.5 billion people were experiencing poverty around the world in 2017. Despite being one of the richest countries in the world, the United States is home to around 40 million people in poverty. 

The Florida State University College of Social Work will host a daylong conference that examines the challenges of poverty and ways that they can be addressed.

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