Research News


Faculty Member Inducted into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare
Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Dr. Amy L. Ai, a professor at the FSU College of Social Work, was inducted in late 2020 into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW). The academy is an honorific society of distinguished scholars and practitioners dedicated to achieving excellence in social work and social welfare through high impact work that advances social sciences and societal good.

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FSU Faculty Receive Grant to Evaluate FSU Center Telehealth Services
Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Two Florida State University faculty members received a $16,000 grant from the Mental Research Institute to launch their project, “Family Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Telehealth Response.” Dr. Michele Parker of the FSU College of Human Sciences and Dr.

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FSU Pilot Study Assesses Residential Group Home Standards
Friday, October 02, 2020

On July 1, 2017, Florida Statute 409.996 (22) was amended to require the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to develop a statewide accountability system for residential group homes based on measurable quality standards.

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FSU Faculty and Prevent Child Abuse America Examine Public Policy Impacts on Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence
Monday, September 28, 2020

Prevent Child Abuse America was recently awarded a three-year grant for more than $1.05 million by the Center for Disease Control. The project examines the prevention effects of key public policy strategies, such as paid family leave and child care provisions, on the rate of child abuse and neglect and intimate partner violence (IPV). 

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Institute Dedicated to Bettering the Lives of those Impacted by Incarceration
Monday, July 20, 2020

The Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) at the FSU College of Social Work is dedicated to the betterment of the lives of the individuals, families and communities impacted by the criminal justice system. Even before the renewed national consciousness about racial violence in our nation, IJRD has been at the forefront of addressing racial and economic disparities documented throughout the criminal justice system.

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FSU Researcher Addresses Congress on Social Work and the Future of Policing
Tuesday, July 07, 2020

FSU College of Social Work Associate Professor Carrie Pettus-Davis addressed congressional leaders as part of a panel on social work and policing. On June 30, 2020, four experts convened to discuss social work's role in the future of policing. Moderated by Charles E.

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FSU Multidisciplinary Team Receives NIH Grant to Study Medication Adherence in Child Organ Transplants
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A team from Florida State University has received more than $400,000 from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how closely children who receive a heart, liver or kidney transplant adhere to medication regimens post-surgery.

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Social Work Faculty Receive Grants to Examine the Impact of COVID-19
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The FSU Office of Research Development organized its eleventh Collaborative Collison event to bring faculty from various departments across the university to work together on projects that specifically target the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Doctoral Students Seek to Improve Social Work Practice Through Study on Outcome Rating Scale
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Doctoral Student Rachel Harris along with Doctoral Candidates Melissa Murphy and Sarah Rakes recently had their study entitled, “The Psychometric Properties of the Outcome Rating Scale Used in Practice: A Narrative Review” in the Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work.  

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Faculty Co-edited Journal Joins the Social Science Education Index
Tuesday, February 04, 2020

The Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal has been around for over thirty years, but has only just recently been accepted into the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), a database incorporated the world’s leading social science academic journals from across more than fifty disciplines.

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