Research News


Florida Center for Reading Research Forms Partnership to Establish National Center for Reading in India
Friday, March 26, 2021

The Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University and University of St. Francis have partnered with education officials in India to establish the National Center for Reading Interventions and Research (NCRIR) in India.

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Social Work Researcher Advances Literature on Pediatric Quality of Life in Organ Transplant Patients
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

A Florida State University professor is paving the way for social workers, psychologists and transplant teams across the country to increase the quality of life for children who have received organ transplants.

Assistant Professor of Social Work Michael Killian has published a new study that takes a step back and examines current data related to assessment tools for pediatric organ transplant recipients to improve these children’s quality of life and ensure a successful transplant.

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FSU Research Study Addresses Effects of Client Violence on Child Protection Workers
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Florida State University College of Social Work researchers have found a link between work-related violence and poor health outcomes for child protection workers.

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Florida Institute for Child Welfare Updates
Thursday, February 04, 2021

Evaluation of the Guardianship Assistance Program

To fulfill the objectives of § 39.6225 Fla. Stat. Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP) for an implementation evaluation, the Florida Institute for Child Welfare contracted with the University of Florida to complete the evaluation.

Several challenges to the implementation of the GAP were identified through focus groups and interviews with guardians and child welfare professionals responsible for implementing the new program.

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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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