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FSU Social Work Hosts Arts & Athletics Program for Big Bend Youth

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.

FSU Researchers Study Technology’s Impact on Increased Support for Individuals Under Community Supervision

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.

FSU Students Use Resilience Training for Global Impact

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.

Opinion - Maura's Voice Funding FSU College of Social Work To Help Prevent Violence Against Women

Originally published in the Tallahassee Democrat here.

Maura’s Voice Research Fund was established by the Binkley family after losing their daughter, Maura Binkley, in the 2018 Hot Yoga Tallahassee shooting, in which FSU Medical School professor Dr. Nancy Van Vessem was also lost, and four other women were wounded. 

Some #FSUCSW Ways to Celebrate National Philanthropy Day

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!

Child Welfare Session Aims to Improve the Incorporation of Research into Practice and Policy

Child welfare professionals gathered in September for the Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA) Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The FSU College of Social Work co-sponsored a Practice, Policy, and Research Session at the conference with PCAA, the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being and the National Conference of State Legislators.

Alumna Monique Ellsworth Named as Second Harvest of the Big Bend Chief Executive Office

 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.