Faculty Spotlight

NASW-FL Spearheads Legislative, Education, and Advocacy Day

The Florida Legislative Session begins on January 14, 2020. As the president of the National Association of Social Workers Florida Chapter (NASW-FL), I am eager to share this information with you regarding Legislation, Education, and Advocacy Day, or LEAD.  NASW-FL is geared up to advocate and lobby our representatives regarding several important bills that are pertinent to the social work profession and the individuals, families, and communities we serve.

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.

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. 

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.

FSU Faculty Members Receive NIH Grant to Study Long-Term Role of Character Traits in Heart Surgery Patients

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.

College of Social Work Acknowledges Notable Graduates and Scholarship Recipients

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.

Social Work Students Experience International Social Work Through Sweden Exchange Program

“An international study abroad experience can be both intimidating and exhilarating,” said Pam MacDill, coordinator of the Exchange Programs at the FSU College of Social Work, as well as the Director of the BSW and Professional Development Programs. “Getting out of your comfort zone and being exposed to cultures, languages, and foods that are so different from home is an enriching experience.”