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                                                                The Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children (CFC Center) at                                                                  the FSU College of Social Work is launching its inaugural research lecture series: “Engage,                                                                              Inform,  & Influence” this September. The lecture series will start out with its first event titled                                                                       “Substance Use During Pregnancy: Time for Policy to Catch Up with Research,”                                                                                  presented by Samantha Goldfarb, an assistant professor at the FSU College of Medicine, on                                                                          Friday, September 28 at the FSU College of Social Work, Room 5301 from 3 until 4 p.m. The                                                                          2018-2019 lecture series will feature four events, including:

  • Friday September 28, 3-4 p.m.: “Substance Use During Pregnancy: Time for Policy to Catch Up with Research” presented by Samantha Goldfarb, FSU College of Medicine.
  • Wednesday, November 28, 3-4 p.m.: “Assessing and Addressing the Hidden Crime of Stalking” presented by T.K. Logan, University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research.
  • Friday, January 25, 3-4 p.m.: “Challenging the Narrative of Chemical Imbalance: A Look at the Evidence” presented by Jonathan Leo, Lincoln Memorial University College of Medicine and Jeffrey Lacasse, FSU College of Social Work.
  • Friday, March 29, 3-4 p.m.: “Examining the Relationship Between Childhood Victimization, High-risk Behavior, and Health Among Criminal Justice-Involved Women” presented by Tanya Renn, FS College of Social Work.

To learn more about these events or the CFC Center, contact Ellen Piekalkiewicz (


The College of Social Work is introducing the Institute for Justice Research and  Development (IJRD) at an Open House on Thursday, October 4 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Turnbull Conference Center (555 Pensacola Street) in Tallahassee, Florida. The IJRD is a new mulitdisciplinary research institute at Florida State University that aims to advance science, policy, and practice to improve the well-being of individuals and families impacted by criminal justice system involvement.  Drinks and hors-d'oeuvres will be served.  To RSVP for the Open House, visit or contact Jamila Udofiah ( To learn more about IJRD, visit


                                                               The FSU College of Social Work invites its alumni to join the college for its annual                                                                                             Alumni Breakfast at Hotel Duval during Homecoming Weekend on Saturday,                                                                                                  October 20 from 9 until 11 a.m. Alumni and guests should register                                                                                                                at


The College of Social Work will be in Orlando for the Council on Social Work Education Annual
Program Meeting. Join the College for a Disney themed reception on Thursday, November 8 
at Ariel's at Disney's Beach Club Resort in Orlando, FL
. The reception is 9:00-11:00 pm and light
refreshments will be served. Register for this event at:

School Website: 

(Updated 9/10/18)