The Institute's online domestic violence training "Understanding Domestic Violence as a Social Service Professional" has been re-launched. This training is free and offered online 24/7. For more information, check out the training site at https://dvtraining.csw.fsu.edu/.
COVID-19 exposed the need for universities to develop trauma-informed interventions to bolster students’ well-being during times of crisis. Florida State University, a public institution with 40,000+ students, had such an intervention immediately available to students that was quickly adapted to fit their needs during the pandemic.
This study explored how college freshmen, particularly those affected by health inequities, are affected by COVID-19 and whether they would use a university-created online wellness intervention for help. Read the full article here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34449301/
Florida State University, a leader in professional development on trauma and resilience, launched a new online curriculum to help higher education professionals develop the tools to promote campus wellness and better serve students.
Florida State University has launched a new online certification in human trafficking prevention and intervention to help professionals develop skills to better understand the dynamics of the various types of human trafficking.
Colleges are increasingly seeking ways to promote the behavioral health and wellbeing of their students. The current study conducted at a large public university in Florida identified a significant relationship between students’ (N = 1,043) adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their self-reported resilience. Across the entire sample, as the number of reported ACEs increased, resilience scores, an indicator of wellbeing, decreased.
Targeted training has resulted in increased identification of human trafficking (HT) by hospital staff. Such initiatives have not been replicated in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), which is problematic since these professionals are uniquely positioned to identify and intervene. To address this gap, this study evaluates the efficacy of an online training module designed for EMS personnel to recognize and intervene with human trafficking.