Listen to this audio clip, featured on the Florida State University’s WFSU radio, of our exceptional student Cristina Batista on how she uses her double-major in creating writing and social work to make an impact with research at the Institute for Family Violence Studies and FSU’s College of Social Work.
The National Prevention Toolkit on Officer-Involved Domestic Violence is a project of the Law Enforcement Families Partnership at the Institute for Family Violence Studies within Florida State University’s College of Social Work. The Toolkit is part of a broad-based effort to prevent violence in the homes of criminal justice families and to support healthy families, agencies, and communities.
In 2010, the Florida State University Clearinghouse on Supervised Visitation identified an opportunity to help supervised visitation programs broaden their reach to increase economic opportunities and improve Child Support Enforcement (CSE) outcomes for client families. Florida’s wide array of supervised visitation programs are housed in faith-based groups, are part of larger umbrella social services organizations, or operate as non-profit 501(C)(3) programs. All of Florida’s supervised visitation programs are part of the coordinated community response to child endangerment.
The National Prevention Toolkit on Officer-Involved Domestic Violence is being welcomed by states across the country! Since the formal launch on June 20th, the Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police and the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police have welcomed the Institute to their Annual Conferences to speak about Toolkit. This online training opportunity is available to criminal justice officers completely FREE. We are grateful for the warm receptions by officers across the country!
The Institute has compiled a list (and summary of) recent academic journal articles related to LGBT topics. Some of the topics include Gay Specific, Lesbian Specific, Barriers to Services, Medical Screening, Police Involvement, and much more. This annotated bibliography provides a short summary of the each article listed as well as the reference for finding the article for more detailed readings.
The Institute for Family Violence Studies received a Prudential Davis Productivity Award for the fourth straight year for its work on the Law Enforcement Families Partnership. The Institute developed a free online training for criminal justice officers to help prevent domestic violence within their homes. This year Karen Oehme, Institute Director, Zachary Summerlin, Program Coordinator, and Suzanne Harrison, Associate Professor at the FSU College of Medicine, were honored for their work on the Law Enforcement Families Partnership in 2012.