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“ These rural areas have been hit particularly hard by the opioid epidemic. The overdose death rate for rural areas has surpassed the death rate for urban and suburban areas.” 
– Ellen Piekalkiewicz, Director, Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children

Raising Awareness to Prevent Teen Opioid Misuse

CFC CENTER NEWS  CSW GENERAL SAVANNAH SMITH, CFC CENTER The Southeast Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-RC), an integral initiative under the umbrella of the Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children (CFC Center) at the FSU College of Social Work, raises awareness about the alarming rates of...

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Experts gather to address opioid use disorder and rural resiliency

. . . ROTA-RC, a part of the Center for the Study and Promotion for Communities and Children, housed at the FSU College of Social Work, brought together more than 120 participants for a symposium to share knowledge on opioid use disorder and its intersection with several topics and settings. Experts from across the nation gathered on the Florida...

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FSU/FAMU Partnership Combats Teen Opioid Misuse Through 4-H Programs

. . . “Our partnership with the CFC Center at FSU leverages the unique strengths and resources of each institution to address the complex challenges facing our rural communities resulting from the opioid epidemic,” explained Vonda Richardson, Director, FAMU Cooperative Extension program. . . One of the current collaborative educational trainings...

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The Importance of Involving Libraries in Opioid Epidemic Response

In September of 2022, the Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children (CFC Center) at the FSU College of Social Work was awarded a two-year U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant funding the Southeast Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Center (ROTA-RC). READ NEWS

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