News: Social Work

CHPS Students Learn about LGBTQ+ Communities in Thailand

Written By: Drexler B. James ’13 | August 27, 2019
Ketia Valcourt has always dreamed of traveling outside of Florida since her last semester as a sophomore at Miami Dade College. She held on to that dream when she transferred...

To everything there is a season…

Written By: Bonnie L. Yegidis, Ph.D. MSW | July 30, 2019
Dear Students, Colleagues and Community Partners, I write to let you know that I will be retiring from the University of Central Florida. This decision is bittersweet for me because...

PTSD: A Normal Reaction to an Abnormal Situation

Written By: Drexler B. James ’13 | June 17, 2019
Post-traumatic stress disorder, more commonly referred to as PTSD, is a mental health condition that people develop after traumatic experiences or witnessing a life-threatening event, as defined by the U.S....

Driven by Pulse: Social Work Graduate Aims to Change the World

Written By: Drexler B. James ’13 | June 11, 2019
In June 2016, Gabriel Martinez began to think about how he wanted to change the world around him following his graduation with a master’s degree from the School of Social...

The UCF School of Social Work’s Impact on International Treaties

Written By: The School of Social Work | May 16, 2019
Seven representatives from India’s judiciary, education, and counseling fields recently visited UCF’s School of Social Work to better understand the processes by which our students are taught about domestic violence...

Fulbright Scholar from Bulgaria Visits School of Social Work

Written By: CAMILLE DOLAN ‘98 | April 12, 2019
Maya Tcholakova, Ph.D., is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Bulgaria who recently wrapped up a semester-long research appointment in the School of Social Work. Tcholakova was exploring the perspective of...

Meet Our 2019 Founders’ Day Student: Felicia Bender

Written By: David Janosik | April 1, 2019
Felicia Bender is a social work major with an outstanding academic record and a passion for improving the care of aging populations. As a scholar in the Research and Mentoring...

AdventHealth, UCF Collaborate on Suicide-prevention Initiative

Written By: AdventHealth Staff | March 20, 2019
AdventHealth is collaborating with the University of Central Florida to address a growing suicide crisis across the nation. The effort is modeled after the Zero Suicide Initiative, a national program...

Social Work Takes National Prize for Work at Apopka Clinic

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | November 7, 2018
Helping an Underserved Community For the second year in a row, UCF’s School of Social Work’s Chapter of Phi Alpha Honor Society has been selected by its national chapter to...

Suicide: A Topic We Need to Talk About

Written By: David Janosik | November 2, 2018
The panelists were (seated, left to right) Kim Gryglewicz, Julie Bilsky and Jim Whitworth, here with (standing, left to right) Bonnie Yegidis and Ana Leon. Experts from UCF’s School of...