News: Social Work

UCF Class Spotlight: Macro Level Roles and Interventions in Social Work

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | January 23, 2023
Students gain hands-on experience while learning the importance of social work in supporting survivors of human trafficking.

How NFL Player Damar Hamlin Tackled the Odds: Health Experts Weigh In

Written By: Heather Lovett | January 23, 2023
A panel of UCF medical and rehabilitation experts discuss what happened, what Hamlin’s physical and mental recovery could look like, and protecting the heart health of athletes.

Social Work Track Doctoral Candidates Compete in UCF’s Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Written By: CHPS Staff | December 19, 2022
Doctoral candidates Khalilah Louis Caines and Itunu O. Ilesanmi participated in UCF’s Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition in November. Each student presented their individual research from their dissertations and Ilesanmi was...

BSW Student Receives Alpha Eta Student Research Presentation Award

Written By: Mikita Nayee | December 14, 2022
Mary Farley, a senior majoring in social work, received the Alpha Eta Student Research Presentation Award for her study “Access Barriers to Long-term Healthcare for Female Sexual Assault Survivors.” Farley...

Social Work Faculty and Alumni Share Research at National Conferences

Written By: CHPS Staff | November 30, 2022
Teams of School of Social Work faculty and alumni presented their research at two national conferences in November, sharing presentations that addressed the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, suicide risk...

The passion of a social worker; changing lives one case at a time

Written By: Carina Espinal | November 29, 2022
UCF Social Work alumni, Carina Espinal ’21 is a Family Case Manager at One Hope United, a private human service organization that works side-by-side with Embrace Families, the lead nonprofit...

UCF Survivor Link Training Program Inaugural Meeting

Written By: Connor Terzino | November 5, 2022
The UCF Survivor Link Training Program, which aims to train students in cases of domestic violence, held its first-ever meeting with its social work master’s students Wednesday night.

Reshawna Chapple Co-PI on a $5 Million Interdisciplinary Grant at UM

Written By: University of Michigan, CDHW | October 28, 2022
The Center for Disability Health and Wellness (CDHW) at the University of Michigan (U-M), has been awarded a five-year, $5 million grant dedicated to enhancing the health and functioning of...

UCF Podcast: Championing Against Violence

Written By: Nicole Dudenhoefer ’17 | October 24, 2022
Season three of Knights Do That, UCF’s official podcast, returns with its sixth guest, Bethany Backes, an assistant professor in the Violence Against Women faculty cluster and holds a joint appointment...

Advance Care Planning a Bridge to Hospice Among Latino Communities

Written By: Holly Vossel | October 17, 2022
Early access to advance care planning can be a vehicle for greater health equity among underserved Latino communities, recent research has shown. Providers have a ways to go when it...

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