News: Social Work

Social Work Researcher Uses GIS to Map Neighborhood Impact on Mental Health and Access to Care

Written By: Lasha Markham | November 15, 2023
Kenan Sualp ‘15MSW, ‘21PhD is a very familiar face in the classroom. He’s been teaching social work classes at UCF for eight years, earning two graduate degrees and serving as...

Social Work Researcher Examines Intimate Partner Violence and Economic Empowerment

Written By: Ryan Greene | October 26, 2023
Assistant Professor Hsiu-Fen Lin joined the College of Health Professions and Sciences this fall in the School of Social Work and is a member of UCF’s Violence Against Women (VAW)...

Research Roundup: Recent Publications By CHPS Faculty Spring 2023

Written By: Stella Canfield | October 5, 2023
Students at the College of Health Professions and Sciences benefit from faculty who conduct research into a broad number of health and wellness topics, discovering new insights and creating innovation...

Advocacy and Authenticity: Social Work Grad Recruits Top Talent

Written By: Heather Lovett | September 25, 2023
Alumna Paola Luigi ’18 ’21MSW shares how her Puerto Rican heritage and studies at UCF shaped a career that centers around growing young professionals. A native of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, alumna Paola...

Social Work Researcher Seeks to Support Youth Mental Health in Cross-Cultural Settings

Written By: Lasha Markham | September 22, 2023
Assistant Professor Shuang Lu has crossed continents to conduct her research, studying the mental health of youth in disadvantaged families with a goal of improving community-based services. Lu, who joined...

New UCF Project Works to Help Keep Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Safe

Written By: Beatriz Nina Ribeiro Oliveira | July 3, 2023
The goal is to create a screening tool that can be used by student health services and beyond, including in college athletic training settings or in college counseling centers. Researchers...

UCF Researchers Pave the Way to Better Understand and Treat PTSD

Written By: By Rachel Williams ’15 ’20MA | June 30, 2023
In honor of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, here are an efforts focused on helping those affected by this condition. June is Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, which aims...

Four CHPS Alumni Honored Among UCF’s 30 Under 30

Written By: CHPS Staff and UCF Alumni Staff | June 8, 2023
Four alumni from the College of Health Professions and Sciences have been recognized as 30 Under 30 Alumni Award recipients. Included in the Class of 2023 are: Atiyah Appline ’20, ‘22MPA, Emily...

Graduation Spotlight: Abigail Eisner, Social Work

Written By: CHPS Staff | May 15, 2023
Meet Abigail Eisner. This class of 2023 bachelor of social work (BSW) graduate will be working as a family services specialist while she pursues a master of social work during...

Graduation Spotlight: Benjamin Rogers, Social Work

Written By: CHPS Staff | May 15, 2023
Meet Benjamin Rogers. He graduated with his bachelor of social work in 2022 and completed his master of social work (MSW) in the advanced standing track in Spring 2023. He...

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