News: Social Work

In Memoriam: Emerita Mary Van Hook’s Rural to Global Social Work Legacy

Written By: CHPS Staff | September 28, 2022
Mary Van Hook, an Emerita faculty from the UCF School of Social Work, believed in demonstrating goodwill through her actions. While at UCF, she published many journal articles and books...

Florida’s child welfare agency struggles with high turnover, heavy caseloads

Written By: SPECTRUM NEWS 13 - MOLLY DUERIG | August 11, 2022
Nearly half of all the state’s child protective investigators left their jobs between 2020 and 2021, according to an annual status report published by the Department of Children and Families (DCF)....

New Undergraduate Social Work and the Law Certificate Provides Insight into How Two Disciplines Support Mutual Goals

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | August 8, 2022
This fall 2022 semester, a new Social Work and the Law certificate will provide undergraduate students an understanding of the intersection between social work and the law in order to...

Social Work Track Doctoral Candidate Khalilah Louis Caines Awarded FICW Fellowship

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | July 21, 2022
Khalilah Louis Caines, LCSW is earning her Ph.D. in Public Affairs within the social work track and has recently been awarded $5,000 for a 2022-2023 Dissertation Fellowship from the Florida...

Forbes Advisor Lists UCF Social Work as One of the Best Online MSW Programs

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | July 18, 2022
UCF School of Social Work’s Online Master of Social Work (MSW) program has been ranked among the best online programs of 2022 by Forbes Advisor. Forbes notes that the School’s...

BSW Student Jack Jordan Receives onePULSE Foundation 49 Legacy Scholarship

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | June 28, 2022
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) student, Jack Jordan has been awarded one of the 49 Legacy Scholarships established by the onePULSE Foundation for the Fall 2022 semester. The onePULSE Foundation...

‘Hope is here:’ March held in Orlando to raise awareness for youth, gun violence

Written By: Amanda Castro, WKMG Click Orlando | June 11, 2022
Dozens of people participated in a march through downtown Orlando to raise awareness for youth and gun violence on Saturday. The group formed the H.O.P.E. Circle, which stands for “Healing...

A Legendary Career in Social Work: Sophia Dziegielewski Retires After 20 Plus Years

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | June 8, 2022
As a child of immigrants from Poland, and a first-generation U.S. graduate, Sophia Dziegielewski has always desired to learn more. She has devoted over 20 years to the UCF School...

BSW Student Mary Farley Receives Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship and Grant

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | June 6, 2022
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) student, Mary Farley is a recipient of the 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program, Track 1 (SURF Fellow). Through this program, Farley will receive...

Survivor Link National Training Program Launches at UCF

Written By: Alexandra Angeloff | May 24, 2022
In hopes of equipping students to better understand and assist families facing domestic violence, UCF has joined the network of universities administering Survivor Link. The program will support nine students...

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