News: Social Work

Professor Kim Anderson Explains “Missing White Woman Syndrome”

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | October 11, 2021
UCF Social Work Professor Kim Anderson spoke to News13 on the research pertaining to “missing white woman syndrome,” a concept that refers to the disproportionate media coverage of how missing/murdered upper-class...

Genius Foundation Awards $300,000 To UCF Interdisciplinary Health Research

Written By: WENDY SARUBBI | October 7, 2021
Eight interdisciplinary faculty research projects — on health topics including pain management, improving provider-patient communication, and intimate partner violence — have received about $300,000 in grant funding through a new...

School of Social Work’s CBHRT: Fueling Scientific Collaboration and Expanding Professional Expertise

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | October 7, 2021
The Center for Behavioral Health Research and Training (CBHRT) was established in 2017 and is the first of its kind in the School of Social Work. The CBHRT serves a unique purpose to link practitioners...

Listen In: Abuse Hurts At Every Age. UCF’s Bethany Backes Talks Domestic Violence In 50 Plus Women During The Pandemic

Written By: NPR - Danielle Prieur (WMFE) | October 5, 2021
A new study out of UCF paints a picture of the abuse women 50 and up have faced over the past year. More than 40 percent of the women surveyed in...

Staff Spotlight – Lauren Taylor

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | September 23, 2021
Lauren Taylor is helping to grow the School of Social Work’s Center for Behavioral Health Research and Training. Through her various roles, she ensures the Center operates smoothly while conducting impactful, community research on mental health – a subject near and dear to Taylor’s heart.  Learn more...

New UCF Co-led Study Will Focus on Keeping Intimate Partner Violence Survivors Safe

Written By: Robert Wells | September 21, 2021
The researchers will create evidence-based, intimate partner violence pretrial safety assessment guides for judges to use when considering pretrial release in intimate partner violence cases. A University of Central Florida...

MSW Fellowship Students Share Their Research

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | August 4, 2021
The UCF School of Social Work MSW Traditional Track awarded six new first-year graduate level students with a $10,000 fellowship to assist them with tuition, fees, and other expenses for academic year...

Alumni Spotlight – Braveheart of Hope: Erica Sirrine, director of social work at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Written By: UCF Social Work | July 20, 2021
Helping clients deal with illness and the grief that may follow is part of a social worker’s professional career. Maintaining a sense of hope and compassion throughout that can be...

Alumni Spotlight – Social Work Alumnus Starts Nonprofit for the Homeless

Written By: UCF Social Work | June 23, 2021
Eric Camarillo BSW’16, MNM’19 and CEO of nonprofit Service and Love Together (SALT) Outreach, was awarded a $250,000 grant from the City of Orlando in September 2020 to establish a...

CHPS to Host Interactive Presentation for Undergraduate Students Addressing Anxiety and Perfectionism

Written By: Mikita Nayee | June 21, 2021
Perfectionism can be a cause and a symptom of anxiety for many college students. Join CHPS Undergraduate Students for an online interactive presentation on July 12, from 3 to 4...

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