News: Social Work

UCF Social Work Researchers Partner with Child Welfare Groups to Improve Outcomes for Foster Children

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | February 28, 2020
Associate Professors Julie Steen and Chris Stewart in UCF’s School of Social Work are leading an evaluation of an effort by Embrace Families to strengthen the child welfare system and...

Students LEAD the Way Advocating for Change

Written By: School of Social Work | February 26, 2020
The annual Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) is a legislative event hosted by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) that brought 110 UCF Social Work students to the...

Social Work Professor Helps Show Efficacy of Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD

Written By: Camille Dolan | February 21, 2020
James Whitworth, Ph.D., LCSW with his dog, Cowgirl, who is definitely not a service dog. James Whitworth, associate professor in the School of Social Work, has devoted his career to...

Research Roundup: Recent Publications By CHPS Faculty Fall 2020

Written By: Camille Dolan | January 30, 2020
Our faculty pursue big ideas and share what they learn by publishing their research to advance the profession. As part of an institution designated as “very high” research activity by...

UCF School of Social Work MSW Graduate & Doctoral Candidate Receives International Grant to Help Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Written By: The School of Social Work | December 11, 2019
Kenan Sualp, ‘15 MSW and a current public affairs doctoral student within the social work track, has received a grant from the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG)...

Social Work Breast Cancer Researcher Pushes for A Better Understanding of the Needs of Women and Survivors

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | October 21, 2019
Mary Ann Burg, professor in the School of Social Work and a cancer researcher and advocate, has been involved in cancer research since her first post-doctorate job at SUNY-Stonybrook in...

A Different Touch: Virtual Reality Improves Social Work Education

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | October 9, 2019
Future social work students at UCF may find a new tool incorporated into the curriculum – virtual reality simulation. Jasmine Haynes, a graduate student in the social work track who...

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...

Understanding PTSD

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....

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