News: Social Work

Staying Connected in a Virtual World as a Graduate Student

Written By: Lauren Taylor, UCF CBHRT | May 7, 2021
The UCF School of Social Work’s Center for Behavioral Health Research and Training (CBHRT) spotlights Research Assistants (RA) and Graduate Research Assistants (GRA) each month who support CBHRT’s mission of...

UCF Alumna Sharon Dietsche Advocates for Policy Changes as a Practicing Social Worker

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | April 26, 2021
When Sharon Dietsche ’94 ‘97MSW first started her academic journey, she did not know that selecting social work as a major would eventually lead her to being the Director of...

2021 Founders’ Day Honorees

Written By: ALLISON HURTADO ’12 | April 7, 2021
The annual recognition celebrates the outstanding academic achievements of our faculty members and students.

Congratulations to our 2021 Founders’ Day Winners

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | April 7, 2021
Congratulations to our faculty members and student who have been recognized for this year’s University of Central Florida’s Founders’ Day Awards. This year’s winners are examples of the best of...

Program Director for Online MSW Track, Shellene Mazany Receives NASW-FL Educator of the Year Award

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | March 25, 2021
Shellene Mazany, program director for the Online MSW Track, has received the 2021 Social Work Educator of the Year Award from the National Association for Social Workers (NASW) Florida Chapter....

Resources and Support for the Asian Pacific American Community at UCF

Written By: NICOLE DUDENHOEFER ’17 | March 23, 2021
A list of the departments, organizations, resources, and services available to support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander students, faculty, and staff.

UCF Professor Helps Elevate the Discussion and Inform Policy About Violence Against Women

Written By: ALEXANDRA SHIMALLA | March 15, 2021
Bethany Backes, assistant professor of criminal justice and social work, reflects on her path to academia for Women’s History Month. When Bethany Backes isn’t testing new recipes in the kitchen...

Pandemic created domestic violence ‘perfect storm’ as U.S. saw 8% spike, UCF researcher says

Written By: Orlando Sentinel | March 8, 2021
A new study shows domestic violence incidents spiked more than 8% nationwide in 2020 following lockdown orders intended to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic — an increase also...

23 Students to Receive UCF’s Highest Honor

Written By: ADRIANNE DEMETRY | March 4, 2021
The 2021 Order of Pegasus recipients includes 15 Burnett Honors College students, six LEAD Scholars, six Student Government leaders, three President’s Leadership Council members, one Greek member, one student-athlete and...

2021 Women’s History Month Honorees

Written By: ALLISON HURTADO ’12 AND NICHOLAS GARDNER | March 4, 2021
Recognized by Faculty Excellence, the 2021 honorees have not wavered in their commitments as mentors, role models, friends, researchers and teachers. Every March, Faculty Excellence honors 31 women for their impact on...

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