News: Social Work

CHPS Students Charge On And Continue Internship Experiences During COVID-19

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | March 2, 2021
Across the College of Health Professions and Sciences, students participate in internship experiences to enhance their learning and best prepare them for their future careers — all of which involve...

New Emeritus Faculty Honored

Written By: Drexler James | February 12, 2021
Congratulations to the new emeritus faculty in the College of Health Professions and Sciences! The faculty emeritus title is reserved for individuals who have achieved eminence. It honors both the...

UCF Funds Second Round of $1 million SEED Initiative to Support Faculty Research

Written By: SIMONE ROUSSEAU | February 10, 2021
Thirty-seven teams are warded grants to investigate a variety of research including the use of artificial intelligence to improve battery performance and gaming to develop leadership skills.

UCF School of Social Work Welcomes New Director, Matthew Theriot

Written By: Megan Pabian | February 4, 2021
Dr. Matthew Theriot The UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences welcomes Matthew Theriot, who will lead the School of Social Work as its new director starting August 8, 2021....

Students Expand Their Toolbox and Learn New Skills Due to COVID-19 and a Desire to Help Others

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | January 19, 2021
Service-learning in a digital classroom poses a significant challenge to the element of human interaction, especially for social workers. Though showing flexibility in a challenging situation is a hallmark of...

Democracy Is The Backbone To Our Purpose

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | January 11, 2021
The mob invasion of the Capitol building was not a protest, it was an attack by our own people on our democracy. As social workers, we denounce the demagoguery practices...

Finding Gratitude Amidst a Pandemic

Written By: Spectrum News 13 | December 29, 2020
During the pandemic it may not be easy to have gratitude. For this in depth we look at how to do that, as well as some ways to control how we...

Reshawna Chapple Selected as Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | December 9, 2020
School of Social Work Associate Professor Reshawna Chapple has done much throughout her academic career to address inclusion and diversity among faculty and students. Chapple’s recent selection as UCF’s Faculty...

Research Spotlight: Kim Gryglewicz Combats Suicide

Written By: Drexler James | November 25, 2020
Suicide is a growing health problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, death by suicide rose by nearly 30 percent from 1999 to...

UCF School of Social Work Awards Six Students a $10,000 Fellowship

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | November 16, 2020
The UCF School of Social Work MSW Traditional Track has awarded six new first-year graduate level students with a $10,000 fellowship to assist them with tuition, fees, and other expenses...

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