News: Social Work

Local Emergency Room Staff Will Start Assessing Patients’ Mental Health with the Goal of Suicide Prevention

Written By: 90.7 WMFE | March 21, 2019
Emergency room staff at AdventHealth in Kissimmee and Orlando will ask patients about feelings of hopelessness or despair as part of routine assessments over the next year and a half....

AdventHealth, UCF Collaborate on Suicide-prevention Initiative

Written By: AdventHealth Staff | March 20, 2019
AdventHealth is collaborating with the University of Central Florida to address a growing suicide crisis across the nation. The effort is modeled after the Zero Suicide Initiative, a national program...

Clinic for Apopka Farmworkers Gets Boost from Florida Blue Grant

Written By: Orlando Sentinel | December 27, 2018
Since 2016, a group of UCF volunteers has been hosting a free clinic in Apopka four times a year to provide care to uninsured farmworkers and the community. Dr. Heather...

Social Work Takes National Prize for Work at Apopka Clinic

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | November 7, 2018
Helping an Underserved Community For the second year in a row, UCF’s School of Social Work’s Chapter of Phi Alpha Honor Society has been selected by its national chapter to...

Suicide: A Topic We Need to Talk About

Written By: David Janosik | November 2, 2018
The panelists were (seated, left to right) Kim Gryglewicz, Julie Bilsky and Jim Whitworth, here with (standing, left to right) Bonnie Yegidis and Ana Leon. Experts from UCF’s School of...

Social Work Experts Discuss Importance of Mental Health Awareness, Education

Written By: DREXLER B. JAMES ’13 | October 10, 2018
A rising concern in recent years is the number of people who deal with mental illness. Nearly one in five adults in the United States lives with a mental illness,...

Alumni Spotlight: Kristen Buckley Crane ’10 ’12

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | August 27, 2018
Twenty. That’s the number of United States armed forces veterans who die each day by suicide. It’s that number that keeps Kristen Crane ’10 ‘12 going each day. As a...

UCF Expert Inspires Talk, Dispels Myths About Sexuality

Written By: Camille Dolan ‘98 | August 20, 2018
When Tameca Harris-Jackson was a freshman at Old Dominion University in Virginia, one of her dormitory mates came bursting into her room, crying inconsolably. “She said she was pregnant,” said...

Graduating Knights Pantry Manager Aims to Impact Through Policy

Written By: Nicole Dudenhoefer '17 | August 2, 2018
If you’ve ever walked through Ferrell Commons on campus, you’ve likely passed the dark doors of Knights Pantry. It’s hard to tell but there is plenty of light inside, along...

Understanding Recent Federal and State Changes on Aging and Healthcare (Video)

Written By: Orange TV | May 7, 2018
Join us for a special “Vital Living Forum” from Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, The focus is on learning about the funding and programmatic changes that have...

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