News: Social Work

Social Work Professor Speaks on Pride, Pulse and Being an Ally to the LGBTQ+ Community

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | June 11, 2020
While the month of June can be a difficult for many people as they remember the Pulse nightclub shooting of June 12, 2016, June is also designated as Pride Month...

A Message from Our Dean on Our Commitment to Stand Up for What Is Right

Written By: Christopher D. Ingersoll | June 4, 2020
Dear CHPS students, faculty and staff- The heartbreaking events of the past week emphasize the significant and persistent racial injustices that exist in our nation. I share in your feelings...

An Open Letter from the Interim Director of UCF Social Work

Written By: Ana Leon, PhD, LCSW | June 3, 2020
Dear Students & Community Partners, The faculty and staff of the School of Social Work at the University of Central Florida stand united with those who are calling for justice...

Social Work Student Overcomes Tragedies, Dedicates Self to Helping Others

Written By: Drexler James | June 2, 2020
The junior wants to be a positive influence and help others realize their destiny can be greater than what’s been laid out before them.

Three CHPS Alumni Recognized as UCF 30 Under 30 Award 2020 Winners

Written By: Drexler James | June 2, 2020
Bold. Innovative. Excellent. Each year, UCF Alumni honors the best of what the university has to offer with its 30 Under 30 awards. These Knights are beacons of the UCF...

Why Individualized Mental Health Care Is Especially Important During COVID-19

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | May 28, 2020
The unpredictability and stress of the coronavirus pandemic has affected the mental health of many. With so many issues in the mix, the situation is a good reminder that mental...

CHPS Experts Share Mental Health Tips

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | May 28, 2020
According to the National Council for Behavioral Health, one in five people will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. Mental health and mental illness are growing topics of concern...

Maxine McGregor: Child Welfare and Domestic Violence Advocate Leads the Next Generation of Social Workers

Written By: Drexler James | May 11, 2020
As a longtime member of the Orange County Domestic Violence Task Force, Maxine McGregor ’13 MSW, instructor and program director for the MSW face-to-face track in the School of Social...

UCF School of Social Work Awards Seed Grants for Interdisciplinary Research

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | March 9, 2020
The UCF School of Social Work is committed to providing essential and unique research to health and mental health fields through the school’s Center for Behavioral Health Research and Training...

Social Work Student Launches Food Pantry at Community School

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | March 6, 2020
Celine Rodriguez, a social work graduate student, didn’t really understand food insecurity issues until she witnessed it firsthand at the Academic Center for Excellence in Parramore during her internship. She...

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