November 30, 2017

Care Coordination Specialist

We are hiring!.  Apply now.

Florida Linking Individuals Needing Care (FL LINC) Project is in need of  Care Coordination Specialist ,part-time (20 hours weekly).

November 3, 2017

School Receives Easterseals Award

The School of Social Work received the “Day Break Volunteer Group of the Year” award from Easterseals Florida Nov. 1 in recognition of its three-year service-learning partnership with Easterseals Day Break adult day health-care center in Winter Park. Some 50 BSW students enrolled in Social Services for Older Adults delivered more than 1,000 hours of service supporting members of Day Break who have disabilities or special needs related to dementia, physical limitations, stroke recovery and mental health concerns.

August 11, 2017

Marines Veteran Student Recognized for Work with Veterans

Lloyd Duran, a Master of Social Work graduate and a current student in the Doctoral Program in Public Affairs – Social Work Track, was recognized by members of the music group KISS for his work with veterans during a luncheon to honor military veterans and Fisher House, at the Rock & Brew on Aug. 9 in Oviedo, Florida. Duran is a U.S. Marines veteran.

August 8, 2017

Regional Suicide Prevention Specialist

Florida LINC (Linking Individuals Needing Care) Project is seeking applications for a Regional Suicide Prevention Specialist (RSPS) to enhance suicide prevention, intervention and postvention services in communities that reach at-risk youth (ages 10-24) and to ensure that young people are referred to and receive needed services in the System of Care. The RSPS is a grant funded, contract position that will report to the Florida Council for Community Mental Health under the supervision of the FL LINC Project Director of Training and Community Engagement.

May 17, 2017

Alumni are invited to participate in Military Social Work research study

The school invites all Military Social Work alumni to participate in a research study.

Please click here to take a brief survey and tell us about your experience with the Military Social Work Graduate Certificate program. The survey will close Wednesday, May 31, 2017. 

The results of this study will help us further develop and improve our programs.  We appreciate your help!

Questions?  Please contact James Whitworth  or call 407-823-6136.

May 10, 2017

Ana Leon Wins QEP Innovation Award

Ana Leon, a professor of social work, has received a QEP Program Innovation Award by the Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan at UCF. The award is for $9,550. Leon will use the award for her two-year project, Getting Social Work Seniors Ready for the Profession: The Use of High Impact Integrative Learning Strategies.


April 24, 2017

Ana Leon NASW & TIP

The NASW Florida Chapter – Central Unit recently selected Professor Ana Leon as Social Work Educator of the Year and alumna Katherine Payares (BSW ’12, MSW ’13) as Social Worker of the Year. In addition, Leon just received a UCF Teaching Incentive Program award, which recognizes sustained high levels of teaching effectiveness. Congratulations!

April 7, 2017

Massiel Hernandez – 2017 Founders’ Day Student

Congratulations to COHPA’s most outstanding student for 2017, Massiel Hernandez! She was honored at UCF’s Founders’ Day Honors Convocation April 5. She will graduate with her BSW in May and continue her studies in the MSW program. “Massiel will be an outstanding representative of the college wherever she goes and whatever she does,” said Dean Michael Frumkin.

April 2, 2017

Second Annual Refugee Simulation

The School of Social Work hosted its second Refugee Simulation on March 28 at Memory Mall. “Students were encouraged to step into the shoes of immigrants and feel what they go through,” wrote Ariadna Santos, a student reporter who covered the event. Read her story at

March 2, 2017

Michael Freeman – OAA Recipient

Congratulations to Michael Freeman ’12 on his receipt of the school’s annual Outstanding Alumni Award at a collegewide celebration Feb. 28. Known throughout the Orlando community as an outstanding educator, speaker and advocate, Freeman was recognized for his expertise in diversity and was the assistant director for diversity education and student engagement at the University of Central Florida from 2007 to 2012. Learn more