Social Work Month Celebration
The School of Social Work celebrated national Social Work Month March 28, with alumni, students, faculty and staff members, special guests and honored community partners joining in the festivities. View event photos.
COHPA Alumni and Faculty Highlighted in Recent Story
Read this heart-warming story about therapy dogs and horses, featuring faculty, students and alumni in criminal justice and social work. Click to read the story here.
UCF’s College of Sciences honored Professor Sophia Dziegielewski (right) with its Outstanding AlumKnights Award on March 1 to recognize her exceptional achievements. Dziegielewski earned her undergraduate degree in sociology from the college.
Students, Faculty Provide Care at Apopka Clinic
Twenty-five members of the school — 11 BSW students, 11 MSW students and three faculty members — provided care to 72 patients at the latest community clinic in Apopka. They served on interprofessional provider teams and staffed triage during the 5 1/2-hour event, held Feb. 15.
Preparation for Social Work Licensure
The School of Social Work will host an exam preparation course for MSW students, alumni and community members who are seeking clinical social work licensure in the state of Florida by exam. This intensive course will be held May 19 and 20, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in HPA I (room TBA) at UCF. Participation on both days is expected. All required course materials are included in the fee. See the website for cost, registration and other course-related information.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.