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2 Alumni Team Up to Spread Inclusion, Diversity

2 Alumni Team Up to Spread Inclusion, Diversity

Nicole Warren and Andrea Piazza co-founded Inclusive Impact Initiative, which aims to educate the public about inclusivity. ...
Tend to Your Relationship: 6 Tips to Reduce Stress

Tend to Your Relationship: 6 Tips to Reduce Stress

UCF relationship experts from the Marriage and Family Research Institute offer advice for lowering stress and nurturing your relationship. ...
Getting to the Place Where Body Size Doesn’t Matter

Getting to the Place Where Body Size Doesn’t Matter

Society’s fascination with weight is a type of discrimination and prejudice. ...
1st Cohort from UCF Opioid Workforce Expansion Program Graduates

1st Cohort from UCF Opioid Workforce Expansion Program Graduates

Eight clinical mental health counseling graduate students spent two semesters learning how to treat clients with opioid and substance-use addiction. ...
Faculty Members Honored with UCF Incentive Awards

Faculty Members Honored with UCF Incentive Awards

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the 2021 UCF Teaching Incentive Program and Research Incentive Award. ...
WUCF Celebrates National Superhero Day with New ‘Meet the Helpers’ Videos

WUCF Celebrates National Superhero Day with New ‘Meet the Helpers’ Videos

Series helps children understand who to turn to help keep them safe. ...
25 Faculty Members Receive Promotion

25 Faculty Members Receive Promotion

In recognition of their commendable performance in assigned teaching, research and service, 25 faculty members from the UCF College of Community ...
I Wish We Had Learned Better From Our Early Response to HIV

I Wish We Had Learned Better From Our Early Response to HIV

Addressing a major public health crisis like COVID-19 requires the full engagement of the public, so we cannot afford to be divided and disconnected. ...
Federal Grant Funds UCF Students to Train as Recovery Support Specialists

Federal Grant Funds UCF Students to Train as Recovery Support Specialists

Students can train to become recovery support specialists thanks to a new grant and partnership between UCF and Aspire Health Partners. ...
2021 Women’s History Month Honorees

2021 Women’s History Month Honorees

Recognized by Faculty Excellence, the 2021 honorees have not wavered in their commitments as mentors, role models, friends, researchers and teachers. ...
UCF Students Remove Barriers to Mental Health Care for Children by Offering School-Based Counseling

UCF Students Remove Barriers to Mental Health Care for Children by Offering School-Based Counseling

UCF counselor education students gain meaningful, supervised experience while providing accessible counseling services at no cost to K-5 students and their families. ...
12 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas During the Pandemic

12 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas During the Pandemic

Lacking inspiration for a date night? The UCF Marriage and Family Research Institute shares a list of virtual and in-person experiences for couples to enjoy. ...
Federal grant funds UCF relationship study for couples affected by the pandemic

Federal grant funds UCF relationship study for couples affected by the pandemic

Since the pandemic began, local family therapists have found that many relationships are really feeling the strain. ...
14 Faculty Members Inducted into the UCF Scroll and Quill Society

14 Faculty Members Inducted into the UCF Scroll and Quill Society

This years’ inductees are experts in methodology, animation, music history, business ethics and other fields. ...
Wounded Educators

Wounded Educators

Are you a Wounded Educator? You do not need a bandaged hand, an arm in a sling, or a cast on your leg to be a Wounded Educator. Wounded ...
UCF Community Counseling and Research Center Recognized for Community Impact

UCF Community Counseling and Research Center Recognized for Community Impact

The Community Counseling and Research Center was recently recognized for their work with the Central Florida community. ...
UCF Receives $7.5 Million Grant to Help Save Relationships During COVID-19

UCF Receives $7.5 Million Grant to Help Save Relationships During COVID-19

The money will expand a successful relationship education program to help more Central Florida families manage stress and conflict, which have heightened during the pandemic. ...
UCF Counseling Center Offers Virtual Mental Health Services to Local Community

UCF Counseling Center Offers Virtual Mental Health Services to Local Community

The Community Counseling and Research Center is a training facility for counseling students in the College of Community Innovation and Education, the anchor college to UCF Downtown. The center has ...
Federal Grant Prepares Mental Health Counseling Interns for Work in Opioid Treatment and Recovery Services

Federal Grant Prepares Mental Health Counseling Interns for Work in Opioid Treatment and Recovery Services

Graduate students as part of the UCF-Aspire Behavioral Health Internship Program are being prepared to better serve clients struggling with opioid and substance-use addiction thanks to a new grant. ...
UCF Alumnae Teach Coping Skills during COVID-19 Pandemic

UCF Alumnae Teach Coping Skills during COVID-19 Pandemic

Mental health professionals share tips for dealing with stress during coronavirus precautions. ...
‘How Can Humans Do This to Other Humans?’

‘How Can Humans Do This to Other Humans?’

Demonstrations of the past week encapsulate the pain and anger carried by millions of Black Americans every day. ...
Suicide: Myths, Signs and Prevention

Suicide: Myths, Signs and Prevention

In honor of Suicide Prevention Month, UCF mental health expert Glenn Lambie offers insight into the myths, warning signs and ways to help prevent suicide. ...
WUCF Receives Funding to Help Children Prepare Better for Emergencies

WUCF Receives Funding to Help Children Prepare Better for Emergencies

$250,000 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting will help expand the station’s Meet the Helpers project into a national model. ...
Fellows Advocate for Minority Voices in Mental Health

Fellows Advocate for Minority Voices in Mental Health

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, when we turn our attention to the mental health needs of racial and ethnic minorities who face disparities in treatment and unique ...
UCF Grad Aims to Improve Mental Health in West Indian Cultures

UCF Grad Aims to Improve Mental Health in West Indian Cultures

A few years ago, Shainna Ali ’10 ’12MA ’16PhD was studying some statistics when the mental health clinician came across something shocking –– in 2016 Guyana had the highest suicide ...
Interim Chief Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Officer

Interim Chief Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Officer

At UCF, we’ve long believed our best work comes from bringing together people with diverse backgrounds and ideas. I am grateful to have so many champions of diversity and inclusion ...
Center Offers Students Unique Education, Free Counseling to Community

Center Offers Students Unique Education, Free Counseling to Community

You always have the support you need at the Community Counseling and Research Center, according to Alexander Fields, who is pursuing a master’s degree in counselor education. ...
African-American Moms Are Helicopter Parents Too, But Endgame is Survival

African-American Moms Are Helicopter Parents Too, But Endgame is Survival

Study finds African-American mothers live in fear that their sons will be stopped by people in authority and could potentially be killed, which impacts the way these women parent their ...
UCF Relationship Expert Shares Tips to Help Your Love Life (Just in Time for Valentine’s Day)

UCF Relationship Expert Shares Tips to Help Your Love Life (Just in Time for Valentine’s Day)

Whether you’re single, dating or have been married for many years, everyone can use a little help in love and relationships. So why not learn about it on a college ...
Research on College Athletes’ Attitudes of Seeking Mental Health Support Awarded Funding

Research on College Athletes’ Attitudes of Seeking Mental Health Support Awarded Funding

Most college athletes have access to highly-skilled doctors, physical therapists and trainers. They are offered academic support through tutoring and a dedicated space for study. Some of these college athletes ...
We Need to Talk About Mental Illness

We Need to Talk About Mental Illness

The number of people privately dealing with mental health issues will stun you. It’s why alumni Brandon and Michi Marshall launched Project 375 — to make mental health the most ...
Counselor Ed Grad Students Support Minority Youth, Earn Fellowships

Counselor Ed Grad Students Support Minority Youth, Earn Fellowships

When Petion discovered the field of mental health, it changed the way he managed internal challenges. As a child of a Haitian immigrant, “mental health was not something we talked ...
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