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Welcome to the Department of Social Work at UWF!

Do you want to work with troubled children? Do you want to accomplish more with your career than just put in the time until you retire? Do you want the opportunity to help people who really need your help? If you do, the UWF Department of Social Work wants you and will give you the opportunity to make a difference.

Why Should You Choose Social Work?

The social work profession today is not what your grandma thought it was, “Those nice people who hand out welfare checks and food stamps.” Today’s social workers are highly trained professionals equipped with the tools to work with children and families, mental health clients, substance abusers, in hospitals and hospice services, and many more. With a graduate degree and additional clinical experience you can even establish a private practice and bill insurance companies for your services. Did you know that social workers provide the majority on mental health services in America?

Here at the University of West Florida we take great pride in our students and the preparation they receive to do great work in the community. If you want to join the profession that reaches out and raises hope for those in need, we welcome you to the path that will lead to a career in Social Work.

Caged No More
View the "Caged No More" movie screening!

"Caged No More"

The UWF Student Social Work Organization is bringing a "Caged No More" movie screening to Pensacola! The movie screening will be held on October 13th at 6:00 PM at Carmike 18 in Pensacola. Tickets need to be reserved by October 4th to ensure the screening takes place. Reserve your tickets today!

"Caged No More" is a feature film that will raise awareness of human trafficking, aid in connecting anti-trafficking organizations, equip parents, schools and churches to aid in prevention, and assist in eradicating trafficking. 
Starring Kevin Sorbo, Emmy-Award winner Loretta Devine, Alan Powell, and Cassidy Gifford with appearances by Kathie Lee Gifford, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Natalie Grant.

Inspired by real events, "Caged No More" is the story of Aggie Prejean, a grandmother on a desperate search to find her two granddaughters, Skye and Elle, who have been kidnapped by their sinister father. As the details behind the girls’ disappearance begin to unravel, it’s discovered he has taken them overseas to be sold into slavery to settle his drug debt. Aggie enlists the help of the girls’ uncle, a well-respected local philanthropist, and his son Wil, who is former Special Forces. A global hunt ensues, and the team will stop at nothing to see the girls safely returned home. "Caged No More" is a drama meant to engage and educate audiences on the realities of human trafficking.