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This project provides financial and educational stipends to 10 students in UCF’s graduate social work program. Students engage in year long professional development and trainings and will conduct trainings within their field placement on relevant domestic violence information. Students will have the opportunity to work on research projects related to domestic violence.

Learn more about the Survivor Link program here:

Bethany Backes (PI), Julia O’Connor (Co-PI)

Total Award: $58,579

Funder: National Public Health AmeriCorps, Corporation for National and Community Service & the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Principal Investigator

Bethany Backes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Social Work


Julia O’Connor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Social Work