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UK College of Social Work Study Shows Black Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence Receive Less Workplace Support

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A new study from the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky showed Black survivors of intimate partner
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UK College of Social Work’s Natalie Pope Receives 2021 Rose Dobrof Award

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Natalie Pope, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the UK College of Social Work, has been selected for the 2021 Rose Dobrof
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New Study Offers Insight on Impact of Masculinity on the Mental Health of Gay Black Men

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A recent study conducted by University of Kentucky College of Social Work researcher Keith J. Watts, Ph.D., discusses the social
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Dean Miller Named Friend of School Social Work

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Dr. Jay Miller, Dean at the University of Kentucky College of Social Work, received the 2021 Friend of School Social
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College of Social Work Study Examines Effect of Intimate Partner Violence on Employment of Mothers With Young Children

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Results of a new study from the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky indicate mothers experiencing intimate
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Q&A with Sabri Williams

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Sabri Williams, who graduated from the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work program in May of 2020, is currently working
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CoSW Receives Funding from UK CURE COVID-19 Pilot Program

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It is no surprise that COVID-19 has been associated with an increase in stress and anxiety. With a lack of
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Flaherty Releases New Textbook and Webinar

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Disability studies and human service professions aim to address persistent and emerging issues. To begin addressing those issues, Associate Professor
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Thrasher, Tose to Recieve Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence Awards

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The College of Social Work (CoSW) is thrilled to announce two students who will be receiving the Lyman T. Johnson
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CoSW Launches New Learning Management System for Continuing Education and Training

CoSW Launches New Lea...

COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way we interact. As a result, the demand for intuitive online and virtual training and
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Success Against All Odds: From Aging Out of Foster Care to Social Work Grad

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Can you recall a time when you felt the odds were stacked against you? It’s a common phrase you’ve most
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UK Social Work Launching Support Group for Adopted Kentucky Teens

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By Lindsey Piercy LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 23, 2020) — In Kentucky there are nearly 10,000 young people in foster care,
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UK Social Work’s Garcia named RWJF Fellow

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The University of Kentucky College of Social Work (CoSW) announced today that Dr. Antonio Garcia, Associate Professor, has been selected
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UK Social Work, National Association of Public Defense Partner to Study Self-Care Among Public Defense Professionals

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While working in public defense can undoubtedly be challenging, research shows that those working in that field face many of
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UK Social Work Launches Program to Support Kinship Caregivers

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By Lindsey Piercy. LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2020) — More and more family members are providing safe homes to children
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Dean Miller Named to UK Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Team

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The University of Kentucky (UK) recently announced a comprehensive, enterprise-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Implementation Plan designed to accelerate progress
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New UK Social Work Study Zeros in on Self-Care During COVID-19

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By Lindsey Piercy, LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 8, 2020) — It is a profession committed to the well-being of others —
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Third MSW Student Awarded LTJ Fellowship

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Incoming Master of Social Work (MSW) student Eman Ghoneim now joins her fellow incoming MSW student Quinten Harris and current
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Loeffler Awarded 2020 Outstanding Teaching Award

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Each year, the University of Kentucky recognizes faculty and graduate teaching assistants for outstanding teaching during its UK Faculty Awards
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UK Collaborative Team Receives Funding To Refurbish & Provide Essential Medical Equipment

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Roughly 1 in 7 Americans live with a disability that impacts daily mobility. The average cost of a wheelchair ranges
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Kay Hoffman Receives CSWE Award

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The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) proudly announces the recipients of the 2020 Professional Recognition Awards. Professor and dean
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CoSW Welcomes First Summer Online MSW Cohort

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From just down the street in Lexington, to as south as Florida, as east as Massachusetts, and as far away
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New Cohort of IBH Students Awarded $290,000

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When financial barriers prevent hard-working students from succeeding in college, every penny in scholarships and grants can make a difference.
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CoSW Offers New Virtual Trainings for Foster Parents

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As with most in-person programs, changing to a virtual format has been more than necessary to continue providing services amidst
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Settling for More: UK Grad Overcomes Substance Misuse, Loss to Become Prevention Specialist

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Have you ever pictured a moment so vividly you could feel it ­— the joy or sadness that accompanied what
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Dr. Julie Cerel Receives Engagement Award for Suicide Survivors, Research

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A new project, spearheaded by a team of researchers in the College of Social Work (CoSW) at the University of
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Celebrating Our Students

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While students around the globe are wrapping up their finals and preparing for graduation, the platform for recognizing students, and
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Incoming graduate student awarded UK’s Lyman T. Johnson Fellowship.

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In an effort to contribute to the mission of enhancing diversity, the University of Kentucky established the Lyman T. Johnson
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CoSW Goes Fully Virtual

CoSW Goes Fully Virtu...

Over the past month, college campuses around the globe have had to transform their curriculum to meet the rapidly changing
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Self-Care Lab Inks New Agreement with Researchers at University of Bucharest

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In October, the CoSW announced yet another global partnership to continue its work examining the self-care and wellness practices of
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Dr. David Royse receives William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award

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The eighth edition of Research Methods in Social Work has received a William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award from the Textbook
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Dean Jay Miller Named Social Worker of The Year

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College of Social Work (COSW) Dean Jay Miller has been named 2020 Social Worker of The Year. Dean Miller received
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University 1st in Kentucky to Launch Online Doctorate of Social Work degree

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2020) — It's a daunting, but necessary task – serving the most vulnerable members of our
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Mission Persistent: New Lab Endeavor Explores Behavioral Health and the Military

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Every day, men and women across the nation choose to serve ⁠— together, they vow to protect our freedom at
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College of Social Work Awarded $2 Million to Support Families Battling Substance Use

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Addiction continues to claim thousands of lives and devastate Kentucky communities. At the center of these communities are families in
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UK College of Social Work Awarded $1.1 Million to Study Suicide Exposure in Military Populations

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 16, 2019) — It's a staggering statistic — nearly half of Americans report they know someone who
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'Behind the Blue' Jay Miller at Helm of UK College of Social Work

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On this week’s edition of “Behind the Blue,” UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications’ Carl Nathe talks with Miller about
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New Lab Addresses Mental Health, Wellness Among Military Population

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Ultimately, the lab will be a vehicle to maximize efficiency, coordination and planning. Every day, men and women across the
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College of Social Work Names New Dean

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“Announcements like these remind us that the brightest days, for the college and the university, are ahead.” Justin “Jay” Miller
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Spring 2019 Dean’s List

Spring 2019 Dean’s Li...

Congratulations to the UK College of Social Work students who made the Spring 2019 Dean's List! Check out the entire
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Podcast Explores Music and Life of Folk Legend Jean Ritchie

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Legendary folk singer and songwriter Jean Ritchie graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Social Work in 1946 and was employed
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