Suicide Prevention & Exposure Lab

The Suicide Prevention and Exposure Laboratory (SPEL) is explicitly dedicated to examining suicide and its impact. SPEL focuses on research related to exposure, prevention, and the understanding of this phenomenon. Additionally, the lab is involved in broad-ranging outreach initiatives designed to better educate communities about suicide. Through the lab, students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to uniquely engage in a wide-array of experiential learning activities.

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Unique Centers & Labs

116%

Increase in FY20 extramural research funding

50,000+

Individuals served annually by Centers & Labs

News


UK Social Work, National Association of Public Defense Partner to Study Self-Care Among Public Defense Professionals

UK Social Work, National Association of Public Defense Partner to Study Self-...

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

UK Social Work Launches Program to Support Kinship Caregivers

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

Dean Miller Named to UK Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Team

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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Events


October 1, 2020, 12:00 pm
Virtual DSW Info Session

Virtual DSW Info Session

Interested in pursuing your Doctorate of Social Work (DSW)? Have questions about the program? Wondering what your capstone project will look like? Join us for
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October 1, 2020, 2:00 pm
Open Office Hours with Sara Green (MSW)

Open Office Hours with Sara Green (MSW)

Graduate advisor, Sara Green, will be holding open office hours for MSW students from 2 to 3:30 PM on the first Tuesday of the Month.
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October 2, 2020, 12:00 pm
Group Field Advising for Online MSW Spring 2021 SW 740 Students

Group Field Advising for Online MSW Spring 2021 SW 740 Students

Social Work 740 students will join Dr. Pamala Weeks, Director of Field Education, and Dr. Renee Campbell, Clinical Assistant Professor, and Online Field Coordinator, for
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Check out @DrAllisonGibson, @ErinAbnerPhD & colleagues' latest publication in @SpringerNature on COVID-19 & Geriatric Clinical Trials Research! #Covid19 & other disasters impact every aspect of clinical trial engagement, conduct, and outcomes. Read here: http://bit.ly/2EG5Yo6

#SocialWork WORKS! Interested to hear what other #SocialWorkers think about this? @SJSworks @newsocialworker @socworkpodcast @OfficialMacroSW @nasw @MattheaMarquart @lakeya_cherry @uscsocialwork @UBSSW @NASW_Kentucky @UKCOSW
https://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/2020/09/25/importance-social-workers-law-enforcement/3504784001/

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