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 Launching Support Group for Adopted Kentucky Teens

UK Social Work Launching Support Group for Adopted Kentucky Teens

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

UK Social Work’s Garcia named RWJF Fellow

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

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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Events


November 24, 2020, 1:00 pm
Virtual Drop-In Undergraduate Advising

Virtual Drop-In Undergraduate Advising

Drop-in Advising is available through Zoom: Tuesdays 1 pm-2 pm (through November 24th) Drop-In Advising Zoom Link: https://uky.zoom.us/j/94047582194 (you will be in a virtual waiting room
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November 30, 2020, 12:00 pm
Virtual MSW Info Session

Virtual MSW Info Session

Join Graduate Program Director, Dr. Kalea Benner, and College of Social Work personnel as we discuss our Master of Social Work program. Topics will include:
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November 30, 2020, 6:00 pm
Virtual Honors and Awards Ceremony

Virtual Honors and Awards Ceremony

Join us for a virtual Honors and Awards Ceremony on November 30th at 6 pm! This event will be live-streamed through the College of Social
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