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Dear Colleagues – I am so happy to welcome you to the fall semester. Whether you are new to UK or continuing on your academic journey with us, you are an integral part of our vibrant community within the Commonwealth’s flagship university. Because of you, we remain anchored in our mission to educate, innovate, heal, and serve. You carry this mission forward, serving others and making a positive impact in your communities while understanding how issues of justice and equity impact lives at every turn.
Our College of Social Work seeks to foster a transformative and inclusive environment for you to thrive. Our dedicated faculty and staff are here to support you and would encourage you to take advantage of opportunities to be involved with the College as well as our numerous academic and wellness resources. We know that your college experience is not just about academics, it is also about your growth and ability to prioritize self-care and well-being. Please take time to find (and actualize) a healthy balance between your studies and other responsibilities.
We are confident this journey will have a profound impact on you as well as your future career opportunities. As you move into the semester, thank you. Thank you for taking the initiative to empower others to maximize their well-being. Thank you for being the inspiration to realize that when you see a wrong, you know you can help make it right. And thank you for being a positive impact in our community, with your peers, your faculty, and the clients and communities you serve. We hope you embrace the opportunities, navigate any challenges successfully, and make lasting memories.
Have a wonderful fall semester.
In order to for you to serve others, we want to ensure that we are supporting you.
Get started by attending a Field Essentials Session. These 1-hour gatherings provide valuable information to assist in planning your individualized field education journey. Virtual sessions are led by a member of the UK College of Social Work Field Team and occur on Wednesdays at 12:00 (noon) PM EST.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Psychotherapist, Jack Hilton, is not limiting his talents in the social work field! If you haven’t seen his insightful videos on YouTube, you may be missing out. Jack is currently in his first year of the UK CoSW DSW program and continues to focus his passions on advancing the use of trauma focused therapy using spirituality as a way to help survivors heal.
“The best part about being a #SocialWorker is having an endless amount of opportunities to grow and specialize in different things. “
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Kentucky Judicial Commission on Mental Health
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