Alumni Spotlight
Brittany Moore , Oncology Social Worker
Kent alumni and Oncology Social Worker Brittany Moore, who received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Kent School with a specialization in psychosocial oncology, was featured on OncoLink about her work with patients and families facing cancer. You can read the article on the website.

Donor/Scholar Meet and Greet
Darrell Payne, Esq. and MSSW student, Joysha Luhman

MSSW student, Joysha Luhman is the recipient of the Elaine C. Payne Scholarship, named after the mother of Kent Alumni Darrell Payne, Esq. This award goes to benefit an MSSW student for the use of tuition, books, or any other education expense directly related to the pursuit of their degree. Read More
2019 Alumni Signature Event

The Alumni Signature CEU event was held at the Kosair Charities Community Room. The training was "Introduction to Sex Addiction and Emotional Incest" and presented by Mike Eiden, LCADC, CSW. Participants received 3 CEUs approved by KBSW and proceeds went to the Kent Endowment: I Am the Change Scholarship. 

Building Research Capacity in Psycho-social Oncology in India
By Karen Kayser , PhD, MSW
The incidence of cancer in India is increasing at an alarming rate due to the aging population, social and lifestyle changes in the country. The increase in cancer is also accompanied by economic, societal, and human costs that can challenge a low-middle income country with limited resources. Read more
Older Adults in Kentucky (OAK) Prisons Study
Kent faculty Stephanie Prost was recently interviewed by Spectrum News about her work with the KY Dept. of Corrections on a study of the health of older prison inmates. You can watch the interview and news story "U ofL Researchers Examine Mental, Medical Effects of Older Inmates" here: Watch Video
Project STAAR
This thought provoking 20-minute film depicted human trafficking from the perspective of local survivors of sex trafficking. The film was followed by an engaging discussion and dialogue with panelists: Angela Renfro, Survivor & Director, KristyLove Foundation, Dr. Lesley Harris, Dr. Jennifer Middleton and Dr. Maurice Gattis. Learn More.
Students in Action
Georgia Anderson, Doctoral Student
I have always been drawn to fighting for the underdog, so social justice and service to others really made social work a great fit for me. The diversity within the field of social work really spoke to me too. It is great that social work training gives our field the ability to work in government, mental health, schools, and my own specialty – health. 

Kent students have been actively involved in the community and classroom. Learning about advocacy and policy on the state level in Frankfort, locally with Metro Louisville council and visiting with our local community agencies. Here is some of our students recent work in social justice. Follow Kent on Facebook to learn more.
Two new specializations coming Fall 2019
Forensic Social Work 
Students learn to engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities to promote social justice for populations involved in law and legal systems. Visit Kent's website to learn more about the program.
Leadership, Management & Supervision 
Through an innovative curriculum, active learning teaching approaches, and a focused field practicum, students will develop advanced skills which will enhance their practice as leaders, managers and supervisors. Visit Kent's website to learn more about the program.
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