uk trc logo blue
Issue No. 16 - December 2015
In This Issue
Quick Links
Save the date for Social Work Licensure Exam Prep Course and New Spring Workshops
The UK College of Social Work Office of Professional Development and Continuing Education invites you to save the date for Preparation for the Bachelor's, Master's and Clinical Licensure Exams in Social Work Practice taught by Dr. Sophia Dziegielewski on Friday and Saturday April 1- 2, 2016. This year's course is updated to reflect the diagnostic criteria used in the DSM 5 and targets the latest requirements by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)*

In addition to the licensure exam prep course, the Office of Professional Development and Continuing Education provides life-long learning opportunities for social workers and other health professions to enhance their knowledge and skills and to help them meet state licensing requirements. Courses include cutting-edge programs in areas such as suicide risk assessment, mental health services and interventions, substance abuse, domestic violence, child maltreatment, management, HIV/AIDS, clinical supervision, and ethics.

Check out this link to see the exciting training opportunities coming this spring.

Full workshop descriptions, online trainings, and online registration available at CEU.UKY.EDU.

*  The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) is not affiliated with nor does it sponsor or endorse this (or any) study course materials.

For more information, contact Jessica Morris, Continuing Education Program Coordinator.

F.A.S.Track on the Web
F.A.S.Track is an official publication of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Community Based Services. It is produced twice each fiscal year in collaboration with the University of Kentucky College of Social Work's Training Resource Center.
You may view F.A.S.Track
online at

Medically Complex Training Schedule
FY 2016
The schedule of upcoming trainings provided by the Medically Complex Training Program is available here .


For more information, contact Lisa Casebier, Medically Complex Program Coordinator.

Welcoming LaToya Vaughn to the TRC
LaToya Vaughn joined the UK College of Social Work's Training Resource Center in November 2015 as Program Coordinator for the Children's Justice Act Task Force and Kentucky's Citizen Review Panels. LaToya has more than 20 years of experience working in the fields of human services and addiction. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Louisville and a Master of Science in Family Studies with concentration in Marriage & Family Therapy from the University of Kentucky.   
LaToya Vaughn
 To learn more about the Children's Justice Act Task Force and Kentucky's Citizen Review Panels, contact LaToya Vaughn.

Adoption Awareness

In November, the Training Resource Center and Adoption Support for Kentucky celebrated Adoption Awareness month. Postcards with "White Ribbon" pins were distributed to 545 ASK support group participants, DCBS employees, and College of Social Work faculty and staff.  These individuals were encouraged to wear their white ribbon pins in recognition of the following:

There are 2,380 children in foster care in the Commonwealth of Ketucky who cannot be returned to their birth family due to abuse, neglect, and dependency, and have the goal of adoption.  Of these children, 1,076 are available and legally free for adoption.

- 757 will be adopted by their foster parents

- 319 do not have an identified adoptive family

The Special Needs Adoption Program (SNAP) recruits families to foster and adopt Kentucky's waiting children.  To view some of the children who are available for adoption and do not have an adoptive family, please visit:

To learn more about ASK, please contact ASK Program Coordinator, Christine Sauer.

ASK logo

Medically Complex Annual Training
Another successful Medically Complex Annual training was held September 25-26, 2015, at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington.  More than 170 foster parents attended the two day training. Participants chose from an array of topics to best meet the needs of the child in their care. Training topics included Psychotropic Medications, Seizures, and Hepatitis, just to name a few! 

The UK TRC would like to thank each of the presenters and their respective organizations for providing their time and expertise. It is the expert knowledge these presenters shared that made this event a success. 

Click to view the program from the Medically Complex Annual Training

The University of Kentucky College of Social Work's Training Resource Center (UK TRC) is dedicated to providing training, technical assistance, service, and evaluation to professionals and caregivers working to improve the well-being of families, children, and communities.
ASK logo   PCWCP Logo
CRP Logo  Network logo  CFL Logo
UK COSW Logo Kentucky Logo UTC Logo