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The Center for Family & Community Well-Being


Kent School Summer Bridge Program

June 3rd-7th, 2024

This is a great opportunity for new undergraduates to learn about the world of social work! Participants will gain a valuable look into coursework, research, and social work agencies. Through mentoring and training, students will develop skills and connections helpful for any path they choose! 

To apply for this rewarding experience, click here.



Past Events

Out of the Darkness Walk

Saturday, April 20th, 2024


10am-12pm, Belknap Campus, Red Barn

This year, the Center for Family and Community Well-Being had a grant to manage the UofL Cards Speak suicide prevention program, which included overseeing this annual AFSP Out of the Darkness Campus Walk. This year we gathered Kent students, alumni, staff, faculty, and friends to create a "One Kent" Walk Team!

While the walk is over, you can still donate to this worthy cause here.


Get Sourced! Resource Fair


Thursday, April 18th, 2024




4-6pm, Fairdale High School, Large Gym


At this event, 63 vendors came together to provide a wealth of resources on employment, health and wellness, mental health and addiction, financial assistance and empowerment, education and more. Free and open to the public, there were giveaways and door prizes! Sponsored by Fairdale High School, Fairdale Area Family Resources Youth Service Center (FRYSC), and South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, from 4pm-6pm at Fairdale High School in the large gym. While this event is over, you may still be able to find information from Polly Mayer at 363-1483 or Ava Bartlett at 677-1391.




Drug Take Back


Thursday, April 18th, 2024




4-6pm, Belknap Campus, Student Activities Center Quad


The Building Resilience in Campus Community (BRICC) Coalition is a division of Campus Health Services. The community took this time to clean out their medicine cabinets of old, unneeded medications and properly disposed of them safely and anonymously. This event has passed, but you can still contact BRICC by or phone at 852-3442.



Suicide Prevention Week at UofL

Monday, September 11th, 2023

Mission 22 Pledge Drive
10am-1pm, Student Recreation Center
Guests showed their support for suicide awareness and prevention by signing a banner and completing 22 pushups to earn a free t-shirt. Provided in partnership with Center for Military-Connected Students, Center for Family & Community Well-Being, Louisville Campus Recreation, and Cards SPEAK.


QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
12-1pm, Virtual

Training provided by Dr. Sara Williams.

  • How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
  • How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
  • The common causes of suicidal behavior
  • The warning signs of suicide
  • How to get help for someone in crisis


Tuesday, September 12th, 2023

tuesday 12-1p at rausch planetarium, mindfulness under the stars event

Self-Care Under the Stars: Guided Mindfulness Activities
12:30-1:30pm, Rausch Planetarium

This was an opportunity to up your mindfulness game with mindfulness activities designed to help you connect to the earth and the world around you.


Wednesday, September 13th, 2023

arts & crafts activities for wellness. sep 13 12-130, red barn quad.

Crafting Mindfulness
12-1:30pm, Red Barn
We lead some mindfulness-centered arts and crafts outside the Red Barn!

Thursday, September 14th, 2023

Supporting Student Mental Health Training for Staff & Faculty

 Dr. Becky Antle provided this training on how to support students' mental health and well-being.


Nurturing the Mind & Body
This was an instructional session with a mobile kitchen in which participants learned recipes for nurturing the mind and body.


Mental Health Movie Night - Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
6-8:30pm, SAC Floyd Theatre
This was a fun night of activities, refreshments, and a showing of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023). It was free to those with a UofL ID.

Friday, September 15th, 2023

Puppy Time!
In partnership with KY Humane Society, we hosted some sweet, soft puppy love in the 2020 Quad!