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Spring 2021 Programming Available for Working Parents at UK

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 20, 2021) — The new year looks different for all of us, and working parents are no exception. In their rewarding yet demanding role, working parents are constantly seeking to manage their work and life responsibilities.

University of Kentucky Human Resources Work-Life understands the importance of supporting parents as they strive to create effective work routines, build healthy parent-child relationships, develop effective parenting skills, find adequate child care, maintain structure and foster happiness for their families.

This semester, all of UK HR Work-Life's programs for parents will continue to be held virtually, allowing parents to stay engaged in a safe, efficient way. From lunchtime sessions to informal morning coffee chats, the spring programming aims to support anyone in a parenting role — including step-parents, foster parents, grandparents and guardians — by providing an opportunity to connect with one another, share insights and gain advice from experts.

UK working parents can join UK HR Work-Life on the second Tuesday of the month for monthly guest speaker topic discussions and the third Wednesday of the month for an informal Parents Coffee Chat. From February through April, parents can join a biweekly book club discussion on "Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle."

Upcoming events include:

For more information about programming from UK HR Work-Life, please visit the Work-Life Calendar or the Resources for Parents page. Parents are welcome to contact the team at worklife@uky.edu

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.