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Lexington, KY
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Kerri Ashurst


Kerri Ashurst


Senior Extension Specialist

(859) 257-3032

Curriculum Vitae

Univerity of Kentucky
Family Sciences

University of Kentucky
Marriage and Family Therapy

University of Kentucky

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Faculty & Staff

Kerri is a Senior Extension Specialist for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension. She serves as PI for a variety of grants focusing on outreach and support to military families and Co-PI for Kentucky's Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) grant focusing on fatherhood and CYFAR grant focusing on homeless and unstably housed youth in the Jefferson county area.

Kerri's focus is building state-wide capacity for reaching underserved or at-risk children, youth, families, and communities. Kerri's primary areas of interest include families who are coping with major crises such as illness or death of a family member; positive youth and young adult development; couple communication and relationship building; and stress management. She has had a lifetime of exposure to select portions of Extension programming as her father served as a 4-H Youth Development Specialist at UK for over 30 years and Kerri herself participated in 4-H as a youth.

Extension Emphases
  • Extension Military Family Programs and Camps
  • Capacity Building for Reaching Underserved Audiences
  • Fatherhood Programs
  • CYFAR Professional Development and Technical Assistance
  • Homeless and unstably housed youth
  • Family Systems Processes and Research
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