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Applied Human Sciences Faculty and Staff

Lauri Warden, M.S.
Lauri Warden, M.S.
- Office Coordinator

FACS-494 Parenting Strategies

FACS-495 Family and Relationship Violence

Developed "Recognizing and Reporting Suspected Child Abuse" training course for DELO Continuing Education


Child Abuse, Family Violence

Enhancing Family Life, Parenting

Brain Development

Role of Sports/Play in Youth Development

Joined WKU

Joined AHS in 1988

Received AA, Legal Secretarial Administration, Western Kentucky University, 1982

Received BIS, Western Kentucky University, 2006

Received Graduate Certificate in Leadership,Western Kentucky University, 2010

Received Family Home Visiting Certificate, Western Kentucky University, 2013

Received M. S., Child and Family Studies, Western Kentucky University,  2018


I am married with two grown children, seven grandchildren, and a much-loved dog.

I have served at Post Oak Baptist Church, Russellville, Ky. as follows:

1.  Teaching:

  • children ages 2 and 3, 1988-present
  • first through 6th grade girls, 1992-2019
  • seven through twelfth grade girls, 1997-2011

2.  Children's Ministry Committee

  • Committee Member, 2009-2016
  • Chair, 2015- 2016
  • Toddler Worship Director, 2014-2016

3.  Upward Sports Ministry

  • Board Member for Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading league 2004 - 2018
  • Director of League, 2016-2018
  • Cheer Coach, 2007, 2010, 2017
  • Cheer Commissioner 2015-2017
  • Pigskin Pete Mascot, 2006-2012

I have served the Logan Todd Baptist Association, Russellville, Ky., as follows:

  • Girls in Action/Children in Action Consultant, 2018
  • Acteens/Youth on Mission Consultant, 2001-2009
  • Providing start-up and continuing training for leaders of Girls/Children in Action, Acteens and Youth on Mission and planning activities for these age-level groups

I have served the Kentucky WMU in Louisville, Ky. as follows:

1.   Kentucky WMU Resource Team and Leadership Network from 2003-2015, providing guidance and training

      to churches for childrens and youth mission programming

2.  Kentucky WMU Executive Board, 2013-2017

  • Chair, Policy and Procedure Committee, 2014-2017
  • Children and youth age-level committees
  • Assist State Children's Consultant with program planning/leadership for Mission Adventure for Kentucky Kids, 2016, 2018
  • Staff for Mission Adventure for Kentucky Kids, 2016, 2018, 2019
  • Staff for Girls in Action Overnights at the Creek, Aurora, KY, 2015, 2016
  • Staff for Girls in Action overnight camp, Camp Joy, Brownsville, KY, 2017
  • Staff for Kid Changers, Russellville, KY, 2021

3.  CASA of South Central Kentucky Feb, 2019-present

  • Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteer
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Accreditations achieved within the Applied Human Sciences Department

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) - Nutrition & Dietetic Undergraduate and Graduate programs

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Early Childhood Education Associate Degree

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) - Interior Design program


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 Last Modified 2/15/19