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Social Work Professor, Thomas Chalmers McLaughlin, Ph.D., Weighs in on Homelessness Trends in Maine

Thomas Chalmers McLaughlin, Ph.D., UNE Social Work Faculty and co-director of the Social Work Center for Research and Evaluation has been hard at work in the community conducting research and sharing insights around homelessness. Just two years ago, more than 2,500 Maine public school students were reported as homeless or displaced — a nearly 30% increase … Continue reading Social Work Professor, Thomas Chalmers McLaughlin, Ph.D., Weighs in on Homelessness Trends in Maine

What is the Social Work Student Organization?

If you're looking for more ways to connect with fellow MSW students while on campus....  Join the School of Social Work Student Organization (SSWSO)! The SSWSO promotes a sense of community among MSW students while also provides them with a platform through which they can organize and voice their opinions to help guide program development.  Students … Continue reading What is the Social Work Student Organization?

Aging, Cultural Diversity, and End of Life Care

"Some of us seem to be on a lifelong quest to tease out potential where others choose not to look.  The approach is simple really – invest time, be present, listen, engage and encourage ownership.  This is true in all facets of life; no more so than in a prison environment."     These are the … Continue reading Aging, Cultural Diversity, and End of Life Care

Policy: Where The Rubber Meets The Road

In honor of Social Work Month this year, MSW Student Blair Doucette hosted a UNE Policy Class Day at the State House.  Blair had already been working in the field of social work for 12 years at DHHS's  Office of Child and Family Services  when he applied to UNE's MSW Program.  He decided to pursue … Continue reading Policy: Where The Rubber Meets The Road