"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
"Did you know social workers are the largest group of mental health service providers in the United States? Or that they are the largest employer for the Veterans Administration? Social workers are everywhere in our society. They’re in schools, clinics and hospitals, and the field is expanding every day as the need for these professionals … Continue reading Maine State Rep. Lori Gramlich shows how social workers drive change.
Kelli Godfrey grew up around the world on military installations, with her mother serving her country as an active duty female soldier. She later married her husband, an active duty soldier, and continued to move around the country. Though Kelli herself is not a veteran, she was an Army child, Army spouse, employed as a … Continue reading Military Social Work: How UNE Alumna, Kelli Godfrey, Serves Our Veterans
Seven of our MSW students were sponsored to attend this years' Portland Maine MLK Dinner: MLK Observance: The Color and Cost of Justice . Five students were sponsored by UNE's Intercultural Affairs Office, while two others were generously offered tickets by their host Field Placement institution: Portland Public Schools. Several UNE Social Work faculty and alumni also attended … Continue reading The Color and Cost of Justice
Today's post features two of our MSW alumni who are using their MSW's in their local communities to affect policy and legislative changes. UNE MSW alumni (and now experienced social worker), Deqa Dhalac, got more than two-thirds of the vote in her very successful 2018 Dec election race. Deqa Dhalac, 52 and mother of … Continue reading How to use your MSW in the Macro World