Alumni Spotlight: Rep. Charlotte Warren supports new bill to address mental health system in Maine

Portland Press Herald reports that Democrats in the Legislature are moving forward with a bill to create a task force that will take a sweeping look at Maine’s fragmented mental health system.  Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, sponsor of the bill, explains that it is meant to fill the holes in a system that is failing … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Rep. Charlotte Warren supports new bill to address mental health system in Maine

Mental Health: Smash The Stigma!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!  As part of Mental Health Month, we are featuring two organizations, The Yellow Tulip Project (YTP)and Shalom House.   YTP is a non-profit with the mission to smash stigma around mental health and build a community of of people who realize that hope happens when youth and community leaders work together.  The … Continue reading Mental Health: Smash The Stigma!

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

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