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
"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.
We all leave a legacy upon death. Some legacies we know, others we desire, and still others will happen without us ever knowing. Despite growing up in families and keeping in touch with siblings, parents, etc, it is surprising how little we know about what matters most to those closest to us. This is what … Continue reading A Board Game that Helps Families Learn How Their Aging Loved Ones Want To Be Remembered
Thomas Chalmers McLaughlin, Ph.D., co-director of the UNE Social Work Center for Research and Evaluation, is assisting the Portland Police Department to organize and implement an online survey to gauge residents’ opinions about crime, police effectiveness and overall safety in the city. Information gathered will be used to help guide the department in its crime … Continue reading Faculty Assists Portland Police With Crime and Safety Survey
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