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

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

Maine State Rep. Lori Gramlich shows how social workers drive change.

"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.

Faculty Assists Portland Police With Crime and Safety Survey

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

The Color and Cost of Justice

  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