How MSW Student, Carly Woolard Uses Poetry For Healing

Poetry and Social Work: Carly Woolard entered UNE's MSW Program in Fall of 2018.  She is originally from North Carolina, but knew she'd be moving to Maine the moment she came upon UNE's Applied Arts and Social Justice Certificate.  "I'd not seen anything like it before and just knew it was perfect," she shares.   Carly … Continue reading How MSW Student, Carly Woolard Uses Poetry For Healing

Alumna Kara Auclair MSW ’17: How UNE Empowers and Offers New Perspective

Kara Auclair, MSW '16 Justice Project Coordinator, Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project, Portland, Maine We recently interviewed Kara Auclair (KA) about her UNE experience and her current career, and this is what she had to share: How did you wind up in your current job? KA: I currently work as a Justice Project Coordinator at the … Continue reading Alumna Kara Auclair MSW ’17: How UNE Empowers and Offers New Perspective

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