UNE's School of Social has recently expanded to include a fully accredited BSW Program which will graduate its first cohort of BSW students this year! Learn more about our BSW Program here Jordan Simpson, a junior in the program made this great video about her experiences Not only does she share what it's like to be … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Social Work Student
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
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
"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.
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