Lara Nordenson is a second year MSW student in UNE's MSW program pursing the Certificate in Trauma-Informed Care . A little about Trauma: Trauma is a hidden epidemic affecting 90% of individuals who seek public behavioral health services (SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health solutions). It's life-shaping and impacts not only the individuals, but families, communities and service systems. … Continue reading Trauma-Informed Social Work: A Radical Health Experience
UNE School of Social Work partnered with UNE's Center for Excellence in Aging and Health and Area Agency on Aging for Western Maine, SeniorsPLUS to organize this year's annual Training in Aging and Diversity (TRIAD): Aging & Diversity: The Intersection of Ethics & Trauma as we Age The training featured a Trauma presentation by Assistant … Continue reading Aging & Diversity: Ethics & Trauma as we Age
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
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!