Mental Health: Smash The Stigma!

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!

What is the Social Work Student Organization?

If you're looking for more ways to connect with fellow MSW students while on campus....  Join the School of Social Work Student Organization (SSWSO)! The SSWSO promotes a sense of community among MSW students while also provides them with a platform through which they can organize and voice their opinions to help guide program development.  Students … Continue reading What is the Social Work Student Organization?

Aging, Cultural Diversity, and End of Life Care

"Some of us seem to be on a lifelong quest to tease out potential where others choose not to look.  The approach is simple really – invest time, be present, listen, engage and encourage ownership.  This is true in all facets of life; no more so than in a prison environment."     These are the … Continue reading Aging, Cultural Diversity, and End of Life Care

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

A Board Game that Helps Families Learn How Their Aging Loved Ones Want To Be Remembered

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