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

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.

Military Social Work: How UNE Alumna, Kelli Godfrey, Serves Our Veterans

Kelli Godfrey grew up around the world on military installations, with her mother serving her country as an active duty female soldier. She later married her husband, an active duty soldier, and continued to move around the country. Though Kelli herself is not a veteran, she was an Army child, Army spouse, employed as a … Continue reading Military Social Work: How UNE Alumna, Kelli Godfrey, Serves Our Veterans

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