How to use ART in social work practice

Are you an artist? Or perhaps you just really enjoy art.... Are you looking to find a way to blend your creative interests with your desire to help people?  Well, you've come to the right place! Get your Masters in Social Work at UNE and the Applied Arts and Social Justice Certificate! Unique among social … Continue reading How to use ART in social work practice

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!

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

Aging and the Arts

UNE's Center for Excellence in Aging and Health and School of Social Work welcomed Dr. Suzanne Doyle from the University of Missouri - St. Louis to facilitate the workshop: Ageless Arts: Harnessing Creativity in Later Life  Over 40 participants gathered to EXPLORE the intersections of aging, health, wellness and creativity... LOOK at the "gifts" of aging as assets … Continue reading Aging and the Arts

The World Begins at the Kitchen Table

Social work staff, Meg Webster, publishes in Maine Women Magazine  this month!  The piece is titled, The World Begins at the Kitchen Table.  The article weaves  portraits of two individuals as it follows the journey of a finely crafted 40" cherry wood kitchen table from one home to another.   The table is donated by local craftsman Chris … Continue reading The World Begins at the Kitchen Table