Social Work Professor, Thomas Chalmers McLaughlin, Ph.D., Weighs in on Homelessness Trends in Maine

Thomas Chalmers McLaughlin, Ph.D., UNE Social Work Faculty and co-director of the Social Work Center for Research and Evaluation has been hard at work in the community conducting research and sharing insights around homelessness. Just two years ago, more than 2,500 Maine public school students were reported as homeless or displaced — a nearly 30% increase … Continue reading Social Work Professor, Thomas Chalmers McLaughlin, Ph.D., Weighs in on Homelessness Trends in Maine

Faculty Assists Portland Police With Crime and Safety Survey

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

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