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
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!
March is National Social Work Month, and this year's theme is ELEVATE SOCIAL WORK! National Social Work month is an opportunity for social workers around the nation and world and their supporters to educate the public about the invaluable contributions of the profession. You can find social workers all throughout our society. They are in schools … Continue reading #ElevateSocialWork with UNE School of Social Work
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