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?
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
In 2017, UNE's School of Social Work was granted a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant to develop The Training in Aging Diversity (TRIAD) Project. The school received a supplemental grant in 2018 to develop coordinated training around substance use disorders. TRIAD is a training-in-place program for graduate-level clinical social work students. Though TRIAD reaches people of … Continue reading MSW students speak about TRIAD
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
MSW student, Rick Lafrenaye, reflects on his experiences working as a personal caregiver to centenarian, Jim: “Jim” was shaped like a question mark. His spine arched up and over while the top of his head would droop toward the floor if it weren’t for the great effort he spent holding it up enough to see … Continue reading Sometimes You Just Say “Weeeeeee!”