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
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
"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.
Today's post features two of our MSW alumni who are using their MSW's in their local communities to affect policy and legislative changes. UNE MSW alumni (and now experienced social worker), Deqa Dhalac, got more than two-thirds of the vote in her very successful 2018 Dec election race. Deqa Dhalac, 52 and mother of … Continue reading How to use your MSW in the Macro World