MSW student, Abby Pinkston, talks about her field placement at Esther House

Abigail (Abby) Pinkston is in her first year of UNE’s MSW Program, expected to graduate in May 2022.   As part of her MSW, she is also pursuing the certificates, Training in Aging and Diversity (TRIAD)* and Trauma-informed care.  She is doing her field placement at Esther Residence in Saco, ME, a transitional sober house for … Continue reading MSW student, Abby Pinkston, talks about her field placement at Esther House

MSW Student, Wes Covey, builds podcast about music and social change in America

MSW student, Wes Covey, is pursing the Applied Arts and Social Justice (AASJ) certificate as part of his getting his MSW at UNE. For his final creative arts project, he's building a podcast that explores the history of music in America in relation to social change, gender expression, and racism. In one episode, he features … Continue reading MSW Student, Wes Covey, builds podcast about music and social change in America

Holidays reimagined: How to stay safe yet celebratory amid the pandemic

We enter the holiday season at a time when the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports more than 1 million COVID-19 cases in just the past 7 days. Small, household gatherings are one of the primary causes, and experts are encouraging families and friends to celebrate at home this year. "We each experience … Continue reading Holidays reimagined: How to stay safe yet celebratory amid the pandemic