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Social Workers’ Role in Ending the Opioid Epidemic

We are a nation in crisis. And police, insurers, and patients are all looking to social workers for help in curbing the opioid epidemic. Opioid deaths now surpass gun violence and car crash deaths, according to CDC data published by the Washington Post, leaving police no choice but to rethink their strategy, as law enforcement is not working. Police are responding to 9-1-1 calls…

Wanda Anderson, LCSW and MSW Faculty

Faculty Spotlight: Wanda Anderson, LCSW – Social Work Program

Farming is not for the faint of heart. Growing up poor on a small potato farm in northern Maine, Wanda Anderson and five siblings started working in the field at age 7. Now a clinical professor of social work at UNE Online, Wanda would carry that agrarian work ethic throughout college and her 26-year career.…

Maria Lorello, Enrollment Counselor

Meet Our Team: Maria Lorello

Meet Maria Lorello, an Enrollment Counselor at UNE. Maria earned her BA in Communication from the University of Southern Maine. After college, she started her career in public relations before joining UNE’s enrollment team in 2013. At UNE Online students are our top priority, and their success is what drives each and every one of…

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Social Work: Making a difference with PTSD Treatments

PTSD treatments—and hope—abound as social workers help clients. As the National Center for PTSD states, there is no single treatment that will work for everyone for post-traumatic stress disorder. So to help people experiencing PTSD, social workers engage on multiple fronts. They’re researching promising treatments and honing and adapting accepted practices for new groups and environments. They may be…

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Social Work: PTSD and Trauma

Trauma can occur anywhere, for anyone—and sometimes in unexpected places. Almost anyone can suffer—and almost all can be helped. We hear a lot today about trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. A National Association of Social Workers newsletter article recently made the case for trauma as “the new public health crisis.” Some believe PTSD is…

Social Work Careers

Social Work – Career Opportunities in a Wide Range of Areas

Social Work is a caring career — and social workers earning their MSW are able to pursue their ambitions to be a political leader or boss, to drive organizational transformation or create game-changing programs, or even carve out a place in the C-Suite. An education in social work gives you an extraordinary set of in-demand,…