Domestic Violence misconceptions

Tackling Three Misconceptions of Domestic Violence

Opening our eyes to domestic violence and helping victims requires a deeper understanding – because reality is far more complicated than common conceptions. Domestic Violence fact: One in four women, and one in seven men, will be victims of domestic violence in the U.S. in their lifetime, according to the CDC . For women globally, the number is 35 percent . Understanding the complete…

Darryl Vincent, MSW

Spotlight: Darryl Vincent, MSW

Darryl Vincent is living proof of the power of integration. Working full-time as the then-Vice President of Programs at the U.S. Veterans Initiative while earning his MSW at UNE Online, Darryl applied his learnings in the workplace the moment he signed off from class. Now COO, Darryl credits his UNE Online teachers for the successful…

Domestic Violence Infographic by UNE Online

How to End the Domestic Violence Cycle

Empathy and action are a powerful combination – Social Workers protect victims and children by intervening. How does the cycle of domestic violence start? How does it become so insidious that millions of victims stay in abusive relationships and homes? How do we make it stop? The Cycle of Violence was identified by psychologist Dr. Lenore Walker in…

MSW Concentration

Focusing Your Future: Which MSW Concentration Will You Choose?

The three MSW concentrations at UNE Online allow you to plan ahead and focus your degree so it’s the best fit for your future career. Everyone pursues social work for different reasons, but many do so because they or their family has been through the system and experienced firsthand the positive impact of social work.…

opioid crisis infographic

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, Master of Social Work

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.…

12 Challenges in Social Work

The 12 Grand Challenges of Social Work

Make the most impact in the areas of greatest need The profession of social work aims to help people and advance the values of self-determination, diversity, human dignity, and social justice. But given today’s changing priorities and social issues, how can you focus your social work career on the areas of greatest need—with opportunity for…

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…

PTSD infographic and social work

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…