Faculty News

Butler Discusses homelessness with Bangor Daily News

October 21, 2021 Sandra Butler, director of the School of Social Work at the University of Maine, discussed the issue of homelessness in Bangor with the Bangor Daily News. She says some people dislike seeing homeless people in public because they view their suffering as self-inflicted, unaware of how extrapersonal problems with  affordable housing, health […]

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Dr. Lenard Kaye’s Op Ed for Bangor Daily News

Dr. Lenard Kaye was featured in an op-ed in the Bangor Daily News yesterday regarding older adults during the pandemic: https://bangordailynews.com/2020/04/21/opinion/contributors/older-adults-are-facing-dual-public-health-emergencies/

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End Stage’ offered by the AgingME (GWEP) Social Work Field Unit 

The Palliative Players of Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County presented the improv theater production “End Stage”  on March 10, 2020 at the Buchanan Alumni House. Through unscripted role playing, the performers acted out possible end of life scenarios and conversations in families challenged by serious illness. The performances explored decisions and wishes that arise in […]

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Butler appointed to Commission

Dr. Sandy Butler was appointed by the Maine Speaker of the House to the Commission to Study Long-term Care Workforce Issues in the Summer 2019.  The Commission met five times during the fall of 2019 and submitted its report to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services in February 2020, including recommendations addressing […]

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Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong received a three-year grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in August 2019 to train social work students in the fields of Opioid Use Disorder and Substance Use Disorder Treatment.

The University of Maine School of Social Work’s “Professional Opioid Workforce Response” (POWR) program addresses the state’s high rate of opioid overdose and shortage of trained mental health professionals. Over three years, POWR will increase the number of social workers entering the behavioral healthcare field, with a regional focus on central and northern Maine. The […]

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Drs. Lenard Kaye, Jennifer Crittenden and the UMaine Center on Aging receive HRSA grant in collaboration with the University of New England in July 2019 for the statewide AgingME initiative.

An initiative of the University of New England in collaboration with the University of Maine to improve the health and well-being of Maine’s older adults through enhanced practitioner training has received a five-year award of nearly $3.75 million from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under its Geriatrics […]

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Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong’s Research Highlighted in UMaine Research News

Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong’ s research project, “Building Bridges: Organizational efforts to address partner violence and substance use disorders”, was highlighted in the November UMaine Research News. For more information about Dr. Armstrong’s research: Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong Research on Intimate Partner Violence.

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Intimate Partner Violence Workshop – May 2018

School of Social Work faculty organized a two-day workshop on Intimate Partner Violence, held at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast on May 21-22.  Representatives from over 16 agencies presented on topics related to Intimate Partner Violence.  Faculty presenters included: Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong, Dr. Judith Josiah-Martin, and Dr. Robin Russel.  Nancy Kelly, Field Education Director, provided […]

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Social Work Faculty Awarded Summer 2018 Faculty Research Grants

The School of Social Work is pleased to announce that two Summer 2018 Faculty Research Grants have been awarded to social work faculty members: Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong and Dr. Elizabeth DePoy.  This was a highly competitive review with 21 proposals received and only six funded.  The title of Dr. Armstrong’s research is: Building Bridges: Organizational Efforts […]

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