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NASW-ME Spring 2020 Newsletter

NASW Maine President’s Message—Brandy Brown

It is hard to believe that it has been almost two months since we started respond-ing to changes in our personal and professional lives due to COVID 19. I have been impressed, though not surprised, by the overwhelming response of social workers as we work together to make sure that people have resources and support during this time. We had an incredible response to the call to volunteer with the Maine FrontLine WarmLine and the NAMI Volunteer Therapist program. Both great ways for our profession to volunteer. Students are stepping up to reimagine their field placements and find unique ways to provide support, leaning on many of their strengths related to technology. Retired social workers are coming out to volunteer and take on supportive roles during this time, sharing their wisdom and guidance, supporting the profession and those who are vulnerable. Seeing people come together reminds me that we really are ‘generations strong.’ KEEP READING HERE

NASW-ME Winter 2020 Newsletter


As we have welcomed the new year, we welcome change. This year, 2020, will be a year of change to remember, with the presidential election and a number of bills that call forth our attention, at the state and national level. There is no better time to get involved with our policy committee than now. Supporting social work advocacy and making sure our voice is heard, submitting testimony on bills that matter to social workers, and staying abreast of the issues. Please consider coming to a policy committee meeting or coming to one of the policy advocacy trainings we will be holding across the state in the coming months. KEEP READING HERE

NASW-ME Summer 2019 Newsletter


In June, I was able to represent Maine social work-ers at the NASW Advanced Leadership Meeting in Wash-ington, DC, along with our (interim) Executive Director, Lynn Stanley. It was empowering to connect with that many engaged social workers from different backgrounds, supporting each other, navigating the differences in the organization, and working together to advocate for policy change. KEEP READING HERE

NASW-ME Spring 2019 Newsletter


I am quite pleased to have the opportunity to represent our chapter as the board President for NASW Maine. Having been an active member of NASW for several years, I look forward to further work and connection with you all and I am excited about new possibilities. KEEP READING HERE

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