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Maine General Medical Center – Edmund Erving Pediatric Center

Website: https://www.mainegeneral.org/medical-services/childrens-behavioral-health-services/
Location: Augusta,
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Description: Specialized services for evaluating and treating children with developmental and behavioral problems.
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Maine Health Access to Care

Website: https://www.mainehealth.org/healthy-communities/access-care
Location: Portland,
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Description: Multiple Opportunities for BSW/Generalist MSW Students and 1 Opportunity for Specialization Year MSW Students
Can accommodate Traditional, BLOCK, and SOS model practicums at Spring, Summer, or Fall start dates

BSW/Generalist Year Opportunities

Portland locations (22 Bramhall Street and 241 Oxford Street) - primarily supports non-english speaking, new Mainers who are walk ins or "warm hand offs" from outpatient clinics. Students provide case management services including triaging and assessing needs related to basic and healthcare needs, providing general emotional and supportive care, and making resource referrals.

Portland 241 Oxford Street location only - option to provide primarily telephonic health coverage support.
Additional option to carry a caseload and provide case management support to walk-ins (primarily New Mainers) needing assistance with basic needs (clothing, food, transportation and healthcare). This support includes assessing needs, providing general emotional support, and making resource referrals.

Oncology Practices - student works within medical setting to assist patients with gaining access to medication, assisting with applications for co-pay foundations, and referring to other relevant resources.

Biddeford location - student has the opportunity to provide case management services primarily to asylum seekers. Opportunities to collaborate, interact with, and advocate for patient needs for the legal, education, housing, and medical systems

Specialization / 2nd Year MSW Opportunities

Multiple Locations in Greater Portland Area - students work with a diverse population of under resources clients to provide on-going counseling and case management services. Opportunity to work with individuals and families.

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Maine Health Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)

Website: https://www.mainehealth.org/maine-medical-center/services/geriatric-care/inpatient-services
Location: Portland,
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Description: HELP is an innovative model of hospital care designed to prevent delirium and functional decline in hospitalized older adults. HELP uses interdisciplinary staff and targeted intervention protocols to improve patients' outcomes and provide cost-effective care.
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Maine Indigent Defense Center/ Maine Holistic Defense Project

Website: http://www.meidc.org/About_Us.html
Location: Portland,
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Description: The mission of the MIDC is to ensure quality representation for Indigent Defendants in the criminal courts of Maine. Develop and implement a holistic defense plan for Maine Build stakeholder support for a holistic defense pilot project in Cumberland County. Educate government agencies and gain their cooperation in implementing the plan. Student learning opportunities include: program development, program evaluation, advocacy, community organizing, grant-writing, community education, legislative advocacy, and group work.
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Maine Inside Out

Website: https://www.maineinsideout.org/
Location: Portland,
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Description: Maine Inside Out initiates dialogue, develops leadership, and builds community across boundaries with collaborative original theater, inside and outside correctional facilities. We are committed to dismantling all forms of oppression and building a movement for transformative justice in our communities. Student Learning Opportunities: program development, program evaluation, advocacy, community organizing, grant-writing, community education, conflict resolution, legislative advocacy, group work, event planning, and program start up.
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Maine Medical Center – NICU

Website: https://mainehealth.org/maine-medical-center/services/family-birth-center/nicu
Location: Portland,
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Description: The largest and most comprehensive program of its kind in Maine and New Hampshire, our NICU cares for more than 900 newborns a year. Our neonatologists (specially trained physicians who care for newborns) provide 24-hour in-house coverage at the hospital. A 31-bed unit, our NICU includes a team of: Neonatologists, Dedicated in-house pediatricians, Nurse practitioners, Registered nurses, Respiratory therapists. Our NICU is the only one in the state that has the support of the March of Dimes Family Support Program. This program has a dedicated staff person who focuses on the parents and their needs as they go through what can be a very scary and difficult time.
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Maine Medical Center – NICU

Website: https://mainehealth.org/locations/mmc-acute-psychiatry-unit/portland-mgb-5623-22-bramhall-street-04102-3700
Location: Portland,
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Description: MMC's acute psychiatry area, part of the emergency department (ED), is a 6 bed secure area for the treatment of patients who present to the ED with a chief complaint that is primarily psychiatric in nature. This is staffed 24/7 by a licensed clinical social worker and a registered nurse and often with a psychiatric resident or physician assistant. It can be challenging due to the high acuity, high patient volume, and number of people and systems that impact the time-limited work we do with patients. The appropriate candidate for an internship in the acute psych area is mature, can handle a fast-paced and sometimes pressured environment, has a strong interest in clinical work with individuals with serious mental illness and substance abuse issues, and, ideally, has prior experience in working with the mentally ill and/or in a hospital setting. Students will develop clinical skills in engaging patients, establishing rapport quickly, crisis intervention skills and completing a thorough bio-psychosocial assessment.
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Maine Medical Center Care Coordination

Website: https://mainehealth.org/locations/mmc-care-coordination/portland-22-bramhall-annex-c-26159a-04102-2754
Location: Portland,
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Description: Case Management Social Worker. Serving adults and pediatrics inpatients. Discharge planning, psychosocial assessment for discharge barriers, guardianship, financial assistance. Student learning opportunities include: program development, program evaluation, advocacy, conflict resolution, legislative advocacy.
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Maine Medical Center Emergency Dept.

Location: Portland,
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Maine Medical Center Inpatient Medical & Geriatric Psychiatry Unit/P6

Website: https://mainehealth.org/maine-medical-center/services/psychiatry/inpatient-medical-geriatric-psychiatry-unit
Location: Portland,
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Description: P6 is the only inpatient psychiatric program providing multidisciplinary care to geriatric and medically complex patients in the State of Maine. The unit is an extraordinary learning opportunity for advanced year MSW students interested in geriatric mental health and in the interplay of physical and mental illness. Students have the opportunity to facilitate family meetings, provide psycho-education and information about community resources, and make referrals. The student, working closely with the team, refers the patient to the appropriate level of care (e.g., outpatient therapy, partial program, home health services, assisted living, skilled nursing facility, nursing home) and communicates with these after care providers, patient, and family to ensure a successful transition from the hospital.
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Maine Medical Center Outpatient Child & Adolescent

Website: https://mainehealth.org/maine-medical-center/services/psychiatry/outpatient-psychiatry/child-adolescent-psychiatry
Location: Portland,
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Description: The Clinic offers consultation to pediatric and family medicine practices and to The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, and co-management of children with physical illnesses with associated emotional and behavioral difficulties. It includes an innovative program of close collaboration with pediatricians, the Child Psychiatry Access Program (CPAP), and it is part of a state-wide program of integration of mental health services and primary care.
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Maine Medical Center/Maine Transplant Program

Website: https://mainehealth.org/maine-medical-center/services/nephrology/maine-transplant-program
Location: Portland,
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Description: Program description: The Maine Transplant Program is the only kidney transplant in the state of Maine. The program utilizes a strong multidisciplinary team approach in providing evaluation for transplantation, pre transplant care, transplant surgery, and post-transplant follow up care for life. The program performs approximately 50 transplants each year, a large portion being transplants involving living donors. The Program also participates in two national kidney registries where a donor and recipient who are not compatible for transplant can be matched with others across the country. Population served: Adult and pediatric patients needing kidney transplant; living kidney donors.
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Maine Medical Partners Family Medicine

Website: https://mainehealth.org/locations/maine-medical-partners-portland-family-medicine/portland-272-congress-street-041013637-8?utm_source=google&utm_medium=local
Location: Portland,
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Description: Serving the greater Portland area, the Family Medicine Center is an outpatient health care office, patient-centered medical home, and training site for Family Medicine residents and team members. Student learning opportunities: case management, advocacy, assessments, case documentation, family work, group work.
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Maine People’s Alliance

Website: https://www.mainepeoplesalliance.org/
Location: Lewiston,
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Description: Locations in Bangor, Lewiston, and Portland.
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Maine People’s Alliance

Website: https://www.mainepeoplesalliance.org/
Location: Portland,
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Description: A statewide non-profit organization actively lobbying for a variety of issues affecting Maine residents, especially low and moderate income residents. Students have opportunities to work on projects regarding health care, the environment and the legislature. These projects involve grass-roots organizing and public education. There are also opportunities to do research resulting in publications such as the Citizen's Guide to the Maine State Legislature. Additional Office in Lewiston and Bangor.
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