Franklin Brooks, MSW, Ph.D., ACSW, LCSW, has been in clinical social work practice since 1988. He has taught at the UNE School of Social Work for two different time periods, 2006-2007 and 2014-present teaching both foundation year and advanced year social work practice courses. In addition, he has been active in social change efforts in Maine for several decades including legislative advocacy for sexual and gender minorities which informs his teaching of social policy advocacy methods in the UNE SSW MSW program. He is a former Chairperson of the National Association of Social Workers, Maine Chapter’s Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Advocacy. He has expertise in the fields of human sexuality, sexual orientation, and transgender issues. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Services and Advocacy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders (SAGE) Maine and represents the mental health professional community on the Family Law Advisory Commission. His current research and scholarship efforts include a social service provision to underserved populations and a service provision to sexual and gender minority youth.
Human Sexuality with a special emphasis on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Integrated Social Work Practice
and public policy analysis