What is Social Work License Map?

Social Work License Map is a simple guide to social work licensure that clarifies the steps needed to become a social worker in your state.


Human Trafficking

Build Awareness to Prevent Global Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking is a serious and widespread problem around the world. The International Labor Organization that throughout the globe 4.5 million people are victims of forced sexual exploitation. Though all kinds of people are vulnerable to this type of modern-day slavery, this number includes more than 2 million children, and […]

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A Day in the Life of a Clinical Social Worker in California

As a clinical social worker, not only do I use my therapy skills, but I also use negotiating, brokering and advocacy to ensure my clients’ success and well-being. I assess my clients’ life history, strengths and areas of growth, and then incorporate them into treatment plans to address their needs. […]

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A Day in a Life of a Mental Health Social Worker in North Carolina

I first became interested in social work while working on my associate degree. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to major in, but I knew I really enjoyed my sociology and psychology classes. During this time, I also began working as a paraprofessional in a mental health agency. After […]

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A Day in the Life of a Veterans Affairs Social Worker in Michigan

I knew from the time I was a child that I either wanted to be a social worker or teacher because I wanted to make a positive difference in people’s lives. I knew that one person could make a difference, and I wanted to be that person. My very first […]

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A Day in the Life of a Mental Health Social Worker

I grew up surrounded by social work values and was inspired early on to follow in my grandfather’s footsteps. My grandparents took in foster youth for more than 50 years and it was through connecting with these children and hearing their stories that my passion was ignited. This experience led […]


A Day in the Life of a Veterans Affair Social Worker

My morning starts with a 20-mile commute across Mobile Bay to the VA CBOC (Veterans Administration Community Based Outpatient Clinic) in Mobile, Alabama. The sun is at my back and the water is smooth and glassy at this time of the morning. The peace of watching the brown pelicans diving […]

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Build Awareness, Support for LGBT Homeless Youth

LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) youth experience homelessness in a disproportionate rate compared to their heterosexual and cisgender peers. Some studies suggest that 20 to 40 percent of street youth identify as LGBT. According to a 2007 report from the National LGBTQ Task Force, titled “An Epidemic of Homelessness," […]


Life Lessons My Adopted Children Taught Me

I became a father overnight. I awoke in the morning, still somewhat in a state of shock after having put my two sons to bed for the first time the night before. Never mind that I had prepared for several years to take on the role of a single, adoptive […]


Guest Blog: Journey After Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Gives Voice to a New Advocate

Caregiver. That is what I am considered, but if someone were to ask me to describe myself, a hundred other words would come to mind first. I am thought of as a caregiver to the world, but in my mind I am really a wife, mother and woman. I am […]


Q&A: A Student’s Non-traditional Path to a Master’s of Social Work

For many graduates, the path from college graduation to their eventual career can be a windy one. Just ask Sarah Bridgeman. She earned a fine arts degree and studied with an artist in Paris before attending cosmetology school and tutoring struggling students in an after-school program. The latter inspired Bridgeman […]