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.


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What You Can Do to Support Youth Survivors of Dating Abuse

“I knew something was wrong. I knew I needed help, but I didn’t know where to go.” — Anonymous One in three young people experience some form of abuse in a relationship, but only 33 percent of teens will tell anyone about the abuse in their relationship. A young person […]


I Had No Idea It’s Not in the Parenting Books

When our family discovered one of our children had an eating disorder it was like being sent to a foreign planet. Nothing made sense. It was not a situation we had ever imagined. Here’s what I wished we had known. It’s a real thing. Eating Disorders are not like anything […]


I Had No Idea: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015, Feb. 22–28, is sponsored by the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). The goals of the weeklong effort are to impart the seriousness of the issue, improve public understanding and increase the early detection and intervention of eating disorders. According to NEDA, National Eating Disorders […]


In the Social Work Community, #BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter is a social justice movement that originated on social media. This type of movement is known as social media activism, and it takes the form of a campaign that gains ground via social platforms, word of mouth, hashtags and events that are often organized through the aforementioned platforms. The […]


Loveisrespect: Tips for Helping a Victim of a Violent Relationship

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and at loveisrespect, we know how important it is to raise awareness about this issue. One in three young people in the U.S. is a victim of physical, emotional, verbal and/or sexual abuse from a dating partner, and the majority of them are […]


The Value in Mentoring Our Youth

We often hear the saying that children are our future. But what happens when children take the troubled path, succumbing to crime, drug addiction or self-destruction? If children are our future, isn’t it our responsibility to shape our future by shaping our youth? We can do that through mentorship. Benefits […]

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 the 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 […]