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#WearYourPride in June: Blog to Support LGBT Pride!

On June 2, President Obama released an official proclamation declaring June “Pride Month.” This entire month is dedicated to raising awareness of discrimination and violence against the LGBT community. Much of the discussion surrounding LGBT issues revolves around politics. But we at Social Work License Map want to make the […]

Mental Health Resources List

Though Mental Health Month is coming to a close, mental health is an undeniably important matter year-round. We at Social Work License Map took the time to compile a comprehensive list of resources for anyone seeking information about and/or help for a range of mental health issues. Our list spans […]

Mindfulness Meditation in Social Work

Mindfulness Meditation in Social Work

Originally developed as an extension of Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies, mindfulness meditation cultivates awareness of thoughts, emotions and sensations in the here and now. Instead of rehashing the past or projecting into the future, a person who is practicing mindfulness focuses on the present moment and is open and […]

Mental Illness Prevalence in Adults

Mental Health Statistics All Social Workers Should Be Aware Of

Mental and emotional wellness are primary concerns of working social workers around the globe. While it is important to recognize the needs of those coping with mental illness year-round, we recognize May as Mental Health Month in order raise awareness, educate, and fight stigma around mental illness. We have compiled […]

National Campaign Teen Pregnancy Prevention

The National Campaign Raises Teen Pregnancy Awareness

Although teenage pregnancy in the United States has declined dramatically over the past two decades, the nation’s teen birth rate is still higher than in other developed countries like the United Kingdom and Canada. Teenage pregnancy statistics show that nearly 3 in 10 girls will become pregnant at least once […]

Inspired Advocates Resource

Improving Your Inspired Advocates Score

The past few months here at Social Work License Map have been especially exciting since we launched the The Inspired Advocates, the first tool of its kind to gather an expansive variety of social advocacy blogs in one place and scale them based on vital metrics. Because the Inspired Advocates […]

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#MHChat Roundup (5/14/14): Mental Health and Illness

What are some of the greatest challenges the mentally ill face? Are certain illnesses more stigmatized, or conversely, accepted, than others? How can we eradicate the stigma against mental illness? How can recording and sharing experiences of mental illness create a more understanding and empathetic society for individuals who suffer from mental […]

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Social Workers in Film

Social workers play a major role in society and can be found in every community, supporting individuals, families, schools, administrators, veterans, and more — touching the lives of every client they meet. So it comes as no surprise that there are many movies about social workers — or at the […]

Social Work Volunteer Opportunities

Social Work Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is one of the most effective ways to gain meaningful, hands-on experience in the social work field. It gives prospective M.S.W. students a chance to prepare for real-world work in the field and current social workers a chance to broaden or reinforce their experience. This post will help you think […]

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National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) Profile

The statistics are tragic. In the United States, 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced sexual violence at some point in their lives — which is why National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is so important each April. Coordinated by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center […]