Faculty of Social Work

Faculty of Social Work

Decolonizing Pathways towards Integrative Healing in Social Work

This text considers integrative healing from the decolonizing perspective, drawing from the traditional knowledge and stories of Indigenous peoples.

Includes: Discussion guide

Foundations of Social Work Research

Introductory text on research methods in social work. Reviews are available.

Includes: Practice behaviour index, key takeaways, glossary, list of links by chapter, accessibility rubric

Graduate Research Methods in Social Work: A Project-Based Approach

This textbook is aimed at graduate-level social work students. It provides an introduction to the research process, with a focus on ethics and values. It has been reviewed.

Includes: Glossary, workbook, quiz bank, sample assignments

Guidebook for Social Work Literature Reviews and Research Questions

Short guidebook providing an overview of literature-based research in social work.

Includes: List of links by chapter, accessibility rubric

Historical and Contemporary Realities: Movement Towards Reconciliation

The idea behind the creation of this open textbook is twofold. First, it is written as a resource for educators to teach students about the Indigenous historical significance of the lands encompassing the Robinson-Huron Treaty area and more specifically the Greater Sudbury and Manitoulin area. Secondly, through the use of interactive mapping strategies, the textbook will serve as a guide for educators to develop a similar resource to document Indigenous stories from their own areas. This open textbook is designed to be used at an introductory level to teach about social welfare issues within the Honours Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work program situated in the School of Indigenous Relations at Laurentian University. The material contained within this open textbook is broad enough that it can be used in other disciplines – sociology, education, law and justice, architecture, etc.. This text consists of six chapters. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the gathering of Indigenous stories and their historical significance within the Greater Sudbury area. Chapters 2 – 5 are structured using the medicine wheel as its framework. Finally, Chapter 6 focuses on braiding Indigenous and Western approaches (Description from resource).

Includes: Learning activities, resources for more learning, maps

Licence: CC BY-NC 4.0

Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Volume I and Volume II

This discusses biopsychosocial, sociocultural, and social change dimensions of behaviour, as well as information on human development from the prenatal period through late adulthood. Reviews are available for volume I and volume II.

Includes: Recommended videos

Immigrant and Refugee Families: Global Perspectives on Displacement and Resettlement Experiences, 2nd ed.

Offers an interdisciplinary perspective on immigrant and refugee families, including the areas of economics, politics, health, and human rights. Reviews are available.

Includes: Case studies, videos

Introduction to Social Work

This book was written by MSW students to provide an overview of topics in social work, including in child welfare, health, criminal justice, and services to the elderly.

Includes: Terms lists, case studies

Principles of Social Psychology

This social work text has been positively reviewed. It covers introductory concepts in social psychology. Reviews are available.

Includes: Index, glossary, exercises

Reciprocal Relationships and Well-being: Implications for Social Work and Social Policy

This title includes chapters from Canada, the US, the UK, Finland, and Austria. It provides an overview of social policy and social care practices relevant to reciprocity.

Scientific Inquiry in Social Work

This social work text has been positively reviewed. It covers introductory concepts in scientific inquiry with a social work perspective, from ethics to sampling. Reviews are available.

Includes: Instructor resources, student resources, summaries, real-world applications

Social Work, Sociometry, and Psychodrama: Experiential Approaches for Group Therapists, Community Leaders, and Social Workers

Published by Springer, this open access text focuses on the intersection of social work with psychodrama, discussing how this approach can be used in trauma-informed practice.

Licence: CC BY 4.0

The Service User as a Partner in Social Work Projects and Education

This anthology describes projects and courses in which service users have been involved.

Wellbeing, freedom, and social justice: The capability approach re-examined

This book provides an in-depth examination of the capability approach, including a discussion of common critiques. This resource has been reviewed.

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