A collection of openly licensed textbook from a variety of publishers and projects about or related to social work.
A Toolkit for Teaching Communication Skills in Social Work (CC BY-NC) by Kelly Allison, University of British Columbia
Marie Nightbird, University of British Columbia
A resource for any instructor who teaches communication skills in either a face-to-face or online environment. It includes five videos demonstrating basic communication skills and a teaching guide for instructors.
Child Maltreatment: An Introductory Guide With Case Studies (CC-BY-NC-SA) by Susan Loosley and Jen Johnson
This guide provides an overview of the different types of abuse, including signs to look for when a child is being abused or neglected. Legal responsibilities to identify and report suspected child abuse are also presented. This resource also contains case studies with interactive questions that allow for theory to be applied to practice.
Rural and Northern Social Work Practice: Canadian Perspectives (CC BY) by Bonnie Jeffery and Nuelle Novik
This book highlights the contextual foundation of social work practice with rural and northern communities by addressing the importance of place using anti-oppressive perspectives. Practice competencies are presented, including an emphasis on trauma- and violence-informed approaches and the importance of addressing the mental wellness of social workers practicing in these communities. The book explores selected areas of social work practice including abuse and intimate partner violence, mental health issues and addictions, newcomers and immigrant populations, older adults, and child protection work.
This guide provides an overview of the different types of abuse, including signs to look for when a child is being abused or neglected. Legal responsibilities to identify and report suspected child abuse are also presented.
Have you ever wondered about why homelessness exists in Canada? This book brings together lived experience representation and the most recent research to explore homelessness in Canada, from a range of different perspectives. Readers are challenged to think about homelessness from various academic viewpoints, including the fields of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Mental Health and Public Health Studies, Population Studies, Social Sciences, and Health Sciences. The authors pose seemingly simple questions and then, through the use of real life scenarios, embedded interview videos, artwork, and interactive activities, demonstrate how the answers are actually rather complex.
A collaborative project that addresses open education, open access, open science, and the practices that support them.
Open Social Work Education (OSWE) is dedicated to increasing the availability and adoption of OER in social work by publishing open textbooks, conducting OER research, curating resources, and conducting research and advocacy.