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Open Educational Resources: Social Work

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Open Text Collections

Courseware in Social Work

American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare Webinar Series

Grand Challenges of social work webinar series by the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare. Videos include topics such as "Stop Family Violence", "End Homelessness", and "Financial Capability and Asset Building for all."

Future Learn - Social Care Courses

Develop an understanding of some of the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children, with this free online course or explore what inequalities are and how they can be reduced through health and social care

Open Learn Courses - Social Care & Social Work

Open Learn provides introductory to advanced courses on social work. Courses include topics such as "Homelessness and need", "Meeting minority needs", "Interview with a social worker", "Social care in the community", and "Becoming a critical social work practitioner.

Text Resources

Guidebook for Social Work Literature Reviews and Research Questions

Authors: Rebecca L. Mauldin and Matthew DeCarlo
This short guidebook provides information about selecting a research topic and research questions, searching for literature, reading and understanding scholarly writing, and writing a literature review to synthesize what is known and what remains to be learned about a social problem.

Foundations of Social Work Research

Author: Rebecca L. Mauldin
This textbook was created to provide an introduction to research methods for BSW and MSW students

Social Problems: Continuity and Change by University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing through the eLearning Support Initiative

Publication Date: 2016

Social Work in Africa by Linda Kreitzer

Publication Date: 2012

Social Problems: Continuity and Change-Open Textbook

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing.
Living Wages Around the World

This manual describes a new methodology to measure a decent but basic standard of living in different countries and how much workers need to earn to afford this, making it possible for researchers to estimate comparable living wages around the world and determine gaps between living wages and prevailing wages, even in countries with limited secondary data

The Generational Welfare Contract

This groundbreaking book brings together perspectives from political philosophy and comparative social policy to discuss generational justice. Contributing new insights about the preconditions for designing sustainable, inclusive policies for all of society, the authors expose the possibilities of supporting egalitarian principles in an aging society through balanced generational welfare contracts.

Social Services Disrupted

This book revives the discussion on public social services and their redesign, with a focus on services relating to care and the social inclusion of vulnerable groups