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Aging Well: Solutions to the Most Pressing Global Challenges of Aging
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This open access book outlines the challenges of supporting the health and wellbeing of older adults around the world and offers examples of solutions designed by stakeholders, healthcare providers, and public, private and nonprofit organizations in the United States. The solutions presented address challenges including: providing person-centered long-term care, making palliative care accessible in all healthcare settings and the home, enabling aging-in-place, financing long-term care, improving care coordination and access to care, delivering hospital-level and emergency care in the home and retirement community settings, merging health and social care, supporting people living with dementia and their caregivers, creating communities and employment opportunities that are accessible and welcoming to those of all ages and abilities, and combating the stigma of aging. The innovative programs of support and care in Aging Well serve as models of excellence that, when put into action, move health spending toward a sustainable path and greatly contribute to the well-being of older adults.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OAPEN
Author:
Jean Galiana
William A. Haseltine
Date Added:
10/05/2021
Child Growth and Development
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Welcome to Child Growth and Development. This text is a presentation of how and why children grow, develop, and learn. We will look at how we change physically over time from conception through adolescence. We examine cognitive change, or how our ability to think and remember changes over the first 20 years or so of life. And we will look at how our emotions, psychological state, and social relationships change throughout childhood and adolescence.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Psychology
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Alexa Johnson
Antoinette Ricardo
Dawn Rymond
Jennifer Paris
Date Added:
12/05/2019
Contemporary Families: An Equity Lens
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This openly licensed text, created with students, approaches contemporary families from an equity lens. It asks two questions relevant to the Difference, Power, and Discrimination outcomes at Linn-Benton Community College and Oregon State University: “What do families need?” and “How do society and institutions support or get in the way of families getting what they need?" Original content is licensed under CC BY, except as otherwise noted. More specific information can be found under Licenses and Attributions at the bottom of each section.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Liz Pearce
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Foundations of Social Work Research
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This textbook was created to provide an introduction to research methods for BSW and MSW students, with particular emphasis on research and practice relevant to students at the University of Texas at Arlington. It provides an introduction to social work students to help evaluate research for evidence-based practice and design social work research projects. It can be used with its companion, A Guidebook for Social Work Literature Reviews and Research Questions by Rebecca L. Mauldin and Matthew DeCarlo, or as a stand-alone textbook.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Texas at Arlington
Provider Set:
Mavs Open Press
Author:
Rebecca L. Mauldin
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Graduate research methods in social work
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This textbook guides students, step-by-step through the process of conducting a student research project--conducting a literature review, conceptualizing a research question, designing a research project, collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, as well as disseminating results to academic and lay audiences. The textbook emphasizes ethics, cultural humility, social justice, information literacy, and feasibility as core components of the research process.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA)
Author:
Cory Cummings
Kate Agnelli
Matthew Decarlo
Date Added:
10/20/2020
Graduate research methods in social work
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We designed our book to help graduate social work students through every step of the research process, from conceptualization to dissemination. Our textbook centers cultural humility, information literacy, pragmatism, and an equal emphasis on quantitative and qualitative methods. It includes extensive content on literature reviews, cultural bias and respectfulness, and qualitative methods, in contrast to traditionally used commercial textbooks in social work research.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Cory Cummings
Kate Agnelli
Matt DeCarlo
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
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That’s what we are here to find out – Human Behavior and the Social Environment (HBSE) – How do they connect? How does it shape us? Why do we think and feel the way we do?

This will be explored throughout this course by examining human behavior throughout life stage developments and our interactions with the social environment. This course will explore theoretical perspectives in Social Work to help provide a foundation for organizing thoughts about client needs and issues they are seeking supports for. Theories will then be connected to important developmental, social, and cultural issues that present throughout each stage of life to create an overall picture of a client’s experience and how we can use this information to have a better understanding of how people we work with are influenced and why. Knowledge of typical development in each stage of life will also inform the Social Worker if any other supports, resources, or services may be needed.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
University of Arkansas
Author:
Susan Tyler
Date Added:
05/28/2020
Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
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These materials will help students and instructors alike explore human behavior and how it is shaped and impacted by both traditional and non-traditional paradigms. This text will also support the reader in having a deeper understanding of how the environment, in all of its complexity, can affect individuals, families, groups, and communities.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Arkansas
Author:
Whitney Payne
Date Added:
05/21/2020
Immigrant and Refugee Families: Global Perspectives on Displacement and Resettlement Experiences
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Immigrant and Refugee Families: Global Perspectives on Displacement and Resettlement Experiences uses a family systems lens to discuss challenges and strengths of immigrant and refugee families in the United States. Chapters address immigration policy, human rights issues, economic stress, mental health and traumatic stress, domestic violence, substance abuse, family resilience, and methods of integration.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Immigration and Immigrant Policy: Barriers and Opportunities for Families
Chapter 2: From There to Here: The Journey of Refugee Families to the United States
Chapter 3: Human Rights
Chapter 4: Economic Well-Being, Supports and Barriers
Chapter 5: Mental Health
Chapter 6: Intimate Partner Violence among Immigrants and Refugees
Chapter 7: Substance Abuse
Chapter 8: Resilience in Immigrant and Refugee Families
Chapter 9: Embracing a New Home: Resettlement Research and the Family
Chapter 10: Conclusion

Subject:
Social Work
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Catherine Solheim
Elizabeth Wieling
Jaime Ballard
Date Added:
06/15/2019
Introduction to Social Work at Ferris State University
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This book was written by MSW students as their final project for their Capstone class. Students were each assigned a chapter of the book to write to show that they had achieved competency as a Master’s level social worker. Chapters were assigned based on student interest and experience in certain areas of the field.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Ferris State University
Author:
Aikia Fricke
Ainslee McVay
Brian Majszak
Colton Cnossen
Eden Airbets
Jenae Finney
Jennifer Lamoreaux
Kassandra Weinberg
Katlin Hetzel
Keith Bogucki
Lindsey Bronold
Melissa Ryba
Micah Beckman
Sandra Tiffany
Tracey Stevens
Troy Richard
Tyler Felty
Date Added:
08/28/2017
Lifespan Development: A Psychological Perspective
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Developmental Psychology, also known as Human Development or Lifespan Development, is the scientific study of ways in which people change, as well as stay the same, from conception to death. You will no doubt discover in the course of studying that the field examines change across a broad range of topics. These include physical and other psychophysiological processes, cognition, language, and psychosocial development, including the impact of family and peers.

Subject:
Psychology
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of Lake County
Author:
Martha Lally
Suzanne Valentine-French
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Non-Violent Conflict Management: Conflict Resolution, Dealing with Anger, Negotiation and Mediation
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Conflict is inevitable and if unresolved, has negative impacts that reach far beyond the principal parties. Managing conflict in a non-violent manner can increase the ability of everyone involved to work more effectively with clients, staff, and other personnel. This module teaches conflict management through a combination of skill-building and philosophical discussion to enable participants to become invested in the idea that non-violent conflict management is better, more effective, and more efficacious in the long run than either conflict avoidance or an aggressive approach that produces "winners" and "losers." The material can be presented in training sessions of varying lengths from one class to an entire semester. The author recommends separating the three modules over time to allow time for integration of skills. (95 pages)

Rice, S. (2000).

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Date Added:
12/11/2020
Parenting and Family Diversity Issues
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This book has been created for students and all individuals who work with children and families (e.g., educators, parents, caregivers, direct support workers, etc.) in diverse contexts. It is imperative to understand how and what factors may influence child outcomes across the lifespan. Therefore, key concepts related to parenting, child-rearing, care-giving, and parenting education are outlined in this textbook to provide historical, theoretical, and practical perspectives across vast settings and developmental domains.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Iowa State University
Author:
Diana Lang
Date Added:
11/18/2021
PowerPoint Slides: SOWK 621.01: Research I: Basic Research Methodology
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The twelve lessons for SOWK 621.01: Research I: Basic Research Methodology as previously taught by Dr. Matthew DeCarlo at Radford University. Dr. DeCarlo and his team developed a complete package of materials that includes a textbook, ancillary materials, and a student workbook as part of a VIVA Open Course Grant.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Matthew DeCarlo
Date Added:
01/12/2021
Scientific Inquiry in Social Work
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As an introductory textbook for social work students studying research methods, this book guides students through the process of creating a research project. Students will learn how to discover a researchable topic that is interesting to them, examine scholarly literature, formulate a proper research question, design a quantitative or qualitative study to answer their question, carry out the design, interpret quantitative or qualitative results, and disseminate their findings to a variety of audiences. Examples are drawn from the author's practice and research experience, as well as topical articles from the literature. The textbook is aligned with the Council on Social Work Education's 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. Students and faculty can download copies of this textbook using the links provided in the front matter.

Subject:
Social Science
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Open Social Work Education
Author:
Matthew Decarlo
Date Added:
06/20/2019
Social Problems: Continuity and Change
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Social Problems: Continuity and Change is a realistic but motivating look at the many issues that are facing our society today. As this book’s subtitle, Continuity and Change, implies, social problems are persistent, but they have also improved in the past and can be improved in the present and future, provided that our nation has the wisdom and will to address them.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Understanding Social Problems
Chapter 2: Poverty
Chapter 3: Racial and Ethnic Inequality
Chapter 4: Gender Inequality
Chapter 5: Sexual Orientation and Inequality
Chapter 6: Aging and Ageism
Chapter 7: Alcohol and Other Drugs
Chapter 8: Crime and Criminal Justice
Chapter 9: Sexual Behavior
Chapter 10: The Changing Family
Chapter 11: Schools and Education
Chapter 12: Work and the Economy
Chapter 13: Health and Health Care
Chapter 14: Urban and Rural Problems
Chapter 15: Population and the Environment
Chapter 16: War and Terrorism

Subject:
Social Work
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Date Added:
05/28/2020
Trauma Informed Behaviour Support: A Practical Guide to Developing Resilient Learners
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If we want to impact the world of children who have experienced trauma then we must change not only ourselves and our classroom, but we must change our schools, our organisations, and our systems of care for children. We must all speak out for these children who have no voice to bring awareness of new educational and mental health approaches to children who will become tomorrow’s failed adults unless they receive our understanding and our help.

For whatever reason you have been attracted to this book, you have come to the right place. You may at times put it down and wonder if the challenge is too great, but trust me it is not. If you stay engaged with this book and with a child who has experienced trauma then you will learn new understandings, new ideas and new ways to reach the mind, the heart and the soul of young people who need our support and our love.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Southern Queensland
Author:
Govind Krishnamoorthy
Kay Ayre
Date Added:
11/18/2021