Human Services

Open and Zero-cost Resources

  • Grand Challenges for Social Work (YouTube)
    The Grand Challenges for Social Work is the flagship program of the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare (AASWSW).
  • Foundations for Assisting in Home Care (Milne Open Textbooks)
    “This text provides the background necessary to begin working toward a career in the home care field as either a Home Health Aide or Personal Care Aide.”
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
    “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.”
  • Libraries Serve Refugees
    “This site is designed to provide high quality, relevant, reliable, and timely resources for persons assisting immigrant, refugee, and displaced persons populations and for the members of those populations themselves.” As of August 2022, the site is no longer being updated; check information before using it.
  • Scientific Inquiry in Social Work
    “As an introductory textbook for social work students studying research methods, this book guides students through the process of creating a research project.”
  • Human Services Resource Barn (OER Commons)
    This hub “provides resources from throughout UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Human Services Programs.”