Social Work

  • ohpikinâwasowin/Growing a Child

    Implementing Indigenous Ways of Knowing with Indigenous Families

    Edited by Leona Makokis, Ralph Bodor, Avery Calhoun and Stephanie Tyler     Forthcoming August 2020

    Western theory and practice is over represented in the child welfare services for Indigenous peoples, not the other way around. Contributors to this edited collection subvert the long-held, colonial relationship between iyiniw (Cree or nēhiyaw) peoples and the systems of child welfare in Canada.

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  • Everyday Violence in the Lives of Youth

    Speaking Out and Pushing Back

    Edited by Helene Berman, Catherine Richardson/Kinewesquao, Kate Elliott and Eugenia Canas     Forthcoming July 2020

    Working with Indigenous, queer, immigrant and homeless youth across Canada, this five-year Youth-based Participatory Action Research project used art to explore the many ways that structural violence harms youth, destroying hope, optimism, a sense of belonging and a connection to civil society. However, recognizing that youth are not merely victims, Everyday Violence in the Lives of Youth also examines the various ways youth respond to and resist this violence to preserve their dignity, well-being and inclusion in society.

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  • Not a New Problem

    Violence in the Lives of Disabled Women

    Edited by Michelle Owen, Diane Hiebert-Murphy and Janice Ristock  Foreword by Emily Ternette     November 2018

    Contributors to Not a New Problem examine the experiences of Canadian women with disabilities, the need for improved access to services and the ways this violence is exacerbated by and intersects with gender, sexuality, Indigeneity, race, ethnicity and class.

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  • Staying Alive While Living the Life

    Adversity, Strength, and Resilience in the Lives of Homeless Youth

    By Sue-Ann MacDonald and Benjamin Roebuck     October 2018

    In Staying Alive While Living the Life, Sue-Ann MacDonald and Benjamin Roebuck unpack the realities of living on the streets from the perspective of homeless youth.

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  • Understanding Violence and Abuse

    An Anti-Oppressive Practice Perspective

    By Heather Fraser and Kate Seymour     November 2017

    In Understanding Violence and Abuse, Heather Fraser and Kate Seymour examine violence and abuse from an anti-oppressive practice perspective and make connections between interpersonal violence and structural, institutional and cultural violence.

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  • The Medicine of Peace

    Indigenous Youth Decolonizing Healing and Resisting Violence

    By Jeffrey Paul Ansloos     April 2017

    In The Medicine of Peace, Jeffrey Ansloos explores the complex intersections of colonial violence, the current status of Indigenous youth in Canada in regards to violence and the possibilities of critical-Indigenous psychologies of nonviolence.

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  • Doing Anti-Oppressive Practice

    Social Justice Social Work, Third Edition

    By Donna Baines     March 2017

    “Buy this book. Make it required reading for every incoming social work student. The best resource I’ve ever found to help with the challenging task of radiating social justice theory into the heart of social work practice. Accessible, real, and encouraging, Doing Anti-Oppressive Practice shines the way forward for our entire profession.”

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  • Walking This Path Together

    Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppressive Child Welfare Practice, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Jeannine Carrière and Susan Strega     July 2015

    “This is a timely book as many child welfare agencies are beginning the journey of implementing an anti-oppressive framework into practice. With several chapters by Indigenous scholars, the plight of our children remains in the spotlight. An underlying message in this book is that if the challenges for Indigenous child welfare can be properly addressed, then those of all other marginalized populations will follow.” — Cyndy Baskin, School of Social Work, Chair of Aboriginal Education Council, Ryerson University

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  • Becoming an Ally, 3rd Edition

     Breaking the Cycle of Oppression in People

    By Anne Bishop     June 2015

    Anne Bishop confronts the question of oppression head on by drawing on her own experience both as an oppressed person as an oppressor. She tells us the we learn to be oppressors from our own oppression.

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  • The Healing Journey

    Intimate Partner Abuse and Its Implications in the Labour Market

    By Linda DeRiviere     April 2014

    The Healing Journey offers a startling analysis of intimate partner abuse and its negative effects on women’s earnings, education and vocational training as well as in the labour market itself.

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