Responding to Domestic and Family Violence: Theory and Practice

Course code HLSC6127
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This course addresses the knowledge and skills required to understand and respond to domestic and family violence within the context of working with families. Students gain the knowledge and skills required to undertake and manage professional practice and ongoing professional development in responding to domestic and family violence.

Availability

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse the social context of domestic and family violence.

2. Analyse social beliefs and attitudes relating to domestic and family violence.

3. Identify the prevalence of domestic and family violence.

4. Explain the legislative requirements and provisions governing responses to domestic and family violence.

5. Analyse and apply theoretical perspectives to interventions in domestic and family violence.

6. Apply knowledge and skill in assisting clients to change attitudes, beliefs and behaviours.

7. Apply knowledge and skill in dealing with potentially volatile clients and situations.

8. Apply knowledge and skill in analysis, assessment, intervention and evaluation to address domestic and family violence.

9. Utilise self-assessment, reflective and supervision strategies to manage and develop professional capacities to respond to domestic and family violence.

10. Identify and actively utilise professional associations and networks to enhance and continuously develop knowledge and skill in responding to domestic and family violence.

Content

  1. Social, historical, political and economic context of domestic and family violence.
  2. Theoretical perspectives informing responses to domestic and family violence.
  3. Legislative and practice frameworks
  4. Organisational and professional procedures, ethics and standards
  5. Impacts of domestic and family violence on children & family work
  6. Skills in assessment, intervention and evaluation relating to interventions in domestic and family violence.

Assumed Knowledge

Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience in the field.

Assessment Items

Report: Written Report

Written Assignment: Individual writing for practice task - Safety plan

Practical Demonstration: Professional skills assessments

Contact Hours

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 96 hour(s) per Term

This course requires an overall student effort of 120 hours including online activities, workshops and assessment items.

Workshop

Online 24 hour(s) per Term

This course requires an overall student effort of 120 hours including online activities, workshops and assessment items.