Responding to Domestic and Family Violence: Theory and Practice

Course code HLSC6127Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

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.

Available in 2014

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course, students will:
- Analyse the social context of domestic and family violence.
- Analyse social beliefs and attitudes relating to domestic and family violence.
- Identify the prevalence of domestic and family violence.
- Explain the legislative requirements and provisions governing responses to domestic and family violence.
- Analyse and apply theoretical perspectives to interventions in domestic and family violence.
- Apply knowledge and skill in assisting clients to change attitudes, beliefs and behaviours.
- Apply knowledge and skill in dealing with potentially volatile clients and situations.
- Apply knowledge and skill in analysis, assessment, intervention and evaluation to address domestic and family violence.
- Utilise self-assessment, reflective and supervision strategies to manage and develop professional capacities to respond to domestic and family violence.
- Identify and actively utilise professional associations and networks to enhance and continuously develop knowledge and skill in responding to domestic and family violence.
Content- Social, historical, political and economic context of domestic and family violence.
- Social attitudes and beliefs influence domestic and family violence.
- Gender and power analyses.
- Definitions and prevalence.
- Theoretical perspectives informing responses to domestic and family violence.
- Impacts of domestic and family violence on family work.
- Models of family work in domestic and family violence.
- Organisational and professional procedures, ethics and standards governing practice relating to domestic and family violence.
- Legislative and practice frameworks.
- Organisational and professional standards, procedures and values in the provision of services to address domestic and family violence.
- Skills in assessment, intervention and evaluation relating to interventions in domestic and family violence.
- Developing and maintaining professional competence in domestic and family violence.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeUndergraduate degree in relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience in the field.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Clinical
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Workshop
Assessment Items
ClinicalClinical Skills Assessment
Essays / Written Assignments
Online Discussion
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 30 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Student Projects: for 30 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Email Discussion Group: for 30 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Workshop: for 30 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for HLSC6127