Working Against Violence

Course code SWRK6006Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course enables students interested in furthering their skills in working with children and families to develop a strong and critical understanding of current knowledge and social intervention in the area of violence. The course examines current social theory in relation to violence in society and best practice knowledge on effective social intervention in the area of violence in the context of children and families. The course draws upon and critiques relevant theories and concepts in the social sciences that underpin violence and then focuses on the application of current knowledge on theory and intervention in the context of children and families.

Not available in 2015

Objectives1. Enhance knowledge and skills necessary for working with violence in the context of children and families
2. Explore new developments in relevant social and psychological theory as it applies to violence in the context of children and families
3. Enhance capacity to critically appraise theory and practice.
4. Enhance capacity to integrate theory, research and practice.
5. Strengthen practice skills in working with violence in the context of children and families
6. Further develop skills and knowledge in order to contribute to the building of a sound knowledge base for practice in the care and protection of children
7. Facilitate strong professional networks with colleagues in the human service practice field in the pursuit of professional and academic excellence.
Content1. Social theory underpinning the historical and current social knowledge about violence.
2. Current social and psychological knowledge about the impact and meaning of violence in the context of children and families.
3. Current debates surrounding violence in the context of children and families.
4. Current best practice knowledge on effective intervention at individual family and community level to address violence in the context of children and families.
5. Addressing worker and client safety in working with violence.
6. Analysis of case and field examples of best practice when working with violence in the context of children and families
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable.
TransitionNot applicable.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeRelevant undergraduate degree.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Email Discussion Group
Experience Based Learning
Integrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsNo 1, worth 50%.
Essays / Written AssignmentsNo 2, worth 50%.
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term