The aim of this unit of study is to provide a socio-political framework from which to view issues of violence. The problem is seen as a community responsibility in that victim groups are defined by their relative powerlessness. Thus action is required at multiple levels, and interventions are taught ranging from individual counselling through group support to community development and social action. Emphasis is placed on developing the self-awareness of the counsellor in response to indicators of violence and sexual assault.
|1.||Critically review the processes involved in prevention, identification, assessment and intervention in cases involving domestic violence and/or sexual assault;|
|2.||Critically reflect on the counsellor's role in response to indicators of violence and sexual assault;|
|3.||Appraise social and cultural attitudes towards and approaches to domestic violence and sexual assault;|
|4.||Identify and critique a range of professional literature that examines working with identifying and treating domestic violence and sexual assault.|
|Essay||Essay (1500 words)||20%|
|Literature Review||Literature Review (2500 words)||40%|
|Project||Case Study (2500 words)||40%|
Where to next?
Study a single unit
This unit may be available as a single unit of study.
Find out more about how to apply for single units of study at VU.
VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this unit information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that unit information is current with the Student Contact Centre.