This unit of study engages students in a critical examination of the myths and stereotypes that help to reinforce the hidden nature of family violence. It focuses on the nature, incidence, and extent of family violence, the gendered nature of family violence, and the impacts of family violence. It encourages students to consider the range of possible responses to family violence, and ways to reduce family violence in the future.
|1.||Develop a beginning understanding of the dynamics and impact of family violence on individuals and social groups, particularly women and children;|
|2.||Locate and critically analyse social work practice within contemporary political and societal understandings of family violence;|
|3.||Discuss the roles of social workers in responding to and preventing family violence.|
|Review||Reading review (1300 words)||30%|
|Report||Assessment of Risk Report (1700 words)||45%|
|Poster||Poster and written reflection||25%|
Social work and domestic violence: developing critical and reflective practice
Humphreys, C. & Laing, L., (2013)
SAGE Publications, London.
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