This course provides students with a wide spectrum of family violence, focusing on social processes and social relationships. It is a multidisciplinary introduction to the study of domestic violence that guides students to a better understanding of the challenges involved in reducing or eliminating violence.
Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Be introduced to the study of family violence and its complex, multifaceted experience, the various types of family violence and challenges involved in reducing or elimination violence;
- Explain inherent problems in attempting to measure the extent of family violence.
- Describe the numerous myths and misconceptions surrounding family violence.
- Explain the various intervention strategies in dealing with family violence.
- Assess relied data on family violence by local law enforcement agencies.
- Explain family violence from a medical, social and legal perspective and the various dynamics involved
Understand the international perspectives of family violence that crosses borders and cultures, children witnessing domestic violence and how abuse impacts the social and law enforcement agencies that are involved;
- Explain the international perspective of family violence.
- Explain the goals of intervention and list of reporting requirements necessary.
- Explain that more rigorous evaluations of interventions is required to challenge social and cultural norms supportive of violence.
- Explain the importance of laws and policies for family violence
Acknowledge the major theories of family violence from a variety of perspective and how to respond and recognize the threats of aggression
- Explain how or why people act aggressively towards another.
- Understand the long term consequences of victimization
- Know how to recognize warning signs of family violence and abuse
- Explain what can be done to help someone who experience family violence
- Characteristics and Consequences of Family Violence
- Physical Child Abuse
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Child Neglect
- Sibling Abuse
- Ritualistic Child Abuse
- Professionals and Their Response to Child Abuse
- Child Exploitation
- Intimate Partner Abuse and Relationship Violence
- The Criminal Justice Response to Intimate Partner Abuse
- Elder Abuse
- Special Populations and Family Violence
Available Course Sessions
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All our lecturers are selected based on their subject expertise, experience and dedication. They are required to possess at least a Masters in their subject expertise. With their years of work experience, they will also be able to illustrate topics in class with real world examples. We are committed to provide a high standard of service by promoting an environment conductive to student learning through a low student-teacher ratio of 30:1. Currently, we have 50 adjunct lecturers. A brief profile of some of our lecturers is given below.
Details of our lecturers can be found on our website.