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HSW707 - Addressing Violence and Abuse

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)^ with significant campus requirements, CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Sarah Epstein





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities.

^Students must also attend and participate in a 1 day workshop at the Waterfront (Geelong) on Friday 5 May 2017.


^Students enrol as Cloud (online); however there are significant campus requirements

*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


This unit will give students an introduction to different forms of violence and abuse from a critical social work perspective. Students will examine the social and political underpinnings of violence in society, with particular attention to their gendered and intersectional dimensions. It will provide an overview of definitions and causes of violence and abuse and it will explore social work interventions at the individual and social levels. Students will explore ways in which social workers can support survivors, work with perpetrators and develop strategies for preventing violence and abuse.


Assessment task 1: Written assignment (2500 words) 50%

Assessment task 2: Group assignment and Powerpoint presentation 45%

Assessment task 3: Minimum 5 online weekly discussion posts throughout the 11 weeks of trimester 5%


Hurdle requirement

Attendance at a 1 day seminar held during trimester at Waterfront Campus - date to be advised

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