BEING THE CHANGE: COMMUNITY SERVICES PRACTICE AND FAMILY VIOLENCE

SWP3CSC

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will draw upon the skills and knowledge studied during the course. Students will critique the role of community work in promoting effective practice across diverse settings. This will be applied and contextualized through a key issue confronting Australian society, and across service sectors, that of family violence .Within this area of practice, students will expand their knowledge of social justice, human rights, and ethical decision making. They will review the shifts in perceptions of and responses to a social problem, and explore differing conceptual and operational definitions of family violence over time and apply interpretations from across the sector and legislative jurisdictions. Students will be assisted to consolidate knowledge and skills to develop strategies at both individual and community level. Students will reflect on their emerging professional identity as they embark upon independent practice as future agents of change.


SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSocial work and domestic violence: Developing critical and reflective practicePrescribedLaing, L., & Humphreys, C (2013)London: Sage.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse the challenges inherent to community service practice and critically and creatively respond within changing practice environments

Activities:
Review a current social problem
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Investigate and review the impact of current Australian legislative and policy frameworks designed to address social phenomenon

Activities:
Weekly reading materials and lectures with in-depth group discussion to explore overt & hidden impacts.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Articulate the knowledge and skills required for family violence practice and apply across diverse cultural and social groupings

Activities:
Weekly reading materials and lectures and in-depth class/group discussion to explore domestic & global areas of change.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Align knowledge, skills and values of community work practice required for social action

Activities:
1. Review of broad service system depicted in readings or on-line materials and answer related questions. Class discussion will be undertaken to expand understanding of the ethical issues including gaps in service, how stakeholders are funded and attributed regulatory powers. Related materials will be discussed in weekly group discussions. 2. Reading material will outline processes and structures of the service system, including protective/policing services to give broad understanding of the structures of response. 3. Group Awareness campaign (group open format) will assess students integration and application of knowledge
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Design innovative approaches to building community awareness across key areas of community service practice

Activities:
Review actual practice projects/programs depicted in readings and on-line lecture materials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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