Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will prepare you to better understand your client groups in the area of family violence, and the broad issues that impact safety and wellbeing and hence delivery of quality services. You will build on and integrate the core theoretical practice knowledge, skills and values learnt throughout the course and required for ethical and efficient practice response at entrance level in either direct or indirect family violence practice settings.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesYou will engage in a range of learning activities, including workshops, the reading of online materials, team learning and case reviews. These are collectively designed to achieve and assess your performance in alignment with the subject’s intended learning outcomes. You will receive timely feedback (formal and informal) about your performance on these activities.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Social work and domestic violence: Developing critical and reflective practice

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorLaing, L., & Humphreys, C



PublisherLondon: Sage.


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically review values and assumptions commonly made about family violence.
02. Apply the ACWA Professional Code of Practice and Ethical Standards in the delivery of family violence interventions.
03. Conduct risk assessments based on the Victorian Family Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework (CRAF)
04. Implement and review safety plans and other relevant interventions to support women and their children

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Dandenong (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Twelve 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Students are required to complete a range of online activities and reading prior to attending weekly workshops

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

ONLINE FORUM CONTRIBUTION. Students will submit four forum posts that explore how family violence has been conceptualised over a period of time; identifying the impacts of such conceptualisation (e.g. legislation, policy approaches, etc.) on a population group experiencing family violence.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

10 minute online TEAM presentation about risk & safety response (500 words equivalent per student).

N/AOral presentationGroupNo30 SILO2, SILO4

Case study

Turnitin via LMS 

i. Complete the MARAM (multi-agency risk assessment management framework)

ii. In 1500 words, summarise the plan and identify the theories that have informed your practice. 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4