HSSW709 – Social work and whanau and or family based violence

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Module code
HSSW709
Module title
Social work and whanau and or family based violence
Prescription
The aim of this module is to critically analyse contemporary theory, approaches and debates related to social work and whaanau and/or family-based violence in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Programmes
  • HS0114
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
60
Self directed hours
90
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Critically examine concepts and definitions related to whaanau and/or family-based violence.
2. Critically analyse structural drivers and impacts of whaanau and/or family-based violence.
3. Critically analyse a range of contemporary issues and services related to whaanau and/or family-based violence.
4. Evaluate the application of social work practice theories and models related to social work with whaanau and/or family-based violence in the context of a specific client group.
5. Critically reflect on professional practice issues related to social work with whaanau and/or family-based violence.
Content
• Conceptual models of family-based violence from a multi-cultural perspective
• Dynamics of whaanau violence
• Risk management, safety plans, legal orders and protective legislation
• International and national models for prevention and intervention of violence
• Family-based and whaanau violence across population subgroups
• Community mobilisation against family-based and whaanau violence
• Identification and response to abuse and neglect against children
Teaching and Learning Strategy
• Lecture
• Small Group Activities
• Tutorials
• Case studies
• Web-enhanced activities
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is achievement based and the application and assessment of transferable skills are integrated in the assessment tasks. The overall mark to pass the module must be 50%.

The BSW is an applied academic degree which includes the requirement that students demonstrate professional practice in a range of ways. This includes high levels of attendance and participation.