bshs407 | undergraduate

Family Violence Across The Lifespan: A Multi-strata Problem

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This course explores the phenomenon and social problem of family violence with both macro- and micro-theory explanations and an in-depth literature review. Students will demonstrate an understanding of assessment strategies, consequences, and contributing factors of family violence across socio-economic strata and the full range of diverse populations experiencing family violence. Attention is focused on professional and social responses that include clinical interventions, educational initiatives within schools, and responses to the disclosure of family violence in agency and private settings. Skills to develop a human services approach to preventing family violence are enhanced in this course; students are required to outline their own personal and professional roles in the movement to end family violence.



This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Child Exploitation and Professionals’ Response to Child Abuse

    • Explore the effect of current technology on child exploitation

    • Explore the expectations and responsibilities of professionals related to child abuse and child exploitation
    • Examine how child exploitation affects individuals and their families.

    • Differentiate between the aspects associated with different types of child exploitation.

    Intimate Partner Abuse, Elder Abuse, and Family Violence Among Special Populations

    • Explore the primary issues and changing dynamics associated with intimate partner abuse and violence.

    • Examine the role of the criminal justice response to intimate partner abuse.

    • Examine the primary issues associated with elder abuse.

    • Analyze the extent, types, and theories associated with elder abuse.

    • Explore the types of victimization that occur in special populations.

    Family Violence: Physical Child Abuse

    • Analyze the various factors that contribute to family violence.

    • Discuss physical and emotional consequences of violence on the family.

    • Describe physical and behavioral indicators of child abuse.

    • Examine the issues surrounding sibling abuse and resulting long-term effects.

    Sexual Violence and Victim Issues

    • Examine the primary issues affecting victims of sexual violence.

    • Explore the process of seeking and obtaining compensation and restitution for victims of sexual violence.

    • Explore the primary elements associated with sexual violence.

    • Analyze the myths associated with sexual violence.

    • Examine the primary effect of stalking on victims and their families.

    Child Sexual Abuse and Child Neglect

    • Identify the types and indicators of sexual child abuse and child neglect.

    • Describe and evaluate the misconceptions of sexual abuse and the effect on individuals and their families.

    • Evaluate the consequences of sexual abuse and how it affects individuals and their families.

    • Evaluate the long-term effects of physical abuse and neglect, and the effects on individuals and their families.
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