SOWK212-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)

Family Violence

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


This course will provide substantive content on the dynamics of family violence across three forms of violence including child abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence and elder abuse. Specialist law provides the means through which family violence concerns can be addressed by the State. Both voluntary and statutory responses are used in response to family violence. This course provides a broad overview of the ways in which the family and the state attempt to address the issue of family violence. Students will be introduced to research and literature pertaining to family violence from an international and New Zealand perspective and will use this to critique how family violence is both framed and responded to. The course utilises a blended learning format.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of theory and research in family violence from both indigenous and non-indigenous perspectives
  • Identify the social, cultural and historical factors that have influenced the occurrence of, and responses to, family violence
  • Compare and contrast the individual, family and community risk and protective factors for various forms of family violence
  • Articulate the relevance of theory, legislation, international conventions, and policy to the family violence context.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Any 15 points at 100 level in HSRV or SOWK, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA or from Schedule C or E of the BCJ.


HSRV206, HSRV212

Course Coordinator

Yvonne Crichton-Hill


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Tutorial Participation 15% Students will need to complete tutorial tasks and attend those tutorials that are conducted via learning technologies.
Forum Post 06 Aug 2021 15% 300 words
Current Issue Essay 20 Sep 2021 35% 2000 words
Online test 22 Oct 2022 35% Multi-choice and short answer questions

Textbooks / Resources

All Course readings and resources will be made available on LEARN alongside content material.
• Required readings, recommended readings and materials used in each lecture will be available to be downloaded from LEARN
• Regularly check your LEARN page for updates.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

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