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SCWK6950: Sexual Assault in the Australian Context

Sexual assault is one of the most common forms of violence against women and children There is a growing understanding of sexual violence against boys and men. Sexual victimisation can have devastating effects on a person's development and family relationships and without effective responses, results in long term emotional and social difficulties. Effective intervention requires knowledge of complex inter organisational, health, community and legal contexts. Students will review the contexts in which sexual violence take splace and the emerging evidence base for effective interventions as well as critically analysing a range of preventive, systemic and therapeutic frameworks.

Code SCWK6950
Academic unit Social Work
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the socio-political context, nature and extent of sexual violence.
  • LO2. Identify the short and long term impacts of sexual violence and the implications for intervention in a variety of contexts.
  • LO3. Engage critically with a range of theoretical approaches to understanding sexual violence.
  • LO4. Articulate the ways in which gender inequality intersects with inequalities based on factors such as race, culture, class, age and ability to shape the experiences of victims/survivors of sexual violence.
  • LO5. Demonstrate knowledge of best practice when responding to adult and child survivors of sexual assault through policy, practice and research.
  • LO6. Demonstrate understanding of sexual assault intervention in a range of complex contexts.
  • LO7. Demonstrate understanding in responding in collaboration and team work.
  • LO8. Demonstrate professional behaviour within the group.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.