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SCWK6951: Trauma-informed Responses to Violence

The trauma model is increasingly recognized as a useful approach to understanding the mental health impacts of interpersonal violence. The trauma model provides a potential bridge that enables mental health and social justice perspectives to be combined in responses to interpersonal trauma. The trauma model can also move beyond the harm suffered by individuals to considerations of community and trans-generational trauma, for example, as suffered by Indigenous Australians through experiences of murder, dispossession and child removal. This UOS provides students with a framework for responding to individual and community trauma.

Code SCWK6951
Academic unit Social Work
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the trauma model for understanding and responding to interpersonal violence
  • LO2. critically analyse the strengths and limitations of the trauma model
  • LO3. demonstrate skills in trauma focused work with individuals, groups and communities
  • LO4. demonstrate understanding of the key elements involved in establishing and supporting trauma informed services for victims/survivors of interpersonal and intergenerational violence
  • LO5. engage in critically reflective practice
  • LO6. demonstrate skills in collaborative and team work.

Unit outlines

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