Courses & Units

Trauma and Justice HGW431

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Note:

Restricted to BSW(Hons)

Introduction

This unit examines the intersection between trauma and justice and is informed by a commitment to social justice and a political ethic of care. At a macro level, you will learn how social workers can promote policy, legislation and practice that aim to acknowledge, address and prevent trauma by challenging social structures and advocating for vulnerable groups. At a micro level, you will learn skills for recognising and responding to trauma at an individual and community level, and according to the needs of specific groups of people.

Group work is used in this unit to explore issues that commonly result in, or stem from experiences of trauma, including sexual abuse, family violence, disasters, colonisation, mental illness, poverty, and grief and loss. You will join groups both as facilitators and participants and complete a detailed analysis of one group work session.

Summary

Unit name Trauma and Justice
Unit code HGW431
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Social Work
Coordinator

Dr Justin Canty

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Apply ethical methods of communicating with clients, colleagues and managers by being respectful, sharing information, demonstrating flexibility and working collaboratively.
2. Formulate interventions using culturally relevant and adaptable communication strategies that maximise client engagement, input and involvement.
3. Present complex information in a compelling way through highly effective written and public communication skills that are also culturally relevant
4. Debate the transformative potential of care ethics to promote equality and justice in social work services and social policy.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 090501

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

HGW302, HGW303, HGW308, HGW312 and HGW327

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

This unit is taught over a 10 week period comprising:

Weekly online learning activities, including lecture and other self-directed exercises.

Weekly face-to-face workshops (120 mins x 10 weeks)

80% minimum compulsory attendance requirement to meet accreditation requirements

Assessment

Written reflection on values and beliefs on trauma 1000-words (20%);

Written group work proposal 1500-words (30%);

Co-facilitation of 45-minute group and written reflection (1500-words) (50%).

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Textbooks

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