Courses & Units

Trauma and Justice HGW631

Introduction

This unit examines the intersection between trauma and justice and is informed by a commitment to social justice, decolonising, and an 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 according to the needs of specific groups of people, integrating First Nations knowledges and intersectionality into a socially just approach.

Group work is used in this unit to explore issues that commonly result in, or stem from experiences of trauma, including violence, discrimination, disaster, colonisation, and war. You will develop skills for working with groups both as facilitators and participants.

Summary

Unit name Trauma and Justice
Unit code HGW631
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Social Work
Coordinator Doctor Justin Canty
Delivered By University of Tasmania

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
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Use creative and effective communication strategies to engage people in knowledge generation and knowledge exchange activities to advance social justice and human rights.
  • Judge the transformative potential of care ethics to promote equality and justice in social work services and social policy.
  • Adapt communication strategies to enhance collaboration and cultural relevance.
  • Create and evaluate culturally relevant interventions using communication strategies that maximise client engagement, input and involvement.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090501 $1,828.00 $858.00 $1,002.00 $2,108.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

HGW503, HGW512, HGW513, HGW516, HGW527

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

AssessmentWritten group work proposal 1500 words (30%)|Co-facilitation of 45-minute group and written assignment 1500 words (50%)|Written reflection on values and beliefs on trauma, 1000 words (20%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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