Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast
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.
|Unit name||Trauma and Justice|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Dr Justin Canty
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- 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|
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HGW503, HGW512, HGW513, HGW516, and HGW527
This unit is taught over a 10 week period comprising:
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%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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