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H SER 251 - Family Violence

5 Credits

Provides an overview of family systems, including the functions of families, changing roles within families across the life span, diversity in defining families and family problems and violence. History, myths and realities of family violence will be explored. It covers the study of the characteristics of victims, abusers and other family members; cycle of abuse and its impact on all family members. It provides an in-depth look at various forms of abuse; and treatment theory and approaches for victims and perpetrators, explores legal and ethical issues as well as identify community resources.


Quarters Typically Offered
Spring Online

Designed to Serve Professional/technical students students in Human Services. Transfer students as part of the emphasis area.
Active Date 20200330T21:15:28

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
I. Defining families and the changing roles within families across the life span

II. Explore the theory of oppression ans its role in family violence

III. Explore the dynamics and history of family violence

IV. Study various forms of abuse in-depth

V. Discuss how to recognize and assess abuse within a professional role

VI. Discuss current treatment theories and approaches for victims and perpetrators

VII. Identify community resources VIII. Understand the legal and ethical issues

Student Learning Outcomes
Explain the causes and consequences of all major categories of family violence

Explain the challenges that exist in defining, preventing and measuring family violence

Describe the range of treatments and preventive policies and practices for all major categories of family violence

Explain the effect of cultural context on family violence

Conduct and report on basic research in the field of family violence

Identify community resources that effectively serve those involved in family violence

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