An in-depth examination of the prevalence, consequences, risk and protective factors of domestic violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. Draws on local and international research to explore conceptual models, theories, practice and current research concerns, aimed at prevention and intervention activities at the individual, family/whānau, organisational, community and societal levels.
New Zealand has a persistently high rate of intimate partner violence. Professionals working in health, justice, education and social work will inevitably encounter people whose lives are profoundly affected by intimate partner violence. Commonly, however, it is difficult to pick this up, far less respond in ways that will be safe and helpful.
This course explains concepts that are fundamental to understanding people’s experiences. It clarifies the complexity of the problem and describes the development of a systemic response capable of mitigating and even preventing harm. Students have the opportunity to engage with debates that characterise the field. There is also an opportunity to study an aspect of intimate partner violence in detail.
The course is relevant to professionals wanting to enhance their understanding of intimate partner violence as well as to students studying policy (e.g., Master of Public Policy) or professional practice in various disciplines (see list of relevant programmes below).
At the completion of this course, it is intended that students will be able to:
- Critically discuss implications and consequences of diverse perspectives on family violence.
- Engage in debate about current and potential responses to patterns of harm resulting from family violence.
- Articulate key elements of responsive practice to promote safety
- Discuss strategies for effective collaborative work in the family violence field.
- Describe the association between intimate partner violence is associated with child maltreatment.
Currently scheduled classes
2020 Epsom (Semester 2): On campus block teaching on Thursdays (30th July, 17th September) and Fridays (31st July, 18th September) from 9.00am-12pm and 1.00pm-4.00pm.
Take this course
This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes: