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Violence in the Home: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Karel Kurst-Swanger, Jacqueline L. Petcosky

Course Created: 2003

Practice Level: Intermediate

This course does not qualify for NBCC credit

Book Required Duration: 8 hours
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Course Summary

Violence in the Home: Multidisciplinary Perspectives examines the impact of family violence across the life span. Chapters include theoretical perspectives, child, intimate partner, and elder abuse. Intervention and treatment strategies for various populations are also covered.

Course Format

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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the theories related to family violence.
  • Describe the impact of family violence on children.
  • Explain the impact of family violence on the elderly.
  • Describe intervention strategies for family violence.
  • Explain caregiver maltreatment.
  • Discuss the prevention of violence.

Course Syllabus

  1. Violence in the Home: An Introduction
  2. Theoretical Perspectives
  3. Child Maltreatment
  4. Intimate Partner Abuse
  5. Hidden Violence in the Home: Siblings, Parents, Animals
  6. Elder Abuse
  7. Pseudo Families: Caregiver/Institutional Maltreatment
  8. Intervening in Violent Homes
  9. Preventing Violence in the Home


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