Sexual Assault in the Australian Context (SCWK6950)


Sexual assault is one of the most common forms of violence against women and children There is a growing understanding of sexual violence against boys and men. Sexual victimisation can have devastating effects on a person's development and family relationships and without effective responses, results in long term emotional and social difficulties. Effective intervention requires knowledge of complex inter organisational, health, community and legal contexts. Students will review the contexts in which sexual violence take splace and the emerging evidence base for effective interventions as well as critically analysing a range of preventive, systemic and therapeutic frameworks.

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24 hrs in block mode over 1 week


case conference simulation and refection (40%); essay (35%); and on-line reflection (25%)


Short/Indicative Reading List Atkinson, J. (2002). Trauma Trails, Recreating Song Lines: The Transgenerational Effects of Trauma in Indigenous Australia. North Melbourne, Australia: Spinifex Press. Briere, J., & Elliott, D. M. (2003). Prevalence and psych

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