EDU5325 Child Abuse and Neglect: Intervention, Protection and Prevention (FOEDU)
Semester 1 (WEB)Toowoomba
Units 1.0 (079999) Band 5
The overall aim of this course is to introduce teachers (including special education teachers) and school counsellors to the field of child (and youth) abuse and associated protection issues. This course adopts a psychosocial developmental approach and provides an advanced study of child abuse phenomenon. The course examines various settings of child abuse - such as family, peer group, institution and a wider social context. Within these ecological environments students study the causes, symptoms and consequences of four main forms of child abuse: emotional, physical, sexual and neglect. The course also offers a brief practical component whereby students explore various ways of dealing with this social problem - prevention, intervention and therapy, with the emphasis on applications within the educational or school context. NOTE: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the EXT or WEB offering and advised of this change before semester commences.