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EDU5325 Child Abuse and Neglect: Intervention, Protection and Prevention

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Education
School or Department : Further Education and Training
Version produced : 21 July 2014


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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2013 Online