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2020-2021 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SWK 320 - Issues in Family Violence (3 cr.)


This course explores different types of family violence (spouse abuse, child abuse, incest, dating violence and elder abuse) with regard to the seriousness and the extent of the problem, contributing factors, relationship dynamics, and consequences for the individual, the family, the community, and the larger society. Connections between increased violence in mainstream American culture, shifts in family structures leading to family strain, and patterns of family violence are examined. The relevance of the dimension of diversity particularly religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation to family violence and ameliorative services is considered. Causal theories and their implications for social service programs development are explored. Current social policy and social service structures are considered with regard to their effectiveness in treating and reducing family violence.
Prerequisite(s): SOC 101 .
Semester(s) Offered: Fall or Spring



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