Child Abuse as a Social Issue

Unit Code: WELF 3001

Contact hours: Recommended 8-10 hours of study per week

Unit Description

This unit enables students to examine the way in which child abuse has become a public issue. It considers the assumptions, values and interests which underlie definitions of abuse, as well as intervention and prevention strategies promoted to protect children from abuse. Students will examine constructions of childhood, the positioning of children and attitudes towards children and families.

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