SOWK212-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)

Family Violence

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


This course will provide substantive content on the dynamics of family violence across three forms of violence including child abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence and elder abuse. Specialist law provides the means through which family violence concerns can be addressed by the State. Both voluntary and statutory responses are used in response to family violence. This course provides a broad overview of the ways in which the family and the state attempt to address the issue of family violence. Students will be introduced to research and literature pertaining to family violence from an international and New Zealand perspective and will use this to critique how family violence is both framed and responded to. The course utilises a blended learning format.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of theory and research in family violence from both Indigenous and non-indigenous perspectives.
  • Identify the social, cultural and historical factors that have influenced the occurrence of, and responses to, family violence.
  • Compare and contrast the individual, family and community risk and protective factors for various forms of family violence.
  • Articulate the relevance of theory, legislation, international conventions, and policy to the family violence context


Any 15 points at 100 level in HSRV or SOWK, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA or from Schedule C or E of the BCJ.


HSRV206, HSRV212

Equivalent Courses

Contact Person

Yvonne Crichton-Hill


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Forum Participation 15%
Digital Scrapbook 20%
Current Issue Essay 35%
Online Test 30%

Textbooks / Resources

There is no text book for the course.  Readings relevant to the course will be placed on Learn.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All SOWK212 Occurrences

  • SOWK212-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)