UM Extended Education

COUN 0252 Understanding Family Violence

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This course is designed to help students develop a theoretical understanding of family violence. An overview of the individual, familiar and societal theories of family violence will be presented including an examination of how specific theoretical perspectives have helped shape different government policies and community services. The course will also review the current controversies, new approaches and cultural issues in the area of domestic violence intervention. Through both discussion and written assignments students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge to specific case studies.

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