HHS308 Family Violence (8)


This subject builds on the students' knowledge of family violence and how it impacts on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The subject addresses the prevalence, effects and impact of family violence. It covers the effects of family violence on children and how it may link with mental health issues. Students will develop skills and knowledge to work more effectively with survivors of family violence.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2014.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: HHS308
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

Enrolment restrictions

Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health) course, and Indigenous students enrolled in welfare programs

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
be able to identify the myths in relation to family violence;
be aware of the prevalence of family violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities;
have an understanding of the effects and impact on people affected by family violence;
have the knowledge on how to respond appropriately and effectively to people affected by family violence;
be aware of the legal and medical requirements in connection with family violence;
have a knowledge of appropriate referral services.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Myths and facts of family violence; Effects and indicators of family violence; Working with people affected by family violence; Barriers to reporting/disclosing family violence; Issues that may arise for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; Links between children affected by violence and mental health issues; Legal and medical information; Mandatory requirements; Worker care and debriefing skills.

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 4 day residential school.


The information contained in the 2014 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 29 April 2014. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.