Course Title: Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2017
Course Code: HWSS6070C
Course Title: Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5345 - Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)
Course Contact: Bronwyn Tanti
Course Contact Phone: 9925 9079
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 50
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to identify and respond to the needs of clients who may be experiencing domestic and family violence, including responding to immediate intervention and support needs
This unit applies to health and community service workers providing services according to established organisation procedures. These workers may not be specialised family violence workers.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
1. Adopt work practices that support interactions with those affected by domestic and family violence
1.1 Plan work practices to ensure maximum consideration is given to client and worker safety
1.2 Ensure work undertaken demonstrates consideration and understanding of the underpinning values and philosophies of domestic violence work and the nature of domestic violence, including its effects, its social, historical, political and economic context and its place in the criminal justice system
1.3 Participate in support processes to obtain professional feedback and to monitor occupational health and stress
1.4 Demonstrate in all work, understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the individual, the family, the community and society to minimise or prevent domestic violence
2. Identify client needs
2.1 Use appropriate interpersonal skills that develop rapport and promote confidence, allowing accurate and relevant exchange of information
2.2 In all work, demonstrate sensitivity to client's specific needs and any cultural, family and individual differences
2.3 Conduct interviewsand interactions with clients in a safe environment and in a manner which allows the client to explore their issues/options
2.4 Explain rights and responsibilities of client and worker and promote throughout client contact as appropriate
2.5 In all work apply organisation standards and procedures and comply with legislative and statutory requirements
3. Respond to client needs
On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.
Details of Learning Activities
Classes where information is shared through talks and group discussions, and exercises are conducted to apply learning. Time in class is spent working on applied assessment tasks.
Week 1: Introduction to the area of family and domestic violence
• Values and philosophies of domestic violence work
• Background information and the effects of domestic and family violence
• Current key issues affecting the area
Week 2: Supporting interactions
• Applying practices that support client and worker safety
• Self-care and accessing support processes for workers exposed to domestic and family violence
• Meeting organisational and complying with legislative and statutory requirements
Week 3: Identifying client needs
• Developing rapport and explaining rights and responsibilities, demonstrating sensitivity
• Assessing and prioritising needs based on their complexity, urgency and eligibility
• Dealing with immediate risks to safety and developing safety plans
Week 4: Developing intervention strategies
• Working with clients to prioritise physical and emotional safety
• Negotiating interventions provided by you, another colleague or services
• Making referrals, providing clients with services’ information and completing and checking case notes
Week 5: Assessment workshop, review and reflection
• Finalising assessments
• Course review
• Reflection on learning
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Overview of Assessment
This unit has three assessment tasks consisting of 1 individual, 1 group and 1 quiz.
Assessment task 1: Identify the needs of clients, based on role-played scenarios
Assessment task 2: Develop intervention strategies and provide referrals for clients, based on scenarios.
Assessment task 3: Complete an online quiz in Blackboard to test your knowledge of and apply to short scenarios the key issues and concepts related to working with those who are experiencing domestic and family violence.
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrix’s are available through program administration.
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