Responding to Abuse

Course Code: DSWA 154

Academic Year: 2022-2023

This course will explore the nature of abuse towards people of all ages in our society. The course will result in greater awareness of the vulnerability of people with intellectual disabilities and the latest approaches in prevention and response to abuse towards this group. It will focus not only on family violence but also on abuse in support and care environments, such as residential, school and day programs. Particular emphasis will be placed on the detection, prevention and reporting of abuse specific to the role of the developmental service worker. In light of society's increasing commitment to overcoming this problem, the response of the community, laws and protection orders will be examined.