EDAC611 Designing and Implementing Child Abuse Prevention Programs
This unit is designed for teachers and educators to explore the range of risk and abuse situations within families and communities which affect children and young people. This exploration would include the indicators, myths, incidence and required intervention for sexual, emotional and physical abuse and neglect, bullying and domestic violence. Unit methodology includes critical reflection on theoretical perspectives, personal values and issues which relate to family life, as well as social and political issues which affect families, communities and risk assessment. The unit also includes reflection on the outcomes for children and young people of various approaches and interventions used to address a range of risk behaviours such as substance abuse, youth homelessness, young offenders and youth suicide.