SOCW 103 - Family Violence Across the Lifespan
3 credits (3 lecture)
This course is designed to give students an overview of theory and current research in the area of family violence. Topics to be covered include physical and sexual abuse of children, child neglect, sibling abuse, spousal abuse, rape, elder abuse, abuse in gay and lesbian communities, and abuse of people with disabilities. In addition this course will examine how social service systems, including social work, education, medical professionals, and the criminal justice system are working to reduce the effects of the problem of family violence in our society.