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Violence and Addictions: Issues in Social Work Practice


Course Description

This course takes an in-depth look at two common abuse situations within today's families: violence and addictions. An understanding of the cycle of violence and its impact on individuals, families, and communities will be explored. Addictive substances and behaviours will be identified. Issues of power and control will be examined as critical elements to understanding violence. Students will examine how these issues impact diverse communities. Resources and strategies for intervention and prevention will be explored.

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SOWK 1010 SOWK 1020 SOWK 1030 SOWK 1040 SOWK 1035 SOWK 1045 SOWK 2010 SOWK 2020 SOWK 2030 Co requisite SOWK 2045