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Family Violence Specialist

degree programmes

 with Ingemar Weger-Woods

short description:
Identify domestic violence, understand the dynamics involved, cycle of violence, Interventions, victimology.
long description:
This is a course for the training of family violence specialists. There will be 8 lessons and 8 assignments as follows:

Lesson 1. Definition of family violence/abuse and the terminology.
Lesson 2. Cycle of violence and the dynamics involved.
Lesson 3. Child abuse and neglect.
Lesson 4. Elder abuse and abuse.
Lesson 5. Stalking.
Lesson 6. Work place safety issues.
Lesson 7. Ethics for human service workers.
Lesson 8. Advanced topics and intervention methods.

Overview of the standards of human service workers

The human service paraprofessional assists, colleagues and other professionals in promoting social change; striving for the liberation and empowerment of individuals to enhance well-being, having and using basic theories of human behavior, social systems?and coordinating community resources.? The human service paraprofessional is a member of a team that intervenes at the point where people interact with their environment.? Also the principles of human rights and social justice are crucial to human services, furthermore, the human service worker attempts to?alleviate and prevent hardship, suffering, and have an obligation to help clients, groups, families, and communities.? They will assist?colleagues and professionals on the behalf or in the interest?of clients and people to enable them to deal with personal and social problems and coordinating resources and services.? Values and principles: empathy, social justice, willingness to serve humanity, integrity, competence, recognizing human dignity and worth.? Empathy is the ability?to feel how another may feel and share their hardships.???Every human being has intrinsic worth.? All persons have a right to well-being, and?to have as much control over their own lives as is consistent with other?s rights.
Duty and accountability of the Human Services paraprofessional

Show respect for all people, and respect user?s values, goals, beliefs, needs, preferences, relationships, cultures, and relationships.

Advocate and promote client?s?dignity, privacy, individuality, and responsibility. Ensure the protection of clients by setting appropriate safeguards and limits.?Utilizing the authority delegated?to them. ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Respect clients rights to make informed decisions, and promote the clients? participation?in?the decision?making process.
Keep current on new research.
Complete additional continuing educational credits.
Social Justice?
Fair access to public?and benefits.
Equal treatment and protection under the law.
Social development and environmental management in the interests of present and future well being. Recognition of rights and obligations of individuals, families, groups, and communities.
Social?Justice involves identifying and?advocating strategies for overcoming structural disadvantage.

Paraprofessionals must:

Make an accounting of the ethics involved in their work following their national code of ethics.
Place service to humanity in their work before personal aims, views, and observing the principles of fairness.
?8 Give clients and others involved the information they need to make choices.? Also explain their rights to complain (grievance process).? Also to support them during the complaint process.?
Ensure that services are offered and given in a culturally appropriate manner. Have
Integrity The paraprofessional must ensure that their private conduct does not compromise the fulfillment of their professional responsibilities, and avoid behaviors which is counter to professional principles and standards, or which damage the human service worker?s integrity.
To set and protect explicit and appropriate professional boundaries to minimize the risk of conflict, exploitation, or harm in all relationships with clients, colleagues, undercharges, and?higher management.
Stay within?the scope of their authority and seek mentorship and accountability from colleagues.
Not to engage in any intimate or sexual conduct with current clients, undercharges, or management.? This causes an unequal distribution of power and authority in the paraprofessional?s favor.
Not to have intimate or sexual relations with former clients without careful consideration of any potential for exploitation and controversy.
All?human service workers must disclose any conflict of interest to their supervisor.
Will not act without the informed consent of clients unless required by law to protect that person or others from risk of serious harm.? Where the law vests the power of consent in relation to a child in the parent or guardian, this does not lessen the paraprofessional?s obligation to ascertain and observe the child?s wishes and feelings and give proper weight to the child?s maturity and ability to understand.
Diversity and Cultural Awareness??
Human service paraprofessionals must acknowledge the significance of?the client?s culture; they must also obtain a?basic knowledge of the client?s culture, and communicate with them in their language, or seek a qualified interpreter when possible.
The human service paraprofessional must recognize all privacy and confidentiality of records according to federal?and state law and agency policy.?

Ingemar Weger-Woods?2002
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credits obtained:
non-credit professional development
minimum class size:
Course will be available for enrollment on 1 March 2005
fee comments:
 session structure





Class Introduction

live session

This session is to facilitate a raport between the student and instructor. In addition, course expectations and requirements will addressed.

1h 0m

total duration: 1h 0m over 1 session(s)
comments: This course will be 8 weeks in length.

Available to book on the following pre-scheduled starting dates:

start: (GMT) 01 March 2005 09:30 internet time: @438 | view full details |

duration: 1h 0m
fee: 10US$  (100lp)
payment: at booking
delivery method: live online and self-paced

Quick Help

United States

Ingemar Weger-Woods

description of :
I currently am an award winning elite online instructor for My students are very important to me and I will respond to all questions and grade course work within 24 hours.
Teacher's qualifications:
Being Updated.
's preferred teaching style:
I am very frendly and enjoy teaching online my grading policy is liberal. The student will not need a text book for this course however, there is many websites on the internet concerning family violence and we will utilize many of these sites. This course will require the student to write 6 short papers, watch 1 movie/documentary concerning family violence the student will be responsible for choosing and aquiring the movie. There will be a quiz after each lesson. There is one final examination. grades will be based on the following:

1. Completion of all lessons and assignments 25%
2. Quizzes 40%
3. Final exam 25%
4. Instructors evaluation of overall quality of course work and student participation 10%

There will be 8 live chats scheduled.

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