Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2010/2011
Canadian Excellence

Family Violence
0.5 Credit

This course addresses different types of family violence (wife abuse, child abuse and elder abuse) in terms of the seriousness and extent of the problem, contributing factors and consequences for the individual, the family, the community and society. A variety of different theories about the causes of family violence are reviewed. Programs for prevention and intervention are addressed, including approaches for battered women, children who have witnessed violence and men who batter. Intervention in cases of physical child abuse and elder abuse is also discussed.