Introduces colonisation as an initial violence and examines the trauma experienced by individuals and groups, with a focus on cultural and individual resilience. Students will look at the overt, passive and perceived elements of social violence. Trauma, trans-generational trauma, trauma recovery and individual and group resilience will be explored.
Module 1: Colonisation: initial violence & trauma, post-colonial trauma, The Stolen Generations.
Module 2: Collective trauma: Trans-Generational and Contagion trauma.
Module 3: Trauma Response I: Flight Fight. Trauma Response II: Freeze Fracture.
Module 4: Resilience and Healing.
Module 5: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Safety and Cultural Competency.
Module 6: Self-determination & empowerment: `The Cornerstones’ of healing.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||interpret the psychology, behavioural analysis and transmission of trauma and trauma responses|
|2||locate frameworks for the analysis of trauma through the identification of trauma responses at group and individual levels|
|3||compare factors in resilience through critical analysis of trauma theory and case studies.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- interpret the psychology, behavioural analysis and transmission of trauma and trauma responses
- locate frameworks for the analysis of trauma through the identification of trauma responses at group and individual levels
- compare factors in resilience through critical analysis of trauma theory and case studies.
Prescribed Learning Resources
- No prescribed texts.
- No prescribed resources/equipment.
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