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Unit description

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.

Unit content

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.

Learning outcomes

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:
1interpret the psychology, behavioural analysis and transmission of trauma and trauma responses
2locate frameworks for the analysis of trauma through the identification of trauma responses at group and individual levels
3compare factors in resilience through critical analysis of trauma theory and case studies.

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.

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response40%
Reflective writing60%
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Fee information

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