Topic: Working with Violence and abuse

Assignment Task Option B: Essay other than a personal reflection
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The Assignment Brief
You are expected to write a 2500 word essay which is worth 50% of your overall assessment for this

Option B: Essay other than personal reflection
Essay other than personal reflection
Choose either domestic /family abuse OR sexual abuse and explore the ways in which you might support a client. Ensure that you cover aspects such as:
• Definitions
• Myths
• Client safety
• Legalities
• Consequences and effects on children and on adults
• Ways forward.
Discuss with relevance to the theory/ies you would base you intervention on and why. If you wish, you can choose a specific area of interest or a community (eg. Indigenous, elder abuse, a specific CALD community etc), Please discuss with Christine prior to starting this.
Choose either domestic/family abuse OR sexual abuse and explore the ways in which you might support a client.
Ensure that you cover aspects such as:
Definitions; myths; client safety; legalities; consequences and effects on the survivor; ways forward.
Discuss with relevance to the theory/ies you would base you intervention on and why. If you wish you can choose a specific area of interest or a specific community eg. elder abuse, CALD, Indigenous etc.

Assessment 2 (50%) – Essay – Marking Criteria-
Essay No 2 “Choose either domestic violence OR child sexual abuse and explore the ways in which you might support a client”.

Criteria Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory Grade
Demonstration of understanding the definitions of abuse & linked to readings /5
Demonstration of understanding & discussion of myths & the role they play /7
Understanding of factors to take into account when assessing risk and safety of clients /10
Understanding of legalities and legislation applicable to the topic /7
Discussion of possible consequences and effects on children & adults. /7
Discussion of methods, theories, practices a social worker would use to assist those in this situation /14

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Rubric
Theoretical Essay
Theoretical Essay
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeDemonstration of understanding the definitions of abuse & linked to readings 5.0 to >4.0 Pts
Excellent 4.0 to >3.0 Pts
Very good 3.0 to >2.5 Pts
Good 2.5 to >2.4 Pts
Satisfactory 2.4 to >0 Pts
Unsatisfactory
5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeDemonstration of understanding & discussion of myths & the role they play 7.0 to >6.0 Pts
Excellent 6.0 to >5.0 Pts
Very good 5.0 to >4.0 Pts
Good 4.0 to >3.4 Pts
Satisfactory 3.4 to >0 Pts
Unsatisfactory
7.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeUnderstanding of factors to take into account when assessing risk and safety of clients 10.0 to >8.0 Pts
Excellent 8.0 to >6.9 Pts
Very good 6.9 to >6.0 Pts
Good 6.0 to >4.9 Pts
Satisfactory 4.9 to >0 Pts
Unsatisfactory
10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeUnderstanding of legalities and legislation applicable to the topic 7.0 to >6.0 Pts
Excellent 6.0 to >5.0 Pts
Very good 5.0 to >4.0 Pts
Good 4.0 to >3.4 Pts
Satisfactory 3.4 to >0 Pts
Unsatisfactory
7.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeDiscussion of possible consequences and effects on children & adults. 7.0 to >6.0 Pts
Excellent 6.0 to >5.0 Pts
Very good 5.0 to >4.0 Pts
Good 4.0 to >3.4 Pts
Satisfactory 3.4 to >0 Pts
Unsatisfactory
7.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeDiscussion of methods, theories, practices a social worker would use to assist those in this situation 14.0 to >11.0 Pts
Excellent 11.0 to >10.0 Pts
Very good 10.0 to >8.4 Pts
Good 8.4 to >6.9 Pts
Satisfactory 6.9 to >0 Pts
Unsatisfactory
14.0 pts
Total points: 50.0

Type of service-Academic paper writing
Type of assignment-Essay
Subject-Psychology
Pages / words-10 / 2500
Number of sources-10
Academic level-Senior (College 4th year)
Paper format-APA
Line spacing-Double
Language style-AU English

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