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This assignment requires you to apply the concepts and theories you have learned across the semester to analyse ONE of two scenarios from CaseWorld. The scenarios describe two different types of family violence—one scenario focuses on domestic violence and the other focuses on financial elder abuse. Regardless of which scenario you choose, the analysis will require you to draw on the contemporary literature in sociology (e.g. gender socialisation, social determinants of health, feminist theory, etc.) and psychology (e.g. Bandura’s social learning theory, Bronfenbrenner, stress and coping, grief and loss, etc.) to identify and explore the factors that have influenced the psychosocial status of the family in the scenario.
Please note that this assignment must be submitted in two parts - Part 1 and Part 2
Part 1 (1250 words)- requires you to write the first half of the assignment covering the following dot points:
Relevant psychological factors / concepts that occur in the chosen case
Relevant sociological factors / concepts that occur in the chosen case
Part 1 must be submitted by the end of week 8 of the semester.
CaseWorld (Anne White)—Domestic violence scenario—your paper needs to address the following:
What psychological factors contribute to John’s use of violence and Anne being a victim of violence?
What sociological factors contribute to John’s use of violence and Anne being a victim of violence?
CaseWorld (Greta Balodis)—Elder abuse scenario—your paper needs to address the following:
What psychological factors contribute to Dylan’s financial abuse of Greta and Greta being a victim of this form of abuse?
What sociological factors contribute to Dylan’s financial abuse of Greta and Greta being a victim of this form of abuse?
Preparation considerations
Remember you need to plan your overall paper. You may wish to use headings within the paper to guide the reader. You will be expected to use your text book and other valid and credible resources such as peer review journal articles to support the writing of your assignment. Check the marking guides for both part 1 and part 2 of the assignment to guide your planning, preparation and to support you in developing clear arguments.
The paper should be prepared using the School of Nursing & Midwifery’s House style and:
Include an introduction and conclusion in both parts 1 and 2 of the assignment. Refer to the handout from the Student Learning Centre about writing an essay, in addition to U2Uni (2013) and Fox and Wilkinson (2009). Third person writing style is required.
Tables, figures or appendices may be used to enhance the paper/discussion and are not part of the word limit. Appendices, tables and figures must be appropriately titled and referenced, and the reader referred to these in the discussion. Appendices are placed after the reference page(s).
Author-Date (Harvard) referencing style is to be used.
The reference list should only include literature specifically cited in the text of your essay.

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