WIR227 - Immigrant Families and Systemic Violence

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Subject Title
Immigrant Families and Systemic Violence

Subject Description
This course will use an integrated anti-oppression framework to situate immigrant and refugee families within Canadian society. Students will be encouraged to critically explore how immigration policies, family law, criminal law, and the child welfare system affect the lives of immigrant and refugee families. Particular attention will be paid to how race, gender, socio-economic status, age, sexual orientation, ability, nationality and immigration status affect how immigrant and refugee families are impacted by policies and systems

Credit Status
One credit toward the Social Service Worker Immigrants and Refugee Diploma Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Through a commitment to weekly readings, active participation in class discussions and successful completion of assigned evaluation methods, students will be able to:

1. Identify and critically analyze the theoretical
frameworks used to understand family structures,
including how these frameworks can include and exclude
the realities of diverse social groups.

2. Demonstrate principles of the Social Work Code of Ethics
including respecting the diversity among individuals and
families in Canadian society and the right of individuals
to their unique beliefs consistent with the rights of

3. Understand and critically analyze the factors which
impact the migration of families to Canada, including
economic factors, political factors and immigration

4. Understand the impacts of migration on the settlement
process of immigrant and refugee families.

5. Use a gender-based analysis to understand how violence
against women impacts immigrant and refugee families.

6. Use a gender-based analysis to critically analyze how the
family and criminal court systems impact immigrant and
refugee families.

7. Identify the purpose and functions of Ontario?s child
welfare system, including the role of Social Service
Workers in relation to The Child and Family Services Act.

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