What is opioid abuse, and what effect has it had in rural communities? Opioid abuse refers to the misuse of prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine or synthetic pain relievers such as fentanyl, as well as the use of heroin. A study from the Carsey School of Public Policy shows that rural adolescents are more likely to abuse prescription painkillers than urban adolescents.
This module currently runs: It examines critically the ways in which societies and communities from the local to the transnational, not just governments, address or fail to address basic needs.
The module uses a selection of policy examples which aim to address a range of basic needs such as access to paid employment, healthcare, schooling, citizenship, family benefits, in and out of work benefits, pensions, affordable housing, adult care, early childhood education and care.
It will look at aspects of these through various analytic lenses, including the impact of policies on social divisions, and the roles of neoliberalism, globalisation, social investment, human development, social development, antiracist and feminist perspectives.
The most prominent approaches to comparative social policy are pervasive, namely: The course consists of four core modules: Causes, Consequences and Interventions Researching Communities One elective module from any other postgraduate course within the university One designate module from the following list: Policy and Practice Evaluation: Principles and Practice You also undertake a triple-module dissertation.
You can also opt to take a Postgraduate Certificate in Woman and Child Abuse after the completion of three modules.
What our students say "The course exceeded my original hopes and expectations. The knowledge of the staff within the unit was not only academic but was also informed by frontline work in the violence against women sector.
This experience gave a depth and a passion to the lectures and course materials. It strengthened my academic reading and writing and vastly improved my knowledge of the subject. The quality of the teaching is excellent. It is also excellent preparation for those who are wishing to establish careers in this sector.
Our graduates have gone on to key roles in policymaking or service delivery at local, regional and national levels, and some pursue further studies to PhD level, including with the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit.
Additional costs Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful for example, optional field trips.
The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged. How to apply Use the apply button to begin your application. When to apply You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.
Apply for this course.Risk Factors That Contribute to Child Abuse and Neglect Risk Factors That Contribute to Child Abuse and Neglect Research has uncovered a number of risk factors or attributes commonly associated with maltreatment.
An environmental scan completed by the National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health (b) assessed the challenges faced by professionals supporting early child development.
Substance abuse and addiction are preventable disorders that interfere with normal healthy functioning, contributing to physical and behavioral health problems, injuries, lost income and productivity, and family dysfunction.
Parents/Carers. Child safety and safeguarding information by topic and how to report concerns. Click here. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that state and local authorities investigated million cases of suspected child abuse in A false allegation of child sexual abuse is an accusation that a person committed one or more acts of child sexual abuse when in reality there was no perpetration of abuse by the accused person as alleged.
Such accusations can be brought by the alleged victim, or by another person on the alleged victim's behalf.
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