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Elements and Performance Criteria
The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:legal and ethical considerations (national and state/territory) for domestic and family violence, and how these are applied in organisations and individual practice:codes of conduct copyright and intellectual propertydiscriminationduty of care human rights privacy, confidentiality and disclosurerights and responsibilities of:workers and employers individuals, families, the community and society to minimise or prevent domestic violencework role boundaries Ă˘â‚¬â€ś responsibilities and limitationsgeneral principles and practices of community development, education and consciousness raisingdomestic violence and its context, including:social, historical, political and economic context of domestic violence, including types and nature of domestic violence, power and gender issues, child abuse and associated criminal issuesprevalence of myths, unhelpful beliefs, attitudes and practices in the broader society regarding domestic violence and their effects on individualsĂ˘â‚¬â„˘ rights to safety and autonomyunderpinning values and philosophies relating to domestic violence, including:all individuals have the right to be free from violencethe community has a responsibility to work toward the prevention of domestic violence and to demonstrate the unacceptability of all forms of domestic violenceall forms of domestic violence are unacceptable in any group, culture or creedthose who use violence should take responsibility for their behaviour and have access to programs to assist them change their behaviour to ensure the safety of their familydomestic violence is widespread and complexdomestic violence impacts on the physical, emotional, social, and financial well-being and safety of individuals in familiesdomestic violence and abuse has devastating effects on family members and results in significant social and economic costs to the communitycultural and language groups represented within the local/regional community, and a respect for their values and beliefsimpacts of cultural, sub-cultural, social, sexual identity, religious, gender, age, disability, language issues, etc. on attitudes towards domestic violencekey people and groups within the community who are able to influence community valuescurrent theory and research knowledge in the domestic violence areaprocesses used to formally and informally communicate the domestic violence prevention needs of the communityorganisation current domestic violence activities, programs and servicescurrent organisation procedures, protocols and practice for promotion of servicesprogram planning techniques.