Family, House Hold Safety and Security

Course description:


Aim: This course is aimed at enabling fellows and other participants to discuss how conflict, particularly through domestic violence, affects the family, particularly children.

Objective: To design strategies for preserving the family unit as the basic unit of society, and therefore, the most critical unit of society in ensuring the peace and stability of communities and the country as a whole.

Scope: The course will explore how conflict has negatively affected families, often weakening families and destroying their coping mechanisms. The course will particularly focus on how conflict, especially domestic violence, affects children and other vulnerable members of households.


Sunnye Mayes, Michael C. Roberts and Cathleen Odar Stough (2014). Risk for household safety hazards: Socioeconomic and sociodemographic factors. Journal of Safety Research, Volume 51, December 2014, Pages 87-92.

Sunnye Mayes, Michael C. Roberts, Richard E. Boles & Keri J. Brown (2006). Children’s Knowledge of Household Safety Rules. Journal of Children’s Health Care, Volume 35, 2006 – Issue 3, Pages 269-280.    Download citation

Catherine C. Wiley M.D., Rosemary Casey, M.D. (1993). Family Experiences, Attitudes, and Household Safety Practices Regarding Firearms. Vol. 32, Issue 2, 1993.

Gershom, Robyn, Dailey, Maureen RN, Magda, Lori A., Riley, Halley E.M. Conolly, Jay BA§; Silver, Alexis RN (2012). Safety in the Home Healthcare Sector: Development of a New Household Safety Checklist. Journal of Patient Safety: June 2012 – Volume 8 – Issue 2 – p 51–59. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0b013e31824a4ad6

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