# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Family and Human Services Task 901679998

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics of workers within the Family and Community Services career pathway.

Definition

Identification should include

  • behaviors and characteristics highly valued within the Family and Community Services career pathway, as well as knowledge of various services provided to families (e.g., financial assistance, services for an indigent population and for older adults)
  • a determination of potential personality compatibility with jobs in the Family and Community Services career pathway.

Please go to the Virginia Career Clusters website for additional information.

Process/Skill Questions

Thinking
  • What characteristics and skills help family and community services professionals obtain employment? Maintain employment? Advance in employment?
  • How do family and community services professionals improve the quality of life for recipients of these services?
Communication
  • What are the benefits and drawbacks of working in the Family and Community Services career pathway?
  • What characteristics and skills help family and community services professionals relate to diverse populations?
  • What types of services do family and community services professionals provide?
Leadership
  • How can family and community services professionals provide for families that cannot provide for themselves?
  • Why must family and community services professionals remain especially sensitive and respectful when dealing with family situations?
  • How can family and community services professionals reach out to families who need assistance but do not know what services exist?
Management
  • What types of professional credentials and organizations are available to those seeking employment in the Family and Community Services career pathway?
  • What makes family and community services a challenging and rewarding career pathway?
  • How can quality professionals be recruited as well as retained in the family and community services profession?
  • What industry certifications can a student earn while in high school that will benefit a career in this field?

Related Standards of Learning

English

10.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.
  1. Analyze text features and organizational patterns to evaluate the meaning of texts.
  2. Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  3. Skim materials to develop an overview and locate information.
  4. Compare and contrast informational texts for intent and content.
  5. Interpret and use data and information in maps, charts, graphs, timelines, tables, and diagrams.
  6. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
  7. Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  8. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  9. Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
  10. Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.

10.8

The student will find, evaluate, and select credible resources to create a research product.
  1. Verify the accuracy, validity, and usefulness of information.
  2. Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, and point of view or bias.
  3. Evaluate and select evidence from a variety of sources to introduce counter claims and to support claims.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

11.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

11.8

The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Critically evaluate quality, accuracy, and validity of information.
  2. Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view or bias.
  3. Synthesize relevant information from primary and secondary sources and present it in a logical sequence.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

12.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

12.8

The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Frame, analyze, and synthesize information to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  2. Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
  3. Critically evaluate the accuracy, quality, and validity of the information.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

A Better You

 

Balancing Family and Career

 

Earning

 

Families Today

 

Family Ties

 

Meet the Challenge

 

Parent Practice

 

Protecting

 

Saving

 

Spending

 

Working on Working

 

You-Me-Us

 

FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Career Investigation

 

Check the national website for Skill Events

 

Check the national website for online events

 

Entrepreneurship

 

Illustrated Talk

 

Interpersonal Communications

 

National Programs in Action

 

Say YES to FCS Education

 

National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education

7.1.1

Explain the roles and functions of individuals engaged in family and human services careers.