Describe mental healthcare knowledge and skills needed by workers in family and human services occupations.
Description should include
- first aid for mental health (e.g., Mental Health First Aid [MHFA])
- response vs. recovery
- duties of first responders
- duties of recovery professionals
- safety preparedness (e.g., evacuation or crisis plan)
- signs and symptoms of trauma
- sources of trauma
- effects of trauma
- trauma-informed care
- signs and symptoms of mental illnesses
- emotional health effects involved with death and dying
- a holistic approach to personal care (e.g., self-care, self-recovery, self-advocacy, coping mechanisms)
- the measurement and recording of vital signs
- rehabilitation plans for people with specific needs
- documentation of healthcare services.
- How has the rise in awareness of mental health affected the healthcare system?
- How is mental health portrayed in the media?
- What are some of the consequences of not having a working knowledge of mental healthcare practices?
- How are mental health and physical health related?
- What are ways to obtain knowledge and training in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?
- Why is it important to gain the trust of a patient suffering from mental health issues?
- How is confidential information properly shared with providers?
- What is the importance of bringing awareness to mental health?
- What are long-term ways of managing mental health?
- What issues might arise when trying to provide care to a patient with trauma?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
- Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
- Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
- Analyze technical writing for clarity.
- Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).
Other Related Standards
FCCLA National Programs
Families First: Families Today
Families First: Meet the Challenge
Families First: You-Me-Us
Power of One: A Better You
Power of One: Family Ties
Power of One: Working on Working
FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)
National Programs in Action
National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Describe needs and accommodations for people with a variety of conditions that could affect their well-being.