# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Family and Human Services I Task 136101828

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

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.

Process/Skill Questions

  • 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.
  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).

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)

Career Investigation




Job Interview


National Programs in Action


Professional Presentation


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.