# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Family and Human Services I Task 167906182

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe legal issues related to professional caregiving.


Description should include
  • harmful and/or fraudulent behaviors (e.g., physical abuse, psychological abuse)
  • financial exploitation
  • compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements (e.g., the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 [HIPAA])
  • client rights and legal documents (e.g., protection of privacy, dignity, and autonomy; advance healthcare directives; legal guardianship and conservatorship; do not resuscitate order [DNR]).

Process/Skill Questions

  • How does one know whether an issue is legal?
  • How does a professional determine whether he/she is complying with state and local regulations?
  • Who determines the rights of clients?
  • How do clients communicate their requests?
  • To whom do families communicate their decisions regarding the client?
  • What legal documentation is needed by family and human services workers?
  • What responsibility do family and human services workers have in providing awareness of laws and regulations to the client?
  • What responsibility does the family have in researching the laws and regulations in the best interest of the client?
  • What responsibility do financial institutions have in educating families and clients about what is fraudulent?
  • Why is it important for family and human services workers to provide necessary legal documentation?
  • What are some obstacles encountered when trying to decipher laws and associated terminology?
  • Why is it important for families to conduct research to determine what is in the best interest of the client?

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).

History and Social Science


The student will apply social science skills to understand the concepts of democracy by

  1. recognizing the fundamental worth and dignity of the individual;
  2. recognizing the equality of all citizens under the law;
  3. recognizing what defines a citizen and how noncitizens can become citizens;
  4. recognizing majority rule and minority rights;
  5. recognizing the necessity of compromise; and
  6. recognizing the freedom of the individual.

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

Families First: Families Today


Families First: Meet the Challenge


Families First: You-Me-Us


Financial Fitness: Protecting


Power of One: A Better You


Power of One: Family Ties


Power of One: Working on Working


STOP the Violence


Student Body: The Resilient You


FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Event Management


Interpersonal Communications


National Programs in Action


Professional Presentation


Public Policy Advocate


National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


Analyze professional, ethical, legal, and safety issues for human service employees.


Apply rules, regulations, legal and work site policies that affect employer, employee, personal, and family rights and responsibilities.