# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Family and Human Services I Task 167906183

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe elements of professionalism in family and human services occupations.


Description should include
  • awareness of personal values, biases, and stereotypes
  • elements of professionalism in the role of caregiver
  • the importance of effective communication
  • information gained from performance reviews and feedback
  • strategies for working in a team to complete an assigned task
  • strategies to manage stress and maintain self-care.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is managing stress helpful as a caregiver?
  • How do personal values influence professionalism?
  • How can a professional influence a situation?
  • What types of communication are usually most effective?
  • What types of communication are often ineffective?
  • How can effective communication help with stress management?
  • How can a professional assess his/her biases?
  • What communication skills are needed to work with clients in a clinical setting?
  • Why might it be helpful to have a mentor for communications?
  • How may communication-training programs be useful in clinical settings?
  • What is the effect of conflict resolution?
  • When should teamwork strategies be used in a clinical setting?

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

A Better You


Balancing Family and Career


Families Today


Family Ties


Meet the Challenge


Take the Lead


The Real You


The Resilient You


Working on Working




FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)



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Check the national website for online events


Illustrated Talk


Interpersonal Communications


Life Event Planning


National Programs in Action


National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


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


Analyze effective self-advocacy strategies for human services professionals.


Demonstrate professional behaviors, skills, and knowledge in providing family and human services.


Differentiate between situations that require personal prevention or intervention and those situations that require professional assistance.