# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Family and Human Services II Task 1081124204

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Analyze legal and ethical concepts associated with family and human services.


Analysis should include
  • defining the terms legal and ethical
  • providing examples of legal concepts
  • providing examples of ethical concepts
  • describing the differences between the two.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the difficulties of defining the terms legal and ethical?
  • Why is it important to differentiate what is legal and what is ethical?
  • How could something be legal but unethical?
  • How does one communicate what is legal?
  • How does one communicate what is ethical?
  • How does one communicate the difference between what is legal and what is ethical?
  • What responsibility do family and human services personnel have in explaining laws and regulations to clients and their families?
  • What responsibility do family and human services personnel have in explaining the difference between various laws and regulations?
  • What might be the effect of not providing ethical training?
  • What might be the effect of not keeping up-to-date on current laws and regulations pertaining to family and human services?
  • What might be the consequence of not understanding the difference between what is legal and what is ethical?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms, to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms, and literary and classical allusions in text.
  5. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.


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.

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)

Interpersonal Communications


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.