# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Family and Human Services II Task 1081124205

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Analyze ethical issues related to professional caregiving.


Analysis should include
  • appropriate professional and personal boundaries
  • harmful and/or deceptive behaviors (e.g., psychological abuse, physical abuse)
  • financial exploitation
  • compliance with codes and regulations (e.g., completing required training)
  • familiarity with National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics
  • an understanding of client rights (e.g., protection of privacy, confidentiality, dignity, and autonomy) and the ethical and legal ramifications of violating those rights
  • appropriate collaborative relationships with clients, families, colleagues, and partner organizations

Process/Skill Questions

  • What ethical issues are associated with family and human services?
  • Why is it important to discuss ethical issues during caregiving?
  • Why is it important to have ethical relationships with clients, families, and colleagues?
  • How might clients communicate needs to a caregiver?
  • How, and to whom, should family and human services professionals communicate if they suspect that unethical behavior is occurring?
  • When should communication with law enforcement officials take place?
  • What responsibility does the client's family have in notifying family and human services personnel?
  • What responsibility does family and human services professionals have in notifying clients?
  • What responsibility do financial institutions have when fraudulent activity is suspected?
  • What might be the emotional effect on the client and family when laws are not followed?
  • How might the client and the family be affected if fraudulent activity exists?

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.


The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Frame, analyze, and synthesize information to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  2. Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
  3. Critically evaluate the accuracy, quality, and validity of the information.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

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: Working on Working


STOP the Violence


Student Body: The Resilient You


FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

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.


Analyze harmful, fraudulent, unethical, and deceptive human services practices.


Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior with peers in a variety of settings.