# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Family and Human Services II Task 1081124206

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Research laws and regulations related to professional caregiving.


Research should include using resources (e.g., Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA], Code of Virginia) to investigate
  • harmful and/or deceptive behaviors (e.g., psychological abuse, physical abuse)
  • financial exploitation
  • compliance with codes and regulations (e.g., Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 [HIPAA])
  • client rights and legal documents (e.g., protection of privacy, dignity, autonomy, advance healthcare directives, legal guardianship and conservatorship, do not resuscitate orders [DNR])
  • appropriate collaborative relationships with clients, families, and colleagues.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How can a professional help a client understand the laws and regulations associated with his/her care and condition?
  • How might a professional negatively influence a situation by not understanding relevant laws and regulations?
  • How might client misunderstanding of laws and regulations be harmful?
  • How must the professional's communication with various clients differ?
  • In what situations should family and human services professionals communicate to the client and family if they suspect unethical behavior?
  • What situations warrant notifying law enforcement officials when unethical behavior is evident?
  • What are examples of family and human services professionals being responsible for notifying the client and family when unethical behavior exists?
  • What are examples of clients and families being responsible for notifying family and human services professionals that unethical behavior exists?
  • What would be some examples of how the client is affected when laws are not followed?
  • What would be some examples of how family and human services professionals are affected when laws are not followed?
  • How would the client and family gain additional support if fraudulent activity has taken place?

Related Standards of Learning



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.

History and Social Science


The student will apply social science skills to understand how world governments and economies compare and contrast with the government and the economy in the United States by

  1. describing the distribution of governmental power;
  2. explaining the relationship between the legislative and executive branches;
  3. comparing and contrasting the extent of participation in the political process; and
  4. comparing and contrasting economic systems.

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


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


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


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