# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Family and Human Services II Task 721886688

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate mental healthcare knowledge and skills needed by workers in family and human services occupations.


Demonstration should include
  • first aid for mental health (e.g., Mental Health First Aid [MHFA])
    • response vs. recovery
    • duties of first responders
    • duties of recovery professionals
  • safety preparedness (e.g., evacuation or crisis plan)
  • signs and symptoms of trauma
    • sources of trauma
    • effects of trauma
    • trauma-informed care
  • signs and symptoms of mental illnesses
  • emotional health effects involved with death and dying
  • a holistic approach to personal care (e.g., self-care, self-recovery, self-advocacy, coping mechanisms)
  • the measurement and recording of vital signs
  • rehabilitation plans for people with specific needs
  • documentation of health services.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What training would benefit a human services professional in handling a client with a mental health issue?
  • How would one prepare to respond in a way that ensures all people are safe in a crisis?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of trauma?
  • How can human health professionals prepare themselves for the emotional health effects involved with death and dying?
  • What are some holistic approaches for personal care that would benefit a human services professional? 
  • How would a human services professional inform clients and families about the rehabilitation plans for a person with specific needs?
  • What tools are used to measure and record vital signs?
  • How could human services professionals document the health services provided to a client?

Related Standards of Learning

History and Social Science


The student will apply social science skills to understand economic systems by

  1. identifying the basic economic questions encountered by all economic systems;
  2. comparing the characteristics of traditional, free market, command, and mixed economies, as described by Adam Smith and Karl Marx; and
  3. evaluating the impact of the government’s role in the economy on individual economic freedoms.

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

A Better You


Families Today


Family Ties


Meet the Challenge


Working on Working




FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Career Investigation


Check the national website for Skill Events


Check the national website for online events




Illustrated Talk


Job Interview


National Programs in Action


National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


Investigate health, wellness, and safety issues of individual and families with a variety of conditions that could influence their well-being.


Analyze personal, social, emotional, economic, vocational, educational, and recreational issues of individuals and family conditions that influence their well-being.