# CTE Resource Center - Verso - GRADS (Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills): Family Focus Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for GRADS (Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills): Family Focus (8278/36 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Balancing Work and Family

  1. Describe concerns of working parents.
  2. Examine the effects of work stress on the family.
  3. Analyze the balance of work and family life.
  4. Compare how families affect work life and how work life affects families.
  5. Identify management strategies for balancing work and family roles.
  6. Analyze the interrelationship of individual and family goals and principles to work goals and principles.
  7. Summarize ways in which social, economic, and technological changes impact work and family dynamics.
  8. Develop strategies for sharing responsibilities to manage family and work.
  9. Apply problem-solving processes to individual and family problems.

Creating and Maintaining Healthy Relationships

  1. Describe caring, respectful, and responsible relationships.
  2. Identify strategies for establishing and maintaining friendships.
  3. List characteristics of healthy dating relationships.
  4. Analyze factors contributing to a successful marriage.
  5. Describe characteristics of healthy families.
  6. Describe the significance of caring, respectful, and responsible relationships.
  7. Identify ways to relate to people of different ages, abilities, genders, and cultures.
  8. Identify conflict resolution alternatives.
  9. Practice conflict resolution.
  10. Explain the impact of personal standards and codes of conduct on interpersonal relationships.

Developing Self-Esteem

  1. Define self-esteem.
  2. Create a plan to achieve personal goals.
  3. Develop a personal time management plan.
  4. Analyze the effects of adolescent pregnancy on self-esteem.

Using Effective Communication Skills

  1. Analyze communication skills and patterns.
  2. Identify factors that affect family communication.
  3. Develop strategies for improving communication.
  4. Demonstrate assertiveness skills.

Promoting Wellness and Prenatal Care

  1. Describe the early signs of pregnancy.
  2. Describe prenatal development.
  3. Develop a plan to meet nutritional needs of pregnant adolescents.
  4. Describe genetic influences on the fetus.
  5. Investigate effects of harmful substances and environmental chemicals on the unborn child.
  6. Analyze effects of sexually transmitted infections (STI).
  7. Develop an exercise plan for pregnant adolescents.
  8. Evaluate emotional needs of the pregnant adolescent.
  9. Identify discomforts and possible complications during pregnancy.
  10. Evaluate newborn feeding options and support systems.
  11. Describe the processes of labor and delivery.

Promoting Postnatal Care

  1. Describe postpartum care.
  2. Demonstrate the care of a newborn.
  3. Examine decisions related to sexual activity following pregnancy.

Evaluating the Cost of Parenthood

  1. Estimate financial costs of parenthood.
  2. Analyze legal issues related to parenthood.
  3. Analyze community programs and resources that offer health care or financial assistance.

Adjusting to Parenthood

  1. Examine attitudes and expectations related to parenthood.
  2. Examine parental roles, rights, and responsibilities.
  3. Assess stresses related to adolescent parenthood.
  4. Apply coping strategies to stressful situations.

Understanding Child Development

  1. Describe the parental role in overall child development.
  2. Examine growth and developmental needs of children from birth to one year of age.
  3. Examine growth and developmental needs of children from one to three years of age.
  4. Examine growth and developmental needs of preschool children.

Providing Child Care

  1. Plan meals for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
  2. Evaluate children's hygiene needs.
  3. Analyze safety practices and hazards.
  4. Research the effects of media and technology on children.
  5. Demonstrate basic first aid techniques or procedures.
  6. Examine health and wellness considerations for infants through preschoolers.
  7. Evaluate child-care services.

Managing Family Relationships

  1. Explain the need to foster self-worth in a child.
  2. Model effective communication skills to use with children.
  3. Examine age-appropriate discipline.
  4. Identify strategies to manage sibling rivalry.
  5. Analyze stresses that affect families.
  6. Examine issues related to child abuse and neglect.
  7. Investigate family legal issues.
  8. Identify community-based programs and resources that support family and child well-being.

Exploring Careers

  1. Assess work needs and values.
  2. Examine equitable roles, rights, and responsibilities in the workplace.
  3. Assess career interests and skills.
  4. Investigate career options.
  5. Develop a career plan.

Applying Employability Skills

  1. Interpret results of a career assessment.
  2. Develop a job search plan.
  3. Apply communication skills to employment search.
  4. Demonstrate interview skills.
  5. Evaluate behaviors needed to maintain employment.

Managing Economic Resources and Expenditures

  1. Outline costs and benefits associated with employment.
  2. Develop a personal income and expense plan.
  3. Evaluate use of credit.
  4. Examine the services of financial institutions.
  5. Evaluate types of insurance.
  6. Research programs and services offered by public assistance agencies.