# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Mental Health Assisting Careers Task 144307992

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain institutional policies and procedures that impact the assistant in mental health care.


Explanation should include
  • identification of policies and procedures common to many mental healthcare facilities that impact the MHT
  • hierarchy of organizational responsibilities.

Curriculum requirements can be found at www.dhp.virginia.gov/Forms/nursing/EdProgram/NurseAide_Ed_Program_Curriculum.doc.

Requirements for certification by Virginia Board of Nursing. Regulations can be found at http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacodefull/title54.1/chapter30/article4.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are some common institutional policies that might impact the duties of the MHT? 
  • Why is it important to understand the facility's organizational structure with regard to legal responsibilities?

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.