Family and Human Services I
Family and Human Services I introduces students to the provision of human services. Students assess needs and examine ethical and professional concerns within the field. Students also investigate assisting those with needs, including caring for the aging, providing physical care, managing the home environment, and managing food, nutrition, and dietary plans. Students will develop communication skills that are important in the field, and explore family and human services careers. This course emphasizes critical thinking and practical problem solving. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.
Recommended prerequisite(s): Introduction to Family and Human Services 8237/8238.
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A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.
- Career, Community and Family Connections (18 Weeks)
- Career, Community and Family Connections (36 Weeks)
- Child Development and Parenting (18 Weeks)
- Child Development and Parenting (36 Weeks)
- Family and Human Services II (36 Weeks)
- Family Relations (18 Weeks)
- Family Relations (36 Weeks)
- GRADS (Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills): Family Focus (18 Weeks)
- GRADS (Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills): Family Focus (36 Weeks)
- GRADS (Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills): Work Focus (36 Weeks)
- Independent Living (18 Weeks)
- Independent Living (36 Weeks)
- Introduction to Early Childhood Education (18 Weeks)
- Introduction to Early Childhood Education (36 Weeks)
- Introduction to Family and Human Services (18 Weeks)
- Introduction to Family and Human Services (36 Weeks)
- Life Planning (18 Weeks)
- Life Planning (36 Weeks)
- Nutrition and Wellness (18 Weeks)
- Nutrition and Wellness (36 Weeks)
Industry Credentials (Only apply to 36-week courses)
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
- Family and Community Services Assessment (AAFCS)
- Family and Community Services Assessment (NOCTI)
- Leadership Essentials Assessment
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Personal Care Services Assessment
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination
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