Introduction to Family and Human Services

SCED Code: 19001
Virginia Extended Description: 36
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No

The focus of Introduction to Family and Human Services is to identify professional opportunities within the Human Services career cluster. Students will use practical problem solving, research, critical thinking, and career decision making to investigate services for clients as well as family and social services to preserve, promote, and protect public health. Students will assess the needs of clients, determine the support needed, and demonstrate human services career skills. 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.

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Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Consumer Services
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Debt Counselor
Counseling & Mental Health Services
  • Career Coach/Counselor
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor
Family & Community Services
  • Adult Day Care Coordinator
  • Grief Counselor
  • Personal and Home Care Aide
  • Volunteer Coordinator
Personal Care Services
  • Personal Trainer

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