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Human Services, Grade 9 - 12, Family Studies and Community Services II, 2009

1.) Evaluate services provided by a family and human services program for infants and toddlers in relation to their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual developmental stages, including licensure requirements for child care facilities and employees.

2.) Critique services provided by a family and human services program for preschool age children in relation to their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual developmental stages.

•  Developing a curriculum unit for preschool-age children, including hands-on activities, dramatic play, art and music appreciation, and motor skill development
3.) Analyze services provided by a family and human services program for school-age children in relation to their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual developmental stages.

•  Developing a parent education and program participation plan
4.) Assess services provided by a family and human services program for adolescent children in relation to their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual developmental stages, including coping skills, conflict resolution, and decision-making programs.

5.) Compare services provided by a family and human services program for the elderly in relation to their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual developmental stages, including daily living skills.

•  Differentiating between signs of aging and diseases affecting mental abilities of individuals
•  Analyzing how the aging process impacts the nutritional, socioeconomic, health, recreational, and housing needs of older adults
•  Assessing guidelines for establishing a program for older adults
•  Explaining life adjustments encountered by older adults
6.) Compare types of assisted-living facilities and services provided for clients based on physical, psychological, and financial needs.

7.) Describe how technology is utilized in managing and providing services to clients.

8.) Determine resources, agencies, services, and organizations to assist in resolving disadvantaging conditions of clients.

Examples: Medicaid; Medicare; assisted living facilities; Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program; departments of public health; shelters; food banks

9.) Describe ways to assist clients in understanding factors leading to a better quality of life throughout the life span.

10.) Critique educational programs available to meet the needs of clients seeking assistance from a family and human services program.

11.) Assess agencies and organizations that promote advocacy for clients.

12.) Describe skills needed to advise and counsel individuals and families with a variety of disadvantaging conditions.

13.) Discriminate between situations that require personal prevention or intervention and those situations that require professional assistance.

14.) Explain strategies to assist clients to make informed choices, assess resources and support, and follow through on responsibilities.

15.) Evaluate characteristics of a physically and psychologically healthy environment for providing counseling and other services.

16.) Describe formal and informal assessment practices used to determine a client's strengths, needs, preferences, and interests.

17.) Describe the importance of maintaining accurate and confidential documentation.

18.) Determine ways to evaluate a client's willingness to participate in a counseling or treatment program.

19.) Describe types of abuse and neglect found in the home.

20.) Assess resources and services available to abused and neglected individuals.

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