Courses of Study: Human Services

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Human Services (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Child Services I
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1.) Determine the role and function of individuals engaged in child services careers.

•  Examining education and training requirements for child services careers
•  Determining factors to consider when providing child services
•  Examining the impact of child services careers to improve the quality of life for children and their families
Human Services (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Child Services I
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2.) Assess ways technology impacts and is used to provide services to children.

Human Services (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Child Services I
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3.) Compare child developmental theories to determine implications for child service workers.

Human Services (2009)
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Child Services I
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4.) Determine strategies that advance children's physical and intellectual development, including providing a variety of equipment and activities; implementing an assortment of creative, stimulating learning opportunities; and encouraging children to communicate verbally.

Human Services (2009)
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Child Services I
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5.) Describe strategies that support children's social and emotional development, including encouraging children to develop self-help skills and a sense of independence and guiding children toward socially accepted behavior and acceptance by their peers.

•  Explaining the impact of parenting style to the child's social development
Human Services (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Child Services I
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6.) Recognize family influences that impact child development.

Examples: culture, religion, child rearing practices

Human Services (2009)
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Child Services I
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7.) Practice activities, including art and dramatic play, that enable children to develop large and small motor skills.

•  Utilizing well-arranged space to meet the developmental needs of children
Human Services (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Child Services I
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8.) Evaluate a learning environment for children within a child services program to determine compliance with state regulations.

•  Describing how supervision can prevent injuries
•  Identifying general hygiene practices
Examples: handwashing, diapering and toileting procedures

•  Recognizing the importance of rest routines
•  Analyzing play areas to determine the presence of age-appropriate toys and stimulating learning activities
Human Services (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Child Services I
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9.) Explain the impact of nutrition on child growth and development.

•  Preparing healthy snacks and meals for children to promote optimal health and prevent illness
•  Establishing food safety and sanitation practices in food preparation
Human Services (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Child Services I
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10.) Evaluate emergency procedure plans for facilities within child services programs.

•  Identifying the emergency training needed by child services staff
Human Services (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Child Services I
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11.) Assess the impact of disadvantaging conditions on children and their families.

Human Services (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Child Services I
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12.) Determine the importance of child services staff exhibiting sensitivity toward children, including children with special needs and children from diverse cultures.

Human Services (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Child Services I
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13.) Determine situations with children that require crisis intervention.

•  Demonstrating skills for observing, recording, and reporting children's behavior
Human Services (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Child Services I
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14.) Interpret the needs of all children in various child services programs, including the gifted, special needs, nondisabled and disadvantaged.

Human Services (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Child Services I
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15.) Utilize effective communication skills to establish productive relationships with children, families, and the community.

•  Encouraging parental involvement in child services programs
Human Services (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Child Services I
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16.) Determine local, state, and national agencies that provide resources and services to clients and their parents or guardian(s).

Examples: Department of Human Resources, Department of Public Health, Department of Mental Health

Human Services (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Child Services I
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17.) Explain the importance of professional ethics to child services program personnel.

•  Describing ethical responsibilities of child service professionals to clients, colleagues, employers, self, community, and society
•  Identifying documentation and reporting responsibilities of child services staff regarding possible child abuse and neglect of children
•  Explaining the need for child services staff to maintain accurate and confidential documentation
Human Services (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Child Services I
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18.) Determine basic health practices and prevention procedures to protect workers and clients in child services programs.

Human Services (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Child Services I
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19.) Determine licensing regulations, accreditation, and legalities associated with child services professions.

Human Services (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Child Services I
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20.) Utilize technology to manage and operate an effective child services program.