Family and Community Services Course Outline

The lessons in this course may be used in any sequence. The suggested sequence order is as follows:

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I. Leadership and Interpersonal Communication

A. Skills
B. Applications

  • (2) The student demonstrates organizational and leadership skills using a community service environment. The student is expected to:
    • (A) demonstrate management practices facilitating individuals assuming multiple family, community, and wage-earner roles
    • (B) evaluate personal leadership characteristics
    • (C) develop a plan for positively enhancing personal leadership characteristics
    • (D) demonstrate positive interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution, negotiation, teamwork, and leadership
    • (E) evaluate and identify effective strategies and skills necessary to establish a collaborative relationship with others in community service settings

II. Meaningful and Relevant Service

A. Volunteerism
B. Reflection

  • (3) The student develops and implements community service activities. The student is expected to:
    • (A) identify service projects applicable to a community
    • (B) integrate student interest, abilities, and skills with appropriate community service projects
    • (C) plan, develop, and implement volunteer activities that will benefit individuals, families, or the community
    • (D) generate ideas and gather information relevant to a family and community services project keeping careful records of outside sources
    • (E) demonstrate proficient use of volunteer skills
    • (F) demonstrate safety practices related to community service or volunteer activities
    • (G) demonstrate increasing ability to perform higher-order thinking skills through organizing and performing community service
    • (H) practice techniques to ensure completion of a community service project
    • (I) cite evidence of personal development through performing community service activities
    • (J) evaluate the effectiveness of implemented activities

III. Academic Applications

A. Communication skills
B. Socialization
C. Presentation skills

  • (5) The student applies rigorous academic standards in implementing community service activities. The student is expected to:
    • (A) use effective reading strategies to evaluate topics from professional publications in family and community services
    • (B) listen actively and effectively in all communication situations
    • (C) define the concept of socialization and analyze the role socialization
      plays in human development and behavior
  • (2) The student demonstrates organizational and leadership skills using a
    community service environment. The student is expected to:

    • (F) plan and deliver focused and coherent presentations that convey clear
      and distinct perspective and demonstrate solid reasoning

IV. Careers in Family Service

A. Needs
B. Applications

  • (1) The student explores careers in family services. The student is expected to:
    • (A) identify family services
    • (B) investigate career options available that focus on families
    • (C) research to find agencies, organizations, and churches offering family services in the student’s area
    • (D) analyze demographic and community needs

V. Personal Employability Skills/Career Resources

A. Interpersonal skills
B. Management practices
C. Problem solving

  • (4) The student analyzes factors influencing employability skills. The student is expected to:
    • (A) evaluate interests, abilities, and personal priorities related to career choices
    • (B) apply the decision-making process to career selection
    • (C) demonstrate effective verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills
    • (D) demonstrate positive human relations skills
    • (E) demonstrate appropriate grooming, appearance, and etiquette for volunteer activities
    • (F) exhibit ethical practices as defined for designated volunteer activities
    • (G) describe community service experiences that contribute to career
      preparation
    • (H) analyze future trends in community service
    • (I) determine employment and entrepreneurial opportunities related to community service
    • (J) design a public relations campaign promoting volunteer activities

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