Principles of Human 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. Personal Characteristics for Success

A. Decision-making process

  • 1. Ways to make decisions
  • 2. Wants and needs
  • 3. Values – influences on
  • 4. Priorities

B. Characteristics of maturity
C. Long-term and short-term goals
D. Management

  • 1. Management process and techniques
  • 2. Personal energy techniques

E. Types of conflict and negotiation

  • 1. Family, peers, coworkers, authority figures
  • 2. Negative and positive methods of conflict resolution
  • 3. Negotiation techniques

F. Effects of wellness

  • 1. Health risk resources
  • 2. Substance abuse

G. Grooming habits and effects

  • 1. How grooming affects appearance in personal and professional life
  • 2. Appropriate appearance for different occasions

H. Factors that affect clothing choices

  • 1. Wardrobe planning
  • 2. Judging and recognizing quality clothing
  • 3. Clothing care
  • 4. Budgeting for apparel
  • 5. Clothing repair and maintenance
  • 6. Principles and elements of design
  • 7. Fashion terms

I. Introduction to CTSOs

  • 1. Opportunities for leadership
  • 2. Qualities of leaders
  • 3. Types of leaders
  • 4. Qualities of members
  • 5. Importance of teamwork

J. Researching jobs of personal interest

  • 1. Requirements
  • 2. Resumes/ job applications
  • 3. Interviewing and follow up
  • 4. Entrepreneurial opportunities
  • (1) The student demonstrates personal characteristics for success in high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand careers. The student is expected to:
    • (A) explain and practice responsible decision making consistent with personal needs, wants, values, and priorities
    • (B) establish measurable short- and long-term goals for personal and professional life
    • (C) describe personal management skills needed for productivity such as time and energy
    • (D) practice ethical and appropriate methods of conflict resolution
    • (E) analyze the significance of grooming and appearance in personal and professional settings
    • (F) assess the relationship of wellness to achievement
    • (G) determine personal and occupational implications of substance abuse
    • (H) evaluate appearance in personal and professional settings
    • (I) apply clothing selection, maintenance, and repair skills to enhance career opportunities
    • (J) practice leadership skills
    • (K) demonstrate effective communication skills
  • (2) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in consumer services. The student is expected to:
    • (F) identify employment and entrepreneurial opportunities and preparation requirements in the areas of personal interest
  • (3) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in counseling and mental health services. The student is expected to:
    • (H) identify employment and entrepreneurial opportunities and preparation requirements in the areas of personal interest
  • (4) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in early childhood development and services. The student is expected to:
    • (F) identify employment and entrepreneurial opportunities and preparation requirements in the areas of personal interests
  • (5) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in family and community services. The student is expected to:
    • (I) identify employment and entrepreneurial opportunities and preparation requirements in the areas of personal interests
  • (6) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in personal care services. The student is expected to:
    • (F) identify employment and entrepreneurial opportunities and preparation requirements in the areas of personal interests

II. Consumer Services

A. Basics of budgeting

  • 1. Factors in saving
  • 2. Types of income

B. Impact of technology on consumers

  • 1. Debit and credit cards
  • 2. Online checking and management

C. Making shopping decisions

  • 1. The role of advertising
  • 2. Where and when to shop

D. Consumer rights and responsibilities

  • 1. Consumer laws
  • 2. The importance of warranties and return policies
  • 3. Writing a complaint letter

E. Careers available:

  • 1. Entry level, technical, professional
  • 2. Direction of future trends
  • (2) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in consumer services. The student is expected to:
    • (A) apply the decision-making process in planning the allocation and use of finances
    • (B) employ technology to manage resources
    • (C) analyze consumer buying techniques that promote effective use of resources
    • (D) investigate sustainable techniques for managing resources
    • (E) describe rewards, demands, and future trends in consumer services careers

III. Counseling and Mental Health

A. Types of crises

  • 1. Stages of the family life cycle
  • 2. Skills and resources for handling crisis
  • 3. Effects of various crises

B. Effective management of multiple roles

  • 1. Healthy mental functioning
  • 2. Ways to cope with stress and depression
  • 3. Warning signs of depression

C. Types of domestic violence

  • 1. Events that can lead to violence
  • 2. Skills and resources to handle domestic violence

D. Careers available

  • 1. Entry level, technical, professional
  • 2. Direction of future trends
  • (3) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in counseling and mental health services. The student is expected to:
    • (A) determine types of crises
    • (B) determine appropriate responses, management strategies, and technology available to meet individual and family needs
    • (C) determine effects of crisis on individuals and families
    • (D) determine crises typical of various stages of the life cycle
    • (E) identify the contributing factors and describe the impact of stress on individuals and relationships
    • (F) investigate causes, prevention, and treatment of domestic and relationship violence
    • (G) describe rewards, demands, and future trends in counseling and mental health services

IV. Early Childhood Development

A. Basic needs of children

  • 1. Physical needs
  • 2. Emotional needs
  • 3. Social needs
  • 4. Intellectual needs

B. Responsible care giving

  • 1. Characteristics of caregivers
  • 2. Responsibilities of caregivers
  • 3. Resources for caregivers

C. Parenting styles
D. Developmentally appropriate guidance techniques
E. Child Abuse

  • 1. Types of child abuse
  • 2. Events that can lead to child abuse
  • 3. Skills and resources available to address child abuse

F. Careers in early childhood development and services, including entry level, technical, and professional
G. Future trends in early childhood development and services

  • (4) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in early childhood development and services. The student is expected to:
    • (A) identify the basic needs of children
    • (B) analyze the responsibilities of caregivers for promoting the safety and development of children
    • (C) evaluate developmentally appropriate guidance techniques for children
    • (D) investigate causes, preventions, and treatment of child abuse
    • (E) describe rewards, demands, and future trends in early childhood development and services

V. Family and Community Services

A. Family functioning

  • 1. Basic functions of the family
  • 2. Roles and responsibilities of family members
  • 3. Factors that influence family responsibilities

B. Community involvement

  • 1. Importance
  • 2. Opportunities

C. Nutrition over the life span

  • 1. Dietary needs at different stages
  • 2. Relation to health, wellness, and disease
  • 3. Food groups
  • 4. Factors that affect food choices

D. Food preparation and service

  • 1. Food safety and sanitation
  • 2. Measurements and equipment
  • 3. Basic food preparation
  • 4. Table setting and etiquette

E. Food labels and consumer purchasing
F. Careers in family and community services
G. Future trends in family and community services

  • (5) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in family and community services. The student is expected to:
    • (A) identify the basic functions of the family, including roles and responsibilities
    • (B) investigate societal, cultural, demographic, and economic factors affecting the responsibilities of family members
    • (C) analyze the multiple roles and responsibilities assumed by individuals within the family
    • (D) investigate community service opportunities
    • (E) describe rewards, demands, and future trends in family and community services
    • (F) explain the impact of nutrition on development, wellness, and productivity over the life span
    • (G) prepare nutritious snacks or meals that contribute to wellness and productivity through the life span
    • (H) analyze dietary practices across the life span

VI. Personal Care Services

A. Life skills needed for success

  • 1. Communication skills
  • 2. Professional image

B. TDLR laws, rules, and regulations
C. Cosmetology career effectiveness

  • 1. Customer service
  • 2. Clerical development
  • 3. Front desk salon operator
  • 4. Bookkeeping strategies
  • 5. Salon management

D. Marketing and public relations

  • 1. Public speaking
  • 2. Salon demographic exploration
  • 3. Project; oral presentations
  • 4. Leadership projections

E. Salon fundamentals
F. Employment opportunities in personal care services
G. Future trends in personal care services

  • (6) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in personal care services. The student is expected to:
    • (A) explore new and emerging technologies that may affect personal care services
    • (B) investigate the specific state requirements for licensure in personal care services
    • (C) create records, including electronic, of client services to retrieve personal care client information
    • (D) examine different types of media to achieve maximum impact on targeted client populations
    • (E) describe rewards, demands, and future trends in personal care services
    • (F) identify employment and entrepreneurial opportunities and preparation requirements in the areas of personal interests

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  1. Very helpful information.

    Thank you.

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