Human Services

Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs.

The instructional content for this cluster is organized into five career pathways:

  • Early Childhood Development and Services
  • Counseling and Mental Health Services
  • Family and Community Services
  • Personal Care Services
  • Consumer Services

AchieveTexas Human Services Programs of Study
http://www.achievetexas.org/Human_Services.htm

Human Services TEKS Course Listing

Human Services : Lesson Plans for Teachers

Emergency Procedures at the Workplace

It is essential to establish a physically and psychologically healthy environment for clients, employers and employees. Sometimes unforeseen circumstances such as man-made and natural...

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A Business Plan for Salon Ownership

May 28, 15 // Cosmetology II

Would you like to be your own boss as a cosmetologist? Several options are available from renting a chair at a salon, to managing...

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Client Retention: Services, Techniques and Resources

Establishing best practices for customer service are essential for the success of a business. What are the aspects of good client service? Why is...

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The Importance of Client Satisfaction

Clients are the lifeline to any business. Without clients, the business would not succeed. What is good client service? Who is responsible for providing...

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A Safe and Welcoming Environment for All

The physical aspects of a workplace environment can have a direct impact on the productivity, health, safety, comfort, concentration, job satisfaction and morale of...

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Mathematical Applications in Human Services

Mathematics is the language of science and engineering. We use it on a daily basis; from paying for a purchase to earning income at...

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Decisions: Managing Your Money

As an individual and consumer, it is important to make wise decisions managing money and resources. With the use of technology, it is now...

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Health and Wellness Throughout the Lifespan

Developmental psychology is the study of how people grow and change throughout life – from infancy, through childhood, adolescence, adulthood, until death. Individual needs...

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How to Effectively Communicate with Clients

Good communication skills are essential. Nearly all careers in the Human Services Career Cluster® require interaction with other individuals, whether they are co-workers, supervisors...

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Human Services : Continuing Education Courses for Teachers

Practicum Coordination Handbook Overview Online Course

This self paced online professional development course is designed to familiarize Texas educators with the yearlong practicum courses. The focus is on the Practicum...

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Dollars and Sense Online Course

August 30, 13 // Dollars and Sense

This self paced online professional development course is designed to familiarize Texas educators with the semester/yearlong, Human Services cluster course *Dollars and Sense*. Educators...

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Principles of Human Services Online Course

This self paced online professional development course is designed to familiarize Texas Family and Consumer Science educators with the Principles of Human Services semester/yearlong...

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Practicum in Human Services Online Course

February 26, 13 // Practicum in Human Services

Practicum in Human Services provides occupational specific training and focuses on the development of consumer services, early childhood development and services, counseling and mental...

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Family and Community Services Online Course

This self-paced professional development course will provide you with a thorough overview of the TEKS for the *Family and Community Services* course. The suggested...

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Counseling and Mental Health Online Course

This self-paced professional development course will provide you with a thorough overview of the TEKS for the *Counseling and Mental Health* course (one to...

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Child Development Online Course

November 30, 12 // Child Development

This self paced online professional development course is designed to familiarize Texas educators with the semester/yearlong, Human Services cluster course *Child Development*. Educators will...

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Interpersonal Studies Online Course

August 28, 12 // Interpersonal Studies

This self-paced professional development course will provide you with a thorough overview of the TEKS for the *Interpersonal Studies* course. The suggested scope and...

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Child Guidance Online Course

August 28, 12 // Child Guidance

This self-paced professional development course will provide you with a thorough overview of the TEKS for the *Child Guidance* course. The suggested scope and...

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Human Services : News & Updates

, Teacher Online Resource Center

Teacher Online Resource Center

CFPB and FDIC are working together to help young people in America build skills for making financial decisions. We believe financial education has the power to enable children and youth to achieve their own...

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, Happy 4th Birthday MyPlate!

Happy 4th Birthday MyPlate!

Happy Birthday MyPlate! MyPlate celebrates its birthday by launching the MyPlate icon and tip sheet #1 in 20 languages. The MyPlate icon is currently available in: English, Arabic, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Filipino-Tagalog, French,...

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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s health, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active. National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word...

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, 2015 Prevention Resource Guide – Making Meaningful Connections

2015 Prevention Resource Guide – Making Meaningful Connections

Department of Human and Human Services is providing a free publication which offers trusted information, strategies, and resources to help communities support and strengthen families, protect children and promote well-being for children and youth....

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month 2015

National Child Abuse Prevention Month 2015 You can download the 2015 Prevention Resource Guide, Media Toolkit, tip sheets and a number of publications related to preventing child abuse, protecting children from the risk of...

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, Infographic: Dietary Guidelines for America by the Numbers

Infographic: Dietary Guidelines for America by the Numbers

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) has released their report. But what does this mean? Are these the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans? For answers to these important questions and more, check out...

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America Saves Week – February 23-28, 2015

America Saves Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. America Saves Week Visit the website for banners, digital...

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, SuperTracker Nutrition Lesson Plans

SuperTracker Nutrition Lesson Plans

SuperTracker Nutrition Lesson Plans for High School Students are now available! This series of four lesson plans is designed to help students grades 9-12 learn how to build a healthy diet using SuperTracker. Teachers...

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, Free Job Readiness Curriculum

Free Job Readiness Curriculum

First jobs are a big step toward adulthood. They teach commitment, responsibility, time management and people skills. But in our modern economy, even “after school” jobs have stiff competition and require basic skills and...

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, FCCLA at the Table – Stronger Families One Meal At a Time

FCCLA at the Table – Stronger Families One Meal At a Time

Research shows that families that eat meals together reap long-term benefits that feed the body, mind and spirit. And that’s why Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) has launched a national campaign...

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