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

Introductory Lesson: Cosmetology I

August 20, 15 // Cosmetology I

The purpose of this lesson is to serve as an introduction to the course Cosmetology I. Students will identify this course as part...

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Introductory Lesson: Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness

The purpose of this lesson is to serve as an introduction to the course Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness. I will introduce you to the...

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Introductory Lesson: Child Development

August 20, 15 // Child Development

The purpose of this lesson is to serve as an introduction to the course *Child Development*. Students will be introduced to the world of...

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Introductory Lesson: Cosmetology II

August 20, 15 // Cosmetology II

The purpose of this lesson is to serve as an introduction to the course Cosmetology II. Students will identify this course as part...

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Introductory Lesson: Child Guidance

August 20, 15 // Child Guidance

The purpose of this lesson is to serve as an introduction to the course *Child Guidance*. Students will be introduced to the world of...

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Introductory Lesson: Counseling and Mental Health

The purpose of this lesson is to serve as an introduction to the course *Counseling and Mental Health*. Students will be introduced to the...

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Introductory Lesson: Interpersonal Studies

August 20, 15 // Interpersonal Studies

The purpose of this lesson is to serve as an introduction to the course *Interpersonal Studies*. Students will be introduced to the world of...

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Introductory Lesson: Family and Community Services

The purpose of this lesson is to serve as an introduction to the course *Family and Community Services*. Students will be introduced to the...

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Introductory Lesson: Practicum in Human Services

The purpose of this lesson is to serve as an introduction to the course *Practicum in Human Services*. Students will be introduced to the...

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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

, National Nutrition Month® – March 2014

National Nutrition Month® – March 2014

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices...

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, Printable 2014 Educators’ Calendar

Printable 2014 Educators’ Calendar

Enjoy your FREE 2014 Educators’ Calendar, full of interesting holidays, significant dates in history, and month- and week-long celebrations. It’s sure to present teachable moments all year long! Printable 2014 Educators’ Calendar  

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, 2014 Holiday Packet

2014 Holiday Packet

Make 2014 your healthiest year yet with a free packet of publications from USA.gov! Get the facts on some of the most common health concerns that could impact you or your loved ones. 2014...

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, Avoid Portion Size Pitfalls to Help Manage Your Weight

Avoid Portion Size Pitfalls to Help Manage Your Weight

When eating at many restaurants, it’s hard to miss that portion sizes have gotten larger in the last few years. The trend has also spilled over into the grocery store and vending machines, where...

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National Handwashing Week December 1-7, 2013

Take this opportunity to talk about cold and flu season and how students can stay healthy inside the classroom and out, what happens when we get sick and disease epidemics of the past. The...

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, MyPlate Holiday Makeover

MyPlate Holiday Makeover

The MyPlate Team made over several classic holiday recipes so that you and your family can have a healthier holiday. The MyPlate Holiday Makeover infographic provides ideas to help you make great choices. For...

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, November is American Diabetes Month®

November is American Diabetes Month®

American Diabetes Month takes place each November and is a time to come together as a community to Stop Diabetes®! For more information, visit: American Diabetes Association® For promotional materials and posters, visit: American...

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, Federal Reserve Financial Education Day – Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Federal Reserve Financial Education Day – Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Your local Federal Reserve Bank or branch will be hosting events, such as professional development workshops for teachers and those involved with after school and student programs. Federal Reserve Financial Education Day  

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, Safety for Life – From Car Seats to Car Keys: Keeping Kids Safe

Safety for Life – From Car Seats to Car Keys: Keeping Kids Safe

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration works to save lives on our nation’s roadways. That includes doing everything they can to keep our children safe on the road. Find answers to the most common...

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, Understanding Taxes – The Quick and Simple Way to Understand Your Taxes

Understanding Taxes – The Quick and Simple Way to Understand Your Taxes

Making real-world connections to classroom instruction is an important goal of educators. The IRS partnered with education professionals to bring you the Understanding Taxes Teacher Site, an interactive tax education program for middle school,...

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