Human and Social Services

Human and Social Services I is an introductory/exploratory course for students interested in careers in human and community services and other helping professions. Areas of exploration include family and social services, youth development, and adult and elder care, and other for- profit and non-profit services.

This project-based course will help students integrate higher order thinking, communication, leadership, and management processes to conduct investigations in human and social services at the local, state, national, or global/world level. Research and development, interdisciplinary projects, and/or collaboration with post-secondary faculty, community agencies or organizations, or student organizations are appropriate approaches.

Students will be introduced to human and social services professions through presentations from a variety of guest speakers, job shadowing, field trips and introductory and exploratory field experiences. Case studies, role play, and application of professional codes of ethics will be utilized reflecting the challenges of working in diverse communities.

Service learning experiences are highly recommended. Achievement of applicable FACS, academic, and employability competencies will be documented through a student portfolio.

Recommended Grade: 11, 12
Required Prerequisites: none
Recommended Prerequisites: Nutrition and Wellness, Interpersonal Relationships, Child Development or Human Development and Wellness
Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1-3 credits per semester, 6 credits maximum
Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas
 

Human and Social Services II is a core component of the Family and Human Services pathway. The course prepares students for occupations and higher education programs related to assisting individuals and families in meeting their potential.

Through Work-based experiences, students apply the knowledge and skills developed in the Human Services Foundations course. Concentration areas include family and social services, youth development, and adult and elder care. Ethical, legal, and safety issues, as well as helping processes and collaborative ways of working with others, will be addressed.

Learning experiences with 133 Indiana Department of Education High School Course Titles and Descriptions involve analysis of the influence of culture and socioeconomic factors on individual choices and opportunities, service delivery models, and theoretical perspectives. Intensive laboratory/field experiences in one or more human social service agencies are a required component of this course. Student laboratory/field experiences may be either school-based, if available, or “on the job” in community-based agencies, or a combination of the two. A standards-based plan guides the students’ laboratory/field experiences. Students are monitored in their laboratory/field experiences by the Human and Social Services II teacher.

Achievement of applicable standards will be documented through a student portfolio. Articulation with post-secondary programs is encouraged.

Recommended Grade: 12
Required Prerequisites: Human and Social Services I
Recommended Prerequisites: none
Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1-3 credits per semester, 6 credits maximum
Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas

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