Family Relations Task/Competency List

February 28, 2021 – 02:10 pm
Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Family Relations (2016)
18 weeks

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills

  1. Demonstrate positive work ethic.
  2. Demonstrate integrity.
  3. Demonstrate teamwork skills.
  4. Demonstrate self-representation skills.
  5. Demonstrate diversity awareness.
  6. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  7. Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
  3. Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
  6. Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
  7. Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
  8. Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
  9. Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
  10. Demonstrate customer-service skills.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation.
  2. Demonstrate information technology skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues.
  4. Demonstrate telecommunications skills.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Balancing Work and Family

  1. Analyze the meaning of work and the meaning of family.
  2. Identify how families affect work life and how work life affects families.
  3. Identify management strategies for balancing work and family roles.
  4. Compare goals and expectations within the workplace to those within the family.
  5. Analyze the impact of social, economic, and technological trends on work and family.
  6. Develop strategies for sharing responsibilities to manage family and work.
  7. Apply problem-solving processes to individual and family case studies.

Relating to Others in Positive, Caring Ways

  1. Describe healthy relationships.
  2. Interpret the significance of caring, respectful, and responsible relationships.
  3. Develop ways to relate to people of different ages, abilities, genders, and cultures.
  4. Communicate individual feelings, needs, and ideas with respect for others.
  5. Apply conflict resolution alternatives.

Assuming Leadership Roles as a Responsible Citizen

  1. Identify ways to be a responsible citizen.
  2. Evaluate societal conditions that affect families.
  3. Analyze ways in which laws and both public and private policies affect families.
  4. Research ways in which families can become active in the legislative process.
  5. Analyze ways in which the economy affects families.
  6. Describe the resiliency theory.
  7. Develop a community service project to address one societal challenge.
  8. Use the planning process to establish and achieve individual and group goals.
  9. Cooperate with others to achieve goals.
  10. Evaluate consequences of actions.

Analyzing the Significance of the Family System

  1. Explain the meanings of family.
  2. Identify the functions of the family.
  3. Identify the stages of the family life cycle.
  4. Describe the family as a system.
  5. Demonstrate respect for diversity.

Nurturing Human Growth and Development in the Family throughout the Life Span

  1. Describe physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth.
  2. Describe ways in which development is nurtured within the family.
  3. Analyze changes in self-development through the stages of the life cycle.
  4. Analyze the relationship between managing resources and meeting human needs.
  5. Evaluate the impact of careers in the family and human services sector on the family.

Analyzing Factors Related to Forming a Family

  1. Examine ways that family values affect family formation.
  2. Examine the significance of relationships during adolescence.
  3. Describe healthy dating relationships.
  4. Identify methods for preventing dating violence.
  5. Evaluate factors to consider in choosing a partner.
  6. Analyze gender expectations and the division of tasks in relationships.
  7. Describe the concept of commitment and its role in family formation.
  8. Describe the concept of love and its role in family formation.
  9. Evaluate personal readiness to form one's own family.
  10. Identify responsible ways to express emotional and physical intimacy.*

Analyzing Family Relationships

  1. Analyze the impact of power and authority within relationships.
  2. Analyze the responsibility of each family member to establish and communicate individual and family needs, principles, and goals.
  3. Identify strategies for making decisions as a family.
  4. Identify family rituals and traditions that strengthen family relationships.
  5. Develop a plan to assure adequate time for family activities.

Developing Communication Patterns That Enhance Family Relationships

  1. Explain the importance of interpersonal communication skills in families.
  2. Identify ways to improve communication in families.
  3. Identify communication barriers in families.
  4. Give examples of ways to demonstrate respect for the rights, feelings, and needs of family members.

Dealing with Family Stress, Conflict, and Crisis

  1. Identify indicators and consequences of family stress, conflict, and crisis.
  2. Develop strategies for resolving family stress, conflict, and crisis.
  3. Evaluate sources of formal and informal support available to families and family members.

Nuturing Safety and Well-being

  1. Identify the components of mental health.
  2. Identify risk factors and symptoms of mental illness, substance abuse, and self-harming behaviors.
  3. Develop a personal plan for good mental health practices.
  4. Identify potential threats to safety and well-being.


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