NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
HMS 225 - FUNCTIONAL FAMILY INTERVENTION (3 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Provides an understanding of functions and dysfunctions within the family. Emphasizes the development of effective skills through an interpersonal/interactional approach to family intervention. Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

To prepare students to be more aware of the needs of families from a variety of socio-cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Students will be able to use a variety of approaches and methods for working with these families from diverse backgrounds.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

None

COURSE OBJECTIVES

    1. Effective approaches for working with children
    2. Effective approaches for aging family members
    3. Handling victims of physical and emotional abuse genograms
    4. Interviewing techniques
    5. Awareness of community services for families
    6. Stages for child development
    7. Stages for teen development
    8. Valuing and decision-making skills with families
    9. Program development with families
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED
    1. Problem-solving skills
    2. Interpersonal skills for the helper
    3. Referral strategies
March 1988

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