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Fundamentals Of Working With People

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This course is designed to build a general overview of how to work with people. A correlation between life, family, goals, and losses is folded into the concept of working with people. This course explores the understanding of people from a high level overview, to a foundational level of how them can they be helped. Key factors are unlocked including, race, gender, social class, religious contexts and ability to achieve. The role and structure of families is explored. Emphasis is placed on how to connect people in need to services available. Students will also have an opportunity to reflect on their own biases and develop methods to avoid bias while working with people in need.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Obstacles and Opportunities

    • Examine strategies one can use to create change and opportunities in life.
    • Develop a life plan that supports success.
    • Define opportunity and discuss how to capitalize on opportunity.

    Inter-family relationships and you.

    • Discuss the concept of family.
    • Classify what it means to be "inclusive" in a family environment.
    • Outline the characteristics of healthy families.

    The Modern Family.

    • Discuss what is meant by extended, adopted, foster families.
    • Discuss the relevance of understanding family dynamics to help people in need.
    • Define roles which can exist in a family structure.
    • Examine your personal attitudes related to the perception of family.

    Conflict and family challenges.

    • Define the distinctions of success and why success is unique to each person.
    • Identify the role goal setting and planning has on ability to be successful.
    • Describe what happens when relationships experience conflict.

    Duress and turmoil in the lives of people.

    • Discuss the impact of violence when working with people.
    • Prepare a list of potential safe havens which can be used for families.
    • Describe the necessity for services when families face chaos.
    • Identify tactics to work with teenagers, women’s suffrage and alternative lifestyles in people.
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