The Certificate of Completion in Family Support focuses on assisting the family unit in setting and achieving goals toward self-sufficiency. Knowledge of family life, communication, abuse, stress, crisis and community resources and referrals are examined. The certificate enhances the education and career of individuals interested in working with families or in agencies that provide services to families, or those who are presently involved with families and/or their supporting agencies.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|CFS157||Marriage and Family Life||3|
|CFS257||Working with Families with Diverse Needs||3|
|CFS290AA||Child Abuse: Identification and Reporting in Child Care Settings||1|
|ECH288||Community Resources and Referral||1|
- Describe marriage and the family as a social system, including intra- and interpersonal relations and cross cultural and historical patterns. (CFS157, CFS257)
- Relate and describe principles of marriage and family life to ones personal experience. (CFS157)
- Describe the signs of child physical and sexual abuse and neglect. (CFS290AA)
- Describe the procedures for recording and reporting child physical and sexual abuse and neglect. (CFS290AA)
- Identify and describe family stresses and crises, including relationship problems, domestic and chemical abuse, and transitions and losses. (CFS257)
- Identify communication, stress management, and community resources. (CFS257, ECH288)
- Develop a resource file for referral of young children and families to outside agencies (ECH288)
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