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Family and Community Relationships
FAM/COMMUNITY
CLASS CODE: CHILD 430 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: CHILD & FAMILY STUDIES
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Perspective on providing family-focused early intervention, with emphasis on communicating with families, empowering parents, developing family and professional partnerships, interagency collaboration, and accessing and linking families and community resources.
DESCRIPTION: Perspective on providing family-focused early intervention, with emphasis on communicating with families, empowering parents, developing family and professional partnerships, interagency collaboration, and accessing and linking families and community resources.

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OBJECTIVES: Each student will demonstrate:
Knowledge of the dynamics, roles and relationships within families and communities
Knowledge of a range of family-oriented services and family resources within the community setting
Knowledge of structures supporting interagency collaboration including interagency agreements, referrals, and consultation
The skills necessary to establish and maintain positive collaborative relationships with families
The skills necessary to involve parents in assessing and planning for the needs of their children
Knowledge of the differences in family structures and social and cultural backgrounds
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: Junior or Senior Standing; CHILD 210 and ECSE 100
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002