Family Wellness – FACS 570

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course will examine the influences that culture, family and school environments have on a child’s health, nutrition, well-being and the subsequent impact on communities.




Family is the single most important influence in a child's life, protecting and providing for their every need. Marriage and parenthood reveal God's character and provide a glimpse of Christ's passionate devotion to us as His bride. Teachers are often expected to come alongside families and/or fill in gaps when the family unit breaks down. A strong foundational knowledge in the diverse field of family wellness and safety which will ultimately impact communities is best met with biblical principles. “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) "Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men" (Luke 2:52).

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain how family dynamics influence the wellbeing and safety of children.
  2. Describe how the safety and wellbeing of children impacts communities.
  3. Develop good nutrition, safety, and healthful practices for young children.
  4. Integrate Christian and professional principles that will contribute to children’s health and well-being.

Course Assignment

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will complete 2 Discussion Board Forums. Each thread must be 500–600 words. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 200–250 words and be supported by 2 scholarly sources. The instructor is looking for substantial, thoughtful, and critical discussions.

Students will complete 10 Video Case Quizzes after viewing assigned videos.

Students will complete 10 Chapter quizzes. Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned module/week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 15 multiple-choice questions and have 30 minute time limit.