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Introduction to Family, Youth & Community Sciences (FYCS)

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What are you most passionate about?
GTKY
Brian Visconti, M.A.
Introduction to
Family,
Youth & Community Sciences
(FYCS)

Simultaneous study of:
What is the Goal of FYCS?
To Promote:
Complexities of FYCS
Child
Family
Community
Society
Study of interactions of:
People
Places
Things
Ideas
Values
Beliefs
Culture
Reality
Culture
A BIT OF RATIONALIST PHILOSOPHY:

Reality is a product of experiences...
Perception
_______________
Expectation
Individual Well Being
Couple Well-Being
Child Well-Being
Community Well-Being
To help you Find Your Passion!
What Am I Most
Passionate About?
Warriors Veterans Outreach
TOYS FOR TOTS Collection, CHRISTMAS 2017
Your 3 Greatest Desires/Wishes?
List your 3 greatest desires/wishes.
What is the motivation behind these desires/wishes?
is it due to your Passion? or something else?

In search of your Passion
(sounds like a difficult task, right?)

Perhaps you should consider these questions.
x
=
what does it look like?
how do you figure it out?
how do you make $$$?
what do you major in?
anything else?
How can your passion be turned into a career?
Name:
Brian Visconti
Classification:
Instructor
Major:
Social/Dev. Psychology Grad Student
Alma Mater:
Research Assistant
Western Carolina University
Birthplace:
Miami, FL
Hometown:
Hayesville, NC
Population:
377
Favorite hometown restaurant?
Alazan's
Favorite Gainesville restaurant?
Blue Agave
What goals do you have for enrolling in this class?
To help you find your niche in the FYCS family.
What are your expectations for this class?
Social exchange, respect for ALL positions, and supportiveness.
Have you ever volunteered or worked for a nonprofit org. 501(c)(3) before? If so, what 501 (c)(3) & where?
REACH of Clay Co.; Hinton Rural Life Center, 4-H of Jackson County, NC
Favorite vacation destination?
Juniper Springs
Favorite book?
"Call of Cthulhu"
What is your "Dream Job?"

Research & Teaching!
What are you most passionate about?
Making safer environments for children to grow & learn.
&
.
.
Are you passionate about something?
If yes, what is it?
If no... then
List three things it would take to increase your likelihood of discovering your passion?
List three ways you can discover your passion while in this class and at UF?
Learn all you can in this class to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to help increase the well-being of individuals, couples, children, and communities, all the while (potentially) discovering your passion.

Practice mindfulness of what your Passion might look like on your own until next time and come prepared to discuss what you learned.
INVITATION
Learn all you can in this class to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to help increase the well-being of individuals, couples, children, and communities, all the while (potentially) discovering your passion.

Practice mindfulness of what your Passion might look like on your own until next time and come prepared to discuss what you learned.
Informal Helpers
A Few Questions for You
to Ponder...
What is an Informal Helper?






Can you think of a time recently when you have been an informal helper?
How did your personal values influence your ability to help?
Do you have enough knowledge and skills to deal with the complex issues and concerns facing individuals, families, and communities?
Changing the World...

Is it even Possible??
How do we transform from an informal helper to a professional?

Knowledge - awareness and accessibility to "Information, facts, ideas, truths, and principles." (Encarta, 2007).
Skills - "The ability to do something well, usually gained through training or experience." (Encarta, 2007).

We must first change ourselves in order to truly be effective in helping change the world & impact others.
Understand the Change Process
Understand the Change Process

Information

Crisis

Insight

Commitment
to Change

Experimental Action

Shared Growth
Family Relations, 30, 599-606.
Source: Mace, D. (1981). The Long Trail from Information Giving to Behavioral Change.
How Will You Change the World?
If I could change the world, I would...





What's your reason for changing the world?
What will You do to change the world?
Who's doing something about it already?
How can you get involved/help?

Post card time
2+2 rarely = 4
lost generation
Invitation
Goals:

To Increase:


Knowledge
Skills
Well Being
Mindfulness



Free Hugs in Turlington --
Meet people right where they are at.

Hugging therapy is definitely a powerful way of healing. Research shows that hugging is extremely effective at healing sickness, disease, loneliness, depression, anxiety & stress. WOW!
Open-door policy
McCarty B, Rm G-091
Office hours: M&T 2:30-3:30
Also by appointment
- is ALWAYS found outside your comfort zone.
FYCS Major
FYCS Minor
OUR REALITIES, AND THE REALITIES OF OTHERS, ARE SUBJECT TO EXPERIENCE, EXPECTATION AND BELIEF.


WHAT WILL YOU CHOOSE TO BUILD YOUR REALITY OUT OF?

WHAT WILL YOU EXPECT?

WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?
4-H Club of Jackson County, NC
Magic of Electricity Program, Summer 2011
APPALACHIAN COMMUNITY SERVICES
(a life changing job for me)
AS A RULE: Cell phones should be on vibrate, step outside to use if needed.
*Maintain courtesy to
all
viewpoints

*Be careful of our use of class time

*What is said in here stays in here. We respect sensitive issues & privacy
NERD-DOMS:

*Trekkie
*Whovian
*Browncoat
*Mistie
*Trivia Junkie
PETS!

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