Community health workers are trained to discuss with women and men the benefits of family planning, addressing the social and cultural obstacles that keep people from practicing family planning. They are also trained to discuss with women and men how family planning is related to securing basic human rights, and how family planning can contribute to the health and well-being of families and communities.
Community health workers learn about various birth control methods, the benefits, limitations, and side effects of each, and how to talk about birth control methods with women and men, including dealing with side effects. They also learn how to demonstrate condom use and support women and men in using condoms if appropriate.
This training is designed for one to two days.
Facilitator Manual: contains all of the information needed to carry out the training, including preparation and material lists, step-by-step instructions for leading training sessions, pre- and post-tests, and all content from the Participant Handbook.
Participant Handbook: contains all of the content that participants are trained on (text and illustrations) and also any case studies, scenarios, small group discussion questions, or role plays needed for training sessions. Participants use the handbook during training sessions and afterwards for review.
Slide Presentation: at sites where electricity and AV equipment are available, facilitators can use the slide presentation. It contains all of the images needed for the training. For sessions that use the slides or flip chart, the Facilitator Manual session steps contain the slide images (thumbnail size) with the accompanying text below each thumbnail.