ERIC Number: ED243821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Personal Health Training Manual. Core Curriculum Resource Material. TR-21.
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
This personal health training manual, intended for all Peace Corps volunteers, presents a series of training sessions dealing with basic health concepts and practices; it is designed to be used by Peace Corps Medical Officers and trainers to help trainees acquire the understanding, skills, and motivation necessary to keep themselves healthy in a new environment, and, whenever possible, to promote "positive health" in the host country. These health training sessions are designed to be highly participatory and learner-centered. The trainer's primary role is that of a facilitator. This manual is divided into two parts. Part I, "Volunteer Personal Health and Well-Being," consists of six sessions: (1) concept of positive health; (2) diseases and prevention of disease; (3) health maintenance skills; (4) obtaining adequate nutrition; (5) emotional and sexual health; and (6) first aid fair (optional). Part II, "The Volunteer's Role in Promoting Health," consists of four sessions: (7) assessing local health conditions; (8) role modeling positive health practices; (9) conducting a health demonstration (optional); and (10) planning a health project; closure to personal health training. Each of the 10 lesson plans outlined in this manual includes objectives, activities, and references. (JMK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.