ERIC Number: ED379527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Healthy Connections. A Training Program for Volunteers Working with At-Risk Pregnant Women. Leader's Manual.
Harris, Carolyn DeMeyer; McKinney, David D., Ed.
This leader's manual, keyed to an accompanying videotape, contains step-by-step instructions for conducting a training session for volunteers who are preparing to work with young unmarried pregnant women. The manual, which includes transparency masters of handouts, is laid out with the outside column of each page containing instructions to the workshop leader and approximate delivery time for each activity. The inside column provides the text of the program. The manual is divided into four sections that cover the following topics: understanding your volunteer roles, understanding the partnership with your client, raising awareness of health risks, and working together in productive relationships with clients and agencies. Each section starts with the purpose, objectives, material needed, and notes for opening the section. There is also a brief introductory presentation for use in the beginning of a training session. The segment presentations include the segment set-up, discussion notes, advice to the leader, examples, and a summary. Each section uses a variety of training tools, including role plays, worksheets, handouts, and other activities. A resource section lists 65 resources grouped into organizations, publications, and commercial materials covering the following topics: healthy pregnancy, prenatal care, volunteering, cultural diversity, substance abuse, and child rearing and parenting. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, At Risk Persons, Communication Skills, Health Education, Learning Activities, One Parent Family, Parent Child Relationship, Parenthood Education, Teaching Methods, Unwed Mothers, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Workshops
VSA Educational Services, 1331 F Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004 (manual and video).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: VSA Educational Services, Washington, DC.