ERIC Number: ED400032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Learning To Listen to Mothers: A Trainers' Manual To Strengthen Communication Skills for Nutrition and Growth Promotion.
Vella, Jane; Uccellani, Valerie
Counseling mothers of small children in effective growth monitoring and promotion is both an art and a science. Virtually all primary health care programs contain a Growth Monitoring and Promotion component (GMP). It is vital that supervisors and community health workers of GMP programs have a clear understanding of why communication skills are necessary to make GMP work for mothers. This manual is designed to train field supervisors of GMP programs, along with community health workers, in the art of effective listening and communication with mothers. Trainers can use this manual to plan and conduct a workshop on interpersonal communication for growth promotion. Part 1 of the manual provides an introduction to and preparation for conducting workshops. Part 2 details the following workshop sessions: (1) "Opening the Two-Day Workshop"; (2) "Communication in Growth Promotion: Making it Better; (3) "Mothers and Health Promoters Learn from Each Other"; (4) "Steps toward Good Communication"; (5) "Practice Using Steps toward Good Communication"; and (6) "Review, Evaluation, and Follow-Up." Part 3 of the manual includes resources for participatory training activities, a sample invitation to participants, and sample questionnaire and observation forms. (BGC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Office of Nutrition.
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