ERIC Number: ED438407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A New Beginning: The Child Health Manual.
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
This manual was designed to be used as part of the pre-service training technical curriculum for Peace Corps health programs. The topics in the manual were selected from a needs assessment of Peace Corps personnel around the world. The manual consists of five parts and an introduction, the Trainer's Guide, which contains an overview of the manual and gives a brief synopsis of each section's content, notes on delivering the sessions, and guidelines on how to design a technical curriculum and an integrated training curriculum. Part One: Child Health--Country Overview provides country-specific information on health problems and activities in the host country. Part Two: Fundamentals of Child Health contains maternal and child health information, diseases, and immunizations. Part Three: Entering the Community contains exercises that help trainees understand the importance of working with the community while they perform health work. Part Four: Understanding the Setting leads trainees through the work of gathering general information about the community and its health issues. The last section, Part Five: Addressing Child Health Issues looks at how to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate health activities or interventions, and also trains participants in giving health presentations. Each section contains 3-12 lesson plans for sessions, each of which consists of objectives, overview, time needed, staff needed (if applicable), materials needed, preparation, delivery steps, and resources. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Child Health, Course Content, Developing Nations, Diseases, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Health Education, Health Programs, Health Services, Infant Care, Lesson Plans, Nutrition, Pediatrics, Physical Health, Primary Health Care, Program Implementation, Public Health, Sick Child Care, Teaching Methods, Training
Peace Corps, Center for Field Assistance and Applied Research, Information Collection and Exchange, 1111 20th Street, NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20526.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.