Small Group Facilitation for Young Married Women and First-time Parents in West Africa: Training for Facilitators
This training aims to impart the skills needed for peers to facilitate small groups of young married women and first-time parents, which can reduce these young women’s social isolation and increase knowledge of sexual and reproductive health. The training is designed for use in francophone West Africa, where a significant proportion of adolescent girls aged 15–19 and young women aged 20–24 are married or living in union, but it can easily be adapted for other settings.
A 2-day training, it is intended for young married women and first-time parents who will facilitate small groups of their peers, where they can discuss sexual and reproductive health and contraception, as well as participate in activities (using the GREAT Activity Cards) that help them build problem-solving skills and better negotiate the pressures they face to have children.
This module should supplement a broader training in adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health. Alternatively, it could be integrated into a broader AYSRH training. The module covers topics including healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy, small group facilitation, and the particular challenges and pressures concerning childbearing faced by young married women and first-time parents. The training consists of trainer presentations (slides included) and numerous participatory small and large group activities.
- Training Tools: Providing Family Planning and Reproductive Health to Young Married Women and First-Time Parents in West Africa
- Scaling-Up First-Time and Young Parent Access to Postpartum Family Planning: Could Small Shifts Change the Game?
- Meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Young Married Women and First-time Parents Toolkit
- Beyond the ABCs of FTPs: A Deep Dive into Emerging Considerations for First Time Parent Programs
- Lessons Learned from an Integrated Approach for Reaching First-time Young Parents in Nigeria
- Factors Impacting Use of Health Services by First-time/Young parents: A Formative Research Toolkit
- “Because my Husband and I Have Never Had a Baby Before…” Results and Lessons from Interventions with First-Time Parents in Madagascar, Mozambique, and Nigeria
- Evidence to Action (E2A) Project's First-Time Parent Framework
- Reaching the Youngest Moms and Dads: A Socio-Ecological View of Actors and Factors Influencing First-time Young Parents’ Use of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Madagascar
- First Time Parents
- Our First Baby: Health Education for Adolescents Who are Pregnant or First-Time Parents
- Reaching Young Married Women & First-Time Parents for Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies
- Interventions to Reach Married Adolescents for Increased Contraceptive Use in Niger
- Improving Family Planning Outcomes for First-Time Parents in the Greater Mahale Ecosystem of Tanzania (Brief)
- Improving Health and Gender Outcomes for First-Time Parents in Cross River State, Nigeria
August 3, 2020