With four new We Can!™ parent classes on the verge of kicking off in Boston, and three more in the pipeline, ensuring that the people leading those classes are up to speed on program offerings is critical.
That's why on September 15, the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC)—a We Can! Founding Intensive Site since 2005—hosted a free "Train the Trainer" session on the We Can! Parent Program. They used downloadable materials from the We Can! Energize Our Families: Parent Program Leader's Guide together with the Parent Handbook.
Twenty-eight participants from Boston and surrounding areas turned out for the half-day training session. They included doctors, registered dietitians, health coordinators, Head Start program representatives and others.
The BPHC workshop not only guided them through the ins and outs of the Parent Program and its supporting materials, it provided them with strategies to make culturally relevant changes that meet the needs of a diverse audience.
Would-be trainers can also earn American Dietetic Association-approved credits. Those who complete the training and decide to teach classes will be paid $200 per four-session class that they teach by the Boston Public Health Commission. The Commission has a series of consultants on hand and ready to teach the program. The Commission will also be providing We Can! teaching materials for free to trainers.
We Can! and the We Can! logo are trademarks of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Are you planning a We Can! event in your community?
Please send us an e-mail so we can add your event to the We Can! Calendar of Events.
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with all the details.
You can read the latest We Can! news in our newsletter—We Can! In Action.
If you haven't subscribed to receive the We Can! newsletter, sign up today.
Read past issues of We Can! In Action.