Quality FP services require competent and well-prepared staff and volunteers who can safely provide FP methods and help clients make informed choices. Training needs to be interactive where learners/participants are engaged in activities such as role plays, small group work, learning games, and opportunities to demonstrate what they have learned in field.
Key Resources for FP Training:
- The Training Resource Package for Family Planning (TRP) (WHO, 2012). The TRP is a comprehensive set of materials designed to support up-to-date training on family planning and reproductive health. The TRP was developed using evidence-based technical information from WHO. The development of the TRP has been by led by USAID, WHO, and UNFPA.
- Postpartum Family Planning for Community Health Workers (ACCESS FP, 2010). This package provides all of the tools and materials needed to conduct a three-day workshop to help community health workers learn how to counsel mothers, families, and communities about PPFP.
- PPFP Toolkit: Capacity Building/Training (K4Health, 2012). Includes links to training materials for both facility and community-based interventions.
- Basics of Community-Based Family Planning Training Curriculum: Facilitators Guide (USAID, 2009)