Small Group Facilitation for Young Married Women and First-time Parents in West Africa: A Supplemental Training Module for Facilitators
This 2-day training 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.