MI offers a number of trainings to health care professionals, health educators, public health advocates, and the general public. Some of these trainings are highlighted below:
1. Building Family Connections Training
The Medical Institute (MI) trains and certifies community- and faith-based educators on the Building Family Connections (BFC) Curriculum in a dynamic and interactive 2.5-day training. After completing the training, educators are prepared to go out into their communities and deliver this curriculum to parents and parenting adults.
The BFC curriculum, funded and reviewed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), teaches parenting adults skills to begin the lifelong conversation with youth about sex and healthy relationships.
The program aims to postpone the age of sexual debut in youth nationwide by increasing parental involvement in sexual health education. The 10-hour curriculum empowers parents and parenting adults with medically accurate sexual health information and skills on effective communication and decision-making strategies to help youth grow up safe, smart, and strong.
MI has already certified many BFC facilitators to hold parent courses across the country. To learn more about this training, please visit BuildingFamilyConnections.org.
Upcoming Building Family Connections Training will be held:
November 29 – December 1, 2018 in Toronto, ON, Canada
February 27 – March 1, 2019 in Austin, TX
For more information, please contact us at [email protected]