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
2. Clinical Intervention for Optimal Sexual Health
This workshop is designed for nurses and other professionals who work with sexually active adolescents. It gives the participants an evidence-based approach for assisting in sexual behavior changes that can move an adolescent toward optimal sexual health.
The Clinical Intervention for Optimal Sexual Health workshop employs the Transtheoretical model for behavior change and the Nursing Process. It teaches content on sexual health, skill-building on identifying a person’s readiness to change and communication tools on the sensitive topic of sexual health.
“This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.” 7.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education will be awarded for successful completion of the workshop. In addition, Texas Social Workers who successfully complete the workshop will be awarded 7.0 hours of continuing education credit.
Upcoming Clinical Intervention for Optimal Sexual Health Workshops will be held:
• June 8, 2019 in Austin, Texas
• October 25, 2019 in Austin, Texas
For more information about these trainings, please contact us at [email protected]