Faithful Families 2018 National Training

Faithful Families 2018 National Training

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December 5th

8:15 a.m. Coffee and Tea
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Participants will introduce themselves and provide a summary of their interests in faith-based health promotion and plans to implement Faithful Families in their state or community.

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Understanding the Importance of Faith-Based Health Promotion

Participants will:

  • Understand the role faith communities can play in health promotion efforts.
  • Explain the theories used to develop the Faithful Families program.
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Move More Break
11:15 - Noon

Curriculum demo

Participants will participate in a mock Faithful Families lessons, led by a Faithful Families health educator.

Noon - 1:15 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Curriculum Overview

Participants will understand the Faithful Families curriculum, including instructional tools and materials.

2:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Curriculum Practice, Teach Back, and Debrief

Participants will:

  • Work in small groups to practice delivering the Faithful Families curriculum and will receive feedback from training instructors.
  • Discuss their experiences of leading Faithful Families lessons and begin to develop a plan for implementing the program in their community setting.

Break from 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

December 6th

8:30 a.m. Coffee and Tea
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Opening Message

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) Supports

Participants will:

  • Understand the importance of PSE changes to the Faithful Families program.
  • Explore PSE changes that can be implemented in communities of faith.
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Move More Break
10:45 - Noon

Panel Discussion: PSE Changes in Action

After this panel discussion, participants will:

  • Understand challenges and barriers to implementation of PSE changes.
  • Explore resources to overcome challenges and barriers.
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.


Participants will understand and brainstorm practical ways to implement the Faithful Families evaluation tools.

1:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Action Planning and Feedback

Participants will:

  • Develop an action plan to implement Faithful Families in their setting.
  • Receive feedback on their action plan from training faculty.
  • Develop an action plan to create a training for Faithful Families in their community (if needed).

Break from 2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Final Thoughts