Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving Move

Faithful Families 2017 National Training

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December 13th

8:00 a.m. Coffee & Tea
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Introduction to Faithful Families.

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. Break
11:15 - 12:15 p.m.

Why Faithful Families?

Participants will understand the Faithful Families program model and begin to consider implications of the model for their setting.

12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Faithful Families Curriculum Overview

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

3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Curriculum Practice and Teach Back

Participants will work in small groups to practice delivering the Faithful Families curriculum, and will receive feedback from training instructors.

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Teach Back De-brief

Participants will discuss their experiences of leading Faithful Families lessons, and begin to develop a plan for implementing the program in their community setting.

December 14th

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

Policy, Systems, and Environmental Changes

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. Break
10:45 - Noon

PSE Changes in Action (Panel Discussion)

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 - 3:15 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).
3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Closing Message

Keynote Speaker

Reverend Dr. Gary Gunderson
Vice President, Faith Health, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Wake Forest University School of Divinity

4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Final Questions