Why Parents

					                                                         Parent Program Training

         We Can! Energize Our Families: Parent Program

We Can! Energize Our
Families: Parent Program
                     Parent Program Training

     U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES | National Institutes of Health
     National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute | National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive
     and Kidney Diseases | Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human
     Development | National Cancer Institute
                                                  Training Training
                                           Parent Program Program

Parent Programs Are Widespread

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                                       This could be your

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                                      Parent Program Training

Preventing Overweight in Children

§ You are taking the next step in dealing with the problem
  of overweight in children
§ You may share this training with others
                              Parent Program Training



Chapter 1 | Parent Program Training
                                         Chapter 1 || Introduction
                                         Chapter 1 Introduction

Purpose of Online Training
§ Online training is an introduction to
  We Can! Energize Our Families: Parent Program

§ Full instructions for the Parent Program are in the
  Leader’s Guide
                             Chapter 1 | Introduction

Parent Program: A Leader’s Guide

                   § 4 Parent Program sessions
                   § Full instructions to lead
                   § Discussion points for
                   § Activities and handouts for
                   § Pre- & post-evaluation tools
                            Chapter 1 | Introduction

Accessing the Leader’s Guide

                  § Download a PDF version
                    of the Leader’s Guide

                  § Order a copy of the Leader's
                    Guide from the NHLBI
                    Information Center
                                                     Chapter 1 || Introduction
                                                     Chapter 1 Introduction

Tips for Viewing this Training

                                                                        View and
                                                                        PowerPoint Slides


                Welcome to this online training on
                the We Can!™ Energize Our
                                       Chapter 1 | Introduction

    We Can! Parent Program

•    Introduction
•    What Is We Can!?
•    Parent Program Overview
•    Session 1 – We Can! Energize Our Families
•    Session 2 – Maintain a Healthy Weight
•    Session 3 – What to Feed My Family: ENERGY IN
•    Session 4 – Less Sit, More Fit: ENERGY OUT
•    Implementing the Parent Program
•    Summary and Resources
                                     Chapter 1 || Introduction
                                     Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 — What Is We Can!?

§ Introduction to We Can!

§ Key program objectives

§ Program elements

§ Parent Program is a key component of We Can!
                                       Chapter 1 | Introduction

Chapter 3 — Parent Program Overview

§ Development of the Parent Program

§ Parents and caregivers are the target audience

§ Session content

§ Working with the Leader’s Guide

§ Evaluation tools
                                       Chapter 1 || Introduction
                                       Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapters 4–7
Parent Program Sessions

Each chapter includes the following:
§ Session overview
§ Key content and activities
§ Tips from the field
                         Chapter 1 | Introduction

Chapter 8
Implementing the Parent Program

Tips on:
§ Facilitation
§ Scheduling
§ Recruitment
§ Partnerships
                                    Chapter 1 || Introduction
                                    Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 9 — Summary & Resources

§ Review of major concepts
§ Sharing your feedback
§ Navigating the We Can! Web site
§ Accessing We Can! resources
§ How to get involved in We Can!
§ Requesting CEUs
                                          Chapter 1 | Introduction

Learning Objectives

After completing this training, you should be able to:

•    Explain the importance of engaging parents as part
     of your We Can! efforts

•    Navigate the Parent Program Leader’s Guide

•    Identify key content areas of the Parent Program

•    Describe key strategies to successfully implement
     the Parent Program

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