Despite the difficulty of the topic, our program is well-liked by staff and administrators, and 94% of participants are “very satisfied” with our training.

Our Trainings Offer:

  • On-site training with a local Provide team
  • Continuing education units (where available)
  • Certificate of participation
  • A model for effective referral-making that applies beyond abortion
  • Take-away information and resources that help you in your work
  • A detailed training report for site administrators
  • Ongoing customized Technical Assistance

 

Our Training Modules:

We offer the following training modules to help you and your staff counsel women with unintended pregnancy and to refer them to high quality reproductive healthcare options:

 

Module 1  |  Why Refer: Examining Personal & Professional Norms

This module trains frontline providers to effectively:

  • Learn a simple model for effective referral-making
  • Recognize the emotional importance of honoring clients’ right to make their own decisions
  • Explain their professional responsibility to honor clients’ decisions and privacy
  • Recognize how their own feelings and attitudes might conflict with providing care
  • Identify referral behaviors that respect clients’ confidentiality and right to make their own decisions
  • Increase their sense of comfort and professional pride about referring even when they feel personally ambivalent

 

Module 2  |  How to Refer: Barriers Women Face and How to Make a Thorough Referral

This module trains frontline providers to effectively:

  • Define referrals as part of service provision
  • Understand general barriers in accessing health care and abortion in particular
  • Describe at least six barriers that a local woman or girl might face in accessing such care
  • Describe the consequences of delays in access for women’s health
  • Describe and demonstrate best practices for thorough referrals
  • Gain familiarity with the components of a referral system (procedures and content)
  • Increase knowledge about, and opposition to, centers that misinform or manipulate women with unintended pregnancy
  • Understand how implicit bias and past experience can create a sense of discomfort with providers and how this affects making referrals
  • Take pride in perceiving themselves as able to help women be safe

 

Module 3  |  What: Special Topics in Reproductive Health Referral-Making

This module trains frontline providers to effectively:

  • Place abortion in the context of necessary reproductive health care
  • Explain basic information and address common myths about abortion (e.g., types of abortion; demographic profile of abortion clients; prevalence; safety; emotional effects; availability)
  • Reflect on their own beliefs so as to recognize their own biases and the diverse perspectives of different individuals within a participant group, and enhance empathy/appreciate the difficulty of assigning an abstract moral hierarchy to women’s situations

 

Module 4  |  Pregnancy Options Counseling: Preparing to Be a Reflective Resource

This module trains frontline providers to effectively:

  • Be introduced to pregnancy options counseling techniques, including validating, seeking understand, and referring
  • Review the options for patients/clients with an unintended pregnancy

 

Module 5  |  Tools for Combatting Stigma: Ensuring That Sites Have What They Need

This module trains frontline providers to effectively:

  • Identify specific tools for combatting stigma in the workplace
  • Identify ways that their workplace can become a more supportive and respectful environment for all staff and clients
  • Place abortion in the context of necessary reproductive health care

 

Module 6  |  Who: Meeting Specialized Service Providers

This module trains frontline providers to effectively:

  • Increase familiarity and comfort with local abortion and other specialized service providers and/or their staff
  • Understand and be able to explain what a women can expect when accessing abortion and other specialized care
  • Place abortion and other specialized care in the context of necessary reproductive health care
  • Refer patients/clients to local abortion and other specialized service providers with knowledge, skill, and comfort

Feedback from Training Participants & Partners:

Would your organization benefit from a Provide training?

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Do you serve female clients or patients?
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Are you interested in professional development for your staff or colleagues?
Are you interested in capacity building support to assist your organization in addressing unintended pregnancy and referrals for abortion care?
Does your organization provide care in any of the following areas - HIV, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault, Primary Care, Family Planning, or Substance Abuse?
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