BALANCED Tool Kits and Manuals

Training Manuals

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Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Community-Based Distribution and Peer Education System: Train-the-Trainer Guide for Training PHE Community-Based Distributors and PHE Adult Peer Educators

This Train-the-Trainer Guide was developed for two types of training: 1) training-of-trainers (TOT) events where facilitators learn how to train Population-Health-Environment (PHE) community-based distributors (CBDs) and PHE Adult Peer Educators (PEs) on community- based education and distribution of family planning (FP) methods within the context of an integrated PHE intervention; and 2) training events where facilitators train PHE CBDs and PHE Adult PEs who work on integrated PHE activities. The instructions provided herein are for TOT events and can be adapted for PHE CBD and PHE Adult Peer Education training courses. While there are also separate guides available for training PHE CBDs and PHE Adult PEs, these should be used only by facilitators who have undergone this Train-the- Trainers training/course.

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Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Community-Based Distribution and Peer Education System: A Guide for Training PHE Community-Based Distributors

This training guide was developed for use in courses to train population, health and environment (PHE) Community-based Distributors (CBDs) who work on integrated PHE activities. Facilitators who use this guide should have participated in the PHE Community- based Distribution and Peer Education System Training-of-Trainers (TOT).

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Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Community-Based Distribution and Peer Education System: A Guide for Training PHE Adult Peer Educators

This training guide was developed for use in courses to train population, health and environment (PHE) Adult Peer Educators (PEs) who work on integrated PHE activities. Facilitators who use this guide should have participated in the PHE Community-based Distribution and Peer Education System Training-of-Trainers (TOT).

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Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Youth Peer Education: A Guide for Training Youth Peer Educators Working on PHE Activities

Population-Health-Environment (PHE) is a development approach that recognizes the interconnectedness between people and their environment. It focuses on the interactions among population, health and environment dynamics, particularly in biodiversity-rich areas and supports multi-sectoral collaboration and coordination. It works across these three domains in an integrated fashion—resulting in improved outcomes for each sector as well as for the community/target population at large. PHE can also be defined as "the linkage, within a community or group of communities, of natural resources management or similar environmental activities and the improvement of reproductive health—always including but not limited to the provision of family planning services" (Engelman).

PHE Youth Peer Education: A Guide for Training Youth Peer Educators Working on PHE Activities was designed for facilitators who will be training PHE Youth Peer Educators (YPEs). This Guide contains information about the linkages between population and the environment, the role of youth in protecting and conserving the environment, ecosystems, physiology, gender, sexuality, fertility, contraception, safer sex, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, and related reproductive health topics that will encourage youth to become stewards of the environment and their sexuality. This information is supplemented with participatory skills exercises on these topics as well as on communicating with youth; and on identifying networks and support services. Throughout, the Guide emphasizes the linkages between population growth and the health of natural resources by integrating natural resources management concepts into discussions about youth sexuality and reproductive health.

The training curriculum can be used in its entirety. However, the topics/modules are organized so they can also be used independently—to better fit with the objectives of a specific training; for use in mentoring or in refresher courses that may have a focus on selected aspects of youth peer education; or for a particular country, culture or community, as appropriate.

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Building Actors and Leaders for Advancing Community Excellence in Development (BALANCED) Project: Reference Guide for PHE Community-Based Distributors and PHE Adult Peer Educators

This Reference Guide is intended for population, health and environment (PHE) community-based distributors (CBDs) and PHE adult peer educators (PEs) who have attended the training on the PHE Community-Based Distribution and Peer Education System and who work on integrated PHE activities. It includes key information from the training that PHE CBDs and PHE adult PEs need when providing community members with information on PHE, including family planning (FP) and modern contraceptive methods.

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