Social and Behavior Change for Family Planning: Facilitator’s Guide

This is a curriculum for a 2.5 day training course for program managers and government managers to learn about family planning knowledge, attitudes and practices, and then learn how to create strategies based on what is learned. It is designed to be used “off-the-shelf”—which means it is not necessary to bring in an outside trainer. A local staff person or team can use this guide to run a 2.5 day training course that teaches the basics of “designing for behavior change.”

This currriculum can serve as a starting point for addressing family planning by building skills and helping staff get started in social and behavior change. The concepts and tools can actually be applied to many topics, including reproductive health, maternal and child health, nutrition, infectious disease care and control, sanitation, and others.

The curriculum includes sessions on understanding behavior change, creating a behavior change strategy, defining the priority group and behavior, field testing, and analyzing data. Handouts for the sessions are also included.

Last modified: July 23, 2021

Language: English