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TWS Method

      5 Basic Steps in the
           TWS Method™

Following the five basic steps in the TWS Method™, you create a safe place for learning and sharing, while participants strengthen their sense of social support

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The TWS Method™ is based on popular education and behavior change principles. Using this  facilitation approach with experiential learning activities, you are able to foster criticial thinking and support participants through the stages of change process.

The TWS group process lends itself to discussing multiple dimensions of health and well-being relevant to the lives of the participants and their families. In traditional, clinician-centered models, there is often no time or opportunity to address social determinants of health despite the critical role these factors often play in individual, family, and community health and health disparities.  

The TWS Method™ is a core, highly adaptable teaching approach.

  • Culturally appropriate for Latino families
  • Perfect for learning regardless of literacy skills
  • Easy to learn
  • Flexible teaching tool
  • Facilitation skills are transferable
  • Health professionals and lay educators get excellent results!

While we have field-tested the TWS Method™ with Latinos and our prenatal education photonovels, the TWS Method™ can easily be used with stories in other formats, such as video, theatre, radio, as well as with other topics and populations.

Interested in TWS Training?

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Contact us to explore other creative applications and possible opportunities to support you in your work and your community.

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Prenatal Education Program

Use the TWS Method WITH the De Madre A Madre Photonovels

A FUN, Effective, Innovative Way to Provide Group Prenatal Education

National Recognition

Improving the Quality of Prenatal Care for Hispanic Women

Included in the Center for Health Care Strategies' Toolkit for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Quality Improvement in Medicaid Managed Care. (2007)

International 'Best Practice' Model

Selected by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the Sociology of Health and Medicine, University of Vienna as a 'best practice' for incorporating health literacy and health empowerment principles in prenatal education. (2003)

Latinas not only need information but they also need to have a sense of community and to feel empowered and respected …to feel that people are truly interested in their well-being. Pamphlets may have accurate information and say do this or that but information dissemination-only approaches leave all the other pieces out of the picture.”

Melida Colindres, MPH
Interested in TWS participants' experiences and feedback?

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