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Teach-With-Stories




     Overview
The Teach-With-Stories Method™ Brings
All the Pieces Together...
  • Puts facts in context
  • Creates meaning through connection
  • Inspires action and change
   
The Teach-With-Stories (TWS) Method™ combines the oral tradition of storytelling with an empowerment-based facilitation process.
   
With the TWS Method™, you can p
romote and support the health of women and their families on all levels - social, emotional, mental, spiritual, as well as physical.

   

 Interested in more information?
       
Click TWS Method
For an o
verview of the 5 step TWS Method™ and its use with photonovels

Click TWS Learning Community
To link to our TWS blog, Spotlight, and for reflections on on-going research and learning activities, related articles and resources

Click TWS Training

To learn about TWS training options

Click TWS FAQs         
For answers to questions about the TWS Method™ in practice, it's theoretical foundations, Latinas and prenatal care, and more
     
Click TWS Testimonials
To hear about the experiences of TWS participants, facilitators, and TWS study team members
   

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To explore other creative applications for the TWS Method™ and possible opportunities to support you in your work, research, and community
                      

   
"Stories are the language of community...Telling stories can be healing. We all have within us access to greater wisdom, and we may not even know that until we speak out loud.

Listening to stories also can be healing. A deep trust of life often emerges when you listen to other people's stories. You realize you're not alone; you're traveling in wonderful company. Ordinary people living ordinary lives often are heroes."

          
Dean Ornish, M.D.
  
        Health Literacy & Power:
      Putting Theory to Practice

The TWS Method™, a patient or person-centered model, provides the opportunity for participants to build 3 types of power:

Power-with-others

Power-from-within

Power-as-mastery


These 3 kinds of power play a key role in health literacy, that is, the ability to access, understand, and use health information in one's life.
They are also critical factors in helping reduce health disparities.

The TWS Method™ offers professional and lay educators a practical way to transform their teaching approaches to meet the growing demand for health education programs that are patient-centered, empowerment-based, and culturally and linguistically appropriate.

  
Credit: Spiral Model (above) was developed by Rick Arnold, et al.

 
 
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