The TWS Learning Community is a group of individuals and organizations who come together in a spirit of mutual respect and collaboration to develop and use stories in ways that promote learning, connection, and health among individuals, families, and communities.
Shared Values: Inclusion, caring, transformational learning, equity, and social justice
We are committed to:
A SPECIAL THANKS to our Learning Partners and Supporters over the years...
including the National Institute of Minority Health & Health Disparities, March of Dimes, Piedmont Health Services, Inc, members of our TWS Study Team and Community Advisory Board and their respective organizations, the Scientific & Promotora Advisors, and the participants in our community-based participatory research.
Looking for resources to help you prepare and implement a TWS program?
Consider your experience and wisdom, the TWS program materials and training, potential team members and partners in your community and in the broader TWS circle.
These manuals are designed to help you coordinate, facilitate, and evaluate your Teach-With-Stories Prenatal Program.
The TWS Facilitation Training Package (Manual C + videos) focuses on cultivating and coaching people on core group skills needed to be an effective TWS facilitator. These skills can be used in any type of participatory or person/family/culture-centered program.
The TWS Training Videos compare and contrast effective and ineffective facilitator behaviors in the context of typical TWS prenatal groups.
The Art of Facilitating for Health, Equity
and Transformational Change
For the latest reflections, on-going dialog, lessons learned, links to videos related to putting the Teach-With-Stories Method into practice
Busy agencies and clinics, coordinating multiple schedules, and budget constraints can make arranging staff training and launching a new program a challenge.
Together, we are discovering creative partnerships and innovative ways to share resources.
Interested in starting a TWS Prenatal Education Program in your community?
Contact us to discuss how we can tailor a training program(s) to meet your unique needs and circumstances.
Cost: Will vary according to level of customization and technical assistance desired.
Our experience developing and testing the Teach-With-Stories Method in a variety of communities and practice settings has taught us many strategies to launch and maintain a successful TWS Prenatal Program for Latinas.
Where to start?
Here's one model of training and support for a TWS Prenatal Program.
*Amount will depend on level of experience and background of new facilitators
Interactive TWS Train-The-Trainer Workshop
Bilingual program facilitators, key prenatal care staff (e.g. those involved in supervision or referral), other key stakeholders in community or referring agencies, potential collaborators or funders
Want to raise awareness of the value of participatory approaches and how they differ from traditional, didactic approaches?
Want to apply the TWS Method™ to an area other than prenatal education?
Interested in learning how to implement participatory education approaches like the TWS Method™?
We are available for consultation on an hourly or project basis.