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Educating Families Through Teachable Moments


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Identifying daily teaching “moments” and knowing how to improve the health education of children, families, and communities is critical to fostering health promotion. The child health professional must not only recognize teachable moments but also respond to them by using suitable and effective teaching strategies.

Purpose: Introduce the meaning of the teachable moment, provide strategies to recognize the teachable moment through the use of a variety of teaching strategies, and facilitate learning with children and families.

Objectives: After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Bright Futures Teachable Moments model.
  • Identify a “teachable moment” in the office setting.
  • Apply the six steps in the Teachable Moments model.
  • Practice a variety of teaching strategies that may be used to facilitate learning.
  • Explain the advantages, disadvantages, and appropriate use of specific teaching strategies.

Length: This module will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.


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