Training Institute

The ABCD Family Planning Training Institute provides professional level training on family planning, reproductive health and sexuality education for healthcare providers, counselors, educators, and other community health workers. We offer a comprehensive calendar of professional training opportunities. Introduction to Family Planning, Basic Family Planning, and Family Planning for Advanced Practice are usually offered three times a year. In addition, trainings on current reproductive health topics are held several times a year. Specialized trainings on family planning and reproductive health topics are available for community and health care agencies by special arrangement with ABCD staff. ABCD also conducts mandatory trainings on current reproductive health topics several times a year. These trainings are required for certified family planning counselors in ABCD family planning funded sites. Thank you for visiting our webpage. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and ABCD’s commitment to preventing the spread of the infection, the Training Institute activities will be curtailed during this time and we are developing systems to attempt to maintain as many of our services as possible. Upcoming Trainings: We have been diligently working to adapt our training curricula to a virtual platform. Please send your registration by the deadline, and we will send additional information to your email inbox. The dates for each training are as follows: Introduction to Family Planning in 2021 will be offered online on the following dates: March 3, 4 & 5 (Feb 18, 2021 Deadline). June 16, 17 & 18 (June 3, 2021 Deadline). November 3, 4 & 5 (Oct 21, 2021 Deadline). Basic Family Planning in 2021 will be offered online on the following dates: May 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20 (April 27, 2021 Deadline). September 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23 (August 31, 2021 Deadline). ABCD Family Planning Program Requirements in 2021 will be offered online on the following dates: May 27 (May 12, 2021 Deadline). September 30 (Sept 15, 2021 Deadline). ABCD Family Planning for Advanced Practice in 2021 will be offered online on the following dates: April 23 & 30, July 30 & August 6, and October 22 & 29. Each session includes required eLearning, which will be available from 2 weeks prior to the first class to 2 weeks after the second class. HIV Education for Health Workers in 2021 will be offered online on the following dates: April 6, 7 & 8 (March 25, 2021 Deadline). Nov 17, 18 & 19 (Nov 3, 2021 Deadline). Keep an eye out for future announcements about our programming and let us know if you have any questions. 

ABCD Services link: Introduction to Family Planning Training

Introduction to Family Planning Training

If you're a health educator, outreach worker or other community agency staff (but not a family planning counselor in a clinical setting) interested in a basic intro to family planning and reproductive health, sign up!
ABCD Services link: Basic Family Planning Training

Basic Family Planning Training

If you work in a family planning and reproductive health program but have limited knowledge of family planning, this six day training provides a comprehensive introduction to family planning counseling.
ABCD Services link: HIV Education for Health Workers

HIV Education for Health Workers

This three-session training covers basic information about HIV, STIs, risk assessment, education and much more. It's designed for reproductive health educators, counselors, their supervisors, social workers, and other community agency staff.
ABCD Services link: Family Planning for Advanced Practice Training

Family Planning for Advanced Practice Training

If you're an RN, Advanced Practice Nurse or Physician Assistant, consider this intensive and comprehensive two day training course on family planning,