Learning Module: Helping Families Achieve Safe Sleep & Breastfeeding
Building on Campaigns with Conversations: An Individualized Approach to Helping Families Embrace Safe Sleep & Breastfeeding
Intended Audience: professionals who interact with families on topics of safe sleep and breastfeeding (for example: human service providers, community health workers, home visitors, and peer supporters).
This learning module takes an individualized approach to public health promotion - helping families overcome barriers to safe sleep and breastfeeding by considering each family’s needs, beliefs, and the context of their lives. This training on the Conversations Approach is based on Ajzen’s Theory of Planned Behavior and follows current recommendations from the American Academy for Pediatrics (AAP) for safe sleep and optimal breastfeeding for healthy infants.
The course is made up of 7 modules that explain the Conversations Approach and help the learner implement it to promote breastfeeding and safe sleep practices. Also included are printable handouts, answers to questions or reservations about using the Conversation s Approach, and links to useful resources.
These learning modules were developed by the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH) while it operated the National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep (NAPPSS, 2014-2017) with extensive input from the NAPPSS coalition of over 70 national organizations who represent the service systems, providers, programs, and community support networks that touch mothers, fathers, and other infant caregivers.