ACNFP affiliated centres offer non-clinical Community Programmes, Family Life Education (FLE), to a diverse range of community groups. It is important to emphasise that these sessions or workshops do not teach group participants how to use Natural Family Planning methods. Rather, they facilitate a better understanding of fertility and its related health issues.
Programmes are designed in dialogue with the community group’s programme co-ordinator and the FLE Educator, taking into consideration the participants and the desired outcomes. This can be as simple as the programme co-ordinator selecting topics and negotiating the presentation time with the FLE Educator
The FLE Educator aims to ensure that participants receive knowledge which is of significance to them through a positive experience of a well-structured and well-prepared programme with language and terminology appropriate to the participants.
This process ensures that participants receive knowledge which is of significance to them through a very positive experience of a well-structured and well-prepared programme.
Examples of programmes we can offer include:
- Puberty Education in Schools
- Sexuality Education in Schools
- Pre-marriage – Sexuality and Family Planning
- Fertility Aware – Empowering Women
- Antenatal talks – Fertility return after childbirth
- Breastfeeding and fertility return
- Effective parenting – Talking to your kids about puberty, sexuality, family planning
- Healthcare professionals – Understanding the basics of NFP
ACNFP affiliated centres receive funding in different ways, depending on their affiliations in their particular location, including some from government and non-government sources. Some programmes are provided as a community service, however most require a fee to cover costs.
ACNFP Quality Assurance
As the leading authority in the Sympto-Thermal Method and Lactational Amenorrhoea Method for Australia, ACNFP sets the standards for the training and accreditation of educators.