Handouts - Family Planning for Clients with HIV

Most of the modules in the TRP contain job aids and counseling tools. 

Role plays: The FP/HIV module includes a set of role play scenarios that enable trainees to practice using the knowledge and skills they are learning. Each role play describes a typical client scenario and the tasks specific to that scenario. The role play scenarios, observation checklist, along with the instructions for the observer, provider, and client roles (Handout #3) are included in both this facilitator’s guide (Appendix A) and under the Handouts tab of the module. In addition, guidance for facilitators about how to conduct role plays, Facilitating Role Plays, can be found in the Conducting Training section of the TRP. 

Case studies: The module includes case studies with progressive case descriptions and questions that enable trainees to analyze a situation and think through how to apply their experience and newly learned technical knowledge. The answer keys for the case studies are in this facilitator’s guide (Appendix B); Handout #4: Case Study 1 and Handout #5: Case Study 2 are under the Handouts tab of the module. See Using Case Studies in the Facilitators' Materials section of the TRP website for guidance on how to use case studies.

Job aids: The FP/HIV module includes a job aid (Handout #2), the Contraceptive Method Considerations for Clients with HIV Including Those on ART: Provider Reference Tool. Learning activities in the module give trainees an opportunity to practice using the tool so they can incorporate its use at their workplace.

A method effectiveness chart suitable for use with clients—similar to the Comparing Effectiveness of Family Planning Methods chart from the FP Global Handbook—should also be provided if trainees are not currently using it in their everyday practice (Handout #1).

Fact sheet and other resources for participants: A fact sheet from FP2020, Integrating Family Planning and HIV, which provides a brief overview of some of the key issues and links to other resources, is provided as an optional resource for participants (Handout #6). The K4Health website includes a topics page on FP-HIV integration with links to the Family Planning and HIV Services Integration Toolkit and eCourse which participants can also access for additional resources.

Counseling tools: The term counseling tool in TRP materials refers to any counseling tools or job aids that trainees are (or will be) using at their job. The FP/HIV module activities can be used with a variety of counseling approaches and job aids. The activities in this module do not require a counseling tool, however, a visual/chart to describe method effectiveness is recommended (see job aids above). If a counseling tool is used by providers/programs, ensure that it reflects the current technical information described throughout this module (e.g., The Balanced Counseling Strategy Plus: A Toolkit for Family Planning Service Providers Working in High HIV/STI Prevalence Settings (Third Edition) has been updated to reflect the 2015 WHO Medical Eligibility Criteria). Other counseling approaches and tools may also be appropriate. When practicing counseling of clients with HIV, facilitators should incorporate activities that enable trainees to use the counseling tool or job aids that they use at work (or will use after the learning intervention).