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Care Groups Forward

This forum is for discussions related to the use of Care Groups activities in food security and nutrition projects - especially Title II, Food-for-Peace Development Food Assistance Programs. 

If you're interested in this topic, then you might find these useful:

Applying the Care Group Model in a Relief Context

Posted: 18 May 2017 by mdecoster
Last Post: 18 May 2017 by by mdecoster

Dear Care Group Forward Interest Group Members, I have been contacted by a graduate student, who is writing a master’s...


Help us update the list of Care Groups Implementers

Posted: 25 Apr 2017 by mdecoster
Last Post: 25 Apr 2017 by by mdecoster

Hi everyone,   We aim to update the implementer information in every year...


Greetings-  It has come to our attention that perhaps a few out there may not be getting postings from the...


Meeting Nov 30 on Care Groups Registers! Nov 30, 11:30 AM ET

Posted: 21 Nov 2016 by mdecoster
Last Post: 21 Nov 2016 by by mdecoster

We would like to invite everyone to our next interest group meeting,  Nov 30, 11:30 AM Eastern Time to...


We are grateful to IMC for translating into Arabic The Practical Guide to Conducting Barrier Analysis and the Barrier...


Hi everyone, Have you seen this new reference guide in the FSN Network resource library?


DFID Funded Care Groups

Posted: 13 Jun 2016 by BKittle
Last Post: 13 Jun 2016 by by btidwell

Greetings Again - I wonder if anyone has ever received funding from DFID to implement a project with the Care Group...


Care Groups in India

Posted: 7 Jun 2016 by BKittle
Last Post: 7 Jun 2016 by by BKittle

Greetings All! I am wondering if anyone knows of any NGOs who are using the Care Group approach anywhere in India....


Encouraging Parents to Play with Infants and Toddlers

Posted: 31 May 2016 by mdecoster
Last Post: 31 May 2016 by by mdecoster

Check out his article in the New York Times --


Reading and Responding to Your Baby - Webinar

Posted: 13 Apr 2016 by mdecoster
Last Post: 13 Apr 2016 by by Gerald Zafimanjaka

Dear Care Groups Forward Interest Group Members, You may be interested in the recording of this recent webinar on the...


I wanted to highlight the new Pathfinder training modules I recently explored, which are for teaching reproductive health...


Online Meeting March 3rd 11:30 AM EST

Posted: 24 Feb 2016 by mdecoster
Last Post: 24 Feb 2016 by by mdecoster

Dear Care Groups Forward members, Please join us for a Care Groups Forward Interest Group meeting on March 3rd at 11:...


Care Groups in Conflict Settings

Posted: 16 Feb 2016 by gillianmc
Last Post: 20 Feb 2016 by by gillianmc

Dear FSN Community, Does anyone have evidence in using Care Groups in unstable conflict settings (i.e. Syria)? I...


Neighbor Group Registers - what extra info is collected?

Posted: 24 Sep 2015 by BKittle
Last Post: 9 Nov 2015 by by Lucia Gwete

I'd like to know if any Care Group programs ask their CG Volunteers (Lead Mothers) to collect more information than the...


Care Groups and the Community Action Cycle

Posted: 2 Sep 2015 by cboswell
Last Post: 2 Sep 2015 by by cboswell

Has anybody tried merging/integrating the Community Action Cycle into Care Groups?

Care Groups and CLTS

Posted: 14 May 2015 by Elizabeth Crosby
Last Post: 4 Jun 2015 by by Elizabeth Crosby

Hello, Samaritan's Purse Liberia is using Care Groups and CLTS in the same program area and I was wondering if anyone...


Nicole Weber from Mercy Corps in the DRC, using the Care Groups approach in a large WatSan project, has an...


Care Group Registers

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 by niweber
Last Post: 31 Mar 2015 by by mdecoster

Hi all, We just finished the five day care group training, where both the neighbor mother and the care group volunteer...


Care Groups training manual now available in French

Posted: 5 Jan 2015 by mdecoster
Last Post: 5 Jan 2015 by by mdecoster

Hi everyone,  I wanted to let you know that we have now posted the French translation of Care Groups: A...


Care Groups in Emergencies

Posted: 10 Dec 2014 by harley.stokes
Last Post: 10 Dec 2014 by by harley.stokes

Hi all, International Medical Corps is conducting research on care groups in emergency settings. If you or your...


Dear Care Group Forward,Concern Worldwide has recently finalized our Users Guide for Integrating the Care Group Model...


Looking for French Speaking Consultant with Care Group experience

Posted: 1 Aug 2014 by mstakem
Last Post: 1 Aug 2014 by by NPS

Hello all,We are looking for a French Speaking consultant with Care Group experience for a few weeks ASAP to help pull...


I am team leading an SBCC health evaluation in India starting next week. For infrmation on context of successful (or...


In Search of Care Group Modules in French or Hausa

Posted: 5 Jun 2014 by mstakem
Last Post: 9 Jun 2014 by by KLadd

Hello everyone,We have some Care Group activities starting up in Niger, and were wondering if anyone already had modules...


We wanted to let you all know that the CORE Group is currently organizing a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting on the...


Census Training Manual from Concern Worldwide

Posted: 13 Feb 2014 by mdecoster
Last Post: 13 Feb 2014 by by mdecoster

I thought I'd call your attention to this new resource for the Care Groups Forward Interest Group./resource-library/...


ISO: Care Group project in or near Nigeria for training visit

Posted: 24 Jan 2014 by rhower
Last Post: 29 Jan 2014 by by Patrick Coonan

Hello everyone,Someone from a community health project in Nigeria contacted me and is looking for a Care Group project...


1. If our program using the PM2A approach and care groups planned to begin distributing food rations to women in their...


 I am curious if there is any evidence to show that the integration of family planning is more effective through the...


Building Sustainability into Care Groups Activities

Posted: 25 Jul 2013 by jburns
Last Post: 20 Aug 2013 by by jburns

Does anyone have examples of how you have built in sustainability to Care Groups activities?At IMC, we are currently...


How would you engage fathers and grandmothers as influencers?

Posted: 30 May 2013 by mdecoster
Last Post: 30 May 2013 by by mdecoster

In this online discussion on engaging grandmothers and husbands as influencers, Cindy from PCI Global shared...


Using CHWs as Care Group Promoters

Posted: 3 May 2013 by jburns
Last Post: 9 May 2013 by by CarolynWetzel

 Greetings, I am curious to know if anyone has experience with using government-paid CHWs as promoters in their care...


I got interested in this topic decades ago when I worked with volunteer breastfeeding peer counselors and saw them...


Introduction to Facilitation Cues for Care Group Volunteers

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 by mdecoster
Last Post: 22 Feb 2013 by by mdecoster

 Care Groups Forward members will be interested in this lesson that Mitzi Hanold developed using articulate...


Care Groups Minimum Criteria Checklist

Posted: 6 Dec 2012 by mdecoster
Last Post: 11 Dec 2012 by by tdavis

FYI -- The Care Groups Minimum Criteria Checklist was reviewed, revised, and approved by the Care Groups Forward Interest...


Ideas for Motivating Volunteer Health Workers

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 by kmacd
Last Post: 29 Nov 2012 by by kmacd

Hello CG Forward,I wanted to draw your attention to one of the sessions that from the FSN Network Knowledge Sharing...


Request for Short Examples for Care Groups Manual

Posted: 2 Nov 2012 by mdecoster
Last Post: 2 Nov 2012 by by mdecoster

Dear Care Groups Forward members,I'm sure most of you are know about the new Care Groups Implementation Manual developed...