Program Success Center

for Sexual & Reproductive Health

Types of Services

TOE | TOT | Program Enrichment Sessions | TA, Consultation & Coaching | FAQs


Training of Educators & Training of Trainers for Evidence-Based Programs

ETR offers several types of EBP-related trainings, including Training of Educators (TOE) and Training of Trainers (TOT)

Training of Educators (TOE)

Training of Educators is a professional learning process that builds the knowledge and skills required of adult learners to implement a program, curriculum or strategy with fidelity and appropriate adaptations.

Training of Trainers (TOT)

Training of Trainers is a high-level professional learning process that builds the knowledge and skills required of qualified trainers to provide training and technical assistance/capacity-building assistance to adult learners who intend to implement a program, curriculum or strategy.

TOE & TOT Boosters

Boosters are critical follow-up sessions intended to assist trainers and implementers with identifying and breaking through implementation barriers, strengthening implementation skills, and networking with colleagues through professional learning networks.


Program Enrichment Sessions

ETR offers tailored professional learning through skill-building training and information sessions. These options are designed to support teen pregnancy prevention and other programs during the implementation stage and to boost and support program success.

Communicating Evaluation Results

Focuses on how to use and communicate evaluation results to learn, inspire and persuade others, in addition to reporting back to funders.

Embracing Adaptations: The Pathway to Program Success

Equips participants with the knowledge and skills needed to make appropriate adaptations, while still implementing the EBP with fidelity.

Sustaining Teen Pregnancy & HIV Prevention Programs

Shows participants how to sustain program efforts beyond the standard funding cycle.

Reaching the Adult Learner: The Science & Art of Masterful Facilitation

Empowers educators to create an effective learning environment to motivate adult learners to take action.

Managing Sensitive Issues: Effectively Responding to Controversy

Offers participants a chance to navigate the sensitive topics they face in their workplace and build the skills needed to answer difficult questions.

Understanding the Adolescent Brain

Explains neurobiological findings from adolescent brain research as they apply to risk taking, relationship building and social development.

Addressing the Needs of LGBTQ Youth

Explores theory, current issues and research-based strategies for providing welcoming and affirming environments appropriate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in a variety of services and settings.

Parent-Child Connectedness

Designed to enhance the ability of professionals working in teen pregnancy prevention to involve and integrate activities for parents of adolescents in their programs.

The Science of Learning

Shares a fresh look at the theory and research-based practices that support effective instructional design and explores how these apply to various modes of delivery, including blended learning.

Strategies to Foster Youth Resiliency

Explores factors that make young people resilient and strategies for fostering resiliency among youth, including using strengths-based facilitation and implementing support structures.

Sexual & Reproductive Health 101

Prepares participants to engage youth in learning about sexual and reproductive health topics, including anatomy, physiology, contraception and sexually transmitted infections.

Strategies to Reduce Unintended Teen Pregnancy Through Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Presents the rationale and research base for providing LARC information to young people and builds capacity to implement health promotion strategies related to LARCs.

The Effective Delivery of Technical Assistance

Trains technical assistance providers in the research base and best practices for delivering effective TA.

Team Fitness: Strategies for Developing High-Functioning Teams

Provides practical, targeted guidance and tools to enhance the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities of program teams.

Program (Strategic) Planning

Guides participants through a practical process of assessing current program strengths and weaknesses and planning for adapting products, services and activities to best meet the needs of your target group


Technical Assistance, Consultation & Coaching

Based on research and best practice, ETR experts deliver technical assistance (TA) services in variety of content areas. Our tailored, data-driven TA can be delivered through face-to-face meetings, conference calls, written materials, online discussions, web-based materials and email.

In addition to any of the topics above, ETR can provide TA and consultation on a variety of other topics. Some examples of technical assistance include:

  • Adaptation and program development
  • Developing a professional development infrastructure
  • Evaluation planning
  • Evaluation strategies, including fidelity monitoring, data collection and analysis, and final reporting
  • Communicating evaluation results
  • Assessment of your target population
  • Conducting an environmental scan
  • Organizational development (program planning, team building, group development, meeting management)
  • Project management
  • Stakeholder engagement and relationship management
  • Dissemination and packaging

For more information, contact one of our training experts through our Program Support Help Desk.

ETR's Training & TA Services

Other Training & TA Tools

Program Success Planning Tool 
Use this tool to determine areas where you might need support.

School-Based Sexual Health Education Guidance Tool 
Follow a step-by-step process to implement an effective sexual health education curriculum.

Have a Question?
Contact us through our Health Education Training Coordinator, Lia Cassanego, at 510.858.6012 or via email at lia.cassanego@etr.org.