Familias Fuertes is a comprehensive training resource for a community-based organization to equip promotores de salud (promotores) with knowledge and skills to support a Latino family with a child coping with cancer. Children coping with cancer include children who have pediatric cancer or children who have a close family member (e.g., parent, sibling) with cancer. The Familias Fuertes training guide is bilingual English/Spanish and trains promotores across seven one-hour sessions.
After completing Familias Fuertes, promotores will have the following knowledge and skills.
The knowledge to:
The skills to:
Session 6 teaches promotoras how to familiarize themselves and their clients with the treatment center; provides an overview of clinical trials and how to find appropriate clinical trials for their clients, if necessary; and helps promotoras gain the skills to assess stress in their clients and encourage open discussion about death and dying.