Texas WIC continues to develop high quality and valued training!
The Texas WIC program is launching a new online training platform today. The WIC Partner Training Site offers the opportunity to attend free, online training that can be completed on your own time and at your own pace.
Why did Texas WIC develop this training platform?
Texas WIC is your community partner and we understand the barriers related to training, scheduling and cost. Offering high quality, no cost training allows for consistent messaging among all organizations and a better opportunity to increase health outcomes for Texas families. We plan to offer a broad range of training topics including breastfeeding, nutrition and other public health topics.
What trainings are currently available?
- Breastfeeding Management (BFM) – The training consists of 5 parts and can be completed using a self-paced format. This training can help facilities begin to address Step 2 education requirements of the Texas Ten Step and Baby-Friendly programs (not inclusive of all required content). Continuing education (CE) will be offered.
- Infant Formula: Navigating Marketing & Health Claims – This one hour presentation is currently in a live webinar format and provides a variety of continuing education credits. Check the website for specific dates and times. Attendance and CE certificates will be provided upon completion of an evaluation survey.
- Nipple Shields – This training can be attended by any staff interested in learning more about the use of nipple shields. The training is created with WIC staff in mind, but is a great training for hospital staff and people seeing moms in an outpatient setting. By the end of the training, you will have a better understanding as to when to use a nipple shield, as well as appropriate measures you need to take to follow up.
Is continuing education available?
Some trainings will offer CE, please check the website for details.
Will in-person breastfeeding trainings still be available?
Initially, yes, but online trainings will eventually be the only platform for the one-day breastfeeding classes listed on the site. Until the platform is fully functioning, our state breastfeeding trainers will continue to offer our nationally-recognized training throughout the state. For more information on locations for all current in-person trainings, visit our DSHS training page.
Will the WIC Partner Training site allow me to track my trainings?
No, the site does not have the capacity to track individual training. You will receive a certificate at the end of each training that will note the CE provided. Please note: training certificates will only be available to print ONE time. Make sure you are connected to a printer before beginning the training. You may also take a screen shot of your certificate to print later.
We look forward to your feedback on this new training platform. Feel free to suggest other training topics of interest. This will greatly help us to improve the site and better understand your training needs. For more information or questions on the site, email: WICPartnerTraining@dshs.texas.gov