Billings Ovulation Method Association – USA (BOMA-USA)
Meets the USCCB's Standards for Diocesan NFP MinistryP.O. Box 2135
St. Cloud, MN 56302
BOMA-USA is the only authorized representative of The Billings Ovulation Method® in the United States. This method is based on the observation of cervical mucus. It was developed by the Drs. John and Evelyn Billings of Melbourne, Australia.
- Client education is provided in group or private on-site class instruction.
- Online charting software is available.
- Distance client education is offered by individual BOMA-USA certified teachers; see https://www.boma-usa.org/learn-online.html.
- Teacher education is provided in English and Spanish via on-site programs and through a correspondence or web course.
- BOMA-USA maintains a list of its certified teachers.
- Additional education programs can be scheduled for health-care professionals, clergy, and the general public. Contact for more information.
- BOMA-USA is affiliated with WOOMB International. Multi-language client education can be obtained through WOOMB-International. Contact BOMA-USA for assistance or directly contact WOOMB-International (http://www.thebillingsovulationmethod.org).
Couple to Couple League International (CCLI or "CCL")
Meets the USCCB's Standards for Diocesan NFP Ministry5440 Moeller Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45212
(513) 557-2449 FAX
CCL is a provider of the Sympto-Thermal Method (STM). STM is a multi-indexed method of NFP. It teaches the detection and interpretation of cervical mucus, changes in the basal body temperature (BBT) and cervical changes. It also teaches how to interpret other secondary signs of fertility.
- Client and teacher education in the Sympto-Thermal Method (STM) is provided in both English and Spanish.
- Client education (English and Spanish) is provided by professionally certified teaching couples in their local areas or via live on-line classes. A Self-Paced Online Class is also an option; this is a video-based version of the live class with support available through phone and e-mail contact.
- Teacher education is provided via live on-site classes or through the Internet.
- CCL maintains a list of its certified teachers at http://register.ccli.org/teacher_search.
- National online class search is available at, http://register.ccli.org.
- CCL provides a variety of educational seminars for health-care professionals, clergy and the general public.
- CCL publishes many resources including the only NFP magazine in the USA (Family Foundations). Contact for further information.
Family of the Americas Foundation (FAF)
Meets the USCCB's Standards for Diocesan NFP MinistryP.O. Box 1170
Dunkirk, MD 20754
(301) 627-0847 FAX
FAF is a provider of the cervical mucus detection method. The FAF methodology is based on the research of the Drs. Billings.
- Client education is provided in on-site classes and via the US Postal system. An interactive CD program enhances the program.
- Teacher education is provided in on-site programs and via the US Postal system.
- FAF maintains a list of its certified teachers.
- FAF will work with diocesan NFP staff to offer on-site educational events.
- FAF publishes educational resources in a variety of languages. Contact FAM for further information.
Marquette University College of Nursing Institute for NFP (MINFP)
Meets the USCCB's Standards for Diocesan NFP MinistryP.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-1939 FAX
(Director, Richard Fehring, PhD, RN; firstname.lastname@example.org)
MINFP provides education in the Sympto-Hormonal Method (SHM) also called the "Marquette Method." This approach integrates the basic information of the STM with the added feature of an electronic hormonal monitoring device.
- MINFP offers on-line education for both clients and teachers at: http://nfp.marquette.edu.
- Teacher candidates must be health-care professionals (e.g., nurses, physicians, etc.).
- On-site classes are provided by individual teachers.
- Education in the Spanish language for clients is available.
- MINFP maintains a list of its certified teachers.
- MINFP is a research based institute. Questions regarding the state of NFP scientific research are welcomed. Contact MINFP for further information.
NFP International (NFPI)Website: http:/www.nfpandmore.org
John and Sheila Kippley, Directors
NFPI provides client and teacher education in the Cross-Check Method (also called "STM"), a multi-indexed method of NFP. Mr. and Mrs.Kippley are "NFP pioneers" and the founders of the CCLI.
- Client education is provided on-line. Support is offered to the student via e-mail and phone.
- Access to the NFP master teacher program is via e-mail.
- NFPI offers education in "Ecological Breastfeeding." Contact for further information.
Northwest Family Services (NWFS) - SymptoPro Fertility Education
Meets the USCCB Standards for Diocesan NFP Ministry6200 SE King Road
Portland, OR 97222
(503) 546-9397 FAX
NWFS provides education in the Fertility Matters method (or STM), a multi-indexed method of NFP that teaches the detection and interpretation of cervical mucus, basal-body temperature (BBT) and changes in the cervix. It also teaches how to interpret secondary signs of fertility.
- Both client and teacher education in the SymptoPro method ("STM") are provided.
- Client education is provided in on-site class programs and through correspondence course via the US Postal system, a client Internet course, and also a combination of correspondence and on-line education for clients who request both.
- A chart app. is available at no extra cost for Internet clients. All others will pay a one-time fee at time of purchase.
- Teacher education is only provided on-line.
- Client and teacher education is available in the Spanish language.
- NWFS maintains a list of its certified teachers.
- A variety of educational programs are available, notably an adolescent chastity curricula entitled, FACTS.
- Many resources are published by NWFS including an e-newsletter. Contact for further information.
Pope Paul VI Institute Creighton Model FertilityCareTM6901 Mercy Road
Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 390-9851 FAX
The Pope Paul VI Institute provides education in the Creighton Model FertilityCareTM Method of NFP. This is a cervical mucus detection method.
- Both client and teacher education are offered.
- Teacher education is offered in the Spanish language.
- The PPVI Institute is accredited by the American Academy of FertilityCareTM Professionals (AAFCP).
- The AAFCP maintains a list of certified Creighton Model FertilityCareTM teachers.
- A variety of educational programs are available for health care professionals, clergy and laity.
- Training in the innovative NaProTechnology, an ethical approach to womens' health care, is also provided to physicians.
- A variety of resources, including scientific research, is published by the PPVI Institute. Contact the Education department for further information.
Note: The PPVI Institute is part of the network of FertilityCareTM education centers. These centers are accredited by the American Academy of FertilityCareTM Professionals for teacher education. Two of these centers have met the USCCB's Standards for Diocesan NFP Ministry in the area of teacher education. Since the curriculum is standardized, the only significant difference among the centers lies in the individual members of the faculty per center. To meet the USCCB NFP standards, NFP teacher training programs must apply for Approval individually.
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