FFS Facilitator Training - Huntington Beach, CA - 2013/05/30
Huntington Beach Hospital


A facilitator training is required for all who intend to assist smokers in quitting through the American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking® program. Participants are trained to lead our eight-week quit-smoking program and use proven methods to ensure success for smokers who want to quit. Those who successfully complete the two-day training will be certified by the American Lung Association as Freedom From Smoking Facilitators.

The facilitator training helps participants understand the quitting process. Through lectures and group activities, participants learn the concepts, philosophy, materials and techniques used in our seven-week Freedom From Smoking® program.

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of effective group leadership Facilitate each Freedom From Smoking® module
  • Implement a variety of problem-solving techniques
  • Define key levels of communication skills.

Most ex-smokers say quitting was the hardest thing they have ever done – and it's the most important for good health. So if you are looking for a way to make the most difference in someone's life, this is it.


To Become a Clinic Facilitator, A Person Must:

  • Be someone who has not used any tobacco product in the last year
  • Be experienced in and comfortable with facilitating groups
  • Knowledge of tobacco prevention education &/or treatment (preferred)
  • Attend the one and a half day Freedom From Smoking® Facilitator Training Workshop
  • Complete and abide by the Facilitators Agreement Form
  • Conduct at least 1 clinic every 2 years

Freedom From Smoking® Clinic Expectations:

  • The facilitator is responsible for providing each participant with their own participant workbook
  • Materials/participant packets are copyrighted and cannot be reproduced
  • Materials/participant packets are ordered from your local American Lung Association (Please request a price list)
  • Participant packet includes:
    - Participant Handbook (88 pages), printed in four-color and is filled with activities/worksheets
    - Relaxation CD which contains exercises that can be used with FFS and other ALA programs for adults
The cost of the two-day facilitator training workshop is $350. (Training cost does not include licensing fee or clinic materials.)

Both days will begin at 10 AM.

The participant fee covers:
  • Facilitator Training with access to Facilitator Website
  • One (1) Facilitator Guide & one (1) Participant Handbook with Relaxation CD
  • Additional Resources/Information
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Snacks and Lunch

Facilitator Website

 Through a password-protected website, certified facilitators will have access to:

  • Curriculum updates
  • The FFS Basic Clinic Module
  • The full scripted version of each clinical session
  • Marketing resources from the American Lung Association and Krames Stay Well

For information about the Freedom From Smoking® facilitator course you may download this flyer or email Renee Sankus at Renee.Sankus@lung.org

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17772 Beach Boulevard
Huntington Beach,, CA 92647
United States

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