Hitting the Reset Button: Creating a New Normal
In this webinar, the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families offers guidance on creating a new paradigm for determining priorities and establishing a more manageable schedule that reduces stress and strengthens family relationships. Learn tips and tools for establishing more balance and avoiding parental burn-out often associated with overbooked schedules.
- Understand parental burnout’s effects on the family and learn tips for avoiding it.
- Learn time management strategies that maximize time and minimize nonessential activities.
- Learn ways to engage family members to build a schedule that works for everyone.
- Tools and resources on strategies for healthy parenting and self-care tips for parents.
- Host/Facilitator: Robyn Cenizal, Director, National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families
- Opening Remarks: Millicent Crawford, Family Assistance Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance
- Speaker, Alisha Hardman, Assistant Professor in Human Sciences and Extension Specialist in the Family Life & Evaluation at Mississippi State University
Happy Wife, Happy Life! Is Marriage Really that Simple?
This webinar provides healthy relationship resources from both the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families and National Marriage Week USA.
Below is the agenda:
- Welcome and Resource Center Overview
- National Marriage Week USA Overview and Events
- Understand How to Recognize and Strengthen Skills Necessary for a Healthy Relationship
- Learn about free, research-based resources available through the Resource Center website to strengthen relationships
Supporting Parents of Children with Special Needs Webinar
This webinar discusses resources for parents of children with special needs.
Relationship Education Matters for you Too: Preventing Burnout through Self-Care
This free webinar from the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families involves a discussion around understanding vicarious trauma and fostering individual and organizational resilience.
Family-Focused Strategies for Addressing Opioid Addiction and Recovery Webinar
During this Resource Center webinar, speakers share information on best practices for coordinating care, providing trauma-informed services, and treating adolescents and young adults. They emphasize the importance of including families in the recovery process.
Creating a Support System for Children in Foster Care Webinar
This webinar shares strategies that practitioners and caregivers can use to build the support systems that children in foster care need to help them develop the critical relationship skills necessary for future stability, healthy decision making, and overall growth. Speakers share information on strategies to help children establish solid foundations for strengthening resiliency and developing healthy relationship skills that will serve them into adulthood. You'll also learn more about free research-based resources and technical training assistance available to support parents and service agencies strengthen families and children.
Teen Dating & Healthy Relationships in the Digital Age Webinar
Watch this free webinar from the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families to learn about how technology influences teen relationships, including relationship quality, communication, documenting and displaying of relationships, and external perceptions of relationships online.
Because research suggests that teen girls and young women ages 16-24 are almost three times more likely to be in an abusive relationship than any other demographic, speakers will also share information on digital abuse and steps service providers can take to address it.
Working with Asian American Individuals, Couples, and Families Webinar
This new webinar from the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families discusses the diversity of Asian American populations and provides targeted cultural information on dominant Asian demographic groups in the United States. The Asian population in the US includes at least 26 countries of origin, representing a range of languages and cultural groups. When stakeholders seek to learn and understand the complexities of one of the fastest growing immigrant group in the United States, Asian families are more likely to be receptive to programmatic messages and a stronger rapport can be built between client and service provider. This webinar provides an overview of the Resource Center's newest toolkit, Working with Asian American Individuals, Couples, and Families: A Toolkit for Stakeholders, which focuses on Asian immigration and history, the complexities of Asian groups, cultural considerations, and ways safety-net service providers can improve service delivery to Asian American families.
Healthy Dating Leads to Healthy Marriage
This webinar discusses how instilling healthy dating habits in teens and young adults can lead to healthy marriage. Today, young adults are more likely to cohabitate than marry, and those who do marry, marry later. Unmarried, cohabitating couples are more likely to suffer domestic violence and unfavorable economic situations than those who are married. Additionally, teen girls and young women are almost three times more likely to be in an abusive relationship and are at greater risk for human trafficking than many other demographic groups.
Learning how to recognize unhealthy relationship behaviors and understand healthy relationship skills while dating can better prepare young adults for healthy marriages. Speakers in this webinar share information on how service providers can integrate healthy relationship education into their existing services for both preventative and restorative purposes.
Intergenerational Coparenting: Supporting Young Parents
Young parents face many obstacles when raising children, and they require the support of family, friends, and partners. The webinar, with presentations from leaders in research and field work, will help service providers support young parents with regards to building healthy coparenting relationships, balancing intergenerational influences, and caring for children.
Improving Employment Outcomes: Healthy Relationship Skills Matter, June 9, 2016
Interpersonal skills, such as communication and conflict management, are as important in family relationships as they are in the workplace. This is particularly true for hard-to-place individuals facing other barriers to employment. Helping individuals build life skills is important for 1) strengthening relationships among family members, which reduces stress and improves work performance, and 2) improving relationships and interpersonal dynamics at work.
Integrating Healthy Relationship Education in High School and College, February 25, 2016
This webinar discussed the benefits of integrating healthy relationship education in high school and college. It featured presentations from leaders in research and field work with the goal of helping service providers understand the impacts of healthy relationship education for youth and young adults, and highlighted successfully integrated programs. The presentation also featured free Resource Center resources that provide general information and raise awareness about the importance of addressing healthy relationships at an early age.
Strengthening Incarcerated Families through Healthy Relationship Education, September 23, 2015
This webinar explored the importance of providing healthy relationship services to incarcerated inmates and their families. It highlighted two state agencies, Ohio Department of Corrections and New Jersey Department of Corrections, discussing strategic partnerships and promising practices for working with incarcerated inmates and their families. The webinar also highlighted free research-based resources and technical assistance available to support service providers in integrating healthy relationship education skills into service delivery system as part of holistic approach to strengthening families.
Working With American Indian and Alaska Native Individuals, Couples, and Families, June 23, 2015
This webinar presentation provided information to help service providers acquire cultural competence and cover important topics with input from experts in the field while providing practical suggestions for engaging and serving this population, particularly for incorporating healthy marriage and relationship education skills into service delivery systems as part of a comprehensive family-centered approach to promoting self-sufficiency. It also highlighted free research-based resources and technical assistance available to support service providers in integrating healthy relationship education skills into service delivery system as part of a holistic approach to strengthening families.
Family Financial Empowerment, March 25, 2015
This webinar featured an overview of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s free toolkit, Your Money, Your Goals; highlighted a new training offered by the Resource Center as part of our four-part series on healthy marriage and relationship skills--Financial Management; and shared the efforts of a service provider working to strengthen families through the use of financial education. It also highlighted free research-based resources and technical assistance available to support service providers in integrating healthy relationship education skills into service delivery system as part of a holistic approach to strengthening families.
Stronger Families Through Healthy Relationships, Positive Parenting, and Economic Stability, September 23, 2014
This webinar explored the complimentary roles that healthy relationship, positive parenting, and economic stability play in serving social service delivery systems as part of a holistic approach to strengthening individuals and families. Speakers educated safety-net service providers and other stakeholders on the role of healthy relationship education in reducing tension and improving communication between parents; shared strategies and promising practices regarding integration of healthy relationship education and parenting skills into service delivery systems to support families in their efforts to achieve economic stability; discussed experiences of dads participating in responsible fatherhood and healthy relationship education programming in an effort to strengthen relationships with their children; and highlighted resources and programs funded by the Office of Family Assistance (OFA) to support individuals, families, and communities in creating positive environments for children.
Making It Work: How Relationship Skills Support Economic Self-Sufficiency, May 13, 2014
This webinar explored how integrating healthy marriage and relationship education skills can lead to more stable employment for individuals and more productive workplaces for employers. It highlighted the Resource Center’s Promoting Healthy Relationship Skills for Employees: A Guide for Workforce Professionals and featured the experience of direct service providers. The speakers discussed strategies and promising practices for agencies and stakeholders on integrating healthy marriage and relationship education skills into workforce and employment programs, and establishing relationships with employers.
Expert Panel: Working with African American Individuals, Couples, and Families, February 20, 2014
This live Expert Panel webcast was a moderated panel discussion that brought together nationally recognized experts and practitioners to address cultural competencies, discuss strategies to improve services, and highlight free resources to support efforts to strengthen families.
Strengthening Relationships and Families Following Incarceration, December 10, 2013
This webinar explored the importance of supporting clients during reentry using an approach that incorporates healthy relationship and family strengthening, economic self-sufficiency, and responsible parenting components. Speakers also discussed strategies and promising practices for stakeholders working with ex-offenders to integrate healthy relationship education into existing services and highlighted a new research-to-practice brief, Healthy Relationships, Employment, and Reentry, from the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families.
Promoting Child Well Being and Permanency Through Healthy Relationships, September 12, 2013
This webinar highlighted a multi-state effort designed to integrate healthy relationship education into the child welfare system. It explained different strategies for and shared the benefits and lessons learned from integrating healthy marriage and relationship education into existing safety-net services. In addition, the webinar highlighted free research-based resources--including curriculum--and training available to support social service providers in their efforts to improve outcomes for the children and families they serve.
Moving Healthy Relationship Education "Up and Out," August 22, 2013
This webinar shared strategies for engaging and gaining "buy-in" from supervisors, colleagues, and community partners in integrating healthy marriage and relationship education into existing services. It highlighted research, tips, and ideas on how to educate, inform, and include both internal and external partners; and explained the importance and benefits of partnerships in the integration process. It also provided an overview of ways the National Resource Center can help agencies' integration efforts.
Successful Strategies for Working with Latino Families, July 30, 2013
This webinar explored Latino culture and values, discussed best practices for engaging and retaining Latino families in services, explored strategies for integrating healthy marriage and relationship education into safety-net services, and introduced the new Working with Latino Individuals, Couples, and Families: A Toolkit for Stakeholders, along with other free resources and products available from the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families.
First Steps to Integrating Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education, May 14, 2013
This webinar highlighted the planning and development stages of integrating healthy marriage and relationship education into safety-net services. Guest speakers who launched integration efforts in different settings described how relationship education fits with their agencies’ missions, what their initial development looks like, and where they see their efforts leading in the future. They discussed strategies for initiating the integration of healthy marriage and relationship education into safety-net services and solutions to overcoming challenges. This webinar also provided an overview of resources and products available from the National Resource Center to further support efforts to integrate healthy marriage and relationship education into safety-net services.
Healthy Relationships and Financial Management--What's the Connection?, February 12, 2013
This webinar discussed why financial management is a critical healthy marriage and relationship skill. It explored useful tools and resources to help clients build assets and increase financial literacy, and discussed ways to help clients use these tools to increase self-sufficiency and strengthen relationships. Examples of helpful integration strategies for safety-net service providers were provided. This webinar also provided an overview of new resources and products available from the National Resource Center.
Healthy Relationship Education - What, Why, and How It's Part of Strengthening Families, December 17, 2012
This webinar was designed for Federal, State, Tribal, and Local agency administrators and social service providers. It explored the value of healthy marriage and relationship education skills for couples and families, as well as strategies for integrating these skills into safety-net service systems as a holistic approach to strengthening families. The featured guest presenter was James P. Marshall, Associate Professor - Family Life, University of Arkansas. This webinar also introduced new resources and tools that are available from the National Resource Center.