National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families
The Director's Corner
We are excited to announce the launch of our Virtual Training Center!
The Virtual Training Center was developed in response to feedback from
stakeholders. Limited training budgets, client driven environments and
workload demands make it difficult for managers and front line staff to
attend trainings. The Virtual Training Center can be accessed anytime
and a course can be completed in multiple sessions to accommodate
Our first Course, Strong Relationships, Strong Families: Module I: Introduction to Healthy Relationship Education Skills for Stakeholders
is designed to educate safety-net service providers and other
stakeholders on the subject of healthy marriage and relationship
education skills; discuss the research regarding the benefits of these
skills for families and importance of integrating the skills into
safety-net service delivery systems; and define levels of integration
and how the Resource Center can support integration efforts.
Other courses are in development
including tutorials on how to use some of our more comprehensive
research-based products like the Family Violence Prevention Toolkit. We
also provide Course Completion Certificates to use for CEUs.
I hope you will take advantage of this free training opportunity and pass the information along to your colleagues.
Robyn Cenizal, Project Director
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If you struggle with reading and
writing, can you still thrive together as a couple? Absolutely! Even
though communication is a core component of healthy relationships, the
majority of communication between two people is non-verbal (and
non-written). One of the keys to healthy communication is making sure
what you do aligns with what you say, which builds trust in both
intimate and non-intimate relationships. To help couples align their
words and actions, encourage them to talk about how they feel (what's
showing in their face and body language) in addition to what they are
thinking when making important decisions, and to accept each other's
feelings even when they otherwise disagree. By the way, being mindful of
your nonverbal communication is also important in the workplace when
communicating with colleagues and clients!
The Resource Center's Virtual Library
has collected more than 500 materials in a variety of formats -
including factsheets, research-to-practice briefs, brochures, pamphlets,
training resources, program reports or evaluations, and research
Click the link below to view our featured March resource:
The Resource Center's Events Calendar
offers a listing of Resource Center events and other national,
regional, and community-wide events that might be of interest. Upcoming
- National Conference on Family Literacy April 28-30, 2013 in Louisville, KY:
The National Conference on Family Literacy is focused on
intergenerational education and community literacy. Literacy experts,
practitioners, researchers, policy makers, educators, philanthropists,
and community leaders will be gathering to participate in this
conference to inform and inspire the work they do for adults, their
families, and communities.
- 2013 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking, April 3-5, 2013 in Baltimore, MD:
The Resource Center will be exhibiting at End Violence Against Women
International's 2013 conference. Join fellow law enforcement personnel,
prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers,
rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members,
educators and others in this three day conference highlighting promising
practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and
Feedback and Technical Assistance:
If you have suggestions or wish to speak with a Resource Center staff member, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you. If you would like to request Technical Assistance, please submit a Training and Technical Assistance Request Form and our Technical Assistance Coordinator will contact you.
To learn more about the Resource Center visit us at www.healthymarriageandfamilies.org
The National Resource Center for
Healthy Marriage and Families supports safety-net service providers as
they integrate healthy marriage and relationship education skills into
service delivery systems as part of a comprehensive, culturally
appropriate, family-centered approach designed to promote