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Strengthen Your Relationship

There is compelling evidence that healthy marriage has extraordinary social and economic benefits for both parents and children. Research also tells us that children who have and observe positive family relationships during childhood are more likely to have better physical and emotional health and to create positive, supportive relationships in adulthood. Likewise, negative and unsupportive relationships tend to be repeated in future generations.

This section highlights the elements of a healthy relationship as well as, the skills necessary to build and maintain those relationships. For example, interpersonal skills like communication and conflict management are just as important in family relationships as they are in the workplace, schools and community. Also, skills related to parenting and financial management are critical to managing everyday stressors in family life.

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Free Curriculum
Based on research there are seven elements of healthy relationships: 1) care for self; 2) getting to know partners well; 3) nurturing the relationship; 4) showing affection and respect; 5) developing and maintaining friendship; 6) dealing with differences in healthy ways; and 7) engaging in a positive social network.

The resource center worked with experts in the field to develop a free curriculum titled Strong Relationships: Strengthening Individual and Family Wellbeing, which is available as an online course in our Virtual Training Center or as a PDF in our Library
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Strong Relationships: Strengthening Individual and Family Wellbeing
From Our Library
Strong Relationships: Strengthening Individual and Family Wellbeing (PDF)
Virtual Training Center
Strong Relationships: Strengthening Individual and Family Wellbeing
From Our Library
Strong Relationships: Strengthening Individual and Family Wellbeing (PDF)