Strengthen Your Relationship

This section highlights resources specifically designed to support individuals, couples and families in their efforts to strengthen personal relationships. Resources focus on interpersonal skills like communication and conflict management as well as skills related to parenting and financial management which are critical to managing everyday stressors in family life.

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.

Take advantage of these free research based resources for yourself or the families you serve.

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Dating IRL

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
Virtual Training Center
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)