Curricula and Instructional Materials
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The Dibble Institute is a nonprofit organization focusing on relationship education for teens and young people. They offer programs, webinars, case studies, and more.
ELEVATE is an 8-hour couples education program based on the seven principles described in the National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Model. ELEVATE blends practical skills with an understanding of the physiology of human interaction to enhance healthy relationship knowledge and skills. Certain elements of ELEVATE are available as a free download with registration.
The HRMET curriculum was developed through a 5-year cooperative agreement (2009 - 2013) funded by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families Children's Bureau. The aim of this project was to increase child welfare professionals access to relationship and marriage education as one strategy to meet the safety, permanency, and well-being needs of vulnerable children in the child welfare system. This project yielded a research-based, national training resource and curriculum that all professionals who work with families can use to promote the development of healthy couple relationships.
You can find all of your Strengthening Marriages and Relationships Training (SMART) resources right here. This includes the 9 Important Communication Skills, Positive Behavioral Management Skills, and Before You Tie the Knot program materials, as well as the SMART relationship enhancement books: Marriage Tips and Traps: 10 Secrets for Nurturing Your Marital Friendship and Balancing Work and Family in the Real World.
The National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families developed a research-based Strong Relationships, Strong Families curriculum to teach safety-net service providers and other stakeholders about the importance of healthy marriage and relationship skills to promote individual and family well-being and economic stability. Module 1 gives an overview of core healthy relationship skills and different ways to integrate healthy marriage skills or education into service delivery. Module 2 provides more in-depth coverage of relationship skills and principles. It also equips stakeholders to educate the families they serve about these skills.