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Marriage and Couples Education : An Overview of an Emerging Issue.

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National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Network.
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Marriage and couples education is attracting the attention of family professionals and policymakers. Public policy has been proposed in many states that impacts educational programs for high school students and couples. Because education for couples is on the state and national agendas, land-grant universities through their research, higher education, and Extension outreach programs are examining the roles they will play in this emerging area. In December, 1998, five Cooperative Extension Service (CES) faculty began working with the National Program Leader for Family Life and Human Development for Cooperative State Research and Extension Education Service to determine ways CES might be involved in this effort to strengthen families. On September 7, 2000, this work group coordinated a satellite broadcast to overview the latest research findings, look at marriage and couples education from a public policy perspective, and highlight a variety of models being implemented by Land-Grant Universities to meet the needs of couples. The resources from this work group include a video of the proceedings: and a resource packet:

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