The Virtual Training Center empowers Federal, State, Tribal, and Local safety-net service providers to integrate healthy marriage and relationship education into their service delivery systems through education, tools, and support.
On your first visit, you must register to gain access. Registration is free. It provides instant access to research-based courses and tutorials, and allows you to move through courses at your own pace, save course history, and receive confirmation of course completion.
Frequently Asked Questions
Note: A complete list of Frequently Asked Questions is available on the Welcome page in the Virtual Training Center.
The National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families develops its courses based on current research regarding the core components and benefits of healthy marriage and relationship education and skills. Select a course title for a full description. Access all courses by logging onto the Virtual Training Center.
Strong Relationships, Strong Families (2-Part Series):
- Introduction to Healthy Relationship Education Skills for Stakeholders (PDF, 345 KB)
- Integrating Healthy Relationship Education Skills into Social Services (PDF, 357 KB)
Core Healthy Marriage and Relationship Skills (4-Part Series):
- Communication (PDF, 149 KB)
- Conflict Management (PDF, 147 KB)
- Parenting (PDF, 33 KB)
- Financial Management (PDF, 33 KB)
Family Violence Prevention:
Upon completion of a course, each learner will receive a course certificate and end-of-course test score that may be presented to accrediting organizations to seek continuing education units (CEUs). This documentation does not guarantee CEUs. Consult the guidelines of your accrediting organization for additional information on how to receive CEUs.
Administrators, trainers, and others: You may download and print full copies of each course curriculum in the Virtual Training Center.
Tutorials offer visual learners and others a dynamic way to gain knowledge about the benefits of integrating healthy marriage and relationship education. Each tutorial highlights the utility of Resource Center products available through our Library, such as research-to-practice briefs and toolkits, which may be downloaded for more in-depth reading. These tutorials are not designed to provide continuing education units.
Family Violence Prevention: A Toolkit for Stakeholders
This tutorial is designed to support safety-net service agencies and providers in their work with families and individuals in a range of relationship contexts, including those who: are at risk of domestic violence or child maltreatment; have already experienced family violence; or are asking for agency support as they work toward or attempt to maintain healthy family relationships.
A Support and Resource Guide for Working With Military Families
This tutorial is designed to help safety-net service agencies and providers: better understand military structure and culture; better understand and connect with existing resources for military service members and their families; learn more about the role that core marriage and relationship skills play in work, school, family, and military environments; and develop strategies for integrating healthy marriage and relationship skills into service delivery systems for military service members and their families.
Working with African American Individuals, Couples, and Families: A Toolkit for Stakeholders
This tutorial is designed to help safety-net service agencies and providers better serve African Americans through a deeper knowledge of significant historical events. Specifically, the Toolkit is designed to help providers: understand perspectives, improve communication, and strengthen relationships.
Working with Latino Individuals, Couples, and Families: A Toolkit for Stakeholders
This tutorial is designed to help safety-net service agencies and providers better serve Hispanic and Latino families. Specifically, it covers: culture and values; immigration and acculturation; engaging and retaining Latino families in services; and integrating healthy marriage and relationship education into safety-net services.