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Integrating relationship education skills

The National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families promotes the integration of healthy relationship skills into existing service delivery systems as part of a holistic approach to strengthening families. Healthy marriage education skills are the core components of healthy relationship education and include interpersonal skills such as communication and conflict resolution, along with critical skills like parenting and financial education. It's important to point out that relationship education classes are not the only way to strengthen those skills. The Resource Center offers strategies for promoting healthy marriage and relationships through information sharing with clients including free resources that you can use as handouts. I hope the following tips and resources are helpful to you and your colleagues in expanding your own efforts to strengthen families.
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Knowing if you're prepared to integrate healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) skills into you work with families starts with understanding what the skills are, why they are important, and what you are already doing. Here are some questions from our Relationship Education Assessment to help you figure it out:
  • Do I understand the importance of healthy relationships for individuals, families, and communities?
  • Do I generally understand the components of healthy relationship education?
  • Do I understand the ways in which healthy relationship education benefits the people I serve?

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