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Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships: Identification and Intervention: A Guide for Marriage and Family Therapists

"As a marriage and family therapist, you are likely to see many individuals, couples, and families in your practice who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing significant alcohol-related problems. This Guide will: Introduce you to an alcohol problems framework and its implications for alcohol treatment and intervention; Provide you with background information on […]

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Delivering Relationship Education to College Students. How-To Guide

Young adults are typically eager to learn about relationships and how to succeed in them. Some are considering engagement/marriage whereas others are looking for guidance on how to make smart choices when it comes to dating partners. With a rate of 3.5 divorces per 1,000 people, many young adults have experienced the break up of […]

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Engaging Men in Marriage Education. How-To Guide

Although both men and women are involved in marriage, relationship matters are often considered the woman’s domain. For practitioners offering marriage and relationship education (MRE), this general belief can often make engaging men in your program a challenge. Information is relatively sparse with regard to how men can be engaged in marriage education. There is […]

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How to Form a Healthy Marriage and Relationship Coalition. How-To Guide

There are many healthy marriage coalitions operating across the county. However, coalitions can be very different in regards to how they meet, the goals they set, and the membership they serve. This How-to Guide explores some issues for consideration and identifies specific steps necessary to build a healthy marriage/relationship coalition. It is written for those […]

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09 Jan
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Promising Practices for Marriage and Relationship Education and Child Welfare/Low Income Population Literature Summary Points

This guide provides practice tips for developing and delivering a marriage and relationship education program and for child welfare and low-income populations. The guidelines address: using inclusive lifestyles and language; ensuring culturally competent programs and trainers; understanding different cultures, including the culture of poverty, and gaining the skills needed to effectively work with people who […]

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Marriage Handbook: For Married Couples or Those Planning to be Married

To help married couples or those planning to be married on the path to building a lasting and happy marriage, the Arizona State Legislature passed a law in April 2000 recognizing the importance of marriage. This legislation includes the development and distribution of a free marriage handbook. The purpose of this handbook is to provide […]

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FB Legal Safeguards : General Handouts from “”Staying within the Boundaries, Understanding the Federal Faith-Based Guidelines””, NHMRC Technical Assistance Webinar, June 20, 2007

This document discusses the operations protocol of faith based programs — Guidleines include: program with religious content must be a separate and distinct program from the federally funded program, and the distinction must be completely clear to the consumer. Some of the ways in which this maybe accomplished include, but are not limited to- Creating […]

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Blueprint to Guide Development of Domestic Violence Protocols: Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence Issues in Healthy Marriage Initiatives [Working Draft]

This Blue-print is a tool to assist federally-funded Healthy Marriage initiatives develop a protocol describing how each will respond to domestic violence issues within their projects. While some similarities exist across funded sites, there are also significant variations related to key project partners, referral and referring agencies, services provided, and current domestic violence policies and […]

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A Guide to Low-Cost Curricula and Resources for Marriage and Relationship, Fatherhood and Parenting, and Financial Education

This guide offers a list of low-cost or free curricula to support efforts to strengthen relationships for singles, couples, parents or families. It will help you find Web-based and other resources including materials developed with federal funding that are available forpublic distribution. It is the second in a series of guides designed by Administration for […]

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