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Toolkits! Our toolkits are among our most popular resources. Program managers and practitioners return to these timeless resources again and again.

Facilitator Toolkit

facilitator toolkitTools to enhance your facilitation skills, build group cohesion and illustrate ideas and concepts in your marriage and relationship education class. The authors have used these tools with thousands of participants for over 20 years.

  • Icebreakers- Get to know each other and set a fun tone for class
  • Group Cohesion Exercises- Fun games and activities that help groups connect
  • Experiential Learning Exercises- Group activities to help develop insight and awareness
  • Videos – Watch experts facilitate their marriage and relationship education classes
  • Facilitator Skills – Assess your teaching style and other tips

Sort to find exercises by group size, time needed & audience! Read more.

National Guard Toolkit

national guard toolkitThe National Guard Toolkit was created by practitioners who specialize in delivering family strengthening services to National Guard members and their families. It is meant to assist practitioners who are working with military couples and/or their families. The activities are relevant to the unique circumstances these couples and families face, like coping with deployment and the transition back into family life after deployment, among other things. There are also tips for civilian practitioners who may be delivering services to this population for the first time. Read more.

Evalution Toolkit

evaluation toolkitThis toolkit provides a step-by-step tutorial through the six stages of evaluation. It is intended for those organizations that are working with a third-party evaluator. However, organizations conducting their own analysis may find this information useful, too. Work through the interactive exercises and download the supplementary materials and videos for the information you need for a successful evaluation! Read more.

New Reports from the Office of Planning Research and Evaluation (OPRE )

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  • Addressing Domestic Violence in Hispanic Healthy Relationship Programs. Read more.
  • Understanding Hispanic Diversity: A "One Size Approach" to Service Delivery May Not Fit All. Read more.

Knot Yet: The Benefits and Costs of Delayed Marriage In America

knot yetA new report from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, and the RELATE Institute explores the causes and consequences of delayed marriage in family life, especially the ways that delayed marriage is connected to the welfare of twentysomethings, their children, and the nation as a whole. Read more.

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