Developed in collaboration between Auburn University and the University of Georgia as part of the Alabama Healthy Marriage & Relationship Education Initiative (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services—Healthy Marriage Demonstration Grant #90FM0006), ELEVATE is a couples education curriculum that blends practical skills with an understanding of the physiology of human interaction (the heart-brain-behavior connection) to enhance individuals’ and couples’ healthy relationship knowledge and skills.
Based on the National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Model
The central core content and the framework for ELEVATE are based on the National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Model, or NERMEM. NERMEM was developed by the National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Network working group and derived from the extant literature on predictors of marital quality.
Low-cost color, printed copies of the curriculum and all supporting materials are available to order from UGA Extension. The curriculum materials are also available to download for free.