The CLFC Marriage Enhancement Program is an evidence-based curriculum designed for couples in which one or both partners have been physically and/or emotionally distanced due to incarceration, military service, substance abuse, or other circumstances. The program builds and/or strengthens each partners' relationship skills by developing greater capacity in the areas of communication, conflict resolution, emotional awareness, commitment, and trust.
- Listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) hhttps://www.samhsa.gov/nrepp
- Published research in peer-reviewed journals demonstrate participant increases in 9 skills essential to healthy, satisfying relationships
- Multiple implementation options: 8-10 session format, 2-3 day weekend retreat or 18-20 session format.
Consists of 3 stand-alone modules:
- Marriage Enhancement. Marriage-focused, guided exercises designed to strengthen marriage through open, non-defensive communication skills.
- Getting Real. Guided role-playing in which couples enhance the verbal and nonverbal communications in their relationship.
- Developing Positive Parental Influences. Interactive activities to develop effective approaches to alcohol and drug prevention.
- Trainer Certification by the program developer is required.
Contact Person: Ted N. Strader
Title: Executive Director of COPES and Developer of the CLFC Curriculum Series
Council on Prevention and Education: Substances (COPES), Inc.
845 Barret Avenue, Louisville, KY 402404