Find and share professional documents—from curricula to articles to presentations. Our Professional Resource Library is a great way for NCFR members and active Certified Family Life Educators to pool knowledge on a wide variety of family topics.
Love Thinks, LLC is dedicated to creating educational programs that teach how to build and strengthen relationships before and after marriage. The heart of a vibrant relationship is a strong bond of love. You will find that the Relationship Attachment Model (RAM) provides a picture of love and closeness. When you understand what produces the feelings of love in your relationship, and how these dynamics work together, then you can manage your relationship healing hurts and deepening intimacy.
Programs include Pick a Partner aka How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk(ette) and the Marriage LINKS program
Within My Reach offers a skills-based program with critical, concrete tools that help participants control their own relationship in a way that will lead to more enriching, more satisfying interactions with the people that matter in their lives, with themes that include: knowing yourself first, smart love, and making your own decisions.
Core Communication is the premier applied interpersonal communication skills course. In Core, you learn six talking skills and five listening skills for resolving conflicts, making decisions, solving problems, and negotiating more effectively. These practical communication skills strengthen your relationships and increase your personal and professional opportunities.
If you are an educator or human service professional, you can learn to teach Core Communication through an instructor training workshop, materials, and/or a certification process.
Despite the demonstrated success of existing relationship curricula, the importance of adapting content and delivery for targeted populations must not be overlooked. When we choose our programs and identify the clients we are serving, we should certainly ask the question, “Does it fit?”
Reviewed by Christopher Keown Belous, MA, CFLE, and Jessica A. Topor, MA
Close Relationships is a text purely focused on intimate relationships. From start to finish, Dr. Regan discusses at length all parts of a heterosexual relationship – including finding, starting, maintaining and even ending the relationship. If designing a course on interpersonal relationships, this may be a supplement to a familial relationship text, albeit for an upper level course only.
This work grew out of a model of communication called Behavioral Engagement developed over some 30 years by the author. The model originally was used with health care professionals to assist them in communicating more effectively with their patients and to demystify health information. This book is geared more toward readers who want to work on their own relationships.
The author of this book expresses frustration about how many educational resources overlook sibling issues when they discuss parenting when he states that sibling aggression is “an invisible social phenomenon.” This book attempts to address some of these gaps, but is not likely to fill all of them.
Friends Forever accomplishes several goals from the book’s chronicle of women’s friendships through its guide to friendship skills. The book would be useful for individuals who are interested in assessing and enhancing their friendships, and it could fit nicely into reading lists for classes in human development and women’s studies. Parents who are guiding daughters through their developing relationships will also find this helpful.
It has been a bit of a winding route becoming involved with relationship education for adolescents. I might even say it was a happy circumstance that presented itself twenty or so years ago and I haven’t looked back since.