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.
This report from the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia "documents federal and state policy experiments designed to help couples form and sustain healthy relationships and enduring marriages. It reviews the research to date on how effective these efforts have been and responds to legitimate concerns about them." It also advocates for specific policies.
A fresh collection of original essays by leading scholars that focuses on how families operate in everyday life: what they are, how they work, and why they matter. Families as They Really Are goes to the heart of the family values debate by reframing the question about families from “Are they breaking down?” to “Where are they going, how, and why?”
Walsh and McGoldrick have fully revised and expanded this landmark work on the impact of death on the family system. The editors' clinical framework identifies variables that heighten risk for individual, couple, or family dysfunction and describes key processes that foster healing and growth.
The National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Network (NERMEN) supports extension educators who work with youth and adults in relationship and marriage enrichment programming. The NERMAN website provides materials to support extension programming in these areas, links to collaborative efforts, and connections to extension colleagues.
In this clip from her NCFR 2013 annual conference special 75th anniversary address, Stephanie Coontz, director of research and public education at the Council on Contemporary Families and faculty in history and family studies at The Evergreen State College, challenges family scientists to look at differences within groups.
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?”