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Marriage Mentoring: 12 Conversations offers practical support to couples as they face new stages in married life. Although mentors and mentored couples do not have to be a full generation apart, this program encourages older and younger couples to communicate and learn from one another. Instead of a "marriage counseling" type of mentoring, this program simply uses a successful, healthy couple as a role model. They share their experience through their stories. These stories are a great resource of encouragement and wisdom about marriage. Couples meet monthly for a year as they develop a friendship over guided conversations about marriage. Their stories surface marriage strengths, joys, memories, differences, challenges, and problem solving skills.


Curriculum Purpose

Marriage mentoring offers personal and practical support to couples dealing with the adjustments, dilemmas, and challenges that typically confront them in the early years of marriage. The purpose of marriage mentoring is threefold: to encourage couple friendships that will provide support to the couple in their marriage; to help couples talk about the normal and predictable challenges of marriage; and to affirm the strengths of couples as they grow in their marriage relationship.

Curriculum Type Healthy Marriage / Relationship
Edition 2012
Other Versions Available Yes- Spanish; Korean; Russian; Mandarin; English International
Total Hours 18.00 hours
Total Hours Flexible Yes
Frequency Monthly meetings for a year
Frequency Flexible Not Specified
Delivery Format In-Person
Optional Topic Areas Available Not Specified
Supplemental Facilitator Aids Available Not Specified
Curriculum Has Been Evaluated Yes
Other Languages Available Yes

Target Learner Characteristics

Age Not Specified
Income Level Not Specified
Race / Ethnicity Not Specified
Education / Literacy Level Not Specified
Relationship Status Committed, Engaged, Married
Military Family Not Specified
Incarcerated Father Not Specified
Non-residental Father Not Specified
Multi-partner Family Not Specified
Step Family Not Specified
Expectant Family Not Specified
Parents Not Specified
Relationship In-Distress Not Specified

Contact Information

URL http://www.12Coversations.com

Costs

Basic Instructional Materials DVD training workshop set; CD of artwork; Promotional Materials; PowerPoint; leadership/mentor training manuals (3); Marriage Mentoring Guides for Couples (3); Mentoring Guides for Dating Couples (3); Health Challenges Conversation Guide; Life After 60 Conversation Guide; Caregivers Conversation Guide
Basic Materials Cost $250.00
Additional Training Costs Not Specified
Copies Can Be Made No
Discounts Not Specified

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance is Available Not Specified

Evaluation Tools

Customer Satisfaction Survey Available Not Specified
Pre/Post Tests Available Yes
Additional Cost Not Specified
Test Grading Options Not Specified

Facilitator Requirements

Facilitator Qualifications Not Specified
Additional Teaching Requirements Not Specified
Technology Requirements Not Specified
Instructional Approach Marriage mentoring is a supportive friendship, with couples sharing their stories about the joys, realities, and challenges of marriage. Mentoring is not counseling, taking sides or fixing couples, parenting couples, or "telling all" and relating discouraging war stories from marriage.
Who Attends Couples
Group Size Not Specified
Facilitator Training Required Not Specified

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