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General Information

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The Strongest Link: The Couple is one of the multiple components of the Family Wellness curricula. Six core sessions include content on communication skills, problem solving, knowing personal values and goals as well as couple goals, money management, intimacy, and paying back your community with the skills you've learned. The curricula also offer additional components that can be used to tailor the program to A specific audience. A number of refugee programs throughout the country have CHOSEN Family Wellness as the model for their communities because of their cultural respect, adaptability for different cultures, and clear, common sense approach.

Curriculum Purpose

The primary purpose of this handbook is to provide additional theory, content, and skills for Family Wellness Instructors working with couples. The curriculum is intended for use in many ways that can serve to teach skills and provide support for couples.

Curriculum Type Healthy Marriage / Relationship
Edition 1st
Other Versions Available Yes- Spanish
Total Hours 12.00 hours
Total Hours Flexible Yes
Frequency Variable; based on need
Frequency Flexible Yes
Delivery Format In-Person
Optional Topic Areas Available Yes
Supplemental Facilitator Aids Available Yes
Curriculum Has Been Evaluated Yes
Other Languages Available Yes

Target Learner Characteristics

Age Adults and Older Adolescents
Income Level Not Specified
Race / Ethnicity Not Specified
Education / Literacy Level Not Specified
Relationship Status Committed
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

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Basic Instructional Materials The standard package that all Instructors receive as part of their training fee includes the Survival Skills for Healthy Families Instructor Manual, "The Strongest Link: The Couple" Handbook, including a CD with master copies of all handouts as well as hard copy handouts; a Survival Skills for Healthy Families Workbook with a letter of permission to copy exercises to be given free to their participants. Additional resources are available for sale, however, they are not required to teach the curriculum. There are no post-training purchase requirements.
Basic Materials Cost $750.00
Additional Training Costs Yes
Copies Can Be Made Yes
Discounts Yes

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance is Available Yes

Evaluation Tools

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

Facilitator Requirements

Facilitator Qualifications Not Specified
Additional Teaching Requirements Not Specified
Technology Requirements No Technology Requirements
Instructional Approach This material is taught in a highly interactive style. Training is provided to instructors on ways of involving audiences in a variety of ways.
Who Attends Couples; singles
Group Size Not Specified
Facilitator Training Required Not Specified

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