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General Information

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The CLFC Marriage Enhancement Program is a component of the Creating Lasting Family Connections® Curriculum Series and is listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).The Marriage Enhancement Program helps couples develop a variety of skills that married partners find useful in establish or re-establishing family harmony. Topics include marriage enrichment, effective communication, refusal and conflict resolution skills, using positive parenting techniques, and encouraging other responsible and healthy attitudes and behaviors.

Curriculum Purpose

The Creating Lasting Family Connections® Marriage Enhancement Program is designed to specifically address stresses within a marriage when one of its members is in recovery for substance abuse, incarcerated or reentering the community after a period of incarceration, military service, or any other form of physical or emotional separation.

Curriculum Type Healthy Marriage / Relationship
Edition 2012
Other Versions Available Not Specified
Total Hours 16.00 hours
Total Hours Flexible Yes
Frequency 16-hour weekend retreat; eight 2-hour sessions
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 Not Specified

Target Learner Characteristics

Age Adults ages 18 and older
Income Level Not Specified
Race / Ethnicity Black, Latino
Education / Literacy Level Not Specified
Relationship Status Committed, Married
Military Family Yes
Incarcerated Father Yes
Non-residental Father Yes
Multi-partner Family Yes
Step Family Yes
Expectant Family Not Specified
Parents Yes
Relationship In-Distress Yes


Basic Instructional Materials Creating Lasting Family Connections-Marriage Enhancement Program (CLFCMEP) Manual; Creating Lasting Family Connections-Marriage Enhancement Program (CLFCMEP) Notebooks (24); CLFC Retrospective Survey Kit
Basic Materials Cost $349.00
Additional Training Costs Yes
Copies Can Be Made No
Discounts Yes

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance is Available Yes

Evaluation Tools

Customer Satisfaction Survey Available Yes
Pre/Post Tests Available Yes
Additional Cost No
Test Grading Options Not Specified

Facilitator Requirements

Facilitator Qualifications Outgoing and caring personality; non-judgmental/tolerant of different opinions; able to handle/accept ambiguity; able to hold and model moderate beliefs and attitudes; natural helping attitude; has experienced successful group oriented personal growth opportunities; able to recognize, name, and express feelings as they occur; able to build meaningful relationships
Additional Teaching Requirements Trainer should demonstrate knowledge and skills of the curriculum, available support services and have access to assistance or supervision for referrals.
Technology Requirements Not Specified
Instructional Approach The CLFC Marriage Enhancement Program (CLFCMEP) was designed to incorporate a wide variety of learner focused, experiential learning techniques and special hands-on participatory activities. The program is designed to be facilitated by two trained and certified CLFCMEP trainers who also provide opportunities for participants to receive additional practice in private case management sessions.
Who Attends Committed; married couples
Group Size 12 to 18
Facilitator Training Required Yes

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