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General Information

Summary Paragraph

Active Marriage and Best Practices for Healthy Relationships is an innovative, 8 to 12 hour curriculum that combines the best practices (ideas and exercises) from the fields of marriage education, relationship skills, positive psychology, and conflict resolution. The information and exercises in this program are selected from years of work, watching, teaching, studying research, and learning first hand which tools work best with individuals and couples.

Curriculum Purpose

The goals of the program are to enhance awareness of and to teach acceptance of personal responsibility for relationship success (including responsibility for choice of partners, internal happiness, and behaviors that create success); to enhance the habit of assuming good will; to increase respect for differences of ideas, manners of behaving, and relating; to increase knowledge and skills for power over and control of personal internal emotional climates; and to provide essential tools for creating effective relationships.

Curriculum Type Healthy Marriage / Relationship
Edition 2007
Other Versions Available Yes- Spanish: Matrimonio Activo y Mejores Practicas (copyright 2012)
Total Hours 8.00 to 12.00 hours
Total Hours Flexible Yes
Frequency May be conducted in a series of five sessions; divided in half and taught in two sessions; or one daylong 8-hour session
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 Not Specified
Income Level Not Specified
Race / Ethnicity Not Specified
Education / Literacy Level Not Specified
Relationship Status Not Specified
Military Family Not Specified
Incarcerated Father Not Specified
Non-residental Father Yes
Multi-partner Family Yes
Step Family Yes
Expectant Family Not Specified
Parents Yes
Relationship In-Distress Not Specified

Contact Information

URL Not Specified


Basic Instructional Materials Leaders Guide contains; DVD training samples; PowerPoint disc and teaching aids
Basic Materials Cost $268.50
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 Yes

Facilitator Requirements

Facilitator Qualifications Successful completion of certification process
Additional Teaching Requirements Not Specified
Technology Requirements No Technology Requirements
Instructional Approach Live facilitation
Who Attends Couples and individuals
Group Size 12 to 40
Facilitator Training Required Yes

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