Healthy Relationship Education

Lori Hayungs

PROVIDING COUPLES WITH HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP SKILLS IS IMPORTANT
The research is clear. There is an amazing connection between relationship quality, positive parenting practices and healthy child outcomes. This truly reinforces the notion that a strong adult couple relationship is the foundation for a healthy family.
 
TOPICS

  • Care for Self: Being physically and mentally healthy The factors that cultivate individual wellness and health that support the stability of the couple relationship will be reviewed. Participants will review informational tools and examine how physical, psychological and sexual health of individual partners impacts relationship quality.
  • Choose: Making intentional relationship choices Participants will examine informational tools and learn about the types of choices individuals and couples make can to lay a strong foundation for a safe, stable, and satisfying relationship — or not.
  • Know: Get to know your partner well Participants will review tools and information to assist couples to learn about themselves and each other to maintain a stable and healthy relationship.
  • Care: Show affection and respect Participants will study informational tools and examine the ways couples can show kindness, understanding, respect and caring for each other to create and maintain stable and healthy relationships.
  • Share: Develop and maintain your friendship Developing and maintaining a close friendship is a part of a healthy relationship. Participants will review how couples can provide understanding and opportunities to foster a shared sense of couple identity.
  • Manage: Deal with differences in healthy ways Differences and conflict are normal. Participants will be provided tools to teach emotional regulation, stress reduction, positive communication and healthy conflict management skills to assist couples to deal with differences and conflict.
  • Connect: Engage a positive social network Participants will examine informational tools and learn skills to assist couples to engage social connections to receive the benefits of social support and community ties.

Join us on Friday, November 9th from 8:00am-4:00pm at Iowa Lakes Community College in Spencer.  To register go to http://bit.ly/hret9925 , cost is $125 and Continuing Education Contact Hours are available.  Please contact Lori Hayungs at 712-360-1740 or lhayungs@iastate.edu with questions.  To request a paper registration form, contact Sarah Dirks at 712-262-2264.

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