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Relationship Education Valuable for Teens and Fits New ESSA Guidelines

Relationship Education Valuable for Teens and Fits New ESSA Guidelines San Diego, CA—January 20, 2016—A new report on Relationship Education (RE) finds benefits for teens across the key relationships in their lives, and sheds light on RE as a means for meeting “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) guidelines. Early Intervention: The Impact of Relationship Education on Youth—the most recent RE study published by Healthy Relationships California (HRC)—helps quantify the benefits of RE for adolescents across […]
Posted: January 20, 2016

Prominent Relationship Training Organization Appoints Vice President to Lead Innovative Fatherhood Grant

San Diego, CA—January 6, 2016—Healthy Relationships California (HRC), the nation’s largest Relationship and Marriage Education (RME) organization, announces the appointment of K. Jason Krafsky as Vice President and Project Director of the West Coast Dads & Kids Initiative. Mr. Krafsky, who has 19 years experience in community organizing around healthy relationships and responsible fatherhood and is a nationally recognized expert in these fields, has served as a marketing consultant to HRC since 2007, and has […]
Posted: January 11, 2016

The Added Benefits of Phone Coaching to Relationship Education: A Pilot Study

A newly published study by Healthy Relationships California (HRC), a leader in the field of Relationship and Marriage Education (RME), provides evidence of benefits for participants when they participate in individualized Phone Coaching after the RME course. Previous research has found that participants completing a Relationship Education (RE) course report higher levels of positive communication with their intimate partner, increased relationship satisfaction, and greater conflict resolution skills. These positive effects have been shown to persist […]
Posted: December 9, 2015

“Whoopie, We Saved a Marriage!” and Other Flawed Perspectives

By Patty Howell, Ed.M., A.G.C. President, Healthy Relationships California I’m not saying saving a marriage isn’t important, because it is. And it’s especially important if it’s your marriage that a Relationship Education course helped save. This is a big deal, really; one that ripples throughout all parts of your life, and impacts you, your spouse, your kids, their achievement in school, the health of everyone in the family, your effectiveness at work, your family’s income, […]
Posted: September 3, 2015

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"...because of ME!" Public Service Announcement

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We’re ten years old! Thanks for joining us as we remembered our highlights through the years. To see all of our 10th Anniversary Infographics, click here.

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Healthy Relationships California provides Relationship and Marriage Education to couples, parents, singles, and youth through its vast network of partnering organizations, specialized divisions, and special programs. Over 200,000 people have attended an HRC-sponsored class and experienced the many benefits that relationship skills can nurture at home and at work.


Healthy Relationships International allows HRC to expand our outreach to families and individuals in states outside of California and places around the world.


Healthy Relationships Orange County offers a wide variety of programs in English and Spanish. The Third Option is a featured program; call for more information and to learn about other program offerings.


Healthy Relationships Bay Area serves the Greater Bay Area with Relationship and Marriage education.


Relaciones de Familia Sacramento serves the Spanish-speaking community in the Sacramento area.


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HRC’s Dads & Kids Initiative focuses on how important fathers are in the lives of their children. Our goal is to decrease fatherlessness in our communities and improve relationships between dads and their kids.


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The "...because of ME!" public awareness campaign has been used around California and the nation to share the importance and positive impact of Marriage and Relationship Education.

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Partial funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: 90FE0104. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.