Empowering Women through Relationship Education: Healthy Relationships California President Conducts Special Training at Global Peace Convention in Manila, Philippines

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San Diego, CA: March 13, 2017: Global opinion leaders increasingly recognize the importance of women’s empowerment as a means to creating a more just world. Women’s role in creating a leadership culture for peace and development was highlighted in a special training conducted by Patty Howell, president of Healthy Relationships California (HRC) at the Global Peace Convention held in Manila, Philippines on Feb. 28-March 3, 2017. Speaking to a standing room only audience of more [...] Read more »

Relationship Education Valuable for Teens and Fits New ESSA Guidelines

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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 [...] Read more »

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 [...] Read more »

We’re 10 Years Old Today!

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Today is our 10th anniversary, and it’s been a fantastic 10 years! When we started in 2005, we didn’t quite imagine the outstanding success we would have in reaching and transforming the lives of participants or the level of national leadership we’d reach. Yet, we have always swung for the fences, as our founding president, Dennis Stoica, referred to it. That metaphor has permeated the culture of Healthy Relationships California and our network of partnering [...] Read more »

More than Marriage Education: A Larger Perspective on Transforming Lives

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By Patty Howell, Ed.M., A.G.C., President Marriage Education was the pulse of our organization from Day 1. In fact, when Healthy Relationships California was founded in 2005, the word marriage was part of our corporate name—California Healthy Marriages Coalition. Our organization has always believed in Marriage Education and we have amassed impressive evidence that shows we’re very good at Marriage Education. And, we know very clearly—from hundreds of research studies on key social factors associated [...] Read more »

HRC Supports NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

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For the second year in a row, HRC was proud to support the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Collegiate Bowl. This game brings together the best NFL draft prospects from around the country to show off their skills for scouts. It’s an awesome chance to see tomorrow’s stars before they make it big.  Each year, through a partnership with the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse and Fathers Incorporated, free tickets are available for fathers and families. If you [...] Read more »

New Study Finds Prison Bars Are No Barrier to the Positive Benefits of Relationship Education

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San Diego, CA—September 17, 2014—A new report finds that inmates who are taught communication and conflict-resolution skills believe these skills will improve the quality of their relationships, decrease their likelihood of re-offending, and increase their chances of finding employment post-release. Unshackled Potential: The Impact of Relationship Education on Incarcerated Populations is the most recent publication by Healthy Relationships California (HRC), the nation’s largest Relationship Education (RE) organization. The study’s findings are drawn from the responses [...] Read more »

Las 3 Maneras En Que Hispanos Benefician en la Educación para Relaciones

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La investigación de Relaciones Saludables de California muestra que la Educación para Relaciones beneficia a todo tipo de gente. Aquí puede ver cómo las clases han específicamente ayudado a nuestros participantes hispanos. Relaciones Saludables de California comparte con usted una infografía que resume la investigación sobre la Educación para Relación y el Matrimonio. Habrá mas infograf ías en el futuro. Por favor comparta con sus amigos a través de correo electrónico, Facebook y Twitter, y [...] Read more »