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 »

Surviving the Empty Nest Years (Infographic Series)

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Have your kids flown the nest? The Empty Nest years can be a rewarding time in marriage, but it also brings its own unique complexities. HRC’s “Surviving the Empty Nest Years” infographic shares the secrets to falling in love again, as well as research on how Marriage Education can benefit couples in this stage of life. HRC is releasing an infographic series summarizing the research on Relationship and Marriage Education (RME). Watch for new infographics [...] Read more »

Brief Review of Relationship and Marriage Education Research

By Dr. Dannelle Larsen-Rife Co-Director of Research, Healthy Relationships California Under the Bush administration, 100 million dollars was allocated for Marriage Education. While some report that the results for Relationship and Marriage Education (RME) are disappointing (Johnson, 2012), there is ample evidence that RME is effective. The Washington Post (June 27, 2010) reported several examples of research in support of RME. There are two primary examples that have been cited suggesting that RME does not [...] Read more »

Do Marriage Classes Really Work? (Infographic Series)

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Do Marriage Classes really work? Our research says yes! Beginning today, HRC will be releasing an infographic series summarizing the research on Relationship and Marriage Education (RME). Watch for a new infographic every few weeks. Please share with your friends through email, Facebook, and Twitter, and feel free to share these images on your websites. Help us get the word out about the power of RME!   Use This Graphic for FREE on Your Site! [...] Read more »