A Look Back at Year 2

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Year 2 at HRC saw significant growth, in large part due to our successful Healthy Marriage Demonstration Grant application, which resulted in the largest award of any organization in the country! See what else we accomplished in the Infographic below. Read more »

We’re 10 Years Old Today!

HRC Year 1 at a glance

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 »

Charting 10 Years at HRC

Charting 10 Years at HRC

Over the past decade at HRC, we have expanded our services, increased our reach across California and the nation, and become more efficient and effective in providing Relationship Education programs. Thanks for being a part of our journey! Read more »

10 Years of HRC Publications

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Over the past decade, HRC has contributed ground-breaking and important research to the Relationship and Marriage Education field. Visit our Resource Store today to check out our studies and reports on the value of RME for everyone. 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 »

3 Ways Hispanics Benefit from Relationship Education (Infographic Series)

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HRC’s research shows that Relationship Education benefits people from all walks of life. Here’s a look at how our Hispanic participants specifically have been helped. HRC is releasing an infographic series summarizing the research on Relationship and Marriage Education (RME). Watch for more infographics to come. 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 [...] 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 »

Five-Year Study Documents the Positive Impact of Relationship and Marriage Education Programs in California

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San Diego, CA—June 19, 2013—A newly published study by Healthy Relationships California (HRC), a leader in the field of Relationship and Marriage Education (RME), provides evidence that RME is beneficial for couples and individuals across a spectrum of demographic characteristics, income levels, and relationship stages.             Impact Report: Research on the Impact of Relationship and Marriage Education Programs in California is the product of the largest cross-site, cross-program study ever conducted on the impact of [...] Read more »