Healthy Relationship Training for Professionals

Professionals who work with children and families can gain additional tools to help couples build healthy relationships during this training.
Attendees will learn how to use relationship education as a strategy to meet the safety, permanency and well-being needs of children.
This program uses a research-based curriculum that is being implemented across the country to help professionals encourage the development of healthy couple relationships.
Research shows that when parents have more supportive and less conflicted couple and co-parenting relationships, the entire family is better equipped to handle stressors, which helps maintain family cohesion, child safety and permanency, Rader explained.
The all-day class consists of 8 modules, which are based on the National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Model. Interactive lessons, discussions and resources will be provided. Professionals who participate will gain an understanding of the important aspects of couple relationship education.
There is a $50 fee for the program, which includes a curriculum manual and tools.
For more information or to register, go to or contact Malisa Rader at or 515-708-0622.
Iowa social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed mental health counselors should contact their licensing board to determine course approval for continuing education contact hours. ISU Extension and Outreach will offer 6.00 professional education contact hours for social workers, marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors.

February 11, 2021 8:30 am
8:30 am — 4:30 pm (8h)