NARME equips state, local, and national leaders with the knowledge and strategies needed for thriving communities across America in the areas of relationship education, family formation, and poverty prevention.
June 24-26, 2024
2024 NARME SUMMT:
Oklahoma City, OK
14th Annual Summit
The Power of Relationship Education
Relationship education (RE) is any type of course, program, or brief intervention that seeks to strengthen the couple relationship and help them achieve their goals for a happy and loving partnership (Markman et al., 2022). It also includes relationship literacy education for individuals, including youth and young adults, to help them envision and prepare for healthy romantic relationships. RE is not therapy. It emphasizes education to prevent problems or reduce them when they begin to emerge. RE courses teach concepts such as communication skills, setting realistic expectations, and deepening commitment to and understanding of a partner (Hawkins & Boyd, 2018). RE is available to all types of people in all different kinds of situations — married or unmarried, gay or straight, young or old, stable or struggling.
A society where all families flourish.
Improve the well-being of children, adults, and families by elevating skills-based relationship and marriage education (RME) as a social norm.
Excellence – We uphold the highest quality in professional practices
Integrity – We hold ourselves to the highest standards of honesty and accountability
Leadership – We articulate a vision of family well-being that inspires others
Collaboration – We share expertise and foster connection with others to maximize impact
Service – We empower our stakeholders to be successful
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