Through university, state, and county collaborations, we create and evaluate programs that help individuals develop the skills needed to form and sustain healthy couple relationships.

Informed by research and best practices of family life education, we:

  • Empower professionals to integrate relationship and marriage education into existing services and programs for youth, adults, and families. Learn more.
  • Help adolescents understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy romantic relationship and steps to developing safe and stable future relationships. Learn more.
  • Elevate the quality of couple relationships to promote family stability and positive outcomes for children. Learn more.
  • Foster the relationship and economic enrichment of families engaged in child welfare services (Project F.R.E.E.). Learn more.

Funding Sources

  • UGA Vice President for Research (2010)
  • Georgia Department of Community Affairs (2008)
  • UGA Vice President for Public Service and Outreach  (2007-2008)
  • Administration on Children, Youth and Families Children’s Bureau (2008-2014)
  • U.S., Dept of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (2015-2020)

Sample of Outreach Evaluation Reports

Sample of Outreach Publications

Video: Innovative UGA Extension Program - Relationship Smarts