Preparing professionals to foster strong and stable couple relationships for healthy and safe children and families.


The HRMET curriculum was developed through a 5-year cooperative agreement (2009 - 2013) funded by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families Children's Bureau. The aim of this project was to increase child welfare professionals' access to relationship and marriage education as one strategy to meet the safety, permanency, and well-being needs of vulnerable children in the child welfare system. This project yielded a research-based, national training resource and curriculum that all professionals who work with families can use to promote the development of healthy couple relationships.

Modules and Materials

Self-paced learning modules designed to provide you with basic background and knowledge behind the principles and skills that can be taught through relationship and marriage education can be viewed here! Each module also includes printable fact sheets for professionals as well as tip sheets and tools that can be shared with clients. 

Local Trainings

In-person training is still important and facilitates practicing and developing the skills needed to teach these relationship education skills. Interested in a local training opportunity? Contact a State Extension Specialist at the land-grant university in your state.

Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: 90CT0151. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.