What works in Relationship Education?

Lessons from Academics and Service Deliverers in the United States and Europe

 

Chapter descriptions

 

From the editors

Preface

Introduction

Background

Relationship education

Pre-relationship Education

Cohabitation and relationship education

Singles and other cultures

Challenges facing educators

Practical

Early interventions

Coping with stress

Screening distressed couples

Case study "The Marriage Course"

Policy

United States

Norway

Malta

 

chapter Downloads

 

From the editors

Callan

Benson

Background

Stanley & Rhoades

Rhoades & Stanley

Benson

Markman et al

Doss

Practical

Mansfield

Widmer & Bodenmann

Snyder et al

Lee & Lee

Policy

Coffin

Helskog

Abela

 

Referencing these chapters

Acknowledgements

What Works in Relationship Education? Lessons from Academics and Service Deliverers in the United States and Europe” was a two day colloquium held in London in September 2008, funded and organised by the Implementation and Social Outreach Division of the Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development (FSD) and Care For the Family. The Institute would like to expresses its gratitude to Her Highness, Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al- Missned, Consort of His Highness the Emir of Qatar and President of Qatar Foundation, for her courageous vision (and continuing support of) the natural family. The Institute also wishes to thank the principal organizers – Dato’ Fatimah Saad, FSD Division Director, and Dr. Samantha Callan, Care for the Family – who worked hundreds of hours organising this important event. It is our profound hope that both the event and the papers published in this book will result in the development of ever-more effective materials to assist husbands and wives and their children to remain together in positive and productive family relationships.

Dr. Richard G. Wilkins

Managing Director, The Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development

 

The editors wish to thank the Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development and Care for the Family for funding and organising this excellent colloquium, and Andrew Selous MP and Christina Keen, from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sustainable Relationships, for sponsoring the event in the House of Commons. We would also like to thank the distinguished authors for their excellent contributions as well as their gracious response to our editing. We thank Dave Potter of Going Public Design for designing and typesetting the book. And finally we are especially grateful to Johanna Shepherd of Care for the Family for her detailed administration and support in organising the colloquium and her considerable contribution to proofreading this book. We editors take full blame and responsibility for any remaining errors or omissions!

 

Harry Benson & Samantha Callan

Editors