Cultural Relevance in Couple Relationship Education Courses

Understanding African-American Participants

By Sarah Hokanson

The Bottom-Line First: A recent review of relationship education programs serving large numbers of African-American couples shows how including culturally relevant components in our relationship education courses can lead to greater positive outcomes for participants. Continue reading “Cultural Relevance in Couple Relationship Education Courses”

Improving Premarital Education

Results of a Premarital Education Participation Survey

By Sarah Hokanson

The Bottom-Line First: A recent survey of recently married couples in Utah helps us to see improvements that could be made in our efforts with premarital education. These improvements include tailoring content, better explaining the need and value, and working with religious organizations and colleges. Continue reading “Improving Premarital Education”

Increasing Program Completion Rates with Coach-Support in Web-Based Relationship Education Programs

By Sarah Hokanson

Bottom-Line First: For a web-based relationship education program, having video-call interactions with coaches can substantially improve program completion rates. Continue reading “Increasing Program Completion Rates with Coach-Support in Web-Based Relationship Education Programs”

The Challenges of Recruitment

By Sarah Hokanson

The Bottom-Line First: Recruiting lower income couples for relationship education is difficult. As relationship educators, we need to be intentional in planning for and carrying out effective recruitment strategies. This will require us to allocate more resources to our recruitment efforts. This study outlines challenges and successes practitioners have experienced in recruiting lower income couples. Continue reading “The Challenges of Recruitment”