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The PREPARE/ENRICH program is designed to assist a variety of professionals (mainly counsellors, educators and religious celebrants) working with premarital or married couples. Professionals who have been trained and accredited to use the PREPARE/ENRICH materials in Australia are called Facilitators. For a couple, after being invited to participate and having the program explained to them, the first step is to take on-line the Customised Version of PREPARE/ENRICH in order to provide a self-report description of their relationship.
The program has these goals:
As well as providing important demographic and background information for a couple, 22 areas are assessed and individual and couple responses in these areas are summarised in reports made available to the Facilitator:
A. Significant Issues for Couples (10 scales):
PREPARE/ENRICH Group Program
Take the power of the PREPARE/ENRICH assessment and feedback exercises into a group setting for dating, engaged, married or mixed-stage couples.
The PREPARE/ENRICH Group Program has a format that is adaptable and easy to implement into any type of couple group. Upgrade your PREPARE/ENRICH account and you'll receive online access to the Instructor's Guide (PDF), a new Couple's Report - Group Edition, and an Instructor's PowerPoint. When offering PREPARE/ENRICH in a group format, you will use these resources to encourage discussion and effectively structure the feedback for a group setting.
A recent independent study found couples who participated in a PREPARE/ENRICH group program exhibited positive gains in knowledge, felt more confident in their relationship, engaged in more positive conflict management behaviors, and felt more satisfied with their relationship. Plus, the benefits for those completing the group process were just as powerful as those who completed the feedback privately with a facilitator (Futris and colleagues, 2011).
Research: New discoveries about Premarital and Married Couples
Helping a couple prepare for marriage can be a positive and effective experience for couples. Good relationship education helps the couple get their marriage off to a more positive start and has been shown to reduce their chance of divorce by 30% (Stanley, 2001). Premarital relationship education stimulates meaningful dialogue for the couple and teaches them communication and conflict resolution skills they can use to resolve current and future issues. Couples also learn the value of proactively working on their relationship and how they can maintain a healthy relationship. Whether done with an individual couple or in a group setting, recent studies have found that the PREPARE/ENRICH Program helps premarital couples get their relationships off to a great start.
PREPARE/ENRICH Mentoring Program
Implementing a marriage mentor program can be an exciting and powerful addition to the ministry or outreach of your church or community. A formal mentoring program often ensures that premarital couples get more preparation, and get it earlier in their engagement; two factors which promote healthier relationships
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