PREPARE/ENRICH: 10 Ways Couple Assessments can Improve any Relationship Education Program (6)

Assessment is a critical component of most professions but professionals working with couples or families have often failed to take advantage of these assessments. Physicians typically run a variety of diagnostic tests before they make their final decision on treatment. Teachers use examinations to determine a students achievement level. Police Officers use radar to determine the speed a car is driving. Engineers use stress tests to determine whether a structure will be functional for the task.

Following on from last weeks post, the following are ten ways that couple assessment can increase the impact of any marriage or family education program:

6. Couples like to know the results of the Assessment.

One consistent finding is that couples are very curious about how well they did on the assessment. As a result, they are very interested in returning after they have taken the assessment to get feedback. They particularly like to know about their couple strengths, but are generally interested in all the feedback. Educators have found a reduction in their dropout rates when they know that they will be receiving feedback about their couple assessment.

For more tips and reminders, tune in next week... Read about the 10 ways Couple Assessment can improve your relationship education program.

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PREPARE/ENRICH is a customised online assessment tool that identifies each couples unique strength and growth areas. Based on their assessment results, a facilitator provides feedback sessions, helping couples to discuss and understand their results while teaching them proven relationship skills.

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