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The couple and family maps can help individuals gain insight into their own perceptions and their partners

The Couple and Family Maps are powerful tools that provide couples a simple visual representation of how they each perceive their relationship on the dimensions of “closeness” and “flexibility”. 

Using Couple and Family Maps: a simple visual representation of how couples perceive their relationship

The PREPARE/ENRICH Couple and Family Maps are powerful tools that provide couples with a simple visual representation of how they each perceive their relationship on the dimensions of “closeness” and “flexibility”.

Engaged and dating couples reenergise those around them with their hope and optimism

The Group Edition of PREPARE/ENRICH is designed to bring couples of various relationship stages together in one group can lead to a dynamic experience for all. Engaged couples benefit from the realism and interpersonal learning that happens when they witness how other couples cope with life’s stressors, honor their commitment, grow, heal, and express themselves. Engaged and dating couples reenergise those around them with their hope and optimism.

Bringing couples of various relationship stages together in one group can lead to a dynamic experience for all

The PREPARE/ENRICH Group Program lends itself well to a retreat format as it allows for a combination of teaching, small groups, and break-out time for couples. The Group Program outlines ten sessions but you may use only the sessions that work for the time you have or items that have been raised by the group. The first session is written as an introductory session and the last as a wrap-up. All other sessions need not be delivered in consecutive order.

Stronger Relationships marriage education voucher scheme to be scrapped

The Federal Government's Stronger Relationships subsidy trial endeavoured to allow up to 100,000 eligible Australian couples to apply for a $200 relationship education voucher has been scrapped, 5 months short of its expected trial end date. Whilst the program was significantly undersubscribed (with ~10,000 couples registered), the program was deemed to be a tremendous preventative initiative for engaged and married couples. The demise of the scheme and the evaluation before the trial end date is very disappointing and an apparent end to a key pillar in Kevin Andrews longer term vision to bolster preventative measures designed to reduce Australia's significant reliance on frontline social services.

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