UGA Extension Office

Human and Family Development


Developed in collaboration between Auburn University and the University of Georgia, ELEVATE is an 8-hour couples education program based on the seven principles described in the National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Model. ELEVATE blends practical skills with an understanding of the physiology of human interaction to enhance healthy relationship knowledge and skills. Grounded in best-practices of family life education, two distinct characteristics of ELEVATE are (1) the practical strategies and tools taught and (2) the inclusion of mindfulness practice activities that help couples regulate their heart-brain response to stressful triggers.


Healthy Relationships

We help youth and adults develop healthy couple relationships.

The prosperity of families and communities can be strongly influenced by the health and stability of marriages. Furthermore, the welfare of Georgia’s children can be greatly enhanced when their parents develop healthy relationship skills that result in healthy and stable families.

UGA Cooperative Extension is collaborating with community and state partners to offer programs and resources to help individuals and couples develop the skills needed to form and sustain healthy relationships.

The skills needed to develop and maintain a healthy and stable marriage can be learned!