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ELEVATE Couples Education Program

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ELEVATE

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.

The responsibilities of parenting add heavy demands on all couples. Negotiating these changes can often become a source of tension. Our Elevate program provides couples (married or unmarried) with strategies and skills to manage stress and conflict while strengthening your relationship.

Richmond County Extension will offer the ELEVATE program in 2021. For more details about ELEVATE, email FACS Agent, Emma Poston at eobryant@uga.edu or call (706) 821-2350.

 

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