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Event Name:
Healthy Relationship Education Training

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Community Event
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Are you a professional working with children and families, and would like additional tools to help couples build healthy relationships?  “We know that children growing up in a home where there is a healthy, stable couple relationship have fewer behavioral and emotional problems and perform better in school”, said Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  “That is why healthy couple relationships are so important.”

Healthy Relationship Education Training is a one-day program designed for professionals who work with children and families to increase access to relationship education as a strategy to meet the safety, permanency, and well-being needs of children. This program uses a research-based curriculum that is being implemented nationally to professionals that they can use to encourage the development of healthy couple relationships.

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Event Time:
8:30 am รข?? 4:00 PM

Keystone AEA office
1400 N 2nd St.
Elkader, IA

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Contact Person:
Cindy Thompson
(phone: 641-229-6655)

Clayton County ISU Extension is sponsoring Healthy Relationship Education in Elkader on Valentine’s Day. The all-day class consists of 8 modules, which are based on the National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Model (NERMEM). Kristi Cooper and Cindy Thompson, Human Science Specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in the area of family life will conduct this class. Interactive lessons, discussions and resources will be provided.

The program is scheduled for Thursday, February 14, 2019 (with a inclement weather back-up date of February 21). The program will be held at the Keystone AEA office at 1400 N 2nd St. in Elkader, Iowa from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.  Registration begins at 8:00 am.  There is a $125 fee for the program and includes a curriculum manual, tools, and lunch. To register go to For more information contact Cindy Thompson ( / 641-229-6655) or Holly Loan ( / (563) 245-1451).

Iowa social workers, LMFT’s and LMHC should contact their licensing board to determine course approval for continuing education contact hours.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer 6.00 professional education contact hours for social workers, marriage and family therapist and mental health counselors.