2012 Program Accomplishments
Colorado Healthy Marriage Project· The following chart highlights the number of people served with 8 hours of relationship and marriage skills training through federal grant # 90FM0054.
|Colorado Healthy Marriage Project Numbers||
|MRE & Jobs (AA3)||1381||1370|
|Married Couples (AA5)||494||500|
· The Colorado Healthy Marriage Project forged partnerships with military base leadership to provide workshops and retreats to military families.
· The Colorado Healthy Marriage Project partnered with Goodwill Industries, Adams County HHS, Arapahoe County HHS, The Denver Rescue Mission, Adams and Boulder County Foster Care families, and many community based organizations to serve program participants with relationship education and training.
· The Real Life Real Relationships weekly radio program on KNUS hosted several national experts such as Dr. Scott Stanley and Dr. Meg Meeker and we recorded 48 radio shows just this year
Title V Grant
· The Center for Relationship Education worked with our media partners, Cox Creative, to publish a Love Well Magazine that is being distributed in doctors’ offices and other health related venues. We now have editions of the Love Well Magazine for adults, teens and for parents of teens.
· 47 teachers, 18 youth serving agency personnel, and 7 medical professionals were trained to teach WAIT Training curricula
· 5873 students received 6-8 hours of risk avoidance skills training
· 213 parents received training to teach the WAIT Training Curriculum
The Center for Relationship Education (CRE)
· CRE aligned the WAIT Training lessons to the newly adopted Colorado Health Education Model Content Standards and are training educators to do that for their state standards across the country.
· CRE trained many medical professionals to work one-on-one with sexually active youth in the clinical setting empowering, equipping and encouraging them to return to a healthy choice and giving nurses continuing education credits in the process.
· CRE continues to train and educate health professionals about the CRE / Centers for Disease Control: Division of Adolescent and School Health reviewed and approved Systematic Method for Assessing Risk Avoidance Curricula Tool (SMARTOOL) across the country.
· CRE equipped those trained in WAIT Training to present materials in Latin America, Mexico, and trained six leaders in Chile to present WAIT Training in Spanish.
· CRE now has a peer reviewed journal article published in the American Journal of Consumer and Family Studies.
· A new testimonial video is in the works highlighting the success of WAIT Training in Weld county accounting for the 25% drop in teen pregnancy over the last 8 years, which saves taxpayers millions of dollars.
· CRE launched 8-hour weekend workshops for teens and their friends called Get REAL (Relationship Education and Leadership) Seminars, which is a fee for service model.
Work with National Boards and Committees
· CRE leadership continues to serve on national boards such as the National Association of Marriage and Relationship Education (NARME), which is dedicated to being champions for children by fostering relationship and marriage education and strengthening marriages, fatherhood and families across the country. Another board position is the National Association of Abstinence Education located in Washington, D.C. and the Medical Institute for Sexual Health located in Austin, Texas.