Training Courses


Welcome to Family Violence Prevention. This course aims to help agencies better understand the issues that low-income families face and consider how strengthening healthy relationships and promoting safety can complement existing programs and services.

The course consists of two modules. It takes approximately 3 hours to complete. By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain how to incorporate domestic violence and child maltreatment awareness into service provision.
  • Describe factors that escalate violence in a relationship.
  • Identify populations most vulnerable to child maltreatment.
  • Identify the key elements of a healthy family approach to service provision.
  • Identify beneficial resources or referrals in the community that may support their efforts to institute healthy
  • relationship policies and practices.
  • Describe the aspects of life that an unhealthy marriage can negatively impact.
  • Determine the importance of a holistic approach to serving families, especially considering men and fathers.
  • Identify areas of family life that may be impacted by integrating healthy marriage and relationship education into service delivery systems.
  • Identify the three levels of integration.

You must score at least 80% on the first module to move on to the next module. You must also score at least 80% on the second module in order to receive a certificate of completion.





Welcome to Strong Relationships: Strengthening Individual and Family Well-Being. This course covers seven key aspects of healthy relationships that interconnect with self-sufficiency and well-being. It is divided into seven chapters, with each chapter including tips, techniques, and resources. 

It takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete this course.





Conflict Management, one of four courses in the Core Healthy Management and Relationship Skills series, was developed by James Marshall, Ph.D., and adapted for online presentation by the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families. This course is designed to: (1) increase your understanding of how conflict management in couple relationships impacts families and communities; (2) increase your knowledge of healthy conflict management principles and skills; and (3) better equip you to integrate healthy conflict management skills and principles into service provision. While each course in this series is designed to be independent, we recommend that you take all four courses to develop a more holistic understanding of how including these skills in existing services can enhance child safety, permanency, and well-being; family self-sufficiency; and overall health and well-being. Course Duration: 1 hour.




Communication, one of four courses in the Core Healthy Management and Relationship Skills series, was developed by David Schramm, Ph.D., and adapted for online presentation by the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families. This course is designed to: (1) increase your understanding of how communication in couple relationships impacts families and communities; (2) increase your knowledge of healthy communication principles and skills; and (3) better equip you to integrate healthy communication skills and principles into service provision. While each course in this series is designed to be independent, we recommend that you take all four courses to develop a more holistic understanding of how including these skills in existing services can enhance child safety, permanency, and well-being; family self-sufficiency; and overall health and well-being. Course Duration: 1 hour.



Parenting, one of four courses in the Core Healthy Management and Relationship Skills series, was developed by David Schramm, Ph.D., and adapted for online presentation by the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families. This course is designed to: (1) increase your understanding of how parenting quality impacts families and communities; (2) increase your knowledge of key parenting principles and skills; and (3) better equip you to integrate positive parenting skills and principles into service provision. While each course in this series is designed to be independent, we recommend that you take all four courses to develop a more holistic understanding of how including these skills in existing services can enhance child safety, permanency, and well-being; family self-sufficiency; and overall health and well-being. Course Duration: 1 hour.



Financial Management, one of four courses in the Core Healthy Management and Relationship Skills series, was developed by James Marshall, Ph.D. and Nigel Vann, M.A. and adapted for online presentation by the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families. This course is designed to: (1) increase your understanding of how financial management impacts families and communities; (2) increase your knowledge of key financial management principles and skills; and (3) better equip you to integrate financial management skills and principles into service provision. While each course in this series is designed to be independent, we recommend that you take all four courses to develop a more holistic understanding of how including these skills in existing services can enhance child safety, permanency, and well-being; family self-sufficiency; and overall health and well-being. Course Duration: 1 hour.




Welcome to Integrating Healthy Relationship Education: A Course for Stakeholders. This course educates course takers on the subject of healthy marriage and relationship education skills; discusses the research on the benefits of these skills to families; describes the range of ways these skills can be integrated into services and service delivery systems; and highlights how the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families can support integration efforts.

It takes approximately eight hours to complete this course.