Free Healthy Marriage Program Starts May 5

CLEARFIELD – Children’s Aid Society is offering a new program for married couples beginning May 5th in Clearfield.

The Healthy Marriage Program is an education and enrichment program that assists couples to have the loving, committed and supportive marriage that they desire.

The program offers a 12-week series of classes designed to teach couples important skills, attitudes and behaviors that will strengthen and support an intimate and caring marriage. The Healthy Marriage Classes use a curriculum called Within Our Reach. Classes are designed to be FUN and educational: mixing group activities, instruction, couple activities and planning. Couples will have an opportunity to socialize with and learn from other couples.

Some of the class topics are: Let’s Have Fun; Escalation and Time Out; The Speaker-Listener Technique; Stress and Safety in Relationships; We’ve got Issues; Supporting Each Other; You, Me and Us; Making Love; Commitment Matters; and Future Decisions.

In addition to the classes, couples are offered booster activities. The booster activities include: three date nights, a money management class, a couples massage class and a monthly support group.

Child care is available for all of the classes and activities at no cost to the couples. Classes are held on Saturday mornings from May 5 to July 21 at the Children’s Aid Society Child Care Center on South Second Street in Clearfield.

The program runs from 9-11:30 a.m., and light refreshments are available.

Classes are also available in DuBois on Thursday evenings.

The Healthy Marriage Program is free for couples. Enrollment is voluntary, and couples must meet income guidelines.

For more information or to enroll in the Healthy Marriage Program, please call Children’s Aid Society at 765-2686 or 371-3668 extension 225 or by email at: healthymarriage@childaid.org. More information is available about all of Children’s Aid Society’s programs online.

Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant 90FE0118/01.

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