Building Strong Families: Guidelines For Developing Programs

About the Course:

This course presents guidelines for the design and development of programs to help interested unwed parents acquire the skills and knowledge they need to form and sustain a healthy marriage. The guidelines presented are intended to be flexible and revisable based on the needs of the organizations sponsoring them. The Building Strong Families program is the cornerstone around which this course is constructed.

Publication Date:

August, 2004


Hershey, Alan M., et al.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about program development and implementation for assisting unmarried parents to develop healthy relationship skills. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain what BSF programs entail.

  2. Identify the context and circumstances of unmarried parents.

  3. Become familiar with the workings of the BSF program model.

  4. Be able to implement a BSF program that suits specific situations.

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