One Day - Monday,  July 12 

Family Wellness: Advanced Training

Ana Morante, MFT, CFLE,  Erin O. Simile, LMFT, CFLE

For anyone who has previously been certified as a Family Wellness Instructor and is near, or has passed, their initial two-year certification period.  This is your opportunity to become re-certified for an additional four years AND to learn and practice interactive techniques proven effective for teaching, training, and counseling. There will be a special focus on Role Play, Sculpting, and Coaching to use any of the Family Wellness Curricula in your work with individuals, couples, and whole families.  We'll also introduce new ideas for working with multicultural, minority and alternative families.

Who Should Attend: Anyone previously certified as a Family Wellness Instructor including those who attend the 3-day Family Wellness Institute #103, pre-conference -- marriage and family educators, social workers, ministers, therapists, mental health professionals, social services, foster and adoptive care, juvenile justice professionals, teachers, and community and lay leaders.  This advanced training improves your knowledge and skills to use Family Wellness programs to empower couples and families and promote healthy communities. 
The Family Wellness programs are known for their interactive, blue-collar style and history of working with multicultural communities.

What We'll Do:

•    Brief review of Core theory and the content of our latest curriculum:  “MAP for Marriage:  Before You Say ‘I Do’. Hands-on practice of coaching skills. Trainers will coach you to be able to coach your participants to talk, listen, and work out problems in a new way. The specifics of effectively using Role Play and Sculpt to enhance your teaching will be demonstrated and practiced.
 You'll practice applications for ethnic and at-risk populations and alternative families; review how to coach couples to be effective parenting teams as well as loving partners; and review skills for teaching large groups as well as couples and families.

What You Will Receive:   
Certificate of Re-
Certification for four years as a Family Wellness Instructor. 
 Instructors re-certified in the Survival Skills for Healthy Families program may teach any of the Family Wellness curricula, including, MAP for Marriage:  Before You Say ‘I Do’; The Strongest Link: The Couple; The Wellness Way for Stepfamilies; Survival Skills for Healthy Christian Families; and Skills and Strengths for Families Affected by Domestic Violence.

MAP for Marriage:  Before You Say ‘I Do’
 is an eight-hour pre-marital curriculum consisting of four ‘maps’ to support couples as they make life-changing decisions about marriage.  The ‘maps’ include:  communication skills, commitment, money management, problem-solving, understanding the complexities of personal and familial history and how they impact our choices, and intimacy.  

The Strongest Link:
The Couple is a Family Wellness curriculum that includes best ways to recruit, keep, and teach couples. It includes six core sessions for couples and six optional sessions that address any program’s needs. Topics include the two cultures couples bring to their relationship, deployments and long separations, in-laws, new parents, stepfamilies, blowing on the embers of romance, and helping participants to take their newly learned skills into the community. Use for retreats, courses and weekend seminars.

compose over 60 percent of today’s families. The Family Wellness Way for Stepfamilies is a curriculum that strengthens stepfamilies and offers practical skills and effective tips for the special challenges they face in growing as a couple and raising children.

Domestic Violence
affects families, neighbors, and the generations that follow. The Skills and Strengths for Families Affected by Domestic Violence curriculum is being used in California to prevent domestic violence, as well as intervene, in affected families. Twelve sessions build strengths in survivors and help those who use power and control to work toward becoming more respectful and trusting.

Survival Skills for Healthy Christian Families is based on the original Survival Skills curriculum as seen through the lens of a biblical worldview. This curriculum teaches practical skills built on the foundation of Scripture. The curriculum offers ideas for using the material in alternative settings, including small groups, Sunday school, workshops, and retreats. Additional Bible study suggestions are also included.

Survival Skills for Healthy Families and The Strongest Link: The Couple are also available in Spanish.

The Survival Skills Family Workbook is available in English, Spanish, Korean and Chinese.

For additional information about Family Wellness, visit or call 209-543-3808 or toll-free: 888-543-3809.

This institute is part of the week-long Smart Marriages

Conference Details: download a conference brochure, Register ONLINE, hotel & travel information & discounts, etc.
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