While most sessions at Smart Marriages® will help in your work
with Parents (or, to improve your own parenting) – workshops
on communication, violence and anger management,
substance abuse, money, etc – the session listed
below are specifically targeted
to the challenges of Parenting, Stepparenting, or Fatherhood.
 

These workshops & Keynotes will be recorded live at the
14th Annual 2010 Smart Marriages Conference and will be available on
DVD, CD or MP3 at 800-241-7785 or at
http://www.iplaybacksmartmarriages.com

Audio: CD or MP3/Ipod downloads $15.95 each.
Video DVDs are available of all Keynote sessions
- $29.95


Training Institutes highly intensive, skills-focused - will not be recorded. 

WORKSHOPS:

209
Smart Steps for Stepfamilies – TOOB
Francesca Adler-Baeder, PhD
Learn key strategies to supplement any marriage
education program or create a stand-alone class
for stepcouples and children. Information for work
with ethnic minorities.

210
1-2-3 Magic
Tom Phelan, PhD
Teach parents easy-to-follow steps for disciplining
kids ages 2-12 without arguing, yelling or spanking
and when – and how – silence can speak louder
than words.
 
212
Money Habitudes: The Last Taboo – TOOB
Syble Solomon, MEd
A unique card deck gives instant, life-changing
insights into attitudes about money. Teach groups,
use with individuals, couples, youth, or add to any
marriage program.

309
Stepfamily 911: Crisis Intervention – TOOB
Carri Taylor, Gordon Taylor, MA
First marriages and remarriages are as different as
apples and oranges. Use the right paradigm and tools
& you can calm even the hottest issues (parenting,
money, boundaries) and avert disaster.
 
310
Active Parenting Makes Strong Marriages – TOOB
Michael Popkin, PhD, Merrilie Rackham, MS, CFLE
Parenting stresses marriage. Learn how to add effective,
easy-to-teach parenting education to your marriage
classes to bring couples in the door.
 

409
Mastering the Mysteries of Stepfamilies
Nancy Landrum, MPsy
Use tools like The Nails game, True/False Quiz,
the Stepfamily House, Stumbling & Building Blocks
Guidelines to help stepcouples learn how to manage
the challenges over which they have control.

415
The Legacy Campaign
Rozario Slack, DMin, MDiv
We must stop the epidemic of fathering out of
sequence! Learn the tools to engage and teach
urban males Manhood first. Husbandhood second.
THEN fatherhood!
509
Successful Stepfamilies – TOOB
Ron Deal, MMFT
This 8-sesssion, DVD & faith based program
teaches specific skills to target stepfamily
challenges identified in research for The
Remarriage Checkup.
 
512
Parenting From the Heart
Dan McMannis, MEd
Teach parents simple methods to activate their
heart-brain connection and help foster bonding
and attachment, manage stress, improve learning,
and restore energy and optimism.

607
Hitched (or Not) & Hatching
Jennifer Baker, PsyD, Derek Gwinn, MA, CFLE
Expectant parents are busy. Learn a realistic
alternative to multi-week programs – a fun-filled,
super-charged class that delivers a full-day of
relationship education. Involve community
sponsors for extra oomph.
 

715
Special Needs Children
Laura Marshak, PhD, Fran Prezant, MEd
Marriages with special needs children face higher
rates of distress and breakdown. Learn key
guidelines & specific strategies to help them
stay connected.
 
802
ScreamFree Parenting – TOOB
Hal Runkel, MS, Neil McNerney, MEd
Learn to stay calm and connected to your
children and how you can do the same in
all your relationships. ScreamFree is Bowen
family-systems theory applied to today’s families.

806
7 Habits for 24/7 Dads – TOOB
Ken Gosnell, MDiv, MA
This new program based on the Covey 7 Habits
model, helps men become responsible, committed
dads. Includes exercises, recruitment & implementation
strategies for a variety of settings.
 
811
Active Parenting of Teens – TOOB
Michael Popkin, PhD, MEd
Parenting teens can stress any marriage. This
video-based communication/discipline program
empowers parents to help their teens (and their
marriage) not only survive – but thrive! New 3rd
edition.
 
813
Infertility: Hope and Healing
Montse Casado-Kehoe, PhD
Infertility can devastate and destroy a marriage.
Help couples understand and manage the emotional,
financial, spiritual, psychological, and sexual
stress, conflict, and decision making.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

The sessions below were recorded live at the
13th Annual 2009 Smart Marriages Conference and are available on

DVD, CD or MP3 at 800-241-7785 or at
http://www.iplaybacksmartmarriages.com


Audio: CD or MP3/Ipod downloads $15.95 each.
Video DVDs are available of all Keynote sessions
- $29.95

209
The Stepfamily Journey: Not for Wimps
Elizabeth Einstein, MA
Learn to provide couples with a trail map to master
stepfamily developmental tasks. Understand emotional
baggage, bonding, loyalty, and discipline.

217
Aging and Dying Alone: Family Fragmentation in America
Elizabeth Marquardt, MDiv
Widespread divorce, remarriage, and re-divorce predict
an era of uncertain obligation, conflicted care-giving, and
complicated grief for adults who are dealing with the aging
of divorced parents and stepparents.

315
Teach Teens, Reach Parents, Change Communities!
John Van Epp, PhD, Gregg Hunter, Renee Thompson
Teach the PICK program to not only give teens relationship
skills but also to reach parents with a corresponding seminar and
transform entire communities. Diverse & minority settings.

405
The First Dance: Wedding Prep – TOOB
Bill Doherty, PhD, Elizabeth Thomas
Wedding planning often involves complex, conflicted couple &
family dynamics. Learn how to plan a “family-systems” wedding
that will lay a solid foundation for life-long marriage.

511
Resiliency in Families: The Stress Antidote
Scott Haltzman, MD
Bad things can happen to even the best families. Use the Resiliency
Survival Kit and The Secrets of Happy Families survey to teach
families how to bounce back from whatever hits.

514
Boot Camp for New Dads
Bob Ruthazer, CFLE
Rev-up your Marriage Initiative with an acclaimed father-to-father
program – with lessons for implementation: marketing, funding, connecting to
the medical community, and media coverage.

518
Parenting Grandchildren
Carri and Gordon Taylor, MA, MFT
Six million kids are being raised by grandparents. Teach
couples how to realign roles, lifestyles, finances, and retirement
expectations and enjoy their marriages while raising incredible kids.

609
Family Expectations
David Kimmel, PhD, Jay Otero, & host couple
This highly successful program uses irresistible strategies
to attract, retain, and provide marriage ed to low-income
married and unmarried couples as they prepare to welcome their babies.

610
Teaching Marriage to Undergrads
Arthur Nielsen, MD, Frank Fincham, PhD, Janette Borst, MS
Learn how to make marriage courses interesting and
meaningful in the lives – and future marriages – of students.
Bring your ideas and curricula to share.

617
Adoptive Parents
Nate Cottle, PhD, CFLE, Jennifer Reid, MS, Patricia Polega
Each year, thousands of couples adopt high-risk children.
Lessons learned in a 5-year study on how to adapt marriage
education to meet the special needs of these at-risk,
deserving marriages.

702
The 10 Rites of Passage
Charles Lee-Johnson, MSW
This abstinence, fatherhood and marriage education
program teaches at-risk youth responsibility to self, family
and community with a focus on long-term life goals.

709 Teenage Stepkids
Elizabeth Einstein, MA
Stepfamily adjustment is hardest for teens – and their parents!
Learn to work with their developmental double binds of
autonomy and bonding – all liberally sprinkled with hormones.

711
Infertility: Hope and Healing
Montse Casado-Kehoe, PhD
Infertility can devastate and destroy a marriage. Help couples
understand and manage the emotional, financial, spiritual,
psychological, and sexual stress, conflict, and decision making.  

805
7 Habits of Highly Successful Families
Durelle Price
Have fun while you learn seven habits to strengthen your partner
and parent-child relationships and make a permanent difference
for you and your family. Kids 9-18 attend free.

814
Children of Divorce: Change Your Odds!
Beverly Rodgers, PhD, Tom Rodgers, PhD
According to research, children of divorce are less likely to
marry, and if and when they do, face higher divorce rates.
Learn important steps to change the odds.
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The sessions below were recorded live at the
12th Annual 2008 Smart Marriages Conference and are available
on CD or MP3 at 800-241-7785 or at
http://www.iplaybacksmartmarriages.com


P-3 Thurs, July 3, 12:45pm - on DVD
Waiting to Marry
John Van Epp, PhD
Young adults are waiting longer to marry. So what's the big deal?
What are the effects on marriage and on the village - the pros and cons?
What goes into these decisions? Should we do something? Can we?
________

B-2 Thurs, July 3, 7pm - on DVD
BANQUET Keynote
Raising Children for Good Marriages
Bill Doherty, PhD

Role-modeling a good marriage is important, but it’s not enough in a
me-first, commitment-lite culture. As parents, we have to be intentional
about raising children who are ready for the brave new world of contemporary marriage,
and about supporting the marriages of our adult children.

209
Active Parenting in Stepfamilies – TOOB
Michael Popkin, PhD, Elizabeth Einstein, MA
Teach the 5 keys to effective stepparenting, how to
handle the predictable challenges that include loss,
loyalty, & discipline, and how these proven skills will
strengthen the marital bond.

215
Love’s Cradle
Mary Ortwein, MS
Learn how shared love for a newborn plus simplified
Relationship Enhancement skills can build trust and
commitment and nurture permanent bonds in low-income,
out-of-wedlock couples.

216
Take Back the Family Turf
George Doub, MDiv, Captn Richard Vasquez,
Christina Yee, Dan Rodriguez
Learn how to use the Family Wellness skills program
to help communities and families take back the turf
from gangs, build skills, put parents back in charge, and
support healthy family living.

312
1-2-3 Magic
Tom Phelan, PhD
Teach parents easy-to-follow steps for disciplining
kids ages 2-12 without arguing, yelling or spanking
and when – and how – silence can speak louder than words.

411
Children in the Middle – TOOB
Don Gordon, PhD
Use this award-winning online divorce education program to
maximize community divorce prevention efforts. Plus how
to recruit parents in failing marriages and form partnerships
with pastors, schools, physicians.

416
Between Two Worlds
Elizabeth Marquardt, MDiv
Even in the best divorces, kids live divided lives in
which they struggle to understand their parents'
behavior, negotiate tangled family systems, and
develop values and beliefs.

603
LoveU2 – TOOB
Marline Pearson, MA
Use stories, activities, and PREP skills to teach teens
the crucial connections between marriage, fatherhood,
and child well-being. Give them good reasons to postpone
childbearing. Outcome studies.

710
When Parents Hurt
Joshua Coleman, PhD
It’s hard to be happy, or happily married, when you're feeling
unloved/unappreciated by your adult children. Help parents
learn how to improve communication, manage conflict, and
rebuild family intimacy.

711
Don’t Expect Me to Love Her
Jean Turner, PhD, Carolyn Young, MDiv, Bill Bailey, PhD
Mother-in-law/daughter-in-law harmony is critical to
a happy marriage. Learn strategies for healing this volatile
relationship and how (and why) to add MIL/DIL workshops
to your community marriage initiatives.

812
Surviving Your Adolescents: 13 - 18 Year Olds
Tom Phelan, PhD
There are times you must keep quiet as they push
toward independence and times you must take charge.
This step-by-step approach will help end the hassles.
Single parents & stepparents also welcome.


The sessions listed below were recorded live at the
11th Annual 2007 Smart Marriages Conference and are available on
CD or MP3 at 800-241-7785 or at
http://www.iplaybacksmartmarriages.com

CDs $15 each or order 12 or more and they're $12.50 each.
Downloads are $9.95 each (no shipping!)

204
Your Time-Starved Marriage – TOOB
Les Parrott, PhD
This program helps couples manage one of their
biggest complaints: lack of time together with
practical guidelines to identify, maximize and
combine their two unique “time styles”.

217
24/7 Dad - TOOB
Milton Scott, MBA
Help men become involved, responsible, committed dads.
Includes exercises, recruitment and implementation
strategies for a variety of settings.

316
The Becoming Parents Program
Pamela Jordan, PhD, RN
Teach first-time parents PREP and SAVE relationship skills,
self-care, baby care and how parenthood will change their lives.

416
7 Secrets of Effective Fathers
Carey Casey, DMin, Ron Nichols
Help fathers become measurably more effective with this
engaging program from the National Center for Fathering.
Includes pre-post assessment tools.

609
InsideOut Dad - TOOB
Ken Gosnell, MDiv, MA
This National Fatherhood Initiative program is being
used across the country to help reunite inmates to their
spouses and families to reduce recidivism.

______________________________________________

The sessions below were recorded live at the
10th Annual 2006 Smart Marriages Conference and are available on
CD or MP3 at 800-241-7785 or at
http://www.iplaybacksmartmarriages.com

CDs $15 each or order 12 or more and they're $12.50 each.
Downloads are $9.95 each.

DVDs are $29.95.

P-2 Keynote: Message to Our Daughters- DVD, CD, MP3
Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, PhD
Today’s young women are better educated than any previous generation
but are strangely misinformed about marriage. The good news is the
substantial body of new social scientific evidence on the “do’s” and
“don’ts” of mate selection and marriage. The even better news is that we
have every reason to believe we can all play a part in helping the next
generations of young women become as successful in marriage as they
are in their school and work lives.

Keynote: Message to Our Sons - DVD, CD, MP3
Rozario Slack, DMin

Today's young men need their fathers and their elders to step up to the plate
and tell them the truth. They need their fathers and elders to stop standing
silently by and letting them continue to make critical mistakes. Men must tell
their sons, nephews, friends, and brothers that it takes a real man to create a
high-quality, life-long marriage and family. That there is no greater or more
manly accomplishment. Old men must teach young men that marriage is the glue,
the crucial factor if we are to save the village. This is what men must do.
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756 -P-7 Keynote: Breaking the Cycle of Divorce - DVD, CD, MP3

Pat Love, EdD, Kathleen McFadden
This mother/daughter team talk frankly about breaking the legacy of
divorce - using the latest research, as well as hard-earned personal experience -
they describe the victories and challenges facing marriage educators.

Keynote: How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk - DVD, CD, MP3
John Van Epp, PhD
Adult children-of-divorce face a substantially higher risk of their own
marriage failing. Changing this sad legacy requires changes in courtship
knowledge and practice. The Relationship Attachment Model (RAM)
provides a continuity plan - a way to build intimacy in courtship that will
carry through to a stable, sexy, successful, til-death-do-we-part kind of marriage.

756-806
The Family Table
Kathy & Steve Beirne, MA, Chris & Don Paglia, MS
Learn powerful rituals that will help you identify and
understand family-of-origin influences -- decide what to keep
and what to leave behind - and create your own intentional rituals.


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