Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education Training (HRMET)

The Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education Training (HRMET) project was a multi-state partnership established through a 5-year cooperative agreement (2009 - 2013) with the Administration on Children, Youth and Families Children's Bureau.

Project partners included Cooperative Extension Specialists in Human Development and Family Studies from land-grant universities in Missouri, Georgia, North Carolina, Iowa, and Arkansas. Each project partner was also a member of the National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Network (NERMEN), which promotes research- and evidence-based relationship and marriage enrichment programming.

Project Goal: Equip current and future child welfare professionals with information and strategies to strengthen couple and family relationships, which will help meet the safety, permanency, and well-being needs of vulnerable children in the child welfare system. To learn more about our success in achieving our project goal, click here to view our evaluation reports.

Free Online Training! To learn more about ways you can teach relationship strengthening skills to clients, check out these free training materials and teaching resources. New resources continue to be developed so come back regularly for more!

For more information about the project and resources, contact Dr. David Schramm at the University of Missouri or Dr. Ted Futris at the University of Georgia.


Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: 90CT0151. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.