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An Important Prevention Gateway: Healthy Marriage and Related Initiatives, Programs, and Resources (Seminar G)
People in compassionate marriages make compassionate parents. This session reviews the impact of healthy marriages on children and families and provides an overview of several effective strategies for working with parents. One such strategy, HEALSTM, teaches emotional regulation skills to couples to help them hold onto their value for one another, even when they do not like each other's behavior. When practiced and modeled by parents, HEALSTM virtually eliminates the chains of resentment that cause conflict, power struggles, and abuse in families. Another strategy, Parenting Wisely, enhances marital relationships by improving communication, reducing conflict (verbal and physical), increasing enjoyable family time together, improving cooperation around child rearing, and reducing child behavior problems.
Children and Families
Steven Stosny, Ph.D.
Don Gordon, Ph.D.
Mark Cummings, Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
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