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Strenthening Marriages & Relationship Training  (SMART) classes now available!

SMART Couples Florida classes are designed to teach you how to communicate your needs, listen to the needs of others, successfully resolve conflicts, and maintain happy and healthy relationships with everyone in your life.  Based on the latest research and taught by UF/IFAS-trained instructors, SMART Couples classes include:

  • Relationship Smarts Plus 3.0: A fun and unique program designed to help teens learn how to set goals and make wise choices about relationships, dating, partners, and more. Target audience: Teens

  • Smart Steps: An empowering stepfamily program developed specifically to strengthen relationships between remarried or re-partnered couples and their children, including non-custodial parents.  Target audience: Couples, remarried couples in stepfamilies

  • Before You Tie the Knot: A dynamic premarital program for couples who are striving to start their marriages out right.  Target audience: couples, premarital couples

  • Elevate: A powerful relationship enhancement program for couples - dating, cohabiting, engaged, married - who want to improve their communcation skills and to strengthen their relationships.  Target audience: couples, married couples

For more information and to register for classes, check out SMARTcouples.org

 

CONTACT

Nelly Nelson 
Family and Consumer Sciences Agent
(941)722-4524 ext. 1854

UF/IFAS BLOGS ON RELATIONSHIPS

SPIN. L. Cash, UF/IFAS Extension, Volusia County, DeLand, FL.

Situation and Objectives: A 4-H SPIN club is a special interest club where five or more young people get together to learn about a topic of interest. SPIN programs have proved to be successful because they provide short-term educational programs...
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SHARING WISDOM: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO MATTERS OF HEALTH AND WEALTH AS WE AGE. L. Duncan, UF/ IFAS Extension Sumter County, L. Spence, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County, M. Wilchcombe, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County.

Situation: AARP reports one in eight Americans who are over the age of 65 are the fastest growing segment of the aging population. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, in 2030 one in five Americans will be over 65 and by 2050 our nation’s elderly...
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LONELINESS: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM. L. Spence, UF/IFAS

Situation: As we age, it’s natural for friendship connections to shrink. Considering health, mobility, and other constraints, initiating new networks is more difficult. Compounding loneliness, partners, friends, and family become infirm, die or...
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