IMPACT Family Counseling can help you and your family with Relationships that Matter through FREE healthy relationship courses for couples and families.
The Alabama Healthy Marriage & Relationship Education Initiative, or “AHMREI”, is funded by a 5-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Family Assistance. IMPACT partners with Auburn University, Family Resource Centers, Mental Health Centers, and many other agencies, as well as individuals at state and local levels, to build and sustain healthy relationships, including stable marriages, throughout Alabama. Facilitators use nationally recognized research-based curricula, such as:
- Together We Can (TWC) is a program for people who find themselves in a co-parenting relationship. In this class, participants learn how to parent together with someone else, be that a friend, relative, or former romantic partner. This is a great curriculum for couples who have one or more children together but are no longer romantically involved. It might also it is be beneficial for anyone in any co-parenting relationship.
- Smart Steps is a program for couples who are in a step family situation. In this class participants learn how to navigate the unique challenges that go along with effectively creating a family in which one parent is not the biological parent of all of the children.
- ELEVATE: Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level is a program that introduces mindfulness practice as a tool for regulating the heart-brain response to stress for couples. Classes include informative sessions, activities, skills practices and videos. Couples will also discuss financial management.
- Couples Connecting Mindfully (CCM) is a program for couples, which emphasizes stress management, emotional regulation, key relationship skills for couples, and mindfulness-based stress reduction skills. Classes include informative sessions, interactive activities, skills practices, and “homework” practices. Couples will also explore strategies for negotiating differences in parenting and financial management.
Most courses and seminars are free of charge and require a minimum of 6-hours of training. Participation is voluntary. Courses and seminars are located at several locations throughout the Greater Birmingham Area.
“Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: # 90FM0082. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.”
For more information on the statewide initiative, please visit www.alabamamarriage.org.
Please contact Impact to find out more about upcoming Relationships That Matter classes by calling 205.916.0123.