Healthy Relationships & Marriages

Healthy RelationshipsAlabama has ranked in the top 10 for the last 60 years for the number of divorces. Fifty percent of all remarriages end in divorce. This is why PACT is passionate about healthy relationships and healthy marriages. Healthy relationships and healthy marriages make better parents. There are classes for teens and adults.

Teen Class

Relationship Smarts +

This class, which is held in every school in Morgan County, helps a teen identify what is their “RQ”. RQ stands for “Relationship Quotient”.   In other words, identifying how much a teen knows about healthy relationships and what a healthy relationship looks like.

Adult Classes – PACT teaches four different healthy relationship / healthy marriage classes:

Together We Can

  • Can I co-parent with my child’s other parent peacefully?
  • Can we co-parent when we are not being in-love?
  • Am I a Disneyland Dad or a Merry Mom?

Smart Steps

  • Should I discipline my new stepson/stepdaughter?
  • What is my role in the stepfamily?
  • Should I spend one-on-one time with my stepchildren?

How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk

  • Do I rely too soon on people that I do not trust?
  • Do I expect someone else to make me happy?
  • Do I rush sexual touch?

Basic Training for Couples

  • What does it mean for an adult to take a “time-out”?
  • How to die to “I”?
  • How do we keep the F. I. R. E. burning?

New to PACT classes!

ELEVATE

A brand new couples education program that blends 7 practical skills with an understanding of the physiology of human interaction (the heart-brain-behavior connection). Get skills to help manage stress and reduce conflict. Learn how to relax, get to know each other more deeply, and make your relationship something you look forward to every day!   Check out a video clip!

All PACT classes are FREE!

To register call the PACT office at 256-355-7252.

Celebrate Healthy Marriages with PACT!

Auburn University's College of Human Sciences has received a grant totaling more than $8.2 million to support the work of the Alabama Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Initiative (AHMREI), www.alabamamarriage.org. AU's Center for Children, Youth, and Families within the college received the five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Family Assistance.

The initiative will support a variety of educational programs and resources offered throughout the state that support healthy relationships and marriages.

"Historically, this is an area that has not been a focus in programs and services for families, yet, we have research-based information that can be offered through educational programs to assist Alabamians building and sustaining healthy relationships and marriages."