NC State University's Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education Training Program (HRMET) is holding their 2013 summer trainings! Last year (2012) we successfully held trainings in the following counties: Durham County, Cabarrus County, New Hanover County, Sanford County, and Guildford County, with over 200 attending. This year we are holding trainings in 5 more locations, May-June for the summer. Please view the information below for a brief training description, locations and dates, and how to register!

The Lenoir County Center for Cooperative Extension, a Kinston Promise Neighborhood partner,  will sponsor the training on Monday, June 17, 2013.  Their office is located at 1791 Highway 11/55 in Kinston, NC.

 NC State University would like to invite you to this FREE training! Free lunch and certificates to use for CEU credit. Please view the attached flyer! Participants may register online through link below. 

The Goal:

The goal of Improving the Lives of Children: The Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education Training is to improve the stability and well-being of children by helping their parents/caregivers develop the knowledge and skills needed to form and maintain healthy relationships. Through this train-the-trainer session, child welfare workers and other family life professionals will learn principles and skills they can use to educate families in healthy relationship practices.

What can I expect to learn?

Participants will be able to:

· Better understand the numerous benefits of healthy couple, marital, and co-parenting relationships for child well-being.

·  Become aware of the research-informed principles, practices, and processes that foster healthy families.

· Gain knowledge, tools, and skills that will increase your ability to help strengthen family and child well-being, safety, and permanency.

Our partner, America's Promise Alliance (APA), is working to learn how collaboratives across the nation function on a variety of levels. An essential part of APA's partnership with Kinston Promise Neighborhood is to learn how not just high-level officials, but on-the-ground direct service providers are working and engaging young people and families in the Kinston community.  

As part of this work, they are looking for frontline providers to complete a brief online survey.  The survey will ask you questions about the program you work with as well as about your experiences with the youth in your program. The survey should take no longer than fifteen minutes to complete, and those who complete it will receive a $10 gift card to Wal-Mart.  

America's Promise and their research team at Tufts University will use the information that they learn from you and others to help support Kinston Promise and its work for the children and youth of our community.

If you work directly with children and would like to participate in this survey, please e-mail Theresa Williams at [email protected] before Friday, June 7, 2013.

Please share this notice also with colleagues in Kinston who are working directly with our youth.