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Project Harmony:

Project Harmony offers relationship education to couples and individuals as well as essential skills to promote success in the workplace while learning more about personal strengths.

Using the Prevention Relationship Enhancement Program – PREP, our program will help individuals and couples learn effective communication strategies, gain tools to cope with stressful situations, learn to listen and be heard and improve conflict management skills to positively impact relationships and careers. Participants will also engage in our Career Pathways Program that includes workshops to improve knowledge and skills in financial literacy and to enhance employability skills.

Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: #90FM0078. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.

Project Harmony is classified as a research study at the University of Central Florida, UCF IRB SBE-15-11828. This study is under the direction of Dr. Sejal Barden, Principal Investigator and Dr. Dalena Dillman Taylor, Co-Principal Investigator.

Career Pathways Program includes:

Money Matters workshop – This workshop focuses on financial management and literacy, increasing knowledge and practical skills on how to manage money by preparing a personal/family spending plan, and identifying ways to decrease spending and increase income.

Career Skills & Personal Branding workshop – This workshop focuses on practical career search techniques as well as ways to secure a new job. In addition, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to market their career skills and make their best impression in the workplace.

We also aim to improve access to community social services, career related services, and others. Participants are randomly assigned to different formats of the program. The different formats will offer the same services, but in a different order. See “website page outlining two programs” for more information about Project Harmony.

Proyecto Harmony en Español.

 

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Administrative Contact Information:

Telephone: 407.823.1748 | Fax: 407.823.1749 | Email: mfri@ucf.edu

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If you are interested in receiving more information about Project Harmony, please fill out the inquiry form at this link and one of our team members will be happy to contact you: http://mfri.ucf.edu/contact-us/
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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute4 days ago
Some times the little things go unnoticed. We would like to offer you a challenge for the next two weeks.

✨ Week One: Actively look for moments when you appreciate your partner. This can be a mental note or written it down. Recognize how you feel when you have a good laugh together. Find 3 things each day to appreciate about you partner.

✨ Week Two: Continue the steps above-- but instead verbalize it in the moment. That can look like-- "You know, I appreciate you for having breakfast with me this morning knowing you were busy-- the time we spent together meant a lot to me." or to start easy "I appreciate you grabbing the snacks for the movie".

Remember to practice this challenge in a positive light. The key is to make sure the appreciation is genuine. The goal is for you to notice the times your partner shows you love from day to day.
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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute1 week ago
This book written by The Gottman Institute is a great read for all couples no matter how far you are in your relationship journey. This book covers ways to refresh your relationship, fantastic conversation ideas, and provides prompts to stay talking and curious about one another. Try checking if your local library has this book available. Learn new and fun ways to have conversations that range in topics from money, sex, and trust. Learning something new about your partner can happen at all stages in life. 💖
UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute
UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute1 week ago
This interesting article provided by Psychology Today states that there is new research that shows an association between experiences of personal growth on a given day and the passion individuals felt in their relationship. The article goes on to talk about how both partners should engage in shared and individual development that helps us grow together. For full context please read the article linked below.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/talking-apes/202103/does-personal-growth-benefit-relationship