Project Harmony offers relationship education and skills related to success in the workplace. Participants in this program will 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 their careers and relationships.
Project Harmony utilizes the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP), an evidence- based relationship curriculum. PREP is designed to equip couples and individuals with the necessary skills to tackle conflict and daily stressors to promote and foster positive connections within their relationship. Project Harmony also utilizes Our Relationship Intervention (ORI) which is a scientifically-based and empirically tested online method of teaching relationship education. ORI was developed to serve as an online tool to help couples solve a specific relationship problem they selected, therefore allowing for individual tailoring based on needs. ORI also adds a personalized approach by offering coaching calls to help guide you through the program.
It is undeniable that expected and unexpected life stressors, such as becoming a parent, financial difficulty, and unemployment, can have an adverse effect on the success of a relationship. Our participants will learn to understand and recognize that stress is inevitable and learn skills to help manage aspects that can be controlled, such as communication and expectations. The program also explores beliefs, deeper understanding of emotions, and expectations about relationships to minimize these potential areas for conflict within the couple.
Couples report increased relationship happiness, more positive communication, and less negative behavior and emotion when compared to couples who did not receive relationship education. Couples who completed our program showed greater use of communication skills, problem- solving skills, positive affect, and greater support compared to those who did not.
ALL Project Harmony workshops are at NO COST and participation is encouraged through incentives in the form of gift cards. In order to serve our community Project Harmony will work to provide services in order to meet the needs of our participants to reduce barriers.
If interested in learning more about how to enroll in Project Harmony, please contact us.
Read what our past participants say about Project Harmony here.
Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: # 90ZB0009-01-00. 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 STUDY00002385. This study is under the direction of Dr. Sejal Barden, Principal Investigator and Dr. Dalena Dillman Taylor, Co-Principal Investigator.