7 Habits of Healthy Marriages Training for Communities - 12/04
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- 7 HABITS OF HEALTHY MARRIAGES OFFERS FREE TRAINING!!
This is amazing. Franklin Covey is offering free training to community
marriage initiatives taught at your location - free instruction, materials,
licensure plus support to get the programs up and running. Get out your
pens and get these applications filed. Applications aren't due until Feb
15, but these will go fast. Note that there will also be a 3-day
pre-conference "7 Habits of Healthy Marriages" training institute at the
Smart Marriages Conference in Dallas on June 21, 22, 23 to train and certify
"7 Habits" marriage instructors taught by John and Jane Covey. - diane
Healthy Marriage Initiative
Building Capacity Partnership Criteria and Application
Building Capacity Partnership Overview
FranklinCovey (FC) in an effort to support healthy marriage and
strengthen families in America will be partnering with coalitions to
build their capacity to serve within their communities. Included in this
partnership, FranklinCovey will provide the following to partnering
* FC Consultants (Trainers)
* FC Resource/Project Management
* Travel expenses for FC Consultants and Project Managers
* 25 Facilitator Kits
* 200 Participant Manuals
* Limited transportation subsidies for trainees
FranklinCovey will provide staff resources to help 3 coalitions develop
and manage training implementations and will sponsor FC marriage and
family curriculum consultants to facilitate on-site certifications
certifying 25 coalition partners in the 7 Habits marriage strengthening
curriculum. All license fees and cost of facilitator kits for these
initial capacity building projects are included. In addition, each
coalition will receive 200 participant materials to jump start their
workshops. There will also be limited transportation subsidies available
for trainees' travel.
FranklinCovey is pleased to sponsor these projects and welcomes the
participation of other marriage and family program providers and their
curricula in these capacity building initiatives. To assure the
ethnicity of our team represents the communities we and the coalition
members will be serving, we have trained and invited members of existing
coalitions currently implementing similar programs to join us on these
Please review criterion below for additional information and to apply.
Director of Client Facilitator Services |
Coalition Structure and Funding
Applications for partnership are preferred from coalitions connected with
local, county or state government. Projects are expected to:
· Be broad community coalitions using in a community saturation approach.
· Have established core project leadership and coalition partners working
together for a minimum of one year.
· Have previously secured funding to build infrastructure, plan and
administer activities for a 3-5 year project.
Partnering coalitions will have a wide range of representatives from the
· Faith-based and community-based groups
· Local, state and/or federal government
· Educational institutions
· Non-profit agencies promoting marriage, family formation and
· Agencies working with ACF components such as Child Support, TANF,
Child Care, Head Start and Community Services
A list of coalition members should be provided including copies of their
letters of commitment. As membership may change with the course of the
project, FranklinCovey requests that applicants also include a list of
anticipated future participants.
Community Issues Identified
Partners will have identified community problems for which they are seeking
solutions. FranklinCovey asks that they provide:
(1) Description of the problem and situation that the coalition intends to
address including any available baseline data to help frame the problem;
for example, high levels of out-of-wedlock births or divorce rates.
Applicants can reference local, state and national data/information.
(2) What results the project hopes to realize, both short- and long-term.
(Short-term examples would be reaching a specified number of participants
through marriage education classes, education of a specified population
through specific media or PR campaign, etc.) If the project will expand
program(s) or services are already in place, describe the project/services
already in existence and how they will differ in this partnership.
(3) How this project will meet their funding requirements and the goals of
the healthy marriage initiative (e.g. involvement of non-custodial parents,
encouraging and promoting establishment of paternity, improving success in
obtaining child and spousal support, etc.)
FranklinCovey would like information on the proposed approach(es) toward
addressing the problem. Applicants are asked to answer the following
1. What services will be provided?
2. What service providers will be involved?
3. What are the client demographics?
4. How will referrals be made?
5. What population will be recruited (couples, single parents, couples
nearing birth of a child, unmarried biological parents raising children,
single TANF recipients, etc.)?
6. Other than coalition members, who are your community partners providing
additional financial support and resources (corporations, community health,
hospitals, courts, etc.)
7. What is the rationale for various approaches?
8. Potential obstacles and how they will be overcome?
Partners will commit to the evaluation component assuring measurement of the
program¹s progress and effectiveness. Assessment for the demonstrations will
consist of :
(1) baseline measurement to assess participant¹s existing behaviors, skills
(2) post-training measurement to assess attitude, behavior change and skills
(3) community-based evaluation methods to assess project organization and
program impact. In full cooperation with the coalition, FranklinCovey will
help provide the baseline and post-training evaluations. Project sites will
be expected to cooperate by administering, collecting and forwarding the
surveys to FranklinCovey. FranklinCovey will provide reports on these
surveys and cooperate in the community-based evaluation. Sites will have the
responsibility to administer the community-based program evaluation and
share reports with FranklinCovey.
Please review the above, answer designated questions and provide requested
information and materials. Include an index of application materials, number
all pages and send one original application secured by binder clip
(preferred over staples and rubber bands). Attachments, such as news
articles regarding community relevant issues and/or covering or promoting
coalition services, coalition progress and program evaluations, letters of
community support identifying in-kind donations or other support, etc. are
Application Deadlines, Partnership Agreement and Kick-Off Dates
Submit application packages by February 15, 2005 to:
Durelle Price, Home and Family Department
2200 West Parkway Blvd. MS 0212
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
Notification of partnership agreements will be sent by March 15, 2005 via
Project Kick-Off meetings will be held between April and June, 2005.
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