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Pamela J. Turbeville Speaker Series Event with Dr. Ted Futris on December 3, 2021
Join us on Friday, December 3, 2021, from 1:15 PM -2:30 PM as Dr. Ted Futris presents his research, "Elevating Relationships Through Couples Relationship Education."

Abstract: Couple relationship education (CRE) shares information and skills that can help couples develop and maintain a satisfying, healthy, and stable relationship. Since 2006, federal funding for couple-focused intervention services has supported both the formative evaluation (e.g., implementation studies) of CRE as well as summative investigations of program impact and outcomes. Research evaluating the growing number of evidence-based CRE programs has offered a strong foundation for best-practices and shown that these educational interventions can be effective, albeit many gaps still remain in understanding who benefits most from CRE and the mechanisms of change. Dr. Futris will share an overview of this body of work and describe the development and evaluation of a CRE program supported by this initiative, ELEVATE: Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level.

To learn more about FMI and the Turbeville Speaker Series, please visit https://fmi.arizona.edu/SpeakerSeries.

Dec 3, 2021 01:00 PM in Arizona

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Ted Furris, Ph.D.
Professor in Human Development and Family Science and a State Extension Family Life Specialists @University of Georgia
Ted G. Futris has a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Futris’ work, which integrates research with outreach programming to promote healthy couple and coparenting relationships, has been funded in excess of $27 million from federal and state grants. He is currently the Principal Investigator of a 5-year, federal grant that is examining variations in changes in individual and relationship well-being among couples participating in the virtual versus in-person implementation of ELEVATE: Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level, an evidence-based couples education program he co-authored. Dr. Futris was the 2018 co-recipient of the National Council on Family Relation’s (NCFR) Margaret E. Arcus Family Life Educator Award, in recognition of his contributions to advancing resources and best practices in couples relationship education. NCFR also conferred its prestigious Fellow status to Dr. Futris in 2021.