Relationship University is a voluntary program providing FREE healthy relationship education to Sioux Fall area communities. Our mission is to strengthen marriages and relationships within the community for individuals and families, of all ages and diversities, through skill-based education.
The Love and Logic Institute, Inc. was founded by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D. Curricula developed through the Love and Logic Institute, Inc. is based on the experience of a combined total of more than 75 years working with and raising kids. Parenting the Love and Logic Way® gives simple and practical techniques to help parents have less stress and more fun while raising responsible kids. The love portion of the course teaches parents to allow children to grow through their mistakes. The logic portion teaches parents to allow children to live with the consequences of their choices.
Parents learn how to:
The Love and Logic® techniques in action sounds like this:
Dad: “Oh, no. You left your bike unlocked and it was stolen. What a bummer. I bet you feel awful. Well, I understand how easy it is to make a mistake like that.” (Notice that the parent is not leading with anger, intimidation, or threats.) Dad then adds,” And you’ll have another bike as soon as you can earn enough money to pay for it. I paid for the first one. You can pay for the additional ones."
*Love and Logic® is a registered trademark of the Love and Logic Institute, Inc.
*This website is not associated with or sponsored by the Love and Logic Institute, Inc. Love and Logic® is a registered trademark of the Love and Logic Institute, Inc. Love and Logic® was founded by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D., with continued creative and operational direction by Charles Fay, Ph.D. It is based on the experience of a combined total of over 100 years working with and raising kids and is based on a psychologically sounds parenting and teaching philosophy called Love and Logic®. For more information, please go to www.loveandlogic.com or call 800-338-4065.Learn More
Within My Reach offers a skills-based program with critical, concrete tools that help participants control their own relationship in a way that will lead to more enriching, more satisfying interactions with the people that matter in their lives.
This curriculum empowers individuals to:
We often hear participants say, “I wish I had known this when I started dating” after taking a Within My Reach workshop because this curriculum helps singles set their goals when it comes to personal and relationship development and commit to making decisions that proactively realize those goals.
Within My Reach includes activities that engage individuals and whole groups of participants in the application of the themes to their own lives.Learn More
Meant to Be builds on a couple’s existing strengths and adds critical life and relationship skills to create safer, more stable unions that help heighten the quality of life for the individuals in that relationship as well as their children, including: fostering improved communication, managing expectations, and devoting themselves to a mutual commitment and support.
This curriculum empowers couples to :
Meant to Be was constructed with the same critical relationship strategies that launched PREP to begin with, but with a critical focus on how adults learn best - by engaging in activities that reinforce self-awareness and apply healthy decision-making strategies to their own circumstances. Courses ask participants to work independently as well as interact in a small group and whole group activities, engaging them with the curriculum and each other in highly interactive ways.
Meant to Be includes over 34 activities and moves away from the traditional lecture format to help engage busy couples in the actual application of the themes presented.Learn More
Military Meant to Be is a military-based curriculum designed to facilitate partners through the issues that all romantic couples face (examples: communication, stress, and support) in addition to issues that are specific to military families, such as deployment and re-integration.
This curriculum empowers couples to:
PREP devoted its energy to the issues that military couples most often face, such as the hardship of deployment. Military Meant to Be includes the same invaluable relationship education that all our curricula offer, but, in addition, helps military families maintain a focused communication of expectations, even as roles shift in long absences.
Military Meant to Be includes over 61 activities that move away from the traditional lecture format to help engage busy couples in the actual application of the themes presented.Learn More
Got Your Back is a fun, interactive, and relevant curriculum that focuses on helping military individuals to improve understanding and decision-making in their relationships. The goals include helping individuals handle stress more effectively, limit destructive communication patterns, understand safe and unsafe relationship dynamics, and be more intentional about expectations and actions in seeking successful relationships with others.
Got Your Back is built for individuals rather than couples and meaningful for today's young adults (especially those under 35).
This course empowers individuals to:
Military singles are already responsible, committed citizens but they also strive to find balance in their personal lives. Got Your Back helps participants to set their goals and commit to what they want for themselves in life. Individuals are helped to see how small decisions and actions can help them realize their most important goals in both personal and professional relationships.Learn More
Walking the Line addresses the issues that inmates face as they negotiate relationships with the challenges that come from living in confinement. The material focuses dually on being proactive about improving relationships through whatever means possible prior to release as well as managing expectations and employing effective relationship strategies after release.
This curriculum empowers individuals to:
The experiences and challenges that inmates face as they try to maintain or salvage their relationships outside of prison are significant. PREP partnered with specialists in the field of corrections to meet the particular needs of incarcerated men/women in respectful, interactive and powerful ways.
Walking the Line includes over 68 activities that move away from the traditional lecture format to help engage busy couples in the actual application of the themes presented.Learn More
Winning the Workplace Challenge is a relationship-building skills program for the workplace. This program reminds participants that having successful, safe and productive professional relationships requires intentional effort.
We know that our relationships aren’t neutral. What happens at home rarely stays at home, and what happens at work can destroy an evening with your family. The skills and knowledge in this program can help you reduce workplace conflict, improve your communication style, and impress those who really matter.
Topics in this workshop include :
Winning the Workplace Challenge is an engaging, educational, and practical program for improving your relationship skills, or those of your employees. Relationship University offers this program through our community workshops, but also can make arrangements to deliver the program on-site.Learn More
Love Notes is geared towards older teens and young adults. The course aims to help young people make wise relationship and sexual choices — choices that will help them, rather than create barriers, for achieving their education, employment, relationship, and family goals.
Participants gain self-knowledge, but also real skills for knowing what a healthy relationship is and isn’t, choosing partners wisely, and developing and maintaining healthy relationships. The course also provides rich frameworks to help participants assess current or past relationships. Participants are helped to identify what might need to change or improve for a relationship they want to continue and deepen. But most importantly, participants learn how to go about their next relationship more wisely and cautiously.
Love Notes builds assets and protective factors. It appeals to young people’s aspirations, rather than emphasizing what they must avoid. It offers engaging ways to learn more about themselves, to cultivate a vision of what they want for their future, to establish and to take steps towards their educational, parenting, employment and relationship goals.Learn More
Money Habitudes is a program introducing youth to the non-technical, human side of money – a critical element of successful money management. The three active lessons explore how hidden attitudes affect the way people-especially those with few financial resources – actually behave around money.
Money Habitudes 2 is written specifically for at-risk or low resource youth in community programs, including pregnancy prevention, teen parenting, and workforce development. The scenarios are realistic, reflecting the students’ limited resources and lack of financial know-how.Learn More
Because relationships matter! Research has shown healthy relationships and meaningful connections are essential to our health, wellness, and even long-term employment. They are essential to leading better lives. Relationship University provides the community with tools such as improving communication, mastering parenting skills, learning conflict resolution, and managing the family budget to strengthen families and positively impact children to unite the communities we call home.