Partnering for Healthy Relationships
CFSS Family Services focuses on building healthy marriages and relationships. So many problems have led to the unraveling of families and have increased the need for government-funded services that provide life-skills education: declining marriages, skyrocketing divorce rates, single-parent families living in poverty, teen pregnancies, the spread of STDs, domestic violence, and other unhealthy relationships.
The CFSS “Vow to Succeed” program is designed to strengthen marriages and decrease out-of-wedlock births and divorces in Southeast Wisconsin. The programs are targeted to specific ZIP codes in low-income areas, however, we welcome anyone who would like to participate.
We offer a variety of opportunities that included one-day retreats, special events, eight-hour workshops and weekly relationship classes for youth, singles, expectant parents, engaged couples and married couples.
- Self esteem & self concept
- Personal development & awareness
- Identifying & understanding personal values
- Understanding & dealing with peer pressure
- Communication skills & conflict resolution
- Decision-making skills
- Domestic violence
- Money management
- Family dynamics + parenting
- Mentoring skills for couples
More than 5,000 youth and adults in Southeast Wisconsin have participated in the healthy marriage and relationship classes CFSS and its partners have offered. In 2009, a total of 214 classes were held through CFSS and its partners, which included the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, New Concept Self Development Center, St. Charles Youth & Family Services, and UMOS Inc.
The CFSS “Vow to Succeed” program is designed to strengthen marriages and decrease out-of-wedlock births and divorces in Southeast Wisconsin.
Tips for Healthy Relationships:
1. Keep expectations realistic
2. Talk with each other, and listen
3. Be flexible
4. Take care of you
5. Be dependable
Healthy relationships lead to healthy marriages. Healthy marriages promote healthy families. Healthy families create healthy communities.