SHOWME HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

Strong Singles. Strong Couples. Stable Families. Better Missouri.

Healthy relationships between individuals in our neighborhoods help build stronger couples, families and communities. ShowMe Healthy Relationships is a relationship strengthening program that is inclusive to adults who are single or in a relationship. Our goal is to help you build and maintain strong, healthy family relationships. Our free programs are research-based and will promote healthy relationship skills and support family well-being. Participants build healthier and more stable relationships, become better parents and co-parents, and learn skills to manage stress, careers and money.

  • You are 18+ years of age
  • Resident of Clay, Platte, Jackson, Johnson or Cass counties.
  • You are committed to learning about happy and healthy relationships.
  • This is a free program.
  • Participants must complete one core program. There are additional free programs offered once a core program has been completed.
  • Five weekly session lasting two hours
  • Childcare is provided on an as needed basis

What Are The Core Programs?

Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (for married or unmarried couples)

This is a 10-hour program (generally over five weeks) to help couples enhance their marriage or couple relationship by learning how to build a healthy friendship, manage conflict, and work as a team to improve the relationship.

PICK a Partner (for singles)

This is a 10-hour program (generally over five weeks) to help singles choose the right partner for a happy, stable relationship. You will learn five key things to look for as you explore potential relationships. You will also learn how to pace your relationship to avoid “blind love.”

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Additional Programs:

After  completing one of the core programs above, you can work with a case manager to sign up for more free courses:

  • Strong Parents, Stable Children. 8-hour program (generally over four weeks) that provides helpful tips and resources about building positive relationships with children, understanding how children learn and feel, and responding positively to children. Handouts and resources are given to parents with children of all ages.

  • Step-parenting and Co-Parenting — Smart Steps. 8-hour program (generally over four weeks) that helps couples who have children from past relationships and may be in a stepfamily. The topics include tackling common stepfamily myths, the real experiences of living in a stepfamily, building caring relationships between stepfamily members, and establishing healthy rules and boundaries.

  • Taking Care of You: Mind, Body and Spirit. 8-hour program (generally over four weeks) helps individuals understand and manage stress and increase positivity and well-being.

  • Money Management — Making Money Count. 8-hour program (generally over four weeks) that teaches practical aspects of personal finance. Topics include: communicating about money, creating a spending and savings plan, and understanding how to use insurance, credit, and banking services. The workshops include presentations, real life examples and worksheets, which allow families to apply financial education immediately after learning the content.

  • Job Skills Training. Training is offered one-on-one by case managers who help individuals with areas that may be challenging, such as creating a resume and applying for a job, interviewing skills, and tips for beginning and keeping a new job. A case manager will be there for guidance and help you find other resources that can assist you in ways that you need.
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Upcoming Classes

    Couples Class — Making Marriage Work

      • Wednesdays, Sept. 19—Oct. 24  //  6–8 p.m.
        Raymore Christian Church
        500 Peace Dr, Raymore 
        Register by September 12 
      • Saturdays, Sept. 22 (9–5) & Oct. 20 (10–1) 
        Kansas City Public Library — Plaza Branch
        4801 Main St, KCMO
        Register by September 12 
      • Thursdays, Nov. 8–Dec. 13  
        Platte Woods United Methodist Church
        7310 NW Prairie View, Platte Woods
        Registration deadline TBD

        Singles Class — How to PICK a Partner

        • Wednesdays, Oct. 3—Nov. 7  //  6–8 p.m. 
          Marlborough Community Center
          8200 Paseo Blvd, KCMO
          Register by September 26
        • Mondays, Oct. 8—Nov. 12  //  6–8 p.m.
          Maplewoods Community College
          Human Services Building, 2nd floor
          3100 NE 83rd St, KCMO
          Register by September 28
        • Tuesdays, Oct. 16—Nov. 20  //  6–8 p.m.
          Bancroft School Apts.
          4300 Tracy, KCMO
          Registration deadline TBD

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