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Refugee Healthy Marriage  

“Since we were introduced to the Healthy Marriage workshop our communication and understanding of each other has improved. Now we listen to each other’s words to get the feel of them and to understand the other person’s meaning. This program saved our marriage." ~ Mang Thao

The California Refugee Healthy Marriage Project is a statewide collaborative project led by Lao Family and involves three refugee community-based organizations including Cambodian Association of America, Slavic Assistance Center, and Vietnamese Community Development, Inc.  With a goal of promoting the maintenance and preservation of stable marriages and family units in the refugee community, the California Refugee Healthy Marriage Project uses the Power of Two curriculum to deliver culturally-sensitive education workshops and activities to families struggling with the unique challenges of integration and acculturation.


The California Refugee Healthy Marriage Project offers assistance to couples (including pre-marriage) and families that focuses on:  

  • Developing, building, and maintaining strong and satisfying marriages
  • Developing effective communication anger management, conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Marriage- and family-strengthening activities
  • Family financial literacy, management and budgeting, and asset development
  • Effective parenting techniques and raising children in a positive environment

>> Download our California Refugee Healthy Marriage Project Newsletter, Spring 2011


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