Pre-Marriage Education Group Programme - 2021
Important COVID-19 Information
We require all clients, staff and visitors to follow our CovidSafe procedures and protocols.
Centacare FRS Pre-Marriage group course is based on a wide variety of current, reputable research regarding developing and maintaining a healthy, successful marital relationship. All courses are facilitated by trained relationship educators.
*No sharing of personal information with the group is required*
COURSE GOALS INCLUDE:
This course provides you as a couple with an adult education workshop which includes information, written exercises, private couple discussion time and some small group activities to enable you to:-
- Discuss the current and future potential of your relationship
- Raise awareness of the dynamics within your unique relationship
- Promote strategies to deepen your couple friendship
- Build relationship skills in communication and managing conflict
- Plan for your future by prioritising your relationship values, goals and aspirations for the future
COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES:
Individual, Couple and Societal Ideas and Expectations of Marriage
Family of Origin Influences
Research and strategies for promoting and maintaining healthy relationships
Communication and Conflict Management Strategies
Relationship Values, Vision and Aspirations
Creating Shared Meaning of Marriage -Marriage as a Sacrament
A letter of attendance is provided following completion of all sessions in the programme.
Centacare - Family and Relationship Services, Conference Room, 58 Morgan Street, Fortitude Valley, Qld, 4006.
Our venue is in the building to the right of St Patrick's Catholic Church.
Free car parking is available at the front of the Centacare office. Street parking is available on McLachlan Street (BCC fees apply).
The venue is accessible via buses from Warner Street, and is a short walk from the Fortitude Valley train station.
Our venue entrance is via Morgan Street only, no access is available via Berwick Street.
Tea, coffee, fruit and biscuits for morning and afternoon tea are provided.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to supply lunch at our venue. We have applied a reduced course fee as a consequence.
You are welcome to bring your own food and use our refrigerator and microwave. There are several cafes located within walking distance on McLachlan Street and in James Street Market.
Gluten Free or vegetarian food options are available on request (via the registration page).
All other course materials are supplied.
COURSE FEES (Per couple): ** Please note - due to our inability to provide a catered lunch during the Covid-19 pandemic this si the reduced fee**
Full Fee - $260.00
One Concession (Centrelink issued Health Care Card) - $210.00
Two Concession (Centrelink issued Health Care Card) - $165.00
Concession Cards must be verified prior to the commencement of the course. Please phone the office for verification prior to booking.
*Please select one ticket per couple*
In the event of a cancellation, a refund will be paid minus $60 per couple administrative fee, if notification occurs within five (5) days of the course commencement. No refund will be provided if this notification is not received. No refund will be given if transfer to another course occurs followed by cancellation. No refund will be provided based on failure to attend the course.
Transfer between courses is available until five (5) days prior to the course commencement date. Transfers can only occur based on current course capacity.
Children (of any age) are not permitted to attend courses. Unfortunately we are unable to provide child minding facilities, and cannot allow children to be left unsupervised on the premises.
Please call Centacare FRS for advice regarding suitability or for support with any special needs; for example mobility, hearing, language. Please note, we are unable to supply translators for this course.
No pre-reading is required. To access some of the research that underpins this course, you might like to visit the following websites and discuss with your partner.
Pope Francis (2015) Amoris Laetitia The Joy of Love. Beacon Publishing (Vatican Press)
Centacare Family and Relationship Services P: 07 3251 5000 (Monday-Friday 9am -4pm)