Harville and Helen co-launched Relationships First™ with a simple premise: Healthy couples create healthy families, which in turn nurture children who thrive in their relationships and learning environments. By supporting family relationships, the Relationships First™ initiative seeks to interrupt the downward cycle of family fragmentation and to ensure greater health and economic security for families. In turn, this reduces violence, strengthens communities, and ultimately raises the joy index of a city.
In addition to spreading the word through public campaigns, Harville and Helen distribute Relationships First™ Workshops to help couples and families create safe and joyful connections, bringing essential relationship skills out of the clinic and into the public. While currently the initiative has launched in Dallas, interest has generated in other cities around the world.
Co-founded by Harville and Helen, Imago Relationships International (IRI) is an international non-profit organization that offers training, support and promotion of the work of more than 1,000 active Imago therapists in more than 30 countries. Its mission is to create a new model for relationships and to transform the world one relationship at a time.
IRI is also an NBC-Approved Continuing Education Provider and is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor education for psychologists.
Whether you are a couple looking for a Certified Imago Therapist® or you are a therapist looking for clinical training in Imago Relationship Therapy, please visit Imago Relationships International for more information.