The PREP Approach is the gold standard for relationship education. It is a scientifically-based and empirically-tested method of teaching relationship education, backed by over 30 years of research—much of it conducted at the University of Denver and sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. To see a comprehensive summary of the research background of PREP click here: The PREP APPROACH
PREP, Inc. offers 15 curricula rooted in the PREP Approach. Each curriculum promotes healthy relationships for various audiences— singles, couples, fathers, the incarcerated, those re-entering after incarceration, workplace colleagues, and more. The PREP Approach has been extensively evaluated, including by various research teams around the world. We are regularly refining what we do based on both evaluations and new research about relationships. Anecdotal feedback, the exhaustive efforts at evaluation performed on PREP curricula, as well as international and national citations have all helped get the word out: the PREP Approach is the most effective relationship education.
For many years, PREP clients who have been working with our materials have achieved the following results for their participants:
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PREP research includes:
• PREP, Inc. has long been recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) registry as an evidence-based program. SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.
“We use PREP tools and the skills they teach daily in our own relationship as well as to teach other couples we are coaching. It is also our favorite Skills Program to teach others as a workshop... all of it has impacted us very positively and we are impacting several hundred couples annually .... " Client from VA