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Healthy Relationships Intensive

The one-day workshop is based on The Bringing Baby Home (BBH) curriculum, a research-based and research-tested psychoeducational workshop that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening their families. Developed by renowned relationship and parenting experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, the goal of BBH is to equip you with the knowledge and skill sets needed to constructively cope with the various changes that typically occur during the first few years after your baby is born.

During this dedicated 8-hour “couples retreat,” you and your partner will learn how to:

  • Strengthen your friendship

  • Increase intimacy and affection

  • Prevent harmful fights

  • Improve communication

  • Master the art of compromise

  • Create positive interactions with your baby

  • Negotiate co-parenting strategies

  • Recognize signs of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders


  • Both partners are 18 years or older

  • In a committed relationship

  • Expecting a child or have a child age 0-1 (biological, foster, or adopted)

Date: Sunday September 8th, 2019
Time: 9am to 5pm, (breakfast and lunch will be served)
Cost: FREE*

Note: The workshop is intended as a “retreat” for the couple to spend quality time together focusing on their relationship, so only the couple should attend without their child.

*This program is FREE, as it is a federally funded program part of a national research study. Couples will be provided breakfast and lunch at the workshop, as well as roundtrip Metrocards and up to $200 to go toward childcare reimbursement for their participation in the program.

To enroll, couples must first complete several surveys (30-45 minutes) and an intake interview (30-45 minutes). The registration process can be completed in-person or remotely (via online surveys and phone interview). For more information and to register, please call Jacqueline Rodriguez at 914-268-7933 or email

Earlier Event: September 6
Partners Group
Later Event: September 9
Healthy Relationships