Partners in LIFE

Partners in LIFE (Love, Intimacy, and Family Education)

2011 to Present

Partners in LIFE is an integrated risk reduction intervention based on research data gathered from first time expectant parents over the course of their pregnancy and transition to parenthood. The goals of this intervention are to work with young parenting couples ages 14-25 years in order to:

  • minimize sexual risk
  • improve relationship functioning
  • improve parenting skills

This project takes a group-based approach to examining the multiple dimensions of relationship development and cohesion. Couples participating in the intervention utilize a 15 week curriculum led by 2 trained facilitators and explore a variety of topics related to communication, identifying and managing emotions, empathy, conflict resolution reducing sexual risk, and family planning.  

The community partner for this project is Children’s Community Programs of Connecticut. 

Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Project #5R34MH094354-02

Interested in participating in this study?

We are looking for people who meet the following criteria:

  • Women 14-25 years old; Men 14+ years old
  • Couples who are in a romantic relationship with the mother/father of their baby
  • Have a child 0-5 years old

Please contact Valen Grandelski at 203-785-5293 or for more information.