Prevention is as an important model in a variety of disciplines, including medical care, dental care and mental health issues.

Until the 1950’s, there was very little awareness of the need for annual dental exams. Now it is accepted as a standard preventative practice embraced by our culture.

In the field of mental health, various professional organizations have promoted National Depression Screening Day or National Anxiety Screening Day knowing there are those individuals in the general public who need to access services, but will only get help if their issues are proactively identified.

One research study (DiMaria, 2000) reported the surprising results that couples seeking a marriage education program called PAIRS were not “average” couples needing a little enrichment, but were mainly very distressed couples who were hoping the program would save their marriage.

Early detection, prevention, and education are also important in relational issues. The sooner couples can identify issues and learn ways to resolve them, the better their lives and the lives of children they bring into the relationship will be. Unfortunately, most distressed married couples do not seek counselling until one or both are considering divorce. In fact, treating couples who wait too long to come for marital therapy is much like treating extreme dental decay. The relationship has been so destroyed that it is very difficult to rebuild the marriage.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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The Couple Checkup is an online couple assessment based on the PREPARE/ENRICH couple inventories. The Checkup assessment and Checkup report are designed to go directly to couples at any stage of their relationship (dating, engaged or married). The online system allows for dynamic customization of the assessment to each couple based on how the couple answers background questions. The goal is for the Couple Checkup to reach a more diverse group of couples, to empower couples to deal with issues on their own and to emphasize prevention over remediation.

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