UNCG Campus Weekly

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UNCG’s Healthy Relationships Initiative marks Healthy Relationships Week

As Valentine’s Day approaches, love and relationships are on many people’s minds. However, the Healthy Relationships Initiative (HRI) at UNCG invites the community to celebrate healthy relationships not just on February 14th, but all week long. The Initiative will be hosting its 3rd Annual Healthy Relationships Week, with plans to celebrate healthy relationships with daily events throughout the community.

“Relationships are important to recognize every day, not just on Valentine’s Day,” said HRI Director Christine Murray, who also is a professor in UNC Greensboro’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development. “Each year, we celebrate Healthy Relationships Week to highlight the importance of being intentional in building healthy relationships in many different areas of people’s lives.”

Healthy Relationships Week kicks off on Sunday, February 10th, with Sundays Unplugged at Greensboro Children’s Museum. For Sundays Unplugged, HRI partners with the museum to offer all adults who turn in their cell phones at the front desk free admission to the museum on Sundays in February. Murray said, “Our goal is to help parents consider the impact of technology on their interactions with their children.”

Additional events planned for the week include campus-based outreach to college students at UNCG on Monday the 11th, a professional training on infertility on Tuesday the 12th, a workshop for grandparents on Wednesday the 13th, and an online relationship education program on healthy dating relationships on Friday the 15th. On Valentine’s Day, HRI will release a “Valentine’s Day Survival Guide” on its web-site (www.guilfordhri.org), as well as announce the winner of a drawing for a movie date night gift basket.

See more at HRI’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/guilfordhri.