SAFE CONVERSATIONS® IMPROVES LIVES BY TRANSFORMING RELATIONSHIPS.

The latest neuroscience and social science research indicates that the health of relationships and the quality of communication in families have a tremendous impact on the lives of each member of the family, especially children.

 

Without consistency inside the family unit – a strong presence and modeling from both parents – children lose motivation and, even when inspired short term, new skills will falter and erode. Family stability determines both the future for the whole family and the community at large. In fact, family fragmentation is linked to an increased risk of:

Mental and physical health problems

Lowered workplace productivity

Increased domestic and sexual violence

Increased alcohol and drug abuse

Lower achievement in school

Increased likelihood of joining a gang

Increased crime

men and women in Dallas filed for divorce in 2013 in Dallas alone

– Texas Department of State Health Services

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the divorce rate in Dallas County alone was 46% in 2013. That number represented over 14,000 men and women, and affected more than 5,000 children. We know divorce exponentially increases the likelihood that a family will become impoverished and turn to public assistance for support.

A study by the Institute for American Values estimates that this costs taxpayers nearly $3 billion annually

– The Taxpayer Costs of Divorce and Unwed Childbearing:
First-Ever Estimates for the Nation and All Fifty States

$3 billion

annual cost of divorce for taxpayers

$3 million

saved in taxpayer money if divorce rate lowers by 1%

Reducing the divorce rate by just 1% in Texas alone could save taxpayers nearly $30 million in antipoverty, criminal justice, and education programs. Regretfully, this is not the exception; the situation is much the same in every single state in the nation, and in towns and cities around the globe.

Clearly, the need is great, and the need for real-world solutions like Safe Conversations has never been greater.

To meet it, our three-year plan is centered around dedicated trainer recruiting and major expansion in workshops, two-day programs and our Safe Conversations 360 multimedia global event – poised to reach all corners of the globe.

men and women in Dallas filed for divorce in 2013 in Dallas alone

– Texas Department of State Health Services

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the divorce rate in Dallas County alone was 46% in 2013. That number represented over 14,000 men and women, and affected more than 5,000 children. We know divorce exponentially increases the likelihood that a family will become impoverished and turn to public assistance for support.

$3 billion

annual cost of divorce for taxpayers

A study by the Institute for American Values estimates that this costs taxpayers nearly $3 billion annually

– The Taxpayer Costs of Divorce and Unwed Childbearing:
First-Ever Estimates for the Nation and All Fifty States

$3 million

saved in taxpayer money if divorce rate lowers by 1%

Reducing the divorce rate by just 1% in Texas alone could save taxpayers nearly $30 million in antipoverty, criminal justice, and education programs. Regretfully, this is not the exception; the situation is much the same in every single state in the nation, and in towns and cities around the globe.