What does the Manual contain?

The manual is your COMPLETE KIT. Everything you need is in there. It contains all the scripts and handouts as well as instructions for creating the program and training mentor couples. It is self-explanatory and self-contained. There are no expensive training requirements, no hidden or on-going purchasing costs, franchising dues, etc.

While the program is sometimes led by counselors, it is not necessary. It is designed to be led by peers. To make it easier for peers to run the groups, THERE IS ALSO A DVD-BASED VERSION AVAILABLE. However, the DVDs are not necessary to run the program.


  • Part l has philosophy, agency assessment, information on locating/ screening/ training “sharing couples”, tips for facilitators, etc.
  • Part II contains complete scripts of the fourteen mini-workshops.
  • Part III includes three appendices of support materials: worksheets, brochure and orientation booklet masters. DVDs are available for the workshops as a SUPPLEMENTAL resource for training and/or group use for those who wish.