Healthy Relationships California’s



Healthy Relationships California’s


R3 Academy for Couples

This 12-session workshop gives all couples the practical tools and research-based teaching to overcome past hurts and difficult emotions. Couples will learn skills that focus on:

  • Approaching conflict in NEW ways to gain cooperation!
  • CONNECTING with their partner in a deep & meaningful way!
  • Getting BETTER at dealing with difficult emotions!
  • Making HUGE improvements in all of their relationships!

 Healthy Relationships California (HRC) has received Federal funding to offer life-changing, evidence-based programs at no charge to qualifying participants in California.

What Participants Say

“I seriously thought my marriage was over. We learned a number of skills that helped us work through our issues. We have had a number of breakthroughs and our marriage is back on track.”


“Things were slipping with all aspects of my family relationships. I was acting like my father did and was afraid things would never recover. Now, thanks to the R3 Academy Couples program, my wife and relationship with the kids is better than ever!”


Upcoming Workshop Schedule

Choose the workshop format that works best for you. Each formats provide 12-weeks of Relationship Education focused on concrete, proven skills.

All participants receive workbooks and other course materials via mail.

Online: On-Demand

Set your schedule with new sessions unlocked every week, available over 14 days.

Click a box below to start the enrollment process.

Dates: Apr. 19 – July 5, 2023
Time: New Content Every Wednesday
Begin Enroll By: Apr. 5

Dates: Apr. 26 – July 12, 2023
Time: New Content Every Wednesday
Begin Enroll By: Apr. 12

Dates: May 3 – July 19, 2023
Time: New Content Every Wednesday
Begin Enroll By: Apr. 19

Dates: May 10 – July 26, 2023
Time: New Content Every Wednesday
Begin Enroll By: Apr. 26

Live: In-person

Attend a live and in person workshop with other couples in a traditional class setting.

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City: San Diego
Dates: April 17 – May 22, 2023 
Instructor: Dan O.
Time: Mondays 6pm-10pm
Begin Enroll By: Apr. 3
Language: English

City: Coming Soon
Dates & Time: TBD
Begin Enroll By: NOW
Language: English
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Livestream: Zoom

Participate along with other couples via Zoom from the comfort of your home.

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Dates: Apr. 12 – June 28, 2023
Instructor: James F.
Time: Wednesdays 6:30p-8:30p
Begin Enroll by: Mar. 29
Language: English


Dates: Apr. 13 – June 29, 2023
Instructor: Dan M.
Time: Thursday 6:30p-8:30p
Begin Enroll by: Mar. 30
Language: Spanish


Dates: Coming Soon
Time: TBD
Begin Enroll by: Now
Language: English

What to Expect


Highly Effective Curricula

Research has shown our programs help participants meaningfully and effectively engage in and improve their relationships.

Easy-to-Use Skills

Practical skills to take from the “classroom” and use in the family room.

Experiential Learning

Course combines group discussions, one-on-one and small group exercises, interactive lectures, and high-quality videos.

Ongoing Support

Our R3 Academy Coaches check in by phone throughout the course to offer support.

High-Quality Products

Participants receive workbooks and R3 Academy swag, including an R3 Academy polo shirt.

No-Cost Experience

The course, the materials, and the products are fully paid for by a Federal grant.

Enroll Today!

The application process has four essential steps.


    • Step #1. Fill out and submit the Eligibility Survey, no later than 14 days prior to the workshop start date.
    • Step #2. Agree to the Privacy Statement sent via email. Expect at least 2 people to contact you prior to the email.
    • Step #3. Complete the Demographic Survey with a team member over the phone.
    • Step #4. Complete the Relationship Survey with a team member over the phone. (Steps 3 and 4 can be completed in the same call).


There is limited space in livestream and in-person workshops. You may not get into your preferred workshop if you do not apply well in advance.

IMPORTANT: Couples must each complete these steps individually before they can attend.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the cost for this workshop?
The R3 Academy is available for FREE to adult couples (18+ years old) residing in California.
Do I need to participate with my partner?
Yes. To attend the couples workshop, both partners must participate together. Individuals cannot be accepted.
How long is the workshop?
The R3 Academy is a 24-hour workshop. Livestream workshops meet in two-hour sessions, typically once a week for 12 weeks. Live workshops can be either two-hour weekly sessions for 12 weeks or four-hour weekly sessions for six weeks. The On-Demand learning method delivers a two-hour session to your Inbox each week, which you can complete at any time during the following 14 days.
How will I be contacted by the R3 Academy team?
Participants attending a free R3 Academy workshop will receive phone calls, texts, and emails from an R3 Academy Participant Representative and an R3 Academy Coach throughout the workshop. Participant Reps guide applicants through the application process and send weekly class reminders. Coaches offer additional support and resources. Workshop materials will be shipped to participants via USPS or another common carrier.
What if I miss a Live or Livestream class?
Attendance at the first session of any Live or Livestream R3 Academy is mandatory. If you are not able to attend the first session, we can transfer you to a future R3 Academy workshop or you can opt for the On-Demand format. After the first class, you can make-up up to two sessions by watching a video presentation of the material you missed. These make-up videos will count toward your overall attendance, and can help you earn the incentives for attending at least 90% of the workshop.
What incentives do you offer?
For completing the Entrance and Exit Survey, participants receive a $25 gift card. If the participant attends 90% of the workshop classes, they can receive an additional $50 gift card. Another $25 gift card is given if participants complete a 4-month Follow-up Survey.


The R3 Academy Customer Service Line is available 24/7. Leave a message at (877) 989-7501 and a R3 Academy representative will respond within 2-business days.
These programs teach valuable relationship skills that have been helpful to many! These programs are not, however, intended for treatment of domestic violence, drug or alcohol abuse, or other addictions. If you are experiencing any of these in your relationship, we urge you to seek additional support. if you need help with domestic violence: https://www.thehotline.org/


Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: #90ZB0026. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

Healthy Relationships California (HRC) is currently conducting a study to understand how the R3 Academy for Couples benefits couples. Participation in this research study is completely voluntary. Participants are compensated based on achieving attendance milestones and survey participation.