The formal and informal investigation of people and their interactions with one another has been a foundational to Harmonic Connections PLUS since its inception. Much of the Maximizing the Connection curricula was derived from action research that occurred as individuals were seeking to solve real life problems or develop methods that could prescribe preventative measures toward relationship issues. Through trial and error, HC+ developed an educational framework from which many individuals and families have gleaned and prospered.
HC+ has also explored couples and marriage relationships and considered how relationship curricula perpetuate traditional and nontraditional gender roles in the study titled Non-Conventional Gender Roles in Relationship Education Curricula for African Americans: A Content Analysis. From this study, a matrix was developed that deals with realistic gender roles among 21st century couples. The research presentation is available HERE.
The most recent research is in the form of a matrix of diverse doula perspectives. A survey is currently available where doulas are being asked to share their doula perspectives. If you are a doula and you would like to add your input, please take the DOULA PERSPECTIVES Survey.
It should take no longer than 5 - 10 minutes to complete. For additional background on this topic see: "What's Your Doula Perspective?" Feel free to share this survey with other doulas so they can also share their views on this topic.