What is Family Enrichment New York?
Family Enrichment New York (FENY) is an innovative approach to parenting based on The Case Study Method. Your marriage and family is the most important business you have in hand. FENY courses help you form your own ideas and opinions as to what is best for you, your marriage and your family life. It gives you an opportunity to think about what matters and how to build and strengthen your marriage.
What is The Case Study Method?
The case study method is a very professional method of study found in business- and law-school classrooms. Family Enrichment New York uses it to center on cases that are rooted in real life.
For whom are these courses designed?
The FENY courses are designed for married couples who wish to educate their children, promote personal and marital improvement and obtain the tools that will help them achieve these goals.
What is the objective of the FENY courses?
The objective of the FENY courses is to make the role of parents “professional.” Men and women are trained to be better in their professions, and FENY believes parents should be similarly trained in parenting, with a focus on responsibility, freedom and love. The Family Development programs provide parents with the knowledge and tools to help them achieve stronger and healthier families.
What do the courses consist of?
The majority of the FENY courses are designed according to the stages of child development. The courses communicate the main academic frameworks and the basic habits that children learn at each stage. The Marital Love course concentrates on the most important aspects of a marriage. All courses are structured on a fourse-step case study method. First, each person reads on their own, then the couple discusses the case, then move on to the small group and general session as described above.
How long do the courses last?
The courses are conducted in several sessions on a biweekly or monthly basis. The number of sessions depends on each course, but a required minimum must be met to cover the basic content. The pace of each session is monitored by the course coordinator and adapted to the needs of the participating couples.
What is required of a couple to participate in a course?
It is essential that the husband and wife assume responsibility for the education of their family. Because progress can only be made when a common goal is sought, both must agree to undertake a real commitment to their personal, marital and familial happiness. Both spouses’ attendance is also required to participate in our courses.
Who provides these courses?
Family Enrichment New York, an organization involved in training couples and supporting families, provides the courses.
Where do these courses originate
These courses have been carefully developed by the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD). IFFD is a non governmental, independent and non-profit federation set up to promote and support initiatives to strengthen marriage and the family. Family Enrichment New York is affiliated to IFFD.
What is Family Development?
Family Development is designed to help parents educate their children and improve their personal and marital development. It is based on a participatory methodology–the case method designed to enhance parents’ educational and decision-making skills regarding their children and their own marital relations, revitalizing their vision of their own marriage and family so that they can prepare all their family members to become free responsible citizens. The Matrimonial Love course is one of the later courses developed by IFFD. IFFD has been conducting Family Enrichment Courses since 1978. These courses are the fundamental tool used to achieve the marriage and family objectives.