Welcome to Online Family Studies

The Family Resource Centre (FRC) is part of the University of the Nations and offers training in the area of family and marriage. We provide continuing education opportunities for professionals and lay people through seminars, workshops and short-term courses. These programmes are designed to serve those who are currently working within various marriage and family disciplines. Seminars are offered which address a variety of counseling, legal, ethical, religious, and political-legislative issues, as they relate to the family. These seminars are conducted in cooperation with local churches, social service agencies, educational institutions, and family agencies.

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Starts August 2022

Advanced Family Studies Online

    Several language groups available.

Are you ministering to families regularly? Have you done prior training* and want to deepen your knowledge & skills to work effectively with Families, yet you can’t leave your ministry for 3-5 months to do a University of the Nations school?

* If you have completed a YWAM DTS and a Foundations in Family Studies course or an FMS, then you qualify. If you have only completed a YWAM DTS and now have experience working with families and couples, you may also qualify to join. Please ask.
If you have not studied Family Systems or Genograms, you will be able to take two short courses as a prerequisite before starting the program.


In the Online Advanced Family Studies (AFS) you will take your skills to the next level :

  • Genograms & Family Systems
  • Motivational interviewing coaching skills
  • Parenting
  • Sexuality & Gender
  • Contemporary Family & Marriage issues
  • Theology of marriage
  • Dysfunction, stress and trauma in families
  • Developing culturally appropriate courses
  • …and you will do this mostly from your home! All you need is a computer and a good internet connection!

    Listen to former student Daniel describe his experience with the AFS
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